trying to power a live concert in the desert

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  1. F8Lstang

    F8Lstang in savasana

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    Is one 4500w honda gas generator going to be enough? It has two 110v outlets, and both will have power strips in em. the equipment will be something like: 750w bass, 120w guitar x2, 1500w PA, plus several flood lights. are we going to make it?:x:

    specs on the generator:
    Engine: 11 HP Single cylinder, Overhead Valve, air-cooled
    Displacement: 337cc
    AC output: 120/240V, 4500W max. (37.5/18.8A), 4000W rated (33.3/16.7A)
    Receptacles: C,F,H*
    DC output: 12V, 100W (8.3A)
     
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    Max current for each outlet is 16.7A which gives you a real load capacity of 4000W. Depending on your amps effeciency that could be a load or between 3000W and 4200W (assuming 5x 100W flood lights).

    On the lower end of the scale, it would work. On the higher end of the scale, it would overload the generator. I say you're over-working it -- even if it does technically work. Better off getting two generators.
     
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    F8Lstang in savasana

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    The lights can be taken out as there will be a bonfire and or vehicle headlights to use. also the amps will not have to be maxed out, since the PA will have everything miked. we are setting up a trial run this weekend before we drag everything out there :cool:
     

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