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charlesknox

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« on: May 02, 2009, 16:27 »
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Hey!

I just bought three alienbee 800watts and I need to get some sort of power supply for outdoor shoots

Any ideas? what does everyone else use? Gas powered Generators?


« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 02:39 »
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Honda diesel generators are the way to go...

They are quite compact (pretty easy to carry in the trunk of your car), silent and very efficient.

bye.

« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 03:23 »
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I assume a lot of people would use the Alien Bees Vagabond battery system to power their AB strobes.

Or a really long extension cord.  Walmart has those ;)

« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 03:25 »
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Ouch... Sean... I didn't know AB had such battery system!

 ;)

I assume a lot of people would use the Alien Bees Vagabond battery system to power their AB strobes.

« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 09:37 »
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I don't have experience myself but have heard that a number of people prefer a generator over a battery because of the extra power. A generator isn't much larger and won't go dead like a battery.

charlesknox

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 09:55 »
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Thanks guys

ya i heard that too about people using generators instead of the battery ill look into a honda i guess

thanks again

WarrenPrice

« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 10:55 »
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Thanks guys

ya i heard that too about people using generators instead of the battery ill look into a honda i guess

thanks again

The ideal setup is a motorhome or RV trailer.  Use the generator to keep the battery charged and write off your RV as a business expense.   ;D

PS: You could also use a shorter extension cord.   :o


 

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