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Portable track power

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Hi All

looking for ideas as to power a portable track as some venues do not have 240v supplies,

generator ?

Car Batterys ?

Plug in to van ?

It would need to run for 8hrs with possible 15min breaks inbetween

Cheers Tony
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A generator is GBP99 and "4.2 litre tank will run for 5 hours costing approx. £1.13p* an hour"
Also one for 119 that claimed 2.6l for 4 hrs.

Put a second battery in the van with a diode system (commercially available, boats have them) to protect the primary battery so you can drive home. If the slot car battery did show signs of voltage drop off you simply run the van for a while to bring it back up. Check alternator capacity.
QUOTE (Fingers @ 12 Jun 2011, 14:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks Slotcarscrapyard yep leisure batterys seem a good alternative, and not to expensive.

Yep! About the same as a genny and cheaper to run.

Learn something everyday.

You can still put this battery in the van? Using this two battery system for GBP17

If the van is close it is easier than lugging the battery around.
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QUOTE (slot32 @ 15 Jun 2011, 23:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>why is there no power?

I'm thinking Boot Sale or Village Fair on the green

But only the Shadow knows.....
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