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Power consumption of a Scalextric car

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Hi there,
I am setting up a 12 meter (roughly) long track for a local Charity event and it needs to be powered by means other than the mains.
I am thinking of a car battery or a small generator such as this one.

Does anyone know the maximum consumption of power from a scalextric car? I know there are many many variables but I am trying to get an idea of what I need to run 1 car at a time (time trial) one and off throughout a day.

Many thanks,
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why not use a deep cycle leisure battery (80-100ah) instead of a car battery? still come in cheaper (and cleaner) than the genny option.
QUOTE (bigbird @ 29 May 2012, 21:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>So a 80 ah battery will easily do a days running and some...
and over and over and over. standard automotive batteries arent designed to discharge and then be recharged in the way that leisure batteries are.
QUOTE (GregK @ 29 May 2012, 20:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I can't remember were but there was a strong warning about using a fuse or cutout on the battery .......... an 80AH battery will cause serious damage if it shorts out ............

Hopefully someone like RichG or Riko might pass by and add some further a bit later .......

good idea.....even 12v can get quite spectacular!!
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