Battery problems

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  1. mcinnis87

    mcinnis87 TPF Noob!

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    So, I am currently using a Elinchom BX 500 Flash system, and I have a photoshoot this weekend where I have been requested to do a photoshoot on location with my kit, the only problem is I can't get my hands on a external battery that I can hook up my kit to so that I can shoot at night. The question, has anyone ever hooked up their kit to a car and run off of that battery? or is that severely stupid and should not be even attempted? You're thoughts would be so helpful, please let me know!
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken that is a 115v (or 230v), 60 hz, AC light.

    A car battery is only 12v and is DC (no hz).

    They make inverters that can change the 12v DC, to 115v AC. Just be sure to get one that produces a pure 60 hz sine wave or you run the risk of frying your light. http://alienbees.com/VIIsystem.html

    Toronto must have camera stores that can provide what you need.
     

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