Power Inverter Can we use one?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:30 AM
I', almost certain I had this answered at one point, but I wager this might prove useful to other facing an issue with the power drop pricing. I am not going to complain about that situation because A) I know ACEN's not responsible for that price and complaining on forum never seems to actually do anything, especially as I am pretty sure the convention space people aren't monitoring these for ways to make us happy.
Long story short, I am considering purchasing a power inverter (AKA portable generator) for our booth. The type I'm going for isn't gas powered, so there's no noise or exhaust. You charge the thing overnight and you get a couple hours o' power on the go. They're used for camping, power outages, and such like.
They cost around $100.00 depending on how beefy you want it, but the main upside is I get to keep this one and could possible use it at other conventions.
I hear there shouldn't be a problem, but I've been wrong before. Wanted to see if we could get an official line on their use. Thanks.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:24 AM
prices are insane
but ya staff were nudging ppl to get these before the truth was known
Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:22 AM
The inverter I was looking at (which is substantially more than $100): http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B000TKHMWK
So... feel free to get a power inverter, but be prepared for disappointment when it comes to battery life... Unless of course, you have several hundred dollars to spare and you go to many conventions, in which case it could definitely pay for itself in the long run.. until you have to buy another one due to capacity loss of course.
This post has been edited by LinkJun: 27 February 2012 - 07:35 AM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:08 PM
Keep in mind that yes, it will wear out and you'll need to replace it. She had hers about three years, if I remember correctly.
We do a lot of shows though, so it saved thousands in the long run. I'm looking to get one for my table in the near future as well.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:24 PM
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