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    didn't know where to put this as its not that advanced, but how much do you think a 5W full diode rgb laser will need to run with 4 dc fans, 1 ac fan and dt40 pro?
    can't measure it at the moment, and im out looking for a car inverter to project on buildings from my car.
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    Might wanna get a small ups( the inverter charges the ups).

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    I run my 8W rgb on a 600W pure sinus inverter without any problem. Actually I could even run 3 of them on the same one

    I measured its consumption at 60W (idle) and around 200W (full power).

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    I just measured my Kvant last week with 7 watts, opsl, 6215HP scanners,
    it maxed out at 3.5 amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos3621 View Post
    I just measured my Kvant last week with 7 watts, opsl, 6215HP scanners,
    it maxed out at 3.5 amps.
    at how many volts??

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterpj View Post
    at how many volts??
    This was measured at 120 volts.
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    I think that inverters that are cheap don't make a very good sine wave. That being said for what I understand its mainly a problem if your running drills/grinders of them ( as they turn the movement is a bit jerky).
    I don't think this is a problem for dc power supplies. Perhaps it may be an issue for the scanners power supply?
    I have thought about doing the same thing and as I already have a ups I would use it as well. Just my $.02

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    To be more specific, the current draw varied between 2.3 - 3.5 amps at 120 volts, with all color lines and square wave output.
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