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Subject: Mains electricity outside
Posted by: Alastair
E-mail: juaba(at)netscapeonline(dot)co(dot)uk(no spam)
Can anyone advise on safe, cheap ways to get a mains power supply
The problem is: band wants to busk, we have no money for battery powered
amps but we do have nice mains indoor-type amps; donkey motor (is that
what they're called?) would be far too noisy.
I think I can get a suitable sine wave 150W inverter for £150 and drive
it off a car battery. Unfortunately I have never heard of a band doing
it this way.
Obviously there's a safety issue (UK mains is 230V) but I'm not totally
sure how to deal with it.
- Does the inverter behave as if the output came from an isolation
transformer, i.e., you need to grab both wires to get a shock?
- What is the role of circuit breakers in this type of gear? Do they
work at all?
- Are there any rules we need to follow?
Thanks Martin Lin for pointing me here
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