I'm planning for a student short and have just discovered the church we are shooting at has no mains sockets. The plan is to hire a 2.7kwa generator & run the (potentially 4x350w & 1x600w for a total of 2000w) lights this way.
- Is there proper procedure for grounding the generator/how should I go about this?
- Will using a 4-way extension cable for the lights be feasible or does this create any sort of danger?
- The company we plan to hire from has recommended that the generator be 20m or so from the building to keep noise to a minimum. Does this sound about right?
- Also, the estimated run time on the generator is 3hours, it runs on unleaded petrol. Is it possible to simply fill a petrol can up and have that ready to resupply or does the generator run the risk of overheating etc?
I appreciate that some of these questions may sound like common sense, but having never used a generator before I'd appreciate any advice you can give!
Thanks a ton,