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#1 Arnaud M. St Martin de Veyran

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 06:09 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm gonna shoot as gaffer a short with a lot of Kino Flo 4'x4Bank.
I know that you can use 24V batteries for what i call Single kit but what about the 4Bank ? I'm sure it works the same, i just want to be sure.
I know also that there is some Power Car Battery Pack that can provide 220V(France) but for how long?

Any advice about providing power for a couple of Kino we'll be appreciate ;-)
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 09:53 PM

Here in the U.S. I think the best way to use a 4 bulb kino flo on a battery is to use two 12 volt car batteries (and have a few on backup) and an inverter to power 120 volt devices. They will work well for sometime with one Kino. In fact Kino has something in their product line for that.

In France I would seek out whatever standards you have there. Whatever standard car batteries are there with the appropriate inverter. I have not worked in Europe but I assume film lights all operate on 220 volts.

I think I used a Diva light a number of years ago with a battery belt and perhaps it had a small inverter or a proper ballest to work with the battery.

Best

Tim
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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:09 PM

You are of course aware of the natural law that says that 'if you have a battery powered source, it will fail' There are no exceptions to this rule. :P
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