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Old 09-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by davidgcet View Post
you say old, does it have rotators or strobes? with rotators you need a DC power supply capable of 30-50A continuous duty. With strobes it can be considerably less at maybe 20A continuous. in either case, no you cannot just plug it in to AC power.

you cheapest solution would be to wire it up to a car battery and recharge the battery when not in use. BUT don't expect it to run for hours on end unless you have a big battery!

link is below. And yes, i know that i cant literally just plug it in, the answer that i was looking for was what RogerRamJet posted, that quote is below.
I would rather not use a battery, if it just stays off and hangs somewhere thats cool, but if i can get it to light up thats even better! haha


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Originally Posted by davidgcet View Post
http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pts/3934148705.html is this the one, if it is this one or this style then you need a BIG DC power supply to run it. IIRC when we installed those we used a 40A fuse and the draw was around 35A. you can't just get a 35A PS though, you need a 50A in order to handle the 35A continuous draw when it is on.
it is actually this http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pts/4016584111.html

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How many amps will it be pulling. Here's a cheap converter, but it'll only do 6 amps.
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