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generator to run studio lights on location?
Old 11-05-2006, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at the horrible price of those "travel packs" - the huge battery sources for running studio lights on location (out of reach of a power socket). My brother suggested using a generator instead. He has, he says, used a generator successfully to power a set of Elinchrom studio strobes.

I must admit to being surprised - I thought the draw of studio strobes (plenty of amps, sporadically) would be exactly what a generator would hate and I wasn't sure that a generator power output (not "clean" power) would suit the strobes, either.

Has anyone (else!) used a generator with studio lights? Any information to share? Any suggestions as to the best type of generator to use? (I don't think I can afford one of those huge container ones that they use for location filming...)
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