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    I want to run my Zed FX 10 mixer in a park using power from an automobile, since I won’t have access to power. Need to know what kind of inverter I should buy to plug into the cigarette lighter. I found plenty of 120 watt inverters but they usually say it’s for small electronic devices. Any tips? Thanks.

    #93602
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    xyz
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    Yes.
    Use a small Honda ‘invertor’ generator designed to run electronic devices.
    How are you going to power your speakers?

    #93603
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    MarkPAman
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    Photo I found is a little fuzzy, but I think it says 15W next to the mains input.

    #93604
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    xyz
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    Yes I have one of these and just looked
    15 Watts and surprisingly it says 100~240 volts?

    #93606
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    Mike C
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    If you got with an inverter get a “pure sinewave” model.

    What else do you need to power, I’m guessing your setting up a small
    sound system of some sort.
    If that’s the case the power requirements for the mixer are not
    going to be the issue.

    The power draw/requirements for amps and or powered speakers varies depending
    on how hard there being driven, as in how loud it is.
    Music or for that matter just amplifying voice for announcements can have
    peaks that require brief moments of higher power draw, if the power inverter can’t
    keep up your speakers will start to sound or shut down from the voltage drop or the inverter will trip a breaker/blow a fuse or just shut down.

    As XYZ mentioned the Honda inveter generators are great, very quite and come in various
    sizes, Yamaha also has some.
    Some tool rental shops have them available.

    #93732
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    mattjfernandesmo
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    Thanks all for the advice! I won’t be needing powered speakers, the project is for Facebook live streaming, so I plan to run the mixer into the Macbook.

    #93733
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    Mike C
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    What else will need power other than the ZED and the Macbook.
    If this is a music event with the musicians need any power
    for their equipment?

    ZED’s work great for a USB interface into or from a computer.
    I have a ZED10 that gets a fair amount use for that.

    #93736
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    mattjfernandesmo
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    As of now I’m just using 2 mics and a guitar to be plugged into the Zed10 mixer. going to test it all soon, thanks!

    #93743
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    Mike C
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    As of now I’m just using 2 mics and a guitar to be plugged into the Zed10 mixer. going to test it all soon, thanks!

    With that set up your not going to need much power. A sine wave inverter that will do a solid 300 to 400 watts will do it easy with some extra.

    I don’t know about your vehicle but my mini van has two cigarette lighter/power ports and one of them is a more or less a direct to battery connection, if you have that option go with that for the inverter.

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