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    Tek Offensive
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    what power gennie would i need to run a 6k rig, decks and a few lights?

    doing an event tonight and gotta go rent one, would 6k do the job???

    usually someone else would sort the gennie out but im stuck doing it.

    #1178556
    Raj
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    We would use a 10kva for that as a minimum

    Electrical Conversions

    thats the technical calculation KVa= KW/ 0.85

    so 6 kw becomes 7kva and that doesnt actually mean the top power consumption for the rig as it may peak well above that [to work out the peak power consumption we will need the rms power ratings of your amps – we run a system which peaks at almost twice its stated power rating when the amps are flat out.] I would estimate the power peak to be at least 2 kVa and that leaves you a KVa for your lights and decks.

    Its a bit tight tbh but as long as you dont crank it up wildly you should be ok

    #1178550
    General Lighting
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    yep what Raj said

    not all the electric gets made into sound. A fair bit of it goes to heating up components instead, so you always need to put more electric power in than sound power out.

    this is what catches out many of the “Norfolk” crews. Its not that some of them don’t have decent kit, but they use too small generator sets.

    use decent extension leads too!

    This is also why if you live in those ends the same stack sounds better at a hall party than in a field, not just that its indoors..

    #1178551
    Dan Ooops
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    Tek…

    You using them Bins you bought off me?

    I haven’t heard how you got on with them – woudl be good to know.

    I got a 7KvA genny if you are struggling – but like the boys say, that is a little small.
    D

    #1178552
    Tek Offensive
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    we used an 8k generator in the end. seemed fine to me, was a hefty silienced one we got a deal on, was gonna go for a 10k but it would have twice the price.

    dan, used them a few times, but tbh i bought them well before the rest of the rig came together. i had to get rid of two cos i had nowhere to put them and had my dad on my case for months to move them, so unfortunately had to sell two. as for the other two, the drivers were moved into some other bins for our first partys, as the rig was all folded horns. and theyve since been confiscated. so i hope ill see those again as they were the shit.

    its a shame i had to split the four bins up, they seemed to have alot of history to them, and they were as sturdy as fuck! so where ever the other two are im sure theyre still going strong.

    on a different note, got two systems now and things are in full swing. got a brand new setup for legal nights and a nice rig for our parties. our krews getting ourselves stuck in and weve had some proper good linkups and parties since late last year . raaa

    were pretty local to you so ill pm ya our line..

    #1178546
    Anonymous

    we use a 4.5 kva to run a 6kw rig, decks n a couple of gobo lights n smoke :crazy_diz

    to be honest we never actualy put anything like 6kw out but thats what our amps are rated at (6.3kw). had a few generator problems recently but i dont think its coz were overloading.

    #1178553
    process
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    MrAHC;234342 wrote:
    we use a 4.5 kva to run a 6kw rig, decks n a couple of gobo lights n smoke :crazy_diz

    to be honest we never actualy put anything like 6kw out but thats what our amps are rated at (6.3kw). had a few generator problems recently but i dont think its coz were overloading.

    alright mate. long time no see, hows tricks?

    #1178547
    Anonymous
    djprocess;234344 wrote:
    alright mate. long time no see, hows tricks?

    ok ty not posting on here so much no more, not realy about free partys n festivals on here no more.

    u about for the next one?

    #1178554
    process
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    MrAHC;234345 wrote:
    ok ty not posting on here so much no more, not realy about free partys n festivals on here no more.

    u about for the next one?

    fair play mate. pm me details of the next one if you can, my phones totally shagged so im a bit out of the loop, relying on word of mouth at the mo…

    #1178548
    Anonymous
    djprocess;234347 wrote:
    fair play mate. pm me details of the next one if you can, my phones totally shagged so im a bit out of the loop, relying on word of mouth at the mo…

    thought you would of hered about it????

    #1178555
    process
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    MrAHC;234358 wrote:
    thought you would of hered about it????

    not been able to speak to dave cause my phone’s broke.. and havent seen him for a while, he was gonna come out last weekend, but had transport issues at the last minute.

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