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Jamin Lynch

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Re: Will this gennie do?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 03:31:01 pm »

Having my own Honda EU3000i has allowed me to reduce my "liability profile" and not worry about power availability/suitability.  I can site the unit right behind the stage with no noise issues and cut down on setup time and cabling with no cable runs for folks to trip over.  Combine that with iPad mixing (no snake) and I'm as safe as can be.

The Honda paid for itself in a little over one season...monetarily.  But the savings in setup and logistical advantages paid off after the first job.  If I wasn't at the end of my career I'd go with the 6500 feeding my own distro to power the amps with 220.

I think TJ's setup for this is close to ideal.

Fortunately, most all the clubs, dancehalls and bars around here have good power available. There are a couple of exceptions, but I'm aware of those and make other plans.

The only time I need additional power is for larger outdoor events, which aren't very often, and even then adequate power is supplied to us. A 50amp distro is plenty for our system.

Years ago we needed our own distro due to the number of par 64 cans we used. Now we have scaled back somewhat and all the lighting I have is LED

I feel lucky that power hasn't been a real problem for me.
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Re: Will this gennie do?
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2016, 12:04:27 pm »

Update: All went well.

It turns out the reason the homeowner was freaking out about getting a generator is because her outdoor Christmas lights wouldn't come on and she was concerned about the caterers.  So she called an electrician and he found a bad GFCI. It got replaced and all was good. The caterers had their own generator and were self sufficient.

I found 2 separate circuits in the garage and got a third from in the house. The party was a blast.
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Re: Will this gennie do?
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2016, 01:52:09 pm »

It turns out the reason the homeowner was freaking out about getting a generator is because her outdoor Christmas lights wouldn't come on and she was concerned about the caterers.  So she called an electrician and he found a bad GFCI. It got replaced and all was good. The caterers had their own generator and were self sufficient.

Great.... I'm pitching a bunch of small to medium wine festivals next summer and rigging a production trailer with a spot for my Honda EU3000 on the trailer tongue. That way we don't have to depend on anyone else for power, just fire up the genny and go. Advancing the power for a small show is always a pain since nobody seems to know what's available, and if you guess wrong then it quickly turns into a Cluster F$$K. The more I can carry myself, the happier I tend to be.
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Re: Will this gennie do?
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