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OK I have seen this in action.. i own this light and i am trying to get it so i can attach it to a rechagerable battery with croc clips.

http://images.solidcactus.com/autobarn/wolo-illume2-500watt.jpg

i know you just cut open the cord and attach the croc clips.. i need to know where to get a battery.. blah blah how to do it exactly... thanks for your time...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. That's a 500W lamp, so you'll need a BIG battery that puts out around 140V. Ten car batteries in series ought to do it. . You'll need a minimum of 16ga wire. 14ga zip cord should work well. . The lamp doesn't care about polarity, so, unless you create a dead short, wiring is not critical. . If you use a switch, you'll want one rated for 5A@150V (or higher). . . All in all, it would be much easier to buy a ~750W inverter and a car battery.

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sterny
sterny

Reply 13 years ago

do you know where i can buy this things? sorry i'm totally new at this.. haha you should just build it at sell it to me thats how bad i am.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. You can find inverters for sale just about everywhere - WalMart, Radio Shack, Harbor Freight, EBay, local hardware store, &c. . To drive your lamp, you don't need a "clean" inverter - the cheapest you can find should work.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

13 years ago

I don't think you can attach it directly. You probably should look for an inverter.

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sterny
sterny

Reply 13 years ago

hey well to be completely honest I'm totally new to this stuff an i have no idea how to do this.. i just saw and i want to make it so ably...

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

Ok. look on the light. somewhre it should say 120vac xxAmps, or xxA or xxxxWatts. If it says amps or A then you multiply it by 120 and you get watts. If you don't already have one you might want to consider buying a power inverter. They take 12volts from your car (or a car battery) and boost it up to 120 volts, just like a nornal outlet in your house. When you get one make sure that it is rated for more watts than your light uses. Make sure it is rated for more watts continuos. I have an inverter ther that can do up to 400 watts continuiosly, but only for short periods of time, normally it can only put out 200 watts. I hope this helps and that I didn't confuse you more.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

That lamp looks like a Halogen lamp doesn't it? That'll pull a bit of wattage :-)

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

My 200 or my dad's 400 definately can't handle that. It would need on in the hundred dollar range. Or you could just get a rechargeable spotlight or something like could be battery operated.