Now I'm playing with power -- portable power! (Please?)
August 7, 2011 7:03 PM Subscribe
How can I portably power my old slide projector on the go?
posted by stleric to Technology (6 answers total)
Hi Ask MeFi! This is something that I've been wanting to do for years: I have an old Kodak Ektagraphic AF-2 slide projector that I would like to provide power to portably without having to actively plug into an indoor power outlet. It has a standard 3-prong U.S. power cord, and if it's helpful at all, the power descriptions listed on the bottom of the projector are:
"120 volts ---- 50 Hz -------------- 400 watts
300 W lamp max ---------------- Use ELH lamp"
Ideally, I'm looking for:
1. A device that can have power stored up that can I can plug my projector into for a half hour or longer without the power running out
2. Something that doesn't produce toxic fumes like a generator
3. Something that doesn't tie me to my car and its cigarette lighter plug (though if nothing else is possible, a car-based power source is the last resort)
4. Something affordably priced (sub-$100 if at all possible)
I've seen plenty of devices that convert a car lighter plug into a standard 3-prong plug power source, and a few power strips that provide backup power for a half-hour-ish in case of outages, but I'm not sure if they're what I'm looking for, or if so, what brands are the most reliable. If anyone could give me advice on any of this (even if it only covers one or two of the "ideal" list), I'd be immensely grateful. Thank you!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>