Solar Powered Pa Or Keyboard Amp For Jamming On A Yacht


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I was wondering if anybody has any tips or ideas for the best sort of keyboard amp or PA set up that I could use on a yacht. I was thinking battery powered and would charge the batteries off the solar panels. Ideally would want one that can blast fairly loud in case we're having parties and want other yachts to hear. Also concerned with battery life and would want one that can be used for at 4- 5 hours for extended jams.

I would like one with a few pickups so can also plug in a guitar and mic as well.

Alternatively if there's any way of running one of a separate wind/ solar genny that wouldn't drain the yacht power that would be epic.

Also - would PA or amp be best from a power consumption point of view, or is it as simple as comparing watts?

Cheers!
 
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Yes you can is the sort answer, but it depends on the drain on your battery/ system that you may have. The portable solar panels for what you want ( they use for camping etc) come in various power ratings. From about 65 watts up to around 270 watts, plus you can put on the system a watt meter to check what you are getting on the day ( pending the amount of sun / cloud cover). These panels can just fold in two and pack away. Larger ones have three panels. You will need a battery for storage as well, to hold the power ( which you show have already charged up yourself before the day of needing it, as it takes a long time to fully charge a storage battery. The solar cell panels would just keep them topped up for the continuous time you needed them.

The wind genny is only good if there is wind; but if you get a still day or only a very faint breeze you will not get enough juice out of the genny.

Look at the load that you will be drawing on the keyboard and amp setup that you may be looking at to get an idea of what you may need and go from there. Hope that helps.............
 
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Yes you can is the sort answer, but it depends on the drain on your battery/ system that you may have. The portable solar panels for what you want ( they use for camping etc) come in various power ratings. From about 65 watts up to around 270 watts, plus you can put on the system a watt meter to check what you are getting on the day ( pending the amount of sun / cloud cover). These panels can just fold in two and pack away. Larger ones have three panels. You will need a battery for storage as well, to hold the power ( which you show have already charged up yourself before the day of needing it, as it takes a long time to fully charge a storage battery. The solar cell panels would just keep them topped up for the continuous time you needed them.

The wind genny is only good if there is wind; but if you get a still day or only a very faint breeze you will not get enough juice out of the genny.

Look at the load that you will be drawing on the keyboard and amp setup that you may be looking at to get an idea of what you may need and go from there. Hope that helps.............


Thanks Mate!
 
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