A long run of wire


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Old 10-25-04, 06:40 PM
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Smile A long run of wire

I am having a Halloween party in a wooded grove about 1000 feet from my house. I need to get power to the grove. The load will be a single 40 watt light and a home stereo/cd/tape system (200 watt). Could I unroll 1000 feet of 12/2G and pull 110 that far?

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Old 10-25-04, 06:48 PM
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If you had 120V at source end of the cable, you would have about 112V at the other end.
 
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Old 10-25-04, 06:52 PM
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I'd consider battery operated equipment. Even if you have to buy several boxes of batteries, it'll be cheaper and better.
 
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Old 10-25-04, 07:22 PM
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Look into a small inverter that plugs into your car cigarette lighter. Or just connect it direct to a car battery.
 
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Old 10-26-04, 10:48 AM
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Remote power

As it turns out, I have a 1500 watt inverter that I had completely forgotten about. Since my tractor needs a new battery, I'll spend the money on a battery and wire in the inverter at the same time. This option will also allow me to use some light power tools in more remote areas of the farm.

Thanks for jogging my memory.
 
 

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