Connecting guitar amplifier to basic car battery.

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Old 04-29-12, 03:01 PM
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Connecting guitar amplifier to basic car battery.

Is is possible to connect a guitar amplifier to a car battery, and if it is, how would one do that?
 
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Old 04-29-12, 03:18 PM
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What voltage is the amp. If it is a 120v AC then you will need an inverter.
 
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Old 04-29-12, 03:28 PM
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Not feasible...
A guitar amp runs off house current/voltage....120VAC. You might hook an inverter to the battery and get some use out of it....but I believe they make portable guitar amps that run on batteries...probably a better solution.
 
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Ray2047- Yes, it is a 120v AC, and thank you we found one.
 

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Sorry, Gunguy, my friend sent that post before I could delete what he wrote.
 
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When you calculate the power the inverter needs to deliver (in watts), make sure you use the amp's input power spec and not it's output power. A 100 watt Marshall, for example, will use over 400 watts of AC 120-volt power. The input power is usually listed on a plate or label on the back near the power cord. If the wattage isn't listed, multiply the rating of the fuse by 120.
 
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