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Old 2nd May 2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Gainclone with battery vs. A/C power

Are there any benefits in a 3875 G-C to go with battery power instead of the A/C from the wall?
How many 12VDC batteries do I need?
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Old 2nd May 2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hi,
what is your proposed load?
What is your target power output? Maximum and average?
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Old 3rd May 2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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No, use batteries only if you need it portable. A general comparison to what most people use for AC-DC would entail about 4 x 12V batteries (as 24-0-24) of over a dozen amps each else you could only listen for a short time before wearing down the plates and having the continual burden of frequent recharging (and added cost of the charger).
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Old 3rd May 2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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I don't have a scope to measure power consumption. The speakers are 3 & 4" single driver 80-88dB efficient with 8 ohm load.
The 88 dB runs fine on my 22wpc Denon minisystem. Volume is set to 20 out of 34 max.
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When I wrote a dozen amps each above I'd mistyped, meant Ah, amper hours battery capacity.
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Old 4th May 2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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I don't have a scope to measure power consumption. The speakers are 3 & 4" single driver 80-88dB efficient with 8 ohm load.
The 88 dB runs fine on my 22wpc Denon minisystem. Volume is set to 20 out of 34 max.
Hi,
if 88db/W and 22W get on as partners then 80 db/W will need 160W or thereabouts to match the volume.

Both these are beyond what would be sensible for battery powered.

1 or 2W and 96db/W would better suit battery power and only if set up to require very low quiescent current.
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