I'm a first timer, so take it easy on me if this is a dumb question :)
Our camp of about 12 people is trying to figure out how to power our stuff. We need to power some christmas lights, camera battery chargers, and a laptop hooked up to modest speakers for music.
Because our budget and power needs are limited, a generator is out. Instead, we were thinking about buying a power modulator and hooking it up to a standalone car battery. The modulator provides regular plugs for the stuff we want to power, and the whole system will only cost about $150.
Here is the modulator we are thinking about: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... verters/PR
Has anybody tried this before? How long do you think a car battery will last? Is this a good idea?
Our other option would be to get a solar panel, but I think that will not be strong enough to power a laptop + speakers for our music. Am I right about that?
I guess the final option is to get a bunch of Duracells to power some ipod speakers, some solar lights, and hope some of our neighbors let us charge our cameras using their RV?? Probably not the best way to go....