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I read most of the related topic that you need a proper generator to power up the hmi and kino. So can I use any generator for tungsten light? mostly for the light under 1k.

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Yes you can use normal generator for tungsten as long as the basic voltage regulation works in the genny so that it does not go excessively over normal.

 

Hmi lights are very picky about voltage variations and they really need an inverter generator to work reliably. You may not be able to even strike one if you are 15v under the rated voltage for example.

 

If you only need small amount of cheap lights then tungsten is fine. If you need hmi type of light for the output I would recommend a 1.2k with small suitcase type inverter generator. Vlock powered led panels are an option as well though they are nowhere near the output of an hmi and you cant get hard really narrow light from them

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Actually with Tungsten it is pretty straight forward on the wattage/amps and since they are dumb lights, no electronic circuitry to add to the mix of figuring out power.

 

 

But people often forget to check out the continuous running specs on generators.

 

Although the Honda 3000 bills itself as a 25amp generator *** that is for only a short time: running less than 30 mins at full amp draw.

In reality it is only a 2800w generator. 23.3 amps of available power.

 

The specs for the Honda 3000is : 120v 3000w max (25amps) and 2800watts continuous use (23.3amps)

 

Anyhoo- yes you can run a 2K Tungsten on a Honda 3000is.

2k tungsten pulls about 16amps.

If you are going to run it out on a long stinger get a 10g extension cord that plugs into the 30amp Twistlock receptacle.



 

 

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Thank you!

Actually with Tungsten it is pretty straight forward on the wattage/amps and since they are dumb lights, no electronic circuitry to add to the mix of figuring out power.

 

 

But people often forget to check out the continuous running specs on generators.

 

Although the Honda 3000 bills itself as a 25amp generator *** that is for only a short time: running less than 30 mins at full amp draw.

In reality it is only a 2800w generator. 23.3 amps of available power.

 

The specs for the Honda 3000is : 120v 3000w max (25amps) and 2800watts continuous use (23.3amps)

 

Anyhoo- yes you can run a 2K Tungsten on a Honda 3000is.

2k tungsten pulls about 16amps.

If you are going to run it out on a long stinger get a 10g extension cord that plugs into the 30amp Twistlock receptacle.



 

 

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