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  1. Nacho
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    Nacho New EF Member

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    Hi everybody, thanks for letting be part of this group.

    I have to apologise firstly to everybody as probably this topic may sound a bit silly, but it would be helpful to get some information about what we are tying to achieve.

    Im a filmmaker, and because of my job we constantly have to deal with battery powered tools. I down some equipment, but is always handy to create my own equipment if possible.

    Recently my girlfriend and I bought an LED panel from IKEA, and it works really great with all the cameras in the market. We were a bit worried in the beginning because of the frequencies but in the end it was all fine. Now our question here is if we could come up with a solution to transform this lights in to battery power devices, so we could place them anywhere we wanted.

    This is the model of the LED panel that Im talking about:

    FLOALT LED light panel w wireless control Dimmable/white spectrum 60x60 cm - IKEA - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/lighting/ceiling-lights/floalt-led-light-panel-w-wireless-control-dimmable-white-spectrum-art-10302969/


    We do normally use VLock battery, with different Wh depending of their size. We do won some 150Wh batteries, but also some 95Wh

    V150 - http://bebob.de/en/v150.html


    We practically dont know much about electricity. We are aware of concepts like AC and DC, and because of this we are making some research before try to connect both of them straight away.


    I hope you could offer some answers or tutorials, in the meantime I will continue to do some research in the internet.


    Thanks a lot

    Nacho
     
  2. Devonchris
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    Devonchris Regular EF Member

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    I could have a field day replying to this but I've decided no, in not going there.
     
  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i'd start by connecting one up to a 12V battery, fitting an in-line fuse, 10A as a starter. see how it works, then experiment from there. as long as you fuse your battery feed,.
     
  4. dmxtothemax
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    dmxtothemax Regular EF Member

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    It all comes down to what voltage the light panel normally operates on !
    could be anywhere from 12v to 36v.
    in which case you need either more batteries or a boost convertor.
    But YES can be done.
     
  5. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Assuming the panel is plugged into 230V at the present, then an invertor and a battery should work.

    But I suspect you are wanting to pick up the light box and move it about freely to any position and angle, no wires attached? That would take a bit more work, and you might look at buying a purpose designed light with internal battery supply and external plug in charger?

     
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