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    mwoods
    mwoods  10 United Kingdom
    9 Apr 2014 - 9:42 PM

    Is anyone powering a dye-sub printer where there are no power outlet sockets, please?

    How are you managing it?

    Cheers, Mark.

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    TTT
    TTT  12559 forum posts Germany
    10 Apr 2014 - 7:51 AM

    Interesting article to read, http://www.digitallifesavers.com/portable-inkjet-vs-dye-sublimation-printers
    http://www.printerbase.co.uk/acatalog/mobile-printers.php

    Last Modified By TTT at 10 Apr 2014 - 7:55 AM
    mwoods
    mwoods  10 United Kingdom
    10 Apr 2014 - 1:54 PM

    Thanks, TTT, but I need to be able to offer 8x6 inch prints, not just 6x4 inch.

    Good to know, though, and thanks for the answer.

    Ade_Osman
    Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Apr 2014 - 12:30 PM

    I don't power a printer, however I do power other 240v products using an inverter connected to 12v car/leisure battery. However depending on your power requirements a car battery may not be necessary. I can power a 40w moth trap bulb on a small 15amp sealed lead acid battery all night and the battery only measures 6x4x4 inches.

    Advice on choosing the right inverter for your needs can be found by visiting this SITE which is where I bought my last one. I'd imagine you wouldn't need anything more powerful than a 150-300w to power a printer, but that's something you'll need to check for yourself.

    mwoods
    mwoods  10 United Kingdom
    11 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM

    Cheers, Ade. Someone else mentioned leisure batteries - I'll read up!!

    Last Modified By mwoods at 11 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM
    thewilliam
    11 Apr 2014 - 5:40 PM

    Leisure batteries are designed for long discharge at moderate current whereas car batteries are designed to deliver the enormous current that a starter-motor needs but only for a short time. Also, leisure batteries are intended to be carried around.

    mwoods
    mwoods  10 United Kingdom
    14 Apr 2014 - 11:15 PM

    Is anyone using a battery powered printer such as a Canon PIXMA iP100, please?

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