Using battery & inverter to power LED christmas lights

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Old 09-27-17, 01:57 PM
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Question Using battery & inverter to power LED christmas lights

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Running LED Christmas tree lights for a short term store display - power cords not an option, trees already wired with AC LED Christmas lights, so battery powered lights not an option either. Can I run them off a car battery and a power inverter? What would be the best combination for the longest life between charges? Is there a better way to do this ? Must be wirelessly powered.

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Welcome to the forums.

Your post was pretty hard to read with the mobile device formatting codes.

It is extremely wasteful and inefficient to run a battery and an inverter.
What are you going to do..... pick up the battery and take it somewhere to be charged ? Sounds kind of foolish to me. One day or time ok.... but every day.

You can run a 12v deep cycle battery and an inverter large enough to cover the load of the lights. Each string of lights comes with it's operating parameters. Something like 120VAC and 10va or 10 watts. You need to add up the wattage of the strings to arrive at a figure that the inverter needs to power.
 
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You can use a deep cycle automotive type batter with a cigarette lighter receptacle attached. Then plug the inverter into the adapter cord. This is a 100 watt inverter.
 
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Deep cycle battery was my thought as well as to about the only way this might reasonably work.
 
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Just use 12 volt DC Christmas lights. Example: https://www.christmas-light-source.c...hts_c_253.html
 
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