Options for performing without AC power
There's been a lot of discussion about running totally on battery power. Often that involves one or two S1 Pro systems and then other bits and pieces that run on batteries.
I'm considering getting a portable power station. Here's an example: Jackery Explorer 1000
That's not an endorsement - just an example of something that might work. Minimum requirement: Pure Sine Wave output and be able to run my full rig for at least four hours. Weight is an issue, but let's assume I will be able to drive to within 50 feet of the stage area.
That would allow me to go back to using my L1 Model II (or F1 Model 812 or L1 Compact), ToneMatch mixer, and Kemper Profiling Amp instead of managing compromises to run on batteries.
I've been doing a lot of performing with the S1 Pro systems. They are great, but I miss playing with my bigger systems in outdoor settings where I could use the extra performance.
Random thoughts and rationalizations
I've been looking at guitar and other gear I can run on batteries (e.g. Line 6 HX Stomp because I can run it on a battery pack). By the time I do all that, I will have spent close to the cost of a 1000 Watt-hour battery pack.
- The HX Stomp and Strymon Iridium are nice devices, I'm happy with the Kemper Profiler (I already own). I'm learning about the HX Stomp but I'm finding it limiting.
- I don't really want to have two guitar rigs with different user interfaces.
- I don't want to use a gas-powered generator
Has anyone tried using one of these portable power stations? Any other thoughts?
Update: Please see Portable Power Stations for L1 Systems