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Pepsi Mechanic 10-15-2012 06:28 PM

putting christmas lights on our aa
 

We are putting our AA in our Christmas parade -- it is in the evening -- I need to put on christmas lights and make them work -- the truck is 6 volt so an inverter will not work -- any ideas? I was thinking about putting a couple of 12 volt deep cycle batteries in the back and run the invertor that way .. should work but for how long ????? ...... any body have any ideas???

modela@aol.com 10-15-2012 06:43 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54837

Discussed last year on this thread.

Dave in MN 10-15-2012 06:54 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

Why don't you borrow or rent a small quiet generator?

Pepsi Mechanic 10-15-2012 07:04 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by modela@aol.com (Post 517547)
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54837

Discussed last year on this thread.

Awesome -- that is what I was looking for -- thanks for your help :)

Model A Man 10-15-2012 09:04 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

I use a jump pack that has an inverter built in, never had a problem running led christmas lights and I put a lot on the car for the night time christmas parade. I use the large spring loaded paper clips and put felt where I clip to the fenders and running board edges. I out line the car with lights and even put the blinking ones on where you have different choices for styles of blinking. I also have a stereo in my car where I hook up my ipod with christmas music and my speakers are the old drive inn movie speakers that i installed modern spearkers inside and hook them on the windows facing out so the crowd can hear the music. hope this helps

Bruce Adams 10-15-2012 10:40 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

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I use BATTERY operated LEDS about the size of eanuts, and some shaped like stars, etc. Walmart, ACE, Target all carry them for $6 for ten feet.

Pepsi Mechanic 10-16-2012 04:32 PM

Re: putting christmas lights on our aa
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Model A Man (Post 517641)
I use a jump pack that has an inverter built in, never had a problem running led christmas lights and I put a lot on the car for the night time christmas parade. I use the large spring loaded paper clips and put felt where I clip to the fenders and running board edges. I out line the car with lights and even put the blinking ones on where you have different choices for styles of blinking. I also have a stereo in my car where I hook up my ipod with christmas music and my speakers are the old drive inn movie speakers that i installed modern spearkers inside and hook them on the windows facing out so the crowd can hear the music. hope this helps

this is my plan -- thanks for the input -- I like the paper clip idea


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