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Access to electricity / Power sockets

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The Waistcoats are literally all plug and play. All we need is a power socket (Type F, 220 – 240 V) or an industrial power socket (IEC 309 Standard, blue: 200–250 V or red: 380–480 V).

When using standard type F power sockets, it is always a plus to have a second, independent power circuit available, which is not connected in any way to the light system of the venue or the other circuit (thus lowering the probability of a low noise level hum of amplifiers etc.). We understand that often it is not possible to have any independent or shielded power sockets – that’s why we have optimized all our equipment to run smoothly and securely through a single power socket, thanks to low energy LED lights and generally the use of energy saving equipment.

Please note that while we can easily run our entire gear through one power socket, it is preferrable to have two sockets running on independent circuits available.
Please make sure that our power socket will not be shared with other vendors (e.g. catering etc.). While we can guarantee from our end that a socket will be sufficient for our setup, adding additional strain on the socket by third parties can have unpredictable results, including power failures and short circuits.

(Please also see our chart below which will help the venue calculate how much power they should provide)

We also bring a 50m extension cable reel, plus several other extensions, so even if a power socket is far away, there is no problem accessing it. It is always good practice to get the venue involved, in order to confirm any limitations regarding electricity and access to it.

If there is no power at all, it is still possible to perform using a generator. If you or your venue provides the generator, please let us know the exact specifications. A low noise, long-running generator is preferrable.

If no power options are available we can bring our own generator.

Here is a useful chart of Watt usage in case your venue needs the exact specifications of what we bring and how much energy it will consume:

Power usage (Amp/Watt) for an acoustic gig:

Equipment

Mains Power needed

Mains Current needed

Amps

2 x PA speakers

max. 180W x 2 = max. 360 W

360 / 230 = 1,56

1,56

Mixer

50W

50 / 230 = 0,21

0,21

Laser Kick Pro

0,45W

0,45 / 230 = 0,001

0,001

Keyboard

<30W

30 / 230 = 0,13

0,13

Effect Pedal

<14W

14 / 230 = 0,06

0,06

LED Lights

80W

80 / 230 = 0,34

0,34

WiFi Receiver

22W

22 / 230 = 0,09

0,09

2x iPads

2x10W = 20 W

20 /  = 0,08

0,08

Mandolin

internal battery (9V)

2x Acoustic guitars

internal battery (9V)

Total =

2,47

Rounded up =

2,5 Amps (575 W)

 

Power usage (Amp/Watt) with standard band setup (additional to the usage in the chart above):

Equipment

Mains Power needed

Mains Current needed

Amps

2 x PA Speakers

255W (stated) x 2 = 500 W

500 / 230 = 2,17

2,17

Guitar Amp

22 W

22 / 230 = 0,09

0,09

Bass Amp

up to 140 W (full power)

140 / 230 = 0,60

0,60

Synthesizer

8W

8 / 230 = 0,03

0,03

WiFi Router

12W

12 / 230 = 0,05

0,05

Laptop

6.6W-20W

20 / 230 = 0,08

0,08

LG Screen

40W

40 / 230 = 0,17

0,17

Second Guitar Amp

180W

0,78

0,78

Additional LED Lights

13W – 39W

0,16

0,16

Electric Guitar

Bass

Drum Kit

 Total =

4,13 + 2,47 (from previous chart)

Rounded up =

4,5 + 2,5 (from previous chart)
7 Amps (1540 W)

The Watt usage above is at peak use. The average consumption will be much lower in most cases.

If the performance is to take place in an open area, far away from any buildings, we gently ask you provide adeguate protection from both rain and sun, both for musicians and equipment (especially during the months of July/August when temperatures can go well above 40 degrees).