Fourth of July is coming up, and we're doing music for the parade off a 1990's Dodge flat-bed truck.


  1. Electric drum kit... the brain is the only electronic (see below)enter image description here

  2. PA system (2000 watts)

  3. Generator (3500 watts) (Gas powered) - if you need exact model I can get it

I have safety concerns.

  1. The diesel truck fumes on top of the output from the generator might be a lot of carbon monoxide. I can only sit about 5 or 6 feet away from the generator at most. The best I can do is point it off the back. We're driving slow, maybe even stopped at times...
  2. Power requirements. Is watts all I have to care about? I'm going to have in ear monitors hooked up to this system. I don't want to get shocked to death because it spikes or damage equipment because it can't handle it. How do I test how much power this system is using?

    • People have mentioned purifying the "dirty power" from the generator. Not sure what that means?

This may not be worth it, which is a bummer. I'd like to do it if I can safely.

  • Are the in-ear monitors wireless? Is the genny diesel or gas? Is it a quality brand like Honda or a cheap PoJ? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 26 '17 at 9:42
  • Is it possible to put the generator on a towed trailer? – mikes Jun 26 '17 at 10:26
  • Could the truck itself provide the power? Granted 2 kW may be stretching it especially for an older truck. – ratchet freak Jun 26 '17 at 12:32
  • @Harper Gen Brand: Champion amazon.com/Champion-Power-Equipment-46596-Generator/dp/…. I believe this one is gas. Is Champion quality? I don't know – Kolob Canyon Jun 26 '17 at 16:30
  • @mikes That is a good idea. it probably is possible – Kolob Canyon Jun 26 '17 at 16:31

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