This week I invested in a small 2Kw portable generator so my mobile disco could be truly mobile.
In a few weeks I’m going to be playing the ceremony music and providing microphones with my mobile disco for a wedding on a beach in the North of Scotland, this really makes me a truly mobile disco.
After buying the generator specifically to use with my mobile disco for this wedding, I’ve already used it for three other mobile discos and photo booth hires already, so it’s proving itself invaluable.
The first generator hire was in Burntisland in Fife where I provided my mobile disco for an event in a marquee which had no mains electricity. I hired out my generator along with a mobile disco and one of my mobile Djs used it. It ran in whisper mode for six hours and it used next to no fuel. I was very impressed that it could run an entire mobile disco with lights and sound with ease.
The next job I used my new generator at was in Dunlop in Ayrshire where I was doing a photo booth hire for Dunlop Primary School. The event was in a field and the plan was to run extension cables to the school but it was just too far. I brought the generator with me as a backup plan and my mobile disco equipment stayed in the back of my van. It was a good idea as I ended up using the new generator.
The new generator ran for another 4 hours still on that first tank of fuel which is only 7 litres! At the end of the Photobooth hire it still had lots of fuel in it. It’s very economical.
I brought my mobile disco equipment with me just in case it might be required. I’m a very good compère at outdoor events and have done these sort of outdoor events often in the last 42 years as a mobile Dj.
The Third job was in the back of beyond and I took the generator just in case. The client had already hired a generator from elsewhere but I wasn’t going to trust my mobile disco gear to an unknown generator supplier so I used my own. My mobile disco equipment is very expensive so I’m very cautious about power supplies and always use an Rcd and surge protector plugs every time.
This new generator is the award winning Clarke IG2200 and is what they call a suitcase generator and has an inverter in it which supplies pure sine wave 240 volts which you need if running laptops and mobile disco equipment which like good clean power. Mobile disco equipment is particularly sensitive to a poor electricity supply so this type of generator was the perfect choice.
The generator is very quiet at 94Db max. On whisper mode when it uses little power it’s considerably quieter. Not that you’d hear it over the mobile disco. I am very impressed with it.
Technology has changed so much for me as a mobile Dj as my mobile disco equipment has become much more power efficient. My immensely powerful Yamaha DSR 115 speakers which provide the sound for my mobile disco only consume 100 watts of power each despite being 1300 watts power output.
All my mobile disco lighting is now LED powered so uses next to no power.
This is very good for me as a mobile disco and Dj as some venue’s power supplies are very limited and in some venues the power is supplied with a coin meter! One mobile disco I did and I always remember being like that was Dalmally Village Hall up past Tyndrum where I did lots of mobile discos back in the 80’s.
Another venue where I provided my mobile disco where I had a power issues was fairly recently in Crieff. The mains power cut off during the disco as the circuit it was on was either supplying lots of other equipment in the room or was on a lower than 30 amp circuit breaker.
I was using two crown amplifiers as part of my mobile disco in those days and they consumed a fair bit of power but a 30 amp ring main should have handled it with ease. A quick switch to another circuit resolved that issue and my mobile disco was up and running in two minutes, while the manager looked for which breaker had tripped.
My new Yamaha system that now provides the sound for my mobile disco doesn’t have these issues as even with two subs and two tops it will only consume 400 watts of electricity or just under one amp of current. This makes my mobile disco ideal for venues with limited power and for running off my little 2Kw generator.
In my 42 years as a Dj I’ve done mobile discos all over Scotland. Sometimes on islands in the middle of lochs and now my first beach wedding where I’m providing the ceremony music and microphones as part of my mobile disco.
I also do lots of sporting events throughout Scotland and the next time I provide my mobile disco at an event in Carluke I’m going to be in the middle of the sports field which previously wasn’t possible as I would need to have run a cable across the track. With the purchase of this generator I can do that too. I’ve also bought a very strong gazebo for windy and rainy days which means I’m totally self contained and truly a very mobile Scottish Dj.
So if you need a mobile disco in Scotland for an outdoor event or in a venue with a limited power supply this truly mobile disco and Dj can provide you with one with its own power supply anywhere in Scotland, and even a gazebo.
If you would like to book my very mobile disco and myself as your Dj for your event please fill in this contact form: https://platinum-discos.co.uk/contact/