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Hello! My fiance and I are having our wedding at a venue that doesn't have access to power. In order to have lighting and some appliances, we have to bring power to the site. Neither of us are electricians, and we have no idea how much power we really need.

The image below shows a rough map of what we're trying to power. Each of the red dots represents a light source (3 are lamp posts with incandescent bulbs, 3 are LED light stands, and the others are strings of lights (like holiday / christmas lights, 2-4v bulbs). The site is roughly 165' by 300'.

We've been told we'd need a 60kW towable generator, but we've also been told we could get by with a couple of 3kW. So the question is, how big of a generator is actually needed?

Any suggestions or advice would be enormously helpful. Thank you!!
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you need to hire an electrician who knows how to size these loads, and pay him to help you
you have given insufficient information for any one here to help you
on top of which it is against this sites rules to give electrical advice to non electricians

you can try DIYchatroom.com where there are electricians from here as well as others
that site allows giving you advice
 

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you need to hire an electrician who knows how to size these loads, and pay him to help you
you have given insufficient information for any one here to help you
on top of which it is against this sites rules to give electrical advice to non electricians

you can try DIYchatroom.com where there are electricians from here as well as others
that site allows giving you advice
you need to hire an electrician who knows how to size these loads, and pay him to help you
you have given insufficient information for any one here to help you
on top of which it is against this sites rules to give electrical advice to non electricians

you can try DIYchatroom.com where there are electricians from here as well as others
that site allows giving you advice
Thanks, appreciate the tip. I'll check it out.
 

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