Hi guys, I’ve been a bit AWOL from Pinside over the past four or five months, and one of the reasons why is because I’ve been dealing with trying to find a place for my Pinball collection.
Long story short, I’m losing access to the garage in which I have had my collection in the past 3+ years, which I’ve also used as a workshop. So in the next couple of months I’m going to have to find a new place to either put my collection in storage indefinitely, or find a new garage/workspace.
One idea I had was to put the games in a climate controlled storage unit that I currently have, and turn that into an arcade/workshop.
Like most storage units, mine does not have AC outlets of any kind in it. I was wondering if it’s feasible for me to consider using a power inverter, or even a couple of power inverters, to convert a storage space into a usable arcade/workshop? If that’s a dumb idea, my apologies, I truly know almost nothing about power inverters.
I was thinking I could put one or two in there, plug my games in to them, and also plug tools in like soldering irons, rotary tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, etc. when I’m restoring a game.
Would something like that work? What size inverter or inverters would I need? How long does it charge typically last on one of those? Are they noisy?
Just trying to explore all my options.