More Stuff Means More Festive!
I decided the boat needed one more string of lights, bringing the total up to 4 strings. Each string has 60 lights, for a total of 240 lights. Each string draws .03 amps at 120 volts - for a total of 3.6 watts. So the total draw for all 4 strings is .12 amps or 14.4 watts.
The blue strips are always there. They are a permanent feature and not part of the Christmas lights.
A 1.5 amp fuse on the 12v plug that feeds the power inverter will be able to supply 18 watts. If there is any problem at all with the 120v side - the fuse will blow and nobody gets the shit shocked out of them. Which is good. I may need a 1.75 or 2 amp fuse, depending on what the power inverter itself draws. If it draws more than 3.6 watts then Ill be exactly at 18 watts - which will result in the fuse blowing.
I am thinking that I will need a battery powered something to place on the tip of the VHF antenna. A star maybe? Something else?
Ill see what I can find at the Target. I avoid Wal-Mart because I like to NOT get stomped on.
But I am done with the lights. I have enough now.