For a college competition we aren't given any wall outlets to power our devices. We are purchasing (we don't have it yet) the wireless camera kit in the following link and we need to rig up a portable power supply for the receiver base (shown in the link). I am trying to avoid splicing that cable as to keep its future usability. Another problem is that we have about 25$ left in our budget to rig something up - give or take.
Camera System: (Links have same system, but may display specs differently)
One idea was to buy a wall outlet by itself such as:
Then plug the camera receiver into this, and then wire a battery into the outlet's leads for portable power.
My questions are as follows:
What battery should I use to power this receiver for at least an hour? It needs to be a Li-Po battery since thats what we have a charger for. I'm honestly not sure of the power requirements and was hoping someone could take a look at the link and clarify.
Would there be a problem from AC-DC? Can an AC device run off of DC and vice versa? From what I understand, the power outlet from a wall is AC and batteries are DC. Would this conflict if I just plug a LiPo battery into the leads of the outlet shown in the previous link and plug in the receiver?
Does anyone have any other suggestions or recommendations to make this work?
Any help is appreciated, Thanks.