Here's the operating position in the hotel room. We ran a candle quite a bit of the time since the electricity went on and off frequently. The IC706s worked great. AC power for the hotel was from a temporary generator whose daily run time was directly proportional to the number of guests at the hotel.........hmmm. I think we burned up all of their candles as well. Great planning kept us on the air without a hitch as we ran from the battery and charged it continually when the electricity was on. We purchased the battery in Santiago and sold it to a couple of fishermen when we left.