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Steven Leonard

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T Bar Wiring Project
« on: December 22, 2010, 03:18:12 pm »

Wanted to post these pics. Hopefully it helps someone!

I got really annoyed with the unprofessional look of my T bars with LEDS. All the DMX and power cables looked really bad crammed up there together, especially for weddings! I decided to take matters into my own hands and hopefully save some set up time by looming everything and cutting to custom lengths. This wasnt cheap but the end result is pretty nice.

Materials for each tree were:
4 Wattgate 320 IEC plugs
4 Hubbell Male
2 Hubbell Female
30 ft Polysleeve
25ft Green, White and Black electrical cable (separated)
Clark Wire DMX pro cable
Misc Neutrik 5 & 3 Pin Male and Female Connectors
50ft 14/3 SJOW Electrical Cable
Lots of Zip Ties!


Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 03:18:51 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 03:23:27 pm »

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Thomas Bishop

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Re: T Bar Wiring Project
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 04:54:14 pm »

I just got my LED pars in this week and will be creating T bars after the holidays, so thanks for the inspiration.  I am also planning on making custom cabling (I hate the look of "extra" cabling too).  I LOVE the expandable sleeving idea and will be stealing this idea directly from you.  Twisted Evil

Some questions:  What's the AC inlet on those fixtures?  I've never seen the back of those, it looks quite cumbersome with the "pack" on the back.  How did you handle the AC coupling?  Are the fixtures paired and spliced together (wire nuts, solder, etc?)  If so, I'm assuming that's why you have two Edison tails in your cable harness...  Why not just tie all 4 together at the T bar?  I am going to have to decide on my AC configuration.  On one hand I want the tails to be as short as possible and not necessarily have to use a quad box or similar.  Though, on the other hand, there will probably be times where I need to disassemble the T bar to use the LED's as uplighting or for individual placement.  I wish I could just buy more and not have to worry about it, but we all know how that goes...

Anyway, nice job, it looks very clean.  May all your brides be impressed!
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Re: T Bar Wiring Project
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 05:09:06 pm »

Hey! Those fixture are Elation Opti Tri Pars. The AC inlet is lockable. However the Wattgate 320 IEC plug I used (Which isnt lockable) stays in fine. I used the wattgate cause I wanted a non molded IEC plug where I could tailor lengths. Another option is to just cut a lockable blue IEC cable to the length you want.

I made "TWOFERs" directly from the fixtures to a Hubbel Male. Each Hubbell male at the top powers 2 fixtures.

I guess technically I could have all put them into one plug however I was worried about them all fitting and the safety of such an odd thing. I thought might be better to just use two plugs to power 4 lights.

Love to see some pics of your project when you get to it!

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Re: T Bar Wiring Project
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010, 08:30:13 pm »

I did almost the same thing with our Chauvet Tours.
The power-con in-outs made it easy to daisy chain everything and have 1 power-con and 2 xlr's for each tree.

I'm going to go back and loom it like yours. That's a very clean look.
If you have to take it apart, real velcro strips tie wrapped to the bar would help.

The only problem I've had is volunteer band mates who say "They're too heavy. I can't lift them up there!!"
I say, "Ok let's get rid of them and use 4-bars again. They were good enough right?"

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Jamin Lynch

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 12:43:22 pm »

Nice job. Looks very clean. I would suggest using lock nuts instead of wing nuts. The wing nuts always get loose for me. I added some eye bolts. They come in handy for hanging.

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Re: T Bar Wiring Project
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 01:30:49 pm »

Jamin Lynch wrote on Tue, 28 December 2010 12:43

Nice job. Looks very clean. I would suggest using lock nuts instead of wing nuts. The wing nuts always get loose for me. I added some eye bolts. They come in handy for hanging.

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30+ pounds overhead on an eyebolt that does not appear to be rated for overhead use?  

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