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Erik Jerde

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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2014, 12:37:29 pm »

Regarding lampies using NL8 connectors for their AC connections, note the company Selecon who have a range of 80v units. Each lamp comes with a transformer which hangs on the bar next to it, takes a 240v dimmed circuit and outputs 80v to the lamp via NL8.

http://www.seleconlight.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.p1&category_id=125&product_id=40

Huge savings is power usage I'm told!

That's not a nl8.  Either a nl2 or nl4.  Not big enough to be an 8.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2014, 05:29:21 pm »

That's not a nl8.  Either a nl2 or nl4.  Not big enough to be an 8.

Nope.  It's PowerCon.  Part number lifted straight from the specs on the website.

http://www.neutrik.com/en/video/powercon/powercon-20-a/nac3fca
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2014, 06:11:17 pm »

Nope.  It's PowerCon.  Part number lifted straight from the specs on the website.

http://www.neutrik.com/en/video/powercon/powercon-20-a/nac3fca

Interesting, I wonder where they got the black shells from.  I assumed it must be speakon because powercon is supposed to be blue or grey.  For the use shown it should be grey...
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2014, 11:02:58 pm »

Interesting, I wonder where they got the black shells from.  I assumed it must be speakon because powercon is supposed to be blue or grey.  For the use shown it should be grey...

It is the new series of Powercon. Rated for disconnect/connect under load.
It is not interoperable with the originals.

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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2014, 11:37:26 pm »

Has anyone ever used dimmerrack.com's power supplies? I've seen one of his earlier PD's and it's still going on, but his website is always drawings not photo's of what your getting. Saw a EDM act here recently using blue power con's for 240v. They swore they had no problems with them at all. Stage power is always something to be weary about.. I've seen a deck full of back line go up in smoke, cause the tech wired the five pin backwards..
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2014, 11:58:15 pm »

I guess NL-8 connectors are way cheaper than Soco connectors, so he has that going for him.
Pet peeve of mine....
Why do Americans always say "Soco" (pronouncing it Sock-Oh)?

The connector was originally called a SocaPex. For God sake, will you please stop saying "Socko"? How did that even start? The correct short form is Soca ("Soak-Ah").

How do these things ever get started?
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2014, 01:10:26 am »

Has anyone ever used dimmerrack.com's power supplies? I've seen one of his earlier PD's and it's still going on, but his website is always drawings not photo's of what your getting. Saw a EDM act here recently using blue power con's for 240v. They swore they had no problems with them at all. Stage power is always something to be weary about.. I've seen a deck full of back line go up in smoke, cause the tech wired the five pin backwards..

I believe that the 20A PowerCON connectors are rated for 250 volts.

IIRC, the new style is 16A, but designed to take being connected or disconnected under load.  Mark C.

Edit:  The new style powerCON ("True 1") is now listed for 20A usage in the USA.  Neutrik claims an IP65 rating when connected.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 01:19:23 am by Mark Cadwallader »
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2014, 08:54:11 am »

Pet peeve of mine....
Why do Americans always say "Soco" (pronouncing it Sock-Oh)?

Hey, my British buddies always give me a hard time when I ask for the "saw-dur" instead of  "sol-dur" when I'm soldering a connection. I think the Aluminum vs. Aluminium debacle has been covered here already.  ;D
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2014, 02:32:45 pm »

And I suppose it should be "distri" instead if "distro".
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2014, 04:15:22 pm »


And I suppose it should be "distri" instead if "distro".
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