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Jonathan Johnson

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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2014, 04:15:52 pm »

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

Didn't know you could sol-dur al-you-min-ee-um.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2014, 05:58:06 pm »

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


It's most certainly not an NL2 or NL4... It's the same physical size as an NL8, but I'll assume it has a different pin configuration.

I'm back in the venue tomorrow so I'll get some photos!
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2014, 07:03:11 pm »

Didn't know you could sol-dur al-you-min-ee-um.

But the Brits sound so darn intelligent when they say it like that.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2014, 06:38:18 pm »

Sure enough... The results are in. The 80v LX units use a standard NL8 speakon connector.

Please excuse the blurry photo! :-)

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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2014, 10:40:08 pm »

Sure enough... The results are in. The 80v LX units use a standard NL8 speakon connector.

Please excuse the blurry photo! :-)


Plenty clear to prove the point...
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2014, 11:06:05 pm »

Sure enough... The results are in. The 80v LX units use a standard NL8 speakon connector.

Please excuse the blurry photo! :-)

Weird.  Their literature says they use PowerCon. Maybe the main input to the power supply unit is PowerCon?

This is definitely an unorthodox use of an NL8
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2014, 12:03:05 am »

Weird.  Their literature says they use PowerCon. Maybe the main input to the power supply unit is PowerCon?

This is definitely an unorthodox use of an NL8

The Neutrik website shows a 32A version of a powerCON connector that sort of looks like the NL8 body.  The NL8 is rated for 30A continuous, but is stated as not suitable for an AC mains connector.

Makes me wonder if a production company might have swapped out the connectors to "simplify cable inventory" or something. I'm not familiar with the line of lighting fixtures, so it is all speculation on my part.  Mark C.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2014, 12:08:02 am »

Makes me wonder if a production company might have swapped out the connectors to "simplify cable inventory" or something. I'm not familiar with the line of lighting fixtures, so it is all speculation on my part.  Mark C.

It's certainly curious... I can say that the venue doesn't have anything else wired as NL8. All their audio is through other means. Be it Socco or similar!

I'll try find a lamprey who may be able to give some more certain knowledge rather than my speculation!
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2014, 12:13:12 am »

The Neutrik website shows a 32A version of a powerCON connector that sort of looks like the NL8 body.  The NL8 is rated for 30A continuous, but is stated as not suitable for an AC mains connector.

Makes me wonder if a production company might have swapped out the connectors to "simplify cable inventory" or something. I'm not familiar with the line of lighting fixtures, so it is all speculation on my part.  Mark C.

These are original equipment for the lights.  I've wired them up when working as a stage hand and thought it odd that they would use a product specifically listed as NOT suitable for their use.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2014, 12:41:00 am »

These are original equipment for the lights.  I've wired them up when working as a stage hand and thought it odd that they would use a product specifically listed as NOT suitable for their use.

Too weird. I would not expect that such an OEM use could result in a CE or UL listed fixture.  Any idea whether the fixture is listed?  If it is listed, I wonder why Neutrik says the connector is not suitable for AC mains useage?  Mark C.
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