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Ray Aberle

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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 05:22:50 pm »

Missing and broken coverplates is probably the most common electrical problem you'll see out in the wild. Ironically, it's also the easiest and least expensive to fix; it requires absolutely no training beyond operating a screwdriver.

And when you replace them, you can make sure that the color of the plate matches the rest of the room's decor!! :D
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 09:33:13 pm »

Missing and broken coverplates is probably the most common electrical problem you'll see out in the wild. Ironically, it's also the easiest and least expensive to fix; it requires absolutely no training beyond operating a screwdriver.

Just don't stick the screwdriver in the outlet.  ::)
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 10:29:10 pm »

Just don't stick the screwdriver in the outlet.  ::)

And watch out for RPBG of course...
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 09:04:41 am »

For stage drops we use the lex products e strings....  We use powered wedges so find them to be very convenient. 

http://www.lexproducts.com/products/entertainment/powerflex-cable-assemblies/multiple-receptacle-extensions/20-amp-e-string-orchestra



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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 09:23:24 am »

For stage drops we use the lex products e strings....  We use powered wedges so find them to be very convenient. 

http://www.lexproducts.com/products/entertainment/powerflex-cable-assemblies/multiple-receptacle-extensions/20-amp-e-string-orchestra

Looks pretty good, but I'm a bit worried about the ground lift adapter that appears to be hanging on a nylon tie near the business end of the assembly. Yes, I know a 2-pin ground adapter is a convenience and customers like it. But, of course, it's a bad/dangerous idea for running active monitors which should be grounded.   
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 09:24:10 am »

It's not a ground lift.  The cable has a 5-20p. The adapter is to 5-15p


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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 11:21:01 am »

It's not a ground lift.  The cable has a 5-20p. The adapter is to 5-15p

Ah  yes, now I see it. That's pretty handy.  :D
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 11:41:09 am »

Looks pretty good, but I'm a bit worried about the ground lift adapter that appears to be hanging on a nylon tie near the business end of the assembly. Yes, I know a 2-pin ground adapter is a convenience and customers like it. But, of course, it's a bad/dangerous idea for running active monitors which should be grounded.


As was pointed out, not a ground lift, but 20a to 15a adapter.  I've been using this one for two years now - may not be OA Windsor, but works well and fits my budget ~$100.  The LEDs (light green) on each tap are handy to see power status and not too bright as to be a distraction while in use.  They have those tethered "weather caps" that I found of little use and are the weak point.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014, 02:04:12 pm »

 Why build it with a 5-20 and attach a 5-15 adapter?  Doesn't make sense really, but maybe I am being thick headed.
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Re: Stage drops
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2014, 02:32:45 pm »

Because you what the cable to be able to take 20amps, but you know you will often only have 15amp circuits available. The 5-20p would prevent you from plugging into a 15amp only plug, which is silly.
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