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Tommy Peel

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Re: Female nema receptacles powered boxes.
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 04:16:36 pm »



I suppose it is similar to the years before Speakon connectors and everyone used 1/4"

I'll admit to still using 1/4in for speakers with one of the rigs I use regularly. The Mackie mixer/amp we use as a power amp doesn't have Speakon....

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 04:58:37 pm »

So this would be very doable then???

Doable and wise for them to do is two different things. It's asking for voltage drops to the power going into the speakers. Not to mention the STJ going into IEC cables is usually only rated at 10AMPs. Powercon keeps the average joe from using it for just anything, and mainly using it for speaker chaining. I think a edison plug takes more force on the housing of the speaker to plug and unplug so it could be more dangerous that way too (potentially breaking free) whereas a powercon when you pull back the locking tab comes out with relative ease.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 05:04:53 pm »

Doable and wise for them to do is two different things. It's asking for voltage drops to the power going into the speakers. Not to mention the STJ going into IEC cables is usually only rated at 10AMPs. Powercon keeps the average joe from using it for just anything, and mainly using it for speaker chaining. I think a edison plug takes more force on the housing of the speaker to plug and unplug so it could be more dangerous that way too (potentially breaking free) whereas a powercon when you pull back the locking tab comes out with relative ease.

Excuse my ignorance but ….How is it any different from using a 2 or 3 way extension cable for both speakers ??
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 07:53:29 pm »

Excuse my ignorance but ….How is it any different from using a 2 or 3 way extension cable for both speakers ??

I will let you know how it goes but I got some powercon in/out chassis mount and had some plates made, they are out being black oxide coated.   I am going to do all my QSC KW181's to start so I will let you know how it goes.


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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 08:32:23 pm »

I will let you know how it goes but I got some powercon in/out chassis mount and had some plates made, they are out being black oxide coated.   I am going to do all my QSC KW181's to start so I will let you know how it goes.

Nice…yes please report back-I'd be interested to know how that works out for you Scott...
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 08:49:57 pm »

Excuse my ignorance but ….How is it any different from using a 2 or 3 way extension cable for both speakers ??
The difference is the speaker manufacturer is not liable for what you do with extension cables.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2014, 08:53:15 pm »

The difference is the speaker manufacturer is not liable for what you do with extension cables.

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2014, 09:19:10 am »

I will let you know how it goes but I got some powercon in/out chassis mount and had some plates made, they are out being black oxide coated.   I am going to do all my QSC KW181's to start so I will let you know how it goes.

I presume you are referring to the new series, not the blue and white ones?



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Re: Female nema receptacles powered boxes.
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2014, 01:20:31 pm »

I suppose it is similar to the years before Speakon connectors and everyone used 1/4" and before amp binding posts were blocked. I hear it was a particular problem in Europe due to the plug configurations???

I don't recall any particular problems.  The binding posts were scrapped due to EU legislation on the maximum voltage you were allowed to come into contact with (48v I think).

In the early 1990s we had some speakers with 3 pin XLR connectors which I thought was a stupid idea.


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Re: Female nema receptacles powered boxes.
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2014, 02:32:54 am »

I presume you are referring to the new series, not the blue and white ones?



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