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Jamin Lynch

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Stage Power Drops
« on: October 17, 2014, 01:38:11 pm »

I'm looking to upgrade my stage power drops. I've seen these for a while. I can't find any info on Whirlwinds' website. I think they are UL listed. Do you think these would be considered safe for outdoor stage power use? I like that they have GFI's and a pilot light along with Powercons.

http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/power-electrical-distribution/edison-boxes/pl1-420-gfi

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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 03:40:11 pm »

I'm looking to upgrade my stage power drops. I've seen these for a while. I can't find any info on Whirlwinds' website. I think they are UL listed. Do you think these would be considered safe for outdoor stage power use? I like that they have GFI's and a pilot light along with Powercons.

http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/power-electrical-distribution/edison-boxes/pl1-420-gfi

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I have several these for my own distro and they're GREAT. Al Keltz from Whirlwind is a member on this forum, so I'm sure he can answer any of your questions. Yes, I would consider these to be safe for outdoor stage power.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 04:28:36 pm »

I have several these for my own distro and they're GREAT. Al Keltz from Whirlwind is a member on this forum, so I'm sure he can answer any of your questions. Yes, I would consider these to be safe for outdoor stage power.

I only use PowerCon right now for my powered VRX, but gosh, this looks like it could be an easy way to add a much more reliable solution as well. What did these cost you, Mike?

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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 04:52:42 pm »

I only use PowerCon right now for my powered VRX, but gosh, this looks like it could be an easy way to add a much more reliable solution as well. What did these cost you, Mike?

-Ray

Ray,

They are a little expensive. That's why I haven't already bought these.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 04:56:21 pm »

I only use PowerCon right now for my powered VRX, but gosh, this looks like it could be an easy way to add a much more reliable solution as well. What did these cost you, Mike?

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Ray,
Full Compass has them in the catalog for $200.91, without any feeder.
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/443981.html
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 07:45:56 pm »

Check our the Chauvet power stream. We use them all over the place.


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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2014, 07:51:56 pm »

Check our the Chauvet power stream. We use them all over the place.


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Those look nice, but I need Edison outlets
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2014, 07:55:07 pm »


Those look nice, but I need Edison outlets

Right sorry - didn't look closely at the picture on my phone screen....


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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 09:51:04 pm »

If you want it to be solid and weatherproof, buy something built for the construction industry.  Sadly, it will probably come in your choice of bright yellow or bright orange.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2014, 10:23:35 pm »

If you want it to be solid and weatherproof, buy something built for the construction industry.  Sadly, it will probably come in your choice of bright yellow or bright orange.
There's always O.A. Windsor - variety of "rubber" boxes, put a GFCI in each slot - choose a GFCI device that also has a light.  Just don't use the downstream wires when connecting them - wire them all parallel - that way if one trips, it won't take the whole string, and the light on the GFCI will provide for quick troubleshooting.  Be a bit more expensive that way (not $200 expensive) but will be well worth the extra cost when something leaks and does not shut everything on the stringer down - just that leaky device.

Here's a Leviton hospital grade one http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=WT599-HGR&section=65735&minisite=10251

If you set the box up with Powercons in and out (another added expense) your stringer becomes very customizable - putting power just where you need it. Kinda like the Whirlwind...
Just a thought...


And the O.A. Windsor boxes are legendary here. (and they're all black!)
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