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Robert Patch

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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2014, 06:57:51 pm »

Ray,
Full Compass has them in the catalog for $200.91, without any feeder.
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/443981.html
frank

Northern Sound & Light will save you another 15%.

http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/hardware/whirlwind/power-electrical-distro.html
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2014, 10:53:52 pm »

Yeah, but these old, ugly, un-safe, POS boxes sure do work well....and didn't cost much.  8)

They'll be worth even less as scrap when an extra KO gets knocked out :)  More seriously, there can be quite a difference in the sturdiness of these KOs from one box to the next-probably depending on the skill/mood of the press setup operator.  I have seen some that can be easily pushed out with your fingers-and some that take a pretty good hit from a pair needlenose/ whatever to knock out-so just because you (or your buddy) get away with it for a while doesn't mean the replacement or the next one you do will be as sturdy.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2014, 03:25:03 am »

I know OA Windsor has been mentioned earlier, but I have to put in my thumbs up as well.  Ken usually has very competitive prices on genuine Hubbell connectors and outlets, too.

I doubt we'll replace any OAW boxes due to normal, heavy duty use.  They just last.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2014, 04:19:32 am »

Those extra openings all appear to be threaded - one could add some screw-in plugs - stronger than the knockout portion, and if you were careful to do them all, I'd think that would make any inspector a little less apprehensive about their use (and abuse).
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By the time you buy a metal quad box plus fittings and screw in fillings for all the holes (the ones I used to use had at least 3 per side) it's probably a better use of time and money to get rubber ones from OA Windsor.  Ken sells the rubber boxes unloaded for under $80 if you want to save a few bucks and DIY. That's off the top of my head from last time I ordered.  Don't quote me on that as I'm pretty sure it's less but if production costs go up, it could be more.

I have zero regrets trading over and love how the outlets face sideways instead of straight up waiting for the rain to pour into them as well as all the other niceties already mentioned.  With powercon in/out I've never had a box come loose or had to tighten and rework anything like my old quad box stringer.  I also don't worry about anything shorting to ground if there's water anywhere around or a muso dumps their drink all over the stage.
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Re: Stage Power Drops
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2014, 07:58:07 am »

So out of curiosity would an approved for outdoor use be workable onstage as temporary use? 

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=130902-427-PDB77550GY&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=4005491&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1


You can find these with just one inlet, or a pass thru type outlet on opposite side. The cover has a rubber gasket. With the proper fittings, these get pretty water tight

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-32-cu-in-2-Gang-Type-2FSE-FS-Box-E9812E-CTN/100404112

A friend here bought these, from Ampshop:

http://www.ampshop.com/images/stringer.jpg

http://www.ampshop.com/distro.html
« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 08:22:58 am by Kemper Watson »
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