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Mike Sullivan

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Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« on: May 03, 2017, 11:23:07 pm »

I'm getting ready to build some new stage stringers but plan to make the system a little more modular and take up less space.  The plan is to make boxes with Powercon in & out, with a second out for a pass through to drop boxes for opening acts that can be removed for headlining acts, as well as take less space up on small shows.  I think OA Windsor (under the new owners) makes them, but I was wondering if anywhere else would be a good source to look.  As always cheaper is better, but I'd rather pay for good quality, or try to make my own with standard rubber or plastic boxes.
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 12:11:27 am »

I'd recommend OA Windsor for anything they sell. I don't think you can beat the price and quality anywhere.
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 07:37:23 am »

+1 for OA Windsor

I just received some for a trial and they are great. If what you're looking for isn't listed, contact Jim and he will work with you to make what you need. Nice guy too.
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 08:01:34 am »

I'd recommend OA Windsor for anything they sell. I don't think you can beat the price and quality anywhere.

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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 10:05:39 am »

Mike, I have some of the O.A. Windsor powerCON in/thru quad boxes, which are a standard item. I've made up powerCON cords (12/3 SOOW) in various lengths for the box-to-box spacing. You might consider (as an alternative to custom boxes) just using a short 5/15P to powerCON jumper and plug the opener's quad box into one of the 5/15R spaces on the headliner's quad box.

Edit:  correct spelling/typing error
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 10:57:45 am »

Mike, I have some of the O.A. Winsor powerCON in/thru quad boxes, which are a standard item. I've made up powerCON cords (12/3 SOOW) in various lengths for the box-to-box spacing. You might consider (as an alternative to custom boxes) just using a short 5/15P to powerCON jumper and plug the opener's quad box into one of the 5/15R spaces on the headliner's quad box.

I could do that but I kind of want to stick with Powercon if I can to make sure that power isn't lost by someone walking across the back or something like that.  Thanks guys, I'll more than likely stick with OA Windsor
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 04:03:45 pm »

I have some of the O.A. Winsor powerCON in/thru quad boxes, which are a standard item. I've made up powerCON cords (12/3 SOOW) in various lengths for the box-to-box spacing.
Mark, could you PM me a picture of the box you are talking about, or just post one here.  I love the OA Winsor stuff and have been thinking of adding a powerCon stringer to my collection.  You can never have to many stringers.  One of the things that I love about OA Winsor is that they can build anything electrical as long as you can describe it.

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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 05:28:42 pm »

Mark, could you PM me a picture of the box you are talking about, or just post one here.  I love the OA Winsor stuff and have been thinking of adding a powerCon stringer to my collection.  You can never have to many stringers.  One of the things that I love about OA Winsor is that they can build anything electrical as long as you can describe it.

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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 09:09:55 pm »


I just received this from OA Windsor. I ordered one as a test and will be ordering more shortly.  I use the Powercon True 1 connector. Jim made the modification from the stock Powercon stringer box. Everything fit in nicely and works great. It is very solid.

I have several different lengths of 12/3 with True 1 connectors. I can place the stringers where ever needed.

 
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Re: Building Powercon Stage Stringers
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 02:11:35 am »

I just received this from OA Windsor. I ordered one as a test and will be ordering more shortly.  I use the Powercon True 1 connector. Jim made the modification from the stock Powercon stringer box. Everything fit in nicely and works great. It is very solid.

I have several different lengths of 12/3 with True 1 connectors. I can place the stringers where ever needed.

 

That's what my plan is.  I'll have short pieces of 14/3 (mostly because I got a hell of a deal on the wire) and some longer pieces of 12/3... the short ones will be for backline only so being a slightly smaller wire won't hamper it much. 
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