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David Buckley

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Re: IP65 Questions
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 11:39:27 pm »

The IEC60309 (CEEFORM) connectors usually encountered are IP44, which is adequate for use in outdoor wet conditions.  If you can find "Tourmate" connectors they are good for theatre / stage / RnR as they are mostly black rather than mostly blue.

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Re: IP65 Questions
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 03:57:45 am »

What would your city use if they had to install an outdoor power receptical?  In Australia, it would probably be something from the Clipsal 56xxxx range.

What would your city use, and is this an acceptable choice for your lights?

Power outdoors is a very old problem space.

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Re: IP65 Questions
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 01:53:49 pm »

I'm new to the world of IP65.  I just purchased my first IP65-rated Chauvet lights.  It's nice that they're IP65-rated, but they come with a power cord with an Edison plug on one end, therefore I'd have to plug it into an Edison receptacle at that end. 

So my question is, how do I make everything on stage IP-65 safe, at least outlets and connections for Edison cords?


While not IP65, these are Nema 4X and 6P (better than IP65, IIRC between IP66 and 67):
Matching plug required for this rating:

Hubbell is not the only one, Leviton, Woodhead (now part of Molex) and Erickson also do this.

Compatible with regular molded edison, but not watertight unless both male and female are employed.


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Re: IP65 Questions
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 04:21:22 pm »

On a related note, just saw this announced today: Neutrik Debuts True Outdoor Protection Series
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Re: IP65 Questions
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 12:19:16 pm »

One other point of interesting relating to IP65 moving lights is the exclusion of dust and debris.  That should reduce maintenance problems for outdoor use.
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