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Bob Faulkner

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Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« on: July 03, 2021, 10:13:27 PM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2021, 12:31:21 AM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?
OA Windsor?
I don't have any, but they are spoken of very well.
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 03:58:03 AM »

To get the really rugged stuff that's stage worthy, you need to be wiling to drop lost of cash.  What's the usage scenario?
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 08:23:07 AM »

OA Windsor?
I don't have any, but they are spoken of very well.
Chris.

I have 2 stringers from OA Windsor.  They are the best I've ever used (top quality).

Not sure if he does power-strips... I had not considered him for that.  Thanks for the suggestion.


To get the really rugged stuff that's stage worthy, you need to be wiling to drop lost of cash.  What's the usage scenario?

Looking for something more rugged than what is commonly available.  They would be used mostly for outdoor shows where precipitation is anticipated.  The breaker would (hopefully) trip at the power-strip instead of the PDU breaker or load-center breaker (depending on the setup).  Also, they would be used for smaller stage/performance areas where my stringers would be too much; it would be easier and take up less space running an extension cord with a power-strip at the end of it.

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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 08:47:56 AM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?

These are used by many of the big audio companies: https://www.motionlabs.com/products/auxiliary-power-distribution/

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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2021, 09:25:55 AM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?

Your post peaked my interest so I rummaged through my storage area's "lost and still lost" corner.  (This is the area where I put projects that were started...but never completed - lol.)
Back about 15 years ago I picked up two of these ($5 each) from my local craigslist.  It is a 1RU distro with two sides, each with their own 20amp breaker feeding four edisons.
Both sides came with 20amp locking males.  I swapped-out one side to a 5-20p, tested the unit and put it in the "lost" corner as I never had a need to complete it.
(I had envisioned having a carpenter-friend-of-mine build a tight-little box/rack for it...)
 
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »

Along the class of the Tripplite there's also Furman:  https://www.furmanpower.com/compact-power-120v/
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2021, 02:58:27 PM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?


Bob are you looking for filtering/conditioning or just straight through power?
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Re: Heavy duty power-strips (w/circuit-breakers)??
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2021, 03:25:27 PM »

Did a search on the forum, but didn't find what I was needing.  There are a lot of posts related to "power strips, but I didn't see anything related to heavy-duty.

Is anyone using actual heavy duty (physical construction) power-strips?  Meaning, the case of the power-strips is metal, or heavy PVC... something that if dropped, it doesn't break, or if stepped on, it doesn't collapse.  I'm looking for something in all black.  Amazon shows "heavy duty" power-strips, but the color on these strips appears to be always yellow.  As well, I can't tell the construction quality looking at pictures.  From the pictures I have seen, I may be looking at quality products (via Amazon or Google), but can't tell from the picture.

I'm needing 15amp/120V (w/breaker if possible).  These would be occasionally used onstage as power sources for bands to plug their gear into.

Anyone using heavy-duty power strips?

No distro up-stream?  If you're in a distro it's already breakered.  You could buy/build quad boxes from there.

I have a couple of these.  Seem heavy duty enough.

Amazon Basics Heavy Duty Metal Surge Protector Power Strip with Mounting Brackets - 12-Outlet, 600-Joule (15A On/Off Circuit Breaker)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SG689YS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_46ZVAD97YR9J9TQ7R0E3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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