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6XC13 IEC Female Y Type Splitter for Charging Chauvet Par Hex-4 Fixtures

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Steve-White:
Charging the Chauvet Par Hex-4 lights in SKB 6 fixture case.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/3i201510PAR--skb-3i-201510par-chauvet-freedom-par-case

Not sure if the length on one of these will work:

IEC 320 C14 Male Plug to 6XC13 Female Y Type Splitter Power Cord C14 to 6 x C13 250V/10A

https://www.amazon.com/Male-6XC13-Female-Splitter-Power/dp/B07Q7ZWH4P/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=iec+splitter+6xC13&qid=1630688756&sr=8-6

The cases with charging capability are junk - had two of the Chauvet 9 fixture cases with built-in charging capability and gutted them out for use as cable hauling.  Went to the SKB 6 lamp cases which are lighter and easier to move around.  Now need to come up with some charging pigtails and done.

Tim Weaver:

--- Quote from: Steve-White on September 03, 2021, 01:28:34 PM ---Charging the Chauvet Par Hex-4 lights in SKB 6 fisture case.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/3i201510PAR--skb-3i-201510par-chauvet-freedom-par-case

Not sure if the length on one of these will work:

IEC 320 C14 Male Plug to 6XC13 Female Y Type Splitter Power Cord C14 to 6 x C13 250V/10A

https://www.amazon.com/Male-6XC13-Female-Splitter-Power/dp/B07Q7ZWH4P/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=iec+splitter+6xC13&qid=1630688756&sr=8-6

The cases with charging capability are junk - had two of the Chauvet 9 fixture cases with built-in charging capability and gutted them out for use as cable hauling.  Went to the SKB 6 lamp cases which are lighter and easier to move around.  Now need to come up with some charging pigtails and done.

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I doubt that will have enough spread to do what you want to do. You could cut off 6 regular iec cables and combine them in a small J-box with an edison coming out the other side. Then you could cut each one to the proper length.

Dave Garoutte:
Check out Cables 2 Go.
They have a variety of power cords.

Steve-White:

--- Quote from: Tim Weaver on September 03, 2021, 02:48:08 PM ---
I doubt that will have enough spread to do what you want to do. You could cut off 6 regular iec cables and combine them in a small J-box with an edison coming out the other side. Then you could cut each one to the proper length.

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Oh yeah Tim, DIY is always an option.  I was hoping to not have to do that - however, some heat shrink and soldering and done for sure.  :)

It's about the spread in this case.

The charge cables that came with the fixtures are cheap junk.  Too large and real stiff insulation, then they are packaged all wadded up and won't relax to straight.  I'll probably only want 2 of the 6x IEC fanout adaptors so I can charge 2 cases of the lights at a time.  There are currently 6 x cases with 6 lights in them for a total of 36 lights.  Charging all 6 at once takes up a lot of space and is somewhat cumbersome.

The lights were used in December 2019 (pre-COVID) for an outdoor gazebo wedding and reception, charged upon return home and stored since then.  They have been stored incrementally longer and longer time intervals.  I expected to see low battery condition, so I pulled a case of them out this week and powered up a couple of them - they all showed 100% charge condition.  They are stored in an outdoor storage warehouse that is not climate controlled and have done well.

The Chauvet Par Hex-4 are very well designed lights.  They don't "soft" power down with trickle load on the battery, there is a toggle switch underneath the fixture that evidently provides a complete electrical path disconnect for the battery pack.

Getting ready for a house birthday party next weekend for a 3 & 6 year old.  4 - 9pm with inflatable bounce house in the back yard - so all 36 lights and controller will go out for both inside decoration and outside lighting of backyard and play area.

Steve-White:

--- Quote from: Dave Garoutte on September 03, 2021, 03:07:13 PM ---Check out Cables 2 Go.
They have a variety of power cords.

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I looked at Cables 2 Go Dave and didn't see anything that would work.

Found this on Amazon:
https://smile.amazon.com/Male-6XC13-Female-Splitter-Power/dp/B07YY8242V/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=IEC+6XC13+Female&qid=1630701112&s=hi&sr=1-4-catcorr#descriptionAndDetails

It might work, ordered one - I'll post results.

HOLD THE PRESS:  Then I found this one on Amazon which has an overall length of 30":

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07WDB38DZ?psc=1&pf_rd_p=f432e763-8872-4b0e-8b69-92927cc4af32&pf_rd_r=V9S399JMZSGCWMVN5WPV&pd_rd_wg=GebNo&pd_rd_i=B07WDB38DZ&pd_rd_w=unuYQ&pd_rd_r=9e5c0abc-d310-4376-b083-c92a9be71686&ref_=pd_luc_rh_ci_mcx_mr_huc_d_01_03_t_img_lh

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