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Kevin Graf:

--- Quote from: Rob Timmerman on April 30, 2024, 07:13:55 AM ---An L6-20 draws 20A from each leg, so you're not going to get 4 of them and 2x 5-20 on a 50A 240V circuit without doubling things up on breakers.

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A receptacle doesn't draw current, it's the load that draws the current. You can put several 20 Amp receptacles on a 50 Amp circuit. It's the 50 Amp breaker that limits the total circuit current.

Bob Faulkner:

--- Quote from: Paul Miller on April 30, 2024, 07:01:28 AM ---Distro shopping. My main venues all supply CA style 50A feeds and assorted distros which range in condition from decently functional to beyond sketchy. Currently there are three Danley DNA 20K4Pro amps in my rack, with a fourth pending, probably next season. I've been running the amps on 120V 20A circuits and I'd like to run them on 240V 20A circuits.

Ideally I'd like a 3 space rack mount unit with 2 L6-20 receptacles and one 5-20 receptacle per leg, so 4 total L6-20 for the amps and 2 5-20 for everything else. So far the only distros with CA style mains I can seem to find (Lex PRM3KN-9CC, Motion Labs 1105-3-ZZ-151-0001, PDLink RL 2U6E 8EE) are limited to 6 120V 20A circuits (3 per leg) with 5-20 duplex receptacles, and no 240V options.

Does anyone know why this is, am I missing something here? Seems like max current draw per leg would come out the same, 20A x 3 = 60A, so that shouldn't be a problem right? Is this such an uncommon configuration that it doesn't even come as an option? Any other reputable distro manufacturers I should be looking at?

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As Matthew Knischewsky mentioned, contact MotionLabs; in addition to their regular inventory, they custom build solutions.

Steve Eudaly:
Applied Electronics and Entertainment Manufacturing Group will also do custom distro builds.

Peter Kowalczyk:

--- Quote from: Steve Eudaly on May 01, 2024, 12:19:20 PM ---Applied Electronics and Entertainment Manufacturing Group will also do custom distro builds.

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I've been happy with the custom 50A breakout 'sleds' that I purchased from Applied.  In my case, they're wired with a set of 4x PowerCON outputs at 240V, and Edisons at 120V.  I'm sure they can build whatever config you need.

Tim Padrick:
Full distro, rack box, floor box, custom, see https://www.whirlwindusa.com/catalog/power-electrical-distribution?6cbafd9e_page=5

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