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David Buckley

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Re: Bulgin 8 pin question
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2007, 09:34:18 PM »

Yes, so you can only have one hot pin at 5A, and one other hot pin at 1A, or any combination, as long as the current per pin doesn't exceed 5A, and all the hot currents added don't exceed 6A.

To carry over 5A you need two paralleled neutral pins.  See the Pulsar pin usage here.

Edited to say: Just so there's no confusion - these connectors are crap.  They work, and were (and still may be) standard fitting on UK disco kit for decades, but they have no place in a proper lighting rig.

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Matt Harris

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Re: Bulgin 8 pin question
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 11:12:07 PM »

Well thanks for putting it bluntly David. Im really just trying to find something that i can use for 3 channels, and will do 15a, and 120v. Anything out there?
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Brian Ship

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Re: Bulgin 8 pin question
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2007, 02:05:09 AM »

Most companies offer either the Veam or some version of their own of the CIR series.  This is a seven pin plug rated for 15A.

Unfortunately it's often used for hoist power in the industry and would be bad to use, but in special situations it is rated for 15A.  Did a few such special instances of doing that plug on marquee lighting as opposed to other plug types.

This type of plug will work but also is not optimum or in the same way cost effective.

Why not do the 20A rated Socapex or VSC standard type 19 pin plug?  They are not that expensive and nothing says you have to use every circuit by pinology.  Advantages are that you can rent any Soco style cable and if pinned the same it will work with your system no matter how many circuits you actually use, and such plugs due to volume have come down in price quite a bit.


My recommendation is to use cir. 1-3 of a 19 pin Socapex style plug or the VSC series from Veam both industry standard.  Nothin says you have to wire or use all circuits.  Such plugs on the other hand depending upon type and brand will often be cheaper than something specilized for your needs.  Just have to wire it as per six circuit standard out of safety.   After that, how ever many circuits you choose to use is up to you.  This as with capital investment in buying gear you can grow with as opposed gear to get you thru today's efforts.
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David Buckley

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Re: Bulgin 8 pin question
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2007, 06:52:06 AM »

Brians's suggestions good.  Socapex is almost certainly the connector of choice, but they are heavy and expensive.

Lower cost suggestions would be Harting connectors, or possibly QM series connectors.  Both these connectors suffer from the drawback that you cant just buy a plug and a socket, you need to work out which bits you need.
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