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Alex Marine

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Your Power Systems
« on: August 15, 2007, 04:46:57 am »

ok ok so if all these photo postings are not annoying enough.... I want to see what you all are using to power your system....

distro
power conditioner
strip
ext. cord

show me your ways

if you could include how many watts your pushing.

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 01:05:04 pm »

Let's see. Standard rackmount "Middle Atlantic" power strips in the processing racks, and metal quadboxes with edison outlets in the amp racks. All amp racks take an L5-20 inlet for power mounted on the i/o panel. Amp racks and such are supplied with either a 25, 50, or 100' 12/3 SOOW cord of which I have about 400 feet of. There are a few 15' SJOOW cords I use for stage power drops for musicians's pedalboards and such. Main stage power is handled by a 40' long 12/3 SOOW cord with quadboxes mounted with one of them at 4' in, and the other at the end of the cord for stage left and stage right power.

http://srforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/fa/9853/0/6538/

From there it goes to one of my distros. The main distro has 4 20 amp circuits and 4 edison outlets and is supplied by a 60' section of 6/4 feeder.

The other B system distro is built like a small suitcase so it can carry it's own 50' of 10/4 feeder. It is equipped with 2 20 amp circuits and 1 15 amp convenience outlet.

index.php/fa/10814/0/

Oh, wattage wise the A rig that uses the main distro is 6kw to subs and 2kw to tops and 1.5kw to monitors (if I am only doing 2 mixes)

B system that uses the smaller suitcase distro is 1kw to subs, 600w to tops and 600w to monitors.
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 07:49:25 pm »

nice Tom!

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 09:26:36 pm »

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The brown ones are wired for lighting, the white ones are wired for sound. This is very advanced; if you don't understand why (only
if you're very knowlegabel) this is safe I can't explain it to you.

I have no formal relationship with the company that makes these other than a paycheck every month, but its 1099 so it should be okay. I hope that's not against the rules of the forum, if it is, haven't you ever changed lanes without signaling?

PS, can someone recomend a sub that costs about $100 is good for about 1000 people?
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 10:12:53 pm »

E. Lee Dickinson wrote on Wed, 15 August 2007 21:26

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The brown ones are wired for lighting, the white ones are wired for sound. This is very advanced; if you don't understand why (only
if you're very knowlegabel) this is safe I can't explain it to you.

I have no formal relationship with the company that makes these other than a paycheck every month, but its 1099 so it should be okay. I hope that's not against the rules of the forum, if it is, haven't you ever changed lanes without signaling?

PS, can someone recomend a sub that costs about $100 is good for about 1000 people?
Only if you'll tell us what mic you use for kick.

Mac
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2007, 11:09:37 pm »

Here's my home-made distro that I've been using for several years.

I fished an old 3-phase panel out of the dumpster when we closed down one of our plants, painted it yellow, added camlok's, meters, etc. and it's served me well for several years.  (Currently only using it as a single-phase panel, but I equipped it with the third hot leg input and left a provision for doubling up on the neutral easily in the future.
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2007, 11:14:43 pm »

Here's a close-up of the metering section.  I used current transformers and a triac arrangement to switch the ammeter between legs.
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2007, 07:03:57 pm »

anyone else?

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2007, 09:08:56 pm »

This is one of many of our distros... it's the same exact size as our amp racks to make truck packing easier. Panels are made by Motion Labs.

It's also on wheels, although it's pretty light.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n171/njsoundman/SPL/D32.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n171/njsoundman/SPL/D31.jpg
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 09:12:09 pm »

At this gig I had 2400 for mains, 1400 on the sub and 1200 watts for monitors.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/avkid/Demos/100_1964.jpg

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2007, 11:05:02 pm »

Thats not electricity...?

But anyway,
This is my main feeder for the distro:
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/PHD/PHD589/200068137-001.jpg


The coil steps up the voltage so it doesnt drop over a distance. Smile

Here's the main panel to switch the distro on and off:

http://andrew.mcguckin.us/images/screw_fuses.jpg
(Also an alt. output for 220v!)

And then that goes to the main breaker panel:

http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/p/pd5.jpg

And then that finally fans out to everything else:

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That more or less sums up my distro. Razz Laughing




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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 11:12:02 pm »

Evan Kirkendall wrote on Wed, 22 August 2007 23:05

Thats not electricity...?

How about this Evan?
index.php/fa/10953/0/

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2007, 11:12:57 pm »

Phil LaDue wrote on Wed, 22 August 2007 23:12

Evan Kirkendall wrote on Wed, 22 August 2007 23:05

Thats not electricity...?

How about this Evan?
index.php/fa/10953/0/


Thats better. Razz




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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007, 12:10:58 am »

Evan Kirkendall wrote on Wed, 22 August 2007 23:05



But anyway,
This is my main feeder for the distro:
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/PHD/PHD589/200068137-001.jpg

Evan


Hey Evan, you should really figure-8 that feeder so you don't get any induction. Smile

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 12:20:00 am »

Hey Phil, just curious, what are these channels you labeled "Comp" on your board? Are they compressor returns? Why are you using this configuration?

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2007, 12:27:31 am »

Computer(MacBook Pro through Whirlwind pcDI)
I write way too huge to fit the whole word on there.

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2007, 10:02:46 pm »

freakin hilarious.  nearly my first ever coffee on the screen moment.  thanks for that.

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2007, 01:40:18 am »

Gabe Nahshon wrote on Fri, 24 August 2007 22:02

freakin hilarious.  nearly my first ever coffee on the screen moment.  thanks for that.

gabe


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Good job, but you need to spit the coffee on both the monitor and keyboard to get your official "Geri O coffee award".

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2007, 10:48:29 pm »

I've posted these before, but I'll never pass up an opportunity to brag about what Paul, Gary & I have accomplished...

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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2007, 10:51:18 pm »

Much nicer than what they supplied us in China...

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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2007, 01:23:49 am »

So much for "close cover before striking."
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2007, 11:59:10 pm »

Andrew Broughton wrote on Wed, 29 August 2007 19:48

I've posted these before, but I'll never pass up an opportunity to brag about what Paul, Gary & I have accomplished...


Spectacular setup - but not fair! Sad

Those distros represent an A-list investment - probably greater than many of us have in our entire rigs.
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2007, 08:49:46 am »

I walk into the bar and turn on the two furmans controlling FOH and amp rack. Oh and Damnit, I gotta flip the breakers to get the lights on so I can see what I'm doin'. Smile ...squint will be here in a few. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Your Power Systems
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2007, 10:04:21 pm »

This is what I use

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