simplicity wrote:awesome, thanks Josh.
simplicity wrote:I was unsure about the 50 or 100 amp breaker as I've been told different things regarding their total rating... Most of what I've read has said that a double (any size) breaker is still the same size but just 240 volts. Say a double 50A breaker is still MAX a 50A breaker but now it's 240v vs 120v, is that not correct?
simplicity wrote:This is the part that I'm still very unclear on, which is true?:
A. A double 50A breaker has a 50A TOTAL capacity and if either leg of the breakers exceeds that 50A it will trip
B. A double 50A breaker has a 100A TOTAL capacity with each leg capable of 50A and if either breaker exceeds 50A, or a total of 100A between the entire breaker, it will trip
C. Something completely different?
simplicity wrote:So with a double 50 breaker, breaker handles up to 50 amps and then would also power one of the two "hot" legs of the feeder cable, correct?
simplicity wrote:Now isn't the risk with a double breaker that if somehow you overload one leg the entire breaker will trip?
simplicity wrote:Wouldn't it be better to run 2 independant 50 amp breakers but just make sure they're "stacked" or on opposite legs?
simplicity wrote:I can also see it being beneficial when there may not be 2 open slots together.. Maybe not, just kind of thinking out loud..
simplicity wrote:So your set up is like this? (are you using the standard straight blade stove plug?)
Double 50A breaker to a box with a 50A female stove receptical in a box - 50' cable with male stove plug on one end and a female stove plug on the other - male 50A stove plug wired directly to your distro for 100A of 120 single phase?
simplicity wrote:What gauge of cable are you using? Are you using a multi conductor cable say like a 6/4?
simplicity wrote:I'd prefer a twist lock type of connecter to avoid or at least reduce accidental unplugging, wouldn't the connectors below work? Except I can't seem to find them available anywhere..
Peaveypro wrote:Im so glad to finally see the tech level of you guys getting this right...I used to build these before Peaveyand other companies ever thought about it, I must have built 200 of these for Walt Disney company and for Auto shows and made many a working distro in the field for TV and Concerts...first rule of thumb with electricity, NO GUESSING...DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING, AND ALWAYS IF YOUR NOT SURE FIND A REAL ELECTRICIAN TO MAKE SURE ITS RIGHT....
Buy a real quality Multimeter and Amp checker...dont buy the 3.99 radio shack job...get a Fluke, Or GE or a quality meter for accuracy especially when reading or testing Amperage.
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/electri ... ?PID=55986
Use these to test existing outlets in clubs etc, NEVER assume its right, make sure its right, the three little lights are self explanatory, any Home depot or Lowes or Ace etc...about 3 bucks
This little jewel can SNIFF AC current, so if your in a hurry and need to find a dead circuit, there is a version that chases breakers etc..
and I would invest in NON CONDUCTIVE Screwdrivers and Hex wrenches ....
as said before If your not sure, Hire an electrician, ask the Rental Generator company if they have a setup guy and charge it back to your customer, the last thing you want to do is fry Eric Claptons prize custom built amps OR HIM !!!
simplicity wrote:Josh, I have looked into the california connectors and have found, as you've suggested, they're more acceptable and "common", but I typically see them on 3 phase systems since they're designed to be used with 3 phase power. I thought it wasn't "allowed" to not use all blades on a connector? The california connector is made for a 5 wire feed, is it ok to only wire it for single phase?
jamescg wrote:Bartman, where did you get your distro from. Who made the distro and those rack mount units. Where they expensive . I need a large distro like that to feed each amp rack.
ParaProAV wrote:jamescg wrote:Bartman, where did you get your distro from. Who made the distro and those rack mount units. Where they expensive . I need a large distro like that to feed each amp rack.
You can talk to Jim from ampshop.com. He built all my distro equipment and his build quality is excellent. He makes everything you can think of at great prices
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