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If you're a master electrician, production electrician, or just a guy nicknamed "Sparky" then this group is for you.

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Power Distribution Questions

Started by Zebutron. Last reply by Vince Laxton Dec 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Tricks of the trade.

Started by Vince Laxton. Last reply by Vince Laxton Mar 14, 2010. 5 Replies

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Comment by Allan Nathan on May 2, 2011 at 6:54pm

Just to spread the wisdom around, substitute lamps may cause more work than necessary.


I ordered MSD 250/2's from a vendor, and they suggested ASD 250/2's because the MSD 250/2's were on back-order. I approved it, and the order was shipped. Three days later, I've got (2) of them that won't lamp back on after striking only once. I've got (1) that exploded in a fixture, and I've got (2) that don't strike upon initial lamp-on.


If you were ever wondering about using substitutes-- don't use 'em.

Comment by Crystal M. Lee on April 25, 2011 at 11:55am

Anyone out there an expert on streaming ACN/e1.31? I need some guidance/have some questions for creating a large network with more than 16 universes.

Comment by Richard Cadena on August 30, 2010 at 11:27am
From Karl Ruling at ESTA:

Draft Guide for Luminaire Inspection Now Available for Review
BSR E1.32 - 201x, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Luminaires, is available for public review at through 25 October 2010. The document is intended to provide guidance in the inspection of stage and studio luminaires used in the entertainment industry to evaluate their safety and any needed maintenance. An employer could write his own safety inspection procedures from scratch as part of his duty to provide a safe workplace, but borrowing from or adopting the final version of this document might be easier and lead to a better set of procedures.

The public review is over when the "Review End Date" shown on the website of October 26, 2010 starts. Comments should be submitted before then.

Reviewers also are requested to look for protected intellectual property in the document. ESTA does not intend to adopt any standard that requires the use of protected intellectual property, unless the use of that property is essential for technical reasons, and can be licensed and used by anyone without prejudice or preference for a reasonable fee. If any protected intellectual property is seen in the document, reviewers are asked to point it out in their comments.

For more information, please contact:

Karl G. Ruling
Technical Standards Manager
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001

Comment by Dusty Durst on July 13, 2010 at 12:35am
I am currently looking to relocate to Fla. west central to be near my family, any leads in that direction would be very much appreciated.
Comment by Richard Cadena on July 12, 2010 at 10:40am
Hi Ismael,

Welcome to our cozy little group.
Comment by Ismael Santell on July 12, 2010 at 7:51am
Hello, receive a warm greeting from the sunny island of Puerto Rico!!! And thanks to my good friend Felix Declet for the invitation.
Comment by Richard Cadena on June 16, 2010 at 5:51am
Hi Marshall and welcome to the group. The meter I have is a Fluke 43B. It's a single-phase meter with display that shows the waveforms and measures voltage, current, power, power factor, harmonic distortion, and more. Steve Terry from ETC suggested that the three-phase meter was a better choice so you could monitor all three phases plus the neutral at once. But they cost over $5K. I paid $2K for the 43B and it's worth every bit of that.
Comment by Marshall Sweeten on June 16, 2010 at 5:00am
Morning Richard. What exactly is that quality meter brand/model#?. I have to get one. Having just joined, I look forward to all correspondence. Thanks, Marshall Sweeten
Comment by Keith S Woods on March 18, 2010 at 10:13am
Hey Richard, been off sunning myself and just got hold of this thread. That will be a handy meter for film techs.....300 Image 80s later at a power factor correction of 1.7.....
Comment by Don Lanier on March 13, 2010 at 12:10pm
Interested to see the results also Richard, with every new invention comes the mysterious harmonic effect....

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