11:56AM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 12/27/06
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I already have a distributor ( but need to know the basics of connecting it to the power source. I do not have the funds to hire an electrician to work alongside my lighting and audio techs, and I'm at a point where I'm thinking of just taking career electrician classes (just to learn how to be able to draw power from different sources to get to my tech booth and staging equipment powered) if I can't get an idea on how this would be done.

At most venues, they usually have electricians to give me power, but some events (IE weddings) obviously don't since they may be done in homes and I've been having to run 15amp cables all over the house and it's very unprofessional. I'd just like to figure out how to get one main line from the power source to my distro box and I can handle all the electrical loading and balancing from there.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. This has been a dilemna of mine for quite sometime and has caused more than a few headaches in the past.


11:57AM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 12/27/06
2 lifetime posts
Sorry for the broken link, the correct link to my distro is


12:23PM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
They only place that you are guaranteed that much power is to go into the main panel. And even then it might be limited.

Also there are MANY, MANY problems trying to check at the panel.

Among those are lack of space in the panel and the large variety of the different types of connections.

The close that you can do is to have a plug to plug into the FOUR WIRE DYER RECEPTACLE.

It is the NEMA 14-30.

You don't want to try it with the older 3 wire connections (10-30).

But you will be limited to a total of 60 amps.
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