1. Any plate containing flush mount receptacles for the purpose of interconnecting lighting, audio, video, or other systems.
2. Now obsolete, due to DPC
, a large metal enclosure containing plugs for circuits and receptacles for dimmers. Sometimes called spaghetti patch, for obvious reasons.
All resembled a telephone operator's switchboard, with the exception of the Ariel Davis/Electro Controls
/Rual Industries Slider Patch.
3. More correctly called "patch bay" or "pin patch
," the right-most compartment of a Sensor 48 or 96-way Touring Rack,
or any touring rack where multi-cable
circuits are patched into dimmers.
Avolites ART2000 Touring Dimmer Rack