The most common electrical connector
used for conventional
lighting fixtures. Also known as "stagepin
," "2P&G," "slip," "Bates
," and "GSP." The first pin connectors were made by Kliegl Bros.
in the 1920s. In the 1930s, Union Connector
made the connector for Bates Electric in Hollywood. Although the 20amp version is most common, 60amp and 100amp versions are available, and primarily used in the film/video industry.
For a 20A-2P&G Stage Pin Connector:
Hot = Black wire
= pin (or socket
) farthest away from middle pin
= White wire = pin (or socket) nearest the middle pin
Ground = Green wire = pin (or socket) in the middle (identified by "GR" in the photos below)
It is important to note that the 60A and 100A have a different wiring configuration than the 20A version.
20A Male Stage Pin Connector unassembled:
's Dual Termination Connector, from http://www.theatricalprojections.com...P3185C386.aspx
For discussion, see the threads http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/lighting/614-installation-stage-pin-plug-cable-plus-history.html
, and http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/lighting/6597-crimp-connector-crimper.html
See also the Collaborative Article: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/c...stage-pin.html