interesting post to a fustrating problem when building equipment.it seems everything takes a special screwdriver to do a good job
and most chinese fasteners on duplex recepticles are junk.some time the kindest thing you can do is throw away the oem screws and use some good usa material. if...
i will give this a look on the next work night, anything is posible. given the robust nature of the hti lamp plug connector i will be suprised if its the solution but happy to not be replacing ignightors
no arc sound at all , its the pits hearing this happen over the intercom while involved with the other parts of the show.
failure mode went like this
ld spot light three wont light but i hear arcing
me remove cover and see whats happening
arc is jumping to ground out back of bulb...
one of my arc-lite series 2 longthrow spot failed to ignight, it uses a hti 400w 24v lamp.
problem seems to be no high voltage start arc. anyone with experence with this problems.
fuse is good and unit has line voltage.
maybe a fuse in ballast???? replace /repair ignightor board...
well you need to plan well ahead, like a year or more in advance,motel room are hard to find. i spend all my time on the production(1 and 1/2 weeks of vacation time)
my part of the shaw has a crew of 25 plus people in it for sound, lighting,com special effects and pyro busy busy week:)
hi all i am ken long and serve as lighting and tech director for the happy canyon night show as part of the pendleton round up.
i have been doing this over 30 yrs
i am also a lisenced pyro tech and supervisary eletrician in the state of oregon.
very happy to have discovered the forum...