electricity

  1. beescores

    Dimmer Electricity "bleed"

    I'm not sure what else to call it but after literal hours of Google I just have no clue. Any tips would be appreciated! -- I have a 6-channel Leprecon LD 360 DMX dimmer pack with 4 fresnels and 2 practicals (normal lamp bulbs) hooked in. They all run correctly and independently on the channels...
  2. Thoms

    Vintage Lighting Old Followspot Help

    Hello everyone, I am a senior and the main theater/everything tech here at school. We have two follow spots that are very old. So I need some replacement parts, one of the focuses are broken, the switches to turn them on are loose, there are many screws missing so that the top is not even...
  3. G

    Using 12V car battery to power converter?

    Hi all, I have a Black Magic SDI to Fiber converter for a camera run and I'd like to power it off a small 12V 7AH battery. Will this work well and for how long would you suppose? As the battery loses juice, will the voltage drop below 12V to a point where it would harm the Black Magic? Thanks
  4. finnb5

    Design Issues and Solutions DIY LED Adventure

    Hello! (See below for a TL;DR) I am a high school student, and I do lighting design for my school. Needless to say, the budget is a little bit tight for our theatre, despite the sports facilities being renovated every year...but that's none of my business. We have a wonderful ETC board which...
  5. C

    Control/Dimming Requirement for fusing an onstage switch?

    I am attempting to explain to a licensed electrician why an onstage switch would need to be fused. In our example, there is a 100A 3-phase (4 wire + ground) feed to the stage, which is directly wired from a 100A 3-pole breaker in a separate panel. That panel is in another room. The box they...