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Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by Grog12, Jun 5, 2009.
As an impromtu QotD What is another name for this device besides threefer?
The only other name I know for them makes allusion to an establishment for the solicitation of the services of women of ill repute, certainly not appropriate for a family-centric forum.
Are you going to share this, alleged, alternate name with us, Grog?
Think Rubix (sp.)
I've actually (right or wrong) heard these called Duck Paddles before.
three-fer block at a local theatre yesterday. I apologize for the poor picture.
This theatre also has their building original trough style striplights leaning in a corner!
Block? or am I thinking of something different as the pic is gone from the original post, I am thinking about the one that is a flat, larger version of a Stagepin, with one side male and the other three sides female....brown in color and material...
Oh wow. Yes, I haved worked with those before. Scary on the inside and make for very interesting cabling on the electric. Gross!
I guess what matters is the male end of this device. Where I have seen these, the male end has been a 60 amp stagepin, with the 60A circuits being run by 6,000 watt dimmers. Works great electrically for plugging multiple lights into a 60A circuit...except for the lack of 20A protection.
Unless I was in a theatre with 6000 watt dimmers, I'd use the pictured "three-fer block" with a 20 amp male stagepin plug only.
call it an "x-splitter"? Not that it really looks like an X but it would certainly indicate a difference from the "y-splitter" assuming you are using that term as well
Y-cable, Y-style, V-style, and W-style. Three-way block or three-fer are perfectly acceptable, descriptive, and "clean" names.
Let's not compound your "mistake" further by adding a non-industry standard term like "x-splitter".
Separate names with a comma.