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Black cube taps

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by gafftapegreenia, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    Black cube taps, who makes em?
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Lex Products.
     
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    They usually have dark green ones for sale at hardware stores. Its usually close enough to black.
     
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    http://www.goodbuyguys.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/11/products_id/405

    Sadly, they're only 14awg. But that works for most things that will use a cube tap. So you can put 3 500W instruments on this thing.

    The owner of goodbuyguys is a member on this forum, but he doesn't post. Plus, he runs a tight ship, and donates time and gear to my old high school.

    (and he scared the crap out of me with this, but that's for another thread.)
     
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    you have to keep in mind 14awg is rated for 15 amps. An edison plug is only rated for 15 amps. A 20 amp rated edison has a horizontal blade on the neutral.
     
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    Don't worry guys, these would be used with SeaChangers, and 3 SeaChangers are not going to draw 15 amps.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    The orange ones and a can of black spray paint works wonders. That's what "the world's largest lighting supplier" does.
     
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    Thats the way i do it most of the time. If it isnt going to be seen i just leave it orange.
     
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    Funny they give the thing a "gauge" rating as they contain no wire! (Yes, late one night, I widdled one apart... I forget the circumstances.. ;) ) I guess it's rating is based on the prong configuration which is for 15 amp. From what I remember, the flat metal inside it looked thicker that what I would consider 14, although judging flattened out pieces of metal as what a round wire might have been is probably not my strong point!
     
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    The 15 amp rating probably also has to do with the material they make them out of.
     
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    There is only one true way to find out, though strongly not recommended. Plug in 2 1k pars and see if it starts to smoke :D.
     
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    Have fun with that one. Hope you enjoy the fireworks.
     
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    The way these things are built, I doubt you would smoke one with two 1k pars plugged into it... BUT--- If you were to use one on a show, put 20 amps through it, and there was a fire, you can be darn sure you would get sued! So, don't.

    As for use on equipment drawing less than 15 amps, but on a 20 amp breaker, well, this subject has been hashed and rehashed. There is a recent thread about the 15 vs 20 amp Edison plugs that I think would apply to this as well.
     
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    Finally black cube taps. No more orange, green, or brown. :grin:
     

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    Lex Products also sells Black Cube Taps.
     
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    how much are the LEX ones though? These can be had for $250 per 100
     
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    That's a lot of cube taps...
     
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    I'd be willing to make the purchase if someone else wants some. Except I don't see a link to them.
     
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    Lex has had them for years, what's wrong with green otherwise store bought?
     

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