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Cyberlight Scanner running 220 volts

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by koimystic, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. koimystic

    koimystic Member

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    I have a cyberlight scanner that is made to run at 220 volts. Is there anyway to convert 120 volts up to 220 volts? Of modify the light? Otherwise it is useless because we don't have any 220 power running in the theater. Thanks for the help!
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    The Cyberlight can only run on 208-230V. Consult an electrician, as it may be easier than you think to find a 220V source of power.
     
  3. koimystic

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    OK, Thanks. Would it be worth wiring a 220 volt line for this light? It has been broken for a while and it works now and it would be our only moving light in the room. Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    Do you have air conditioning in the theatre?

    It's relevant, I swear.
     
  5. koimystic

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    Yes, and the theater seats about a thousand so it is a pretty big room. Are you saying it gives off a lot of heat?
     
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    I suspect that he's saying that there's going to be 220 volts for the AC.
     
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    TimMiller Well-Known Member

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    there is always 220 you can steal off the dimmers
     
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    1. Get a qualified electrician to do the work.
    2. Does it freak anyone else out to see a Cyberlight called a scanner?

    Mike
     
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    yes it does freak me out to see a cyberlight called a scanner, its a moving mirror, scanners are usually little DJ toys that do not even accept DMX.
     
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    They do make step-up transformers you can just plug in that will allow you to take the voltage up to the 200V range. It will cost you around $100.
     
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    Finding a step-up transformer large enough to power a 1200 watt theatrical fixture is going to be difficult and way more expensive than $100. Most of those transformers you find at radio shack and the like can only do about 50 watts, and then those which say 1500 watts if you'll read closely are for "heating loads" only, like a hairdryer because it only works properly with purely resistive loads. A cyberlight fixture is not a purely resistive load and therefore wont work on one of those units. That and I'd never trust a Cyberlight fixture to a $100 unit I got at Radio Shack or on the internet.
     
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    The one I was refering to was not from Radio Shack and I know what your mean as far as the resistive and inductive loads. Also I'm not sure but Martin or High End used to sell then as an accessorie but I don't think they still do. Maybee it would be cheaper then an electrical run, however it seems like a lot of trouble for one light, why even bother with one light??? Who uses one you need at least two to be practical at all in my opinion.
     
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    Like these

    Voltage Valet Heavy Duty Step Up Transformer TU150UL - tran - RadioShack.com

    250W Grounded Step Up Converter - RadioShack.com

    Just make sure that you get one that can handle the power requirements of the equipment that you want to use it with. Those two will handle 150W and 250W respectively (According to the specs) but even that isnt enough for a device that needs 1200W. FO rthat you will probably have to go to a specialist/Indutrial supplier like this

    http://bargainoffers.com/catalog/seven-star-tc1500-1500-watt-step-down-voltage-converter-p-146.html
     
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