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Control/Dimming ETC Sensor D20 dimmer modules

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Saunier, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Saunier

    Saunier Member

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    Hello, if anyone has ETC D-20 dimmers for sale it would be helpful to fill up our dimmer rack.
    Also, how often should the packs be cleaned if ever?

    Thanks!
     
  2. icewolf08

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    D20 Dimmers can be purchased from any ETC dealer, however, if you want used, you should check places like gearsource and solaris. When you say fill up your racks, how do you mean, why is your rack not full? Also are the empty slots wired to raceways or drop boxes (or anywhere that the circuits can be used)? Oh yeah, please tell me that you don't just have open slots, but have Air Flow Modules in them!

    As for cleaning, you should clean the air filters and the racks every 400 operational hours.
     
  3. Saunier

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    Yes there are Air Flow Moduals. When the architects needed to save money they started to cut dimmers and now all of the circuits cannot be used at the same time. See, they thought this was just a high school auditorium, its a community theatre attached to a high school middle school complex.
     
  4. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Like Icewolf, I'd suggest buying new additional D20 modules, and perhaps some CC20s also. I doubt you're going to find used modules for sale NOT in a rack or a pack, which will drive the price up. I know of only one case where Sensor dimmers were removed and replaced with another brand, and the venue has regretted the decision ever since.

    You might check with Litetrol.
     
  5. Saunier

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    We need 14 more. Which would be cheaper? CC20 or D20
     
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    Does it make a difference if i said the dimmers are going to drop boxes??
     
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    No. But it does raise the question: Do you understand the whole system?

    Please note that D20 and CCM are NOT the same thing. A D20 is a dual-20amp module. A CCM is a "constant" circuit. It doesn't dim, and isn't controllable at all--it's just a circuit breaker in a module.

    Also, the price on B&H is high. Just so you know.

    --Sean
     
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    I might have about 40 available in 2 months if you are interested. Where are you located?
     
  9. Saunier

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    We are located in NW Ohio in a town called Van Wert. Our theatre wesite is npacvw.org if you want to check us out. You will want to talk to the TD, he handles all the buying of equipment.
     
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    Not for nothing, but B&H (assuming B&H Photo, in NYC) is not listed on the ETC website as an authorized dealer.

    I would stick with authorized to facilitate warranty problems, if any.

    Steve B.
     
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    Let me get this straight - they gave audio world a PM5D and a bunch of JBL's pseudo-line-array, and screwed you over on dimmers?
     
  12. waynehoskins

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    Um, the website lists you as TD.

    I'm growing increasingly confused. 5D, VRX, and then Express 4896 with Emphasis and partially-filled Sensor racks? Dimmers cut to save money but you got the Emphasis system?
     
  13. Saunier

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    Hugh Saunier is my dad. Back to my point where the architects thought this was just a high school auditorium. This is a community theatre so National acts are being booked here and we have to rent lighting equipment. I can do a lot of stuff with the equipment but making LDs happy with their plot is difficult. The sound, Hugh really enforced better designing. They was originally gonna hang community R2's for front of house mains and have a 16 ch Mackie for FOH. Its not urgent to fill the racks with all dimmers but it would be very useful.


    Thanks for the input :)
     
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    Wow. What kinda monkey business is someone running? Community R2s? Not even an HS auditorium should end up with those for an indoor install.
     
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    And tell us, Derek, just which venue was that?

    :)

    ST
     
  16. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Please see this thread.
     
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    I have two or four D20's i have no use for. They were traded out in an install for some CC20's. They are in perfectly good working condition and about 4 years old, but they came off of two circuits that were not ever used.
     

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