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How many dimmers, Chino?

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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    How many dimmers are there in this photo?
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    Bonus points for explaining the reference in the thread title.

    As always, students only for one week.
     
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  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Some posts, not relevant to the thread topic, have been deleted. Involved parties should have received an "alert" message.
     
  3. chausman

    chausman Chase Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    I'm guessing 22. 6 in the light grey box, 8 in each black box on the floor. No particular reason other than dimners usually travel in multiples of 2/4 and given the handles, the small ones are meant to be portable-ish.
     
  4. josh88

    josh88 Remarkably Tired. Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    For a moment I was trying to figure out how you have .6 of a dimmer but then it started to make sense.
     
  5. techieman33

    techieman33 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's just one 22.6K dimmer?
     
  6. Amiers

    Amiers I wear 6 headphones. I'm that Good!!

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    I counted 42

    12 each in the black boxes = 24

    18 in the silver box

    Totals 42.

    Bonus question:

    Housed in the Chino Prison. First thing that popped in my head hehe.
     
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    bdkdesigns Active Member Fight Leukemia

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    Can we guess the reference? I'm thinking that it could be a very "cool" reference.
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    NO,No,no, a "cool" reference involves hard boiled eggs and a failure to communicate.
    @Amiers 18 in the silver box!!!!! All I can say is son, you're young. Unless you were talking about the silvery road case on the right.
     
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    Uhm, I was a student when I used to use a dimmer box exactly like the blue-ish one pictured, including missing one plastic handle. Does that count?
     
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    30.

    6 of the resistance style in the top of the picture.

    2 x 12 packs digital on the ground.

    Over course that DMX line looks like it goes to the road case off the right corner, so could be another 48 rack over there... who knows...
     
  11. Amiers

    Amiers I wear 6 headphones. I'm that Good!!

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    If I say yes do I get bonus points for miscounting on the top left dimmer.

    If there truly is only 6 in the top left dimmer. Why the other 12 plugs on the right.
     
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    Truly you can tell us just how many load lines are patched to the blue box?
     
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    The 6 handles control the mechanical reistance, on for each circuit. Note the breaker switches below each. The 12 stage pin sockets are your outputs. They are paired. 2 for each dimmer.
     
  14. Amiers

    Amiers I wear 6 headphones. I'm that Good!!

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    So they are breakers. The picture makes it look like they are also stage pins too.
     
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    venuetech Well-Known Member

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    can any students name the type of dimmers in the bristol blue box?
     
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    Pops. Realized I may have answered a question early
     
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    petercav17 Active Member Fight Leukemia

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    Rheostats?
     
  18. Scenemaster60

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    The dimmers in the blue box are autotransformers. Given their physical size, I would guess between 2k and 3k each. Looks like Superior Electric to me, but that's only an educated guess.
     
  19. DavidNorth

    DavidNorth ETC Rigging General Manager Premium Member Fight Leukemia Departed Member

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    We gave students enough time, correct? If not, please delete this.

    There are 6 dimmers in the blue box [I believe] but do not know the manufacturer.

    The two black packs are LMI or ETC [depending on year made] L86 portable packs. If you have ever carried one, you question the term, "portable." Based on the fact that there are 20A stage pin plugs laying on top of them, I would guess they are either 12x20A dimmers or 24x10A dimmers. Hard to tell from the pics, but I think there are breakers on the modules both on the left side and the center which lends it to 10A dimmers.

    As such, I venture that there are a total of 54 dimmers.
     
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    Yes, the gray/blue box is a "portable" six-pack of autotransformers. Portable, for the 1960's that is.
     

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