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Smoke IEC Extension

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by iandy, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. iandy

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    I have a small smoke machine which runs off a remote that is connected my IEC.... However the cable is like 2m long and i need much longer!

    If I was to get an IEC extension, which I have just seen you can actually get, Do you think this would work?

    Smoke machine = http://www.lifeismusic.co.uk/lights/Antari-Z-80-Smoke-Machine-1721.aspx


    p.s you can get a wireless remote for it, but we ain't budgeted for it! and its only £50!
     
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  2. porkchop

    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    Quick search for IEC extension yields all kinds of goodies from 2 - 10m in length and top three that I would actually go to to buy all carried the UL stamp, I'd say it'd work fine.
     
  3. iandy

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    Yeah I saw the IEC extensions, just didnt know if they would work! I Might just give it ago!
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    The manual for that is worthless, can you get a picture of the remote and the back of the unit?
     
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    The IEC extensions do work. I used a 25' one to control a smoke machine very close to that model. Worked fine.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Is it just regular line voltage AC power?
     
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    I honestly have no idea. The remote box seemed pretty small and lightweight to have a 120VAC timer in it (it was a timer remote), and the switches didn't seem heavy-duty enough to carry that kind of voltage.
     
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    If you plugged it into the wall and it didn't go into an adapter at some point (like the box in the middle of laptop cords) then it was using A/C Line voltage, if it internally adapts is a question for the manufacture but that's outside of the scope of this thread me thinks
     
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    I've got a fogger that uses IEC for it's control cable. It's a low voltage signal, although not sure what voltage, but I just cut the remote cable in two parts, added edison ends and now just make it however long I want with the edison cable that I have loads of.
     
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    The Chauvet (and likely American DJ) ones actually use the IEC for line voltage control, but use a non-standard pinout. They use the pin that's normally ground for the neutral, and the one that's normally neutral for a switched neutral. The hot is still hot. The remote gets its power between H and G, and has the control triac between N and G. Not quite code compliant, but won't cause fireworks if someone plugs a standard line cord in instead of the fogger.
     
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