file Big amps on 13A Sockets/32A ring main

9 years 9 months ago #10099 by levyte357
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Heated debates on SP at the moment regarding this very topic.

Many people suggest "replacing" plug fuse with something else if using heavy duty plug, and > 13A is needed, and "protection" is on a distro.

Apparently this has been going on in Sound/PA world for years.

Would like to hear opinions from all camps.

\"When in Vegas, do as the vegasians do\".

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9 years 9 months ago #10100 by saul
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have you blown a 13a fuse yet?
smiley17

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9 years 9 months ago #10104 by ionkontrol
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Nah, just wire it into the 42amp cooker ring, then you're cooking.

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9 years 9 months ago #10106 by mykey-
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it seems that all the newbie/youngsters are super safety aware, right across the board not only in sound, not a bad thing, but i think the whole world is going mad what with suing and safety bla bla bla

I have seen it done, I have done it

@Saul, I have seen many times, the backs of 13amp plugs being blown off LOL

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9 years 9 months ago #10107 by mykey-
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the guys seems embarrassed no and has changed his mind?

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9 years 9 months ago #10108 by mykey-
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Ionkontrol wrote: Nah, just wire it into the 42amp cooker ring, then you're cooking.

it's what was always done. I did that at carnival 1994, on Oxford gardens, the women's kitchen was right next to the set smiley1 I wonder if that was the reason we were to keep up with turbo sound with less than a quarter of the kit they had

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9 years 9 months ago #10109 by saul
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mykey- wrote: it seems that all the newbie/youngsters are super safety aware, right across the board not only in sound, not a bad thing, but i think the whole world is going mad what with suing and safety bla bla bla


well of course, the problem isn't the safety aspect, it's the covering your back post accident. which is insane

You know that if it went wrong, you'd be in deep **** if your found using non-standard methods of current protection.

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9 years 9 months ago #10110 by mykey-
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the answer is do it if it's your back/gig

don't DARE do it if it's corporate

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9 years 9 months ago #10111 by levyte357
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mykey- wrote: the answer is do it if it's your back/gig

don't DARE do it if it's corporate


Fact of the matter is, have heard of this going on with big sound systems from year dot.

Mykey regarding tapping into the "kitchen supply", I have heard of various techniques.

Question is, how could you tap in there, and leave faceplate on?

Sparkie also told me "something" about the plug socket on these cooker switchplates, is this true ?

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9 years 9 months ago #10114 by bee
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you just kill the main switchboard to the cooker, most houses are on a seperate ring. Then take off face plate, connect to wires. re turn on power to socket. job done......

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