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Electricide
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Need help with mobile rack power Reply with quote

Hey TOMB. Been a real long time. Hopefully somebody can point me in the right direction.

I am assembling some mobile rack for mobile audio (a symetrix 12x8 and a break out box, connected by DANTE).

I want to put the processor in a 2U rack. I will need to plug that into the venue's power, somehow. It would make SENSE to ME if there were a rack-mount surge suppressor that had the outlets on the INSIDE of the rack, where your equipment's power plugs are, and a switch and the plug on the OUTSIDE of the rack, so you can just plug into an outlet or extension cord and flip the switch.

However, I'm finding that 99% of rack mount power strips have the outlets AND the plug on the inside. Probably meant for permanent racks in a studio. Useless for mobile however, unless you are drilling holes in your flight case.

Best I could find is this, but it has 16 pigtails on it!
http://www.tripplite.com/16-outlet-1u-rack-mount-ac-charger-power-strip-120v-15a-15-ft-cord~PS1916D1U/

Alternatively, I'd accept a male power plug that could be panel mounted, so the venue's extension cord just plugs directly into the rack panel.

Anybody have any experience or insight building mobile audio rigs?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with mobile rack power Reply with quote

Look for FURMAN power strips.

http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=01&id=ClassicSeries_15A

They have what you need.
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Scodiddly
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with mobile rack power Reply with quote

Mostly people use something like this:

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=5239&section=41854&minisite=10251
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Electricide
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with mobile rack power Reply with quote

All of the furman products have the power cable coming out the back, which doesn't help with an enclosed road case.

I did see some Edison plugs, but I'm trying to find something that will take up a 1U rackspace and doesn't involve custom panel making.

I am buying a knockout 12 XLR panel, and I'm looking now at the Neutrik PowerCon stuff, which would mount right in. Get a powercon to edison plug for plugging it into the venue.

Just have to figure how to wire/plug stuff in on the inside....
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