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Are the electrics in my studio safe?
Old 27th January 2004
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Are the electrics in my studio safe?

I have a small studio and I share it with someone else. We are worried that the elecetrics might now be safe because we're overpowering them.

Can anyone tell me what is the maximum wattage you can suck out of one plug socket before it gets dangerous? And what are the dangers?

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Old 27th January 2004
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i think its 4, wel i keep it safe with 3 max. and 4 circuits with 6 plug sockets each round and round the CR.
also keep in mind you need grounded and ungrounded plugs. don't know much detail couse my electrician did it for me.
O and try to run the lights also on a different circuit especially when using dimmers.
hope this helps
Old 28th January 2004
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Let's say you don't want more than 10amps being drawn from one socket at a time. Unless your studio has a separate ring-main, you will not want to draw more than 30amp for all equipment on all wall-sockets.
Look on the back of ALL your gear per socket. Note down the POWER CONSUMPTION listed on the back. ADD all power ratings together. Then divide by 220. Voila. you have the current that is being drawn for that socket.

e.g:
Verb 50w
eq 45W
console 150w
amp 130w
preamp 30w

TOTAL = 405 W

405 / 220 = 1.84 Amps

Also check the ratings for any extender leads in the chain, do be careful, consult a pro if in doubt.
Old 28th January 2004
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As I remember, Power (Watts) divided by Volts equals Current (amps), so wouldn't that be 'divide by 110' in the US, Therm? Not being pedantic, just don't want anyone to miscalculate and blow something up!
Old 28th January 2004
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Karambos states he is based in Germany, to my knowledge Germany runs on 220v.

Do not take chances with mains unless you know what you are doing. The power calculation is simple, but please check with a pro if you are still unsure Karambos.
Old 28th January 2004
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Yeah, I did notice that...I was speaking to the rest of the board, just in case there was an American who decided to use the 220 divisor. You know what they're like with numbers, particularly when it comes to adding up votes at elections...heh
Old 28th January 2004
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Originally posted by leckieisagod
Yeah, I did notice that...I was speaking to the rest of the board, just in case there was an American who decided to use the 220 divisor. You know what they're like with numbers, particularly when it comes to adding up votes at elections...heh
They are currently improving it and let install electronic counters by two Republican companies ( Election Systems & Software and Diebold, which products have already been proven to be running irregularly.)
When Walden O´Dell ( chairman of Diebold ) says that he will be doing everything to let Ohio fall to the president 2004, you can take that literally.

But that´s no American specialisation. You can count on manipulated elections throughout the world. As long as the group with the sceptre can easily arrange their establishment ... who would be so naive to assume that they just wouldn´t?

Maybe companies like Cranesong should be engaged to think over a solid, near to waterproof vote counter ... with balanced line outputs.

Ruphus
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