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The Distro by Dave

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I have been asked to write a few words about my distro.

Power distribution is an important aspect that is often overlooked. A great deal of the time a purchase or rental of a piece of equipment is made with no consideration for its power requirements.

We needed to offer a solution.

The first thing that we did was look around and see what was being done. What kinds of problems were there? How were they being solved?

I settled in on one big problem. How do you not blow up a light bar when someone accidentally plugs the wrong Socapex into your 208/240 Volt distro.

My answer to that was to adapt the configuration. By changing the pin combinations in the Break In & Break Out I was able to provide the 6 circuits of 208/240 Volt without the potential. I will explain.

A standard light bar configuration of Pin 1 Hot, Pin 2 Neutral, Pin 13 ground would make up circuit "1". This triangle would continue around the connector. In my configuration Pins 1 & 2 are Phase "A"; Pins 3 & 4 are Phase "B"; Pins 13 & 14 are ground. So, circuit "1" would be made of Pins 1, 3, & 13; circuit "2" would be Pins 2, 4, & 14. This twisted triangle would continue around the connector.

Although this requires proprietary Break Outs, it eliminates potential hazards/disasters during loadin.

Our current model has gone through several years of design and upgrades, but always containing my unique pin configuration.

We call it "The Distro by Dave". Check out this impressive list of features:

  • Dual 225 Amp Mains Breakers

  • 20 Amp CarlingSwitch Branch Circuit Protection

  • CamLoks In & Out - Field Switchable 5 Wire 208V to 4 Wire 240V

  • Power Input Test Points / Indicator Lamps

  • 2 - 6 Circuit Socapex 120 Volt

  • 6 - 6 Circuit Socapex 208/240 Volt

  • 3 - 50A Hubbell

  • 3 - L6-20

  • 2 - L6-15

  • 4 - Edison Courtesy

  • Fully Enclosed 14 Ga Steel Construction

  • Powder Coat Blue Finish

  • Rack Mountable 12U space

  • Dimensions 20.75"H x 17"W x 22"D

  • Rack Ears 12U

  • Weight


For those of you who purchase your Break Outs through a third party, my distro can be pinned to your specific configuration.

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