2.5 HMI Fresnels
Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:33 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:48 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:53 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:10 PM
Both these options are way safer than what you are talking about. Breakers are there for a reason.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:42 PM
Another idea is that Arri is making "ALF" ballasts that are more efficient that may draw less than 20amps. I don't know, but they might!
Have a good shoot!
Another thought, you said fresnell. I am assuming you want a sharp beam, try to get an "Arri single ended 1200 fresnell" It will be as bright as a standard 2500 frez (double ended). I own 2 of the Arris for that reason! If you need soft light go 1200 par, it's brighter.
Edited by Rich Schaefer, 19 March 2007 - 11:43 PM.
Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:19 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tried attaching the 60amp bates from a 2.5 to a 12/3 cable with a medical grade hubble and then plugging a 2.5 into a standard 20amp circuit.
A 12/3 cable isn't rated for that kind of amperage, you need to use 10 gauge conductors. Using a "Hospital Grade" connector is irrelevant to the task, the rating relates to the material in the connector and the amount of force required to pull it from a mating receptical. If the ballast will auto-adjust to the line voltage, you may be able to power it from a 220v range outlet, or if the location has an electric clothes dryer, the 220v dryer outlet.