What is a Distro Box?
Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:44 PM
Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:26 PM
you'd usually run 100amp or 60amp whips off the distro out to your lunchboxes (smaller power boxes which splits that 100 amps down into 20amp edison plugs) or directly into the larger lights that require higher amperage to run.
basically each box simply breaks the overall power of your genny/house power into smaller, and more manageable plugs.
hope this helps
Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:11 AM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:49 AM
By a qualified electrician!
the distro gets wired into the house.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:36 PM
That makes much more sense now, thanks! If you running off a house, where would the distro get wired into? So that it gets all or most of the power from the house.
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