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#1 Jeremy M Lundborg

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:51 PM

Hoping to get the attached plug identified so that I may rent cables accordingly.

My guess is hubbell of some sort but the said it was a 100amp tie-in and wasn't sure that type of cable would hold that load.

Any ids or points in the right direction would be extremely helpful.


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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:53 PM

That's nowhere near 100 Amps, probably more like 30 if it's power at all. At the studios, oddball twist locks are often used for the red wigwag lights that warn traffic that the stage they're passing is on a bell. In industrial applications, that kind of connector is sometimes used for motor controls, to keep them from accidentally getting plugged into AC power. What kind of building is this? Perhaps someone there has something that plugs into it. It doesn't quite look like any of the current NEMA L-series:

http://www.internati...asp?item=L530-C




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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:54 PM

That's a CS- series, non-NEMA device, 3 pole 4 wire. Should be a number on it, did you verify voltage? I can't positively match the directions of the slots on the face in your image. It's one of these: http://www.hubbellon...t/pdf/h/h34.pdf If what they are saying is correct, then the mating plug would be a CS-6365. Tie-in would be through 6ga feeder, 50a per leg.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:58 PM

That's a CS- series, non-NEMA device, 3 pole 4 wire. Should be a number on it, did you verify voltage? I can't positively match the directions of the slots on the face in your image. It's one of these: http://www.hubbellon...t/pdf/h/h34.pdf If what they are saying is correct, then the mating plug would be a CS-6365. Tie-in would be through 6ga feeder, 50a per leg.



The (CS6369A) seems to be the one. There was nothing written on any of the electric and the location, more of a concert venue than studio, had no idea what the plug was except that crews 'usually tie-in here'.
There was a small bit of writing that helped me deduce it was wired to (2) 50amp breakers in the main box, which is where they came up with 100amps.

Thank you for your responses.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:28 PM

Most commonly found in use at: convention centers; hotel ballrooms/conference rooms; construction sites. Usually feeds a spider box, like these: http://cepnow.com/pd_g-series.htm
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

Most commonly found in use at: convention centers; hotel ballrooms/conference rooms; construction sites. Usually feeds a spider box, like these: http://cepnow.com/pd_g-series.htm



Anyone have an idea of where to find this type connection and complimentary spider box or variant around Los Angeles?
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

Not being on the west coast, it's hard for me to offer more specific assistance. I'd start with construction equipment rental yards. Maybe a company that supplies rental equipment for large corporate events? Then I'd try generator rental companies that don't typically supply "movie quiet" units, Caterpillar, Onan/Cummins, etc. Worst case, buy the CS plug, create a "Y" adapter with two 60A bates females, 60A bates feeders, 60A Woodhead boxes.

Just last week, I saw a portable stage that was fed with feeders and spider boxes, from a 40kw generator (Multipquip) that had panel mounted CS type connectors instead of camloks. So setups like this are in use.
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