What is BAC Cable?
Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:41 PM
Excuse the simplistic question but I can't find this anywhere, what is BAC cable?
It's used in various studios, I used it in shepperton where we fed three phase .2 BAC into 63a breakout boxes, but, what is BAC? What does it stand for, who distributes it?
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:30 PM
Not that it matters.. I just thought for something that's used in larger studios (all over Shepperton) for power distribution there would be more information on it, no one really seems to know where it comes from, it's just, there.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:17 AM
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:48 AM
I can't understand the new colour coding in the UK. I'm sure there's a good reason behind it...
I don't think there was any logic behind the change - just necessary for the UK to fall into line with what Europe wants to do.
Unfortunately in the real world it just means everyone has to learn two systems, and as for the 'blue' and 'black' having now swapped functions...
Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:29 AM
Single phase 240V was always blue (neutral) and brown (live), whereas 3-phase was red, yellow and blue, with earth being green or green and yellow in all cases.
As our previous correspondent correctly points out, black, grey, brown and blue, in concert with a huge installed base of red yellow and blue, is just absolutely crazy. I don't think anyone believes it's anything other than a terrible idea.