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Power boards?

Postby andygriffiths » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi, just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent power board as the ones I have are crap. So what everyone using & where are you buying them from.

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Re: Power boards?

Postby Thirteen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:17 pm

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Re: Power boards?

Postby gigpiglet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:21 pm

i use rack mounted ones from... i cant remember where
8 outlets in a rack though
nice and tidy
ill check when im in tomorrow and let you know

mount one in the back of each of our racks, take the input from a UPS or conditioner depending on whats in the rack
and all is lovely
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Re: Power boards?

Postby Drumstruck » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:34 am

I have about 10 of the Jackson 8 port boards from Bunnings - they're fairly robust (metal case) and the sockets fit well, but I've had 2 burned out on/off switches in the last 5 years.... about $50 each so there's probably better out there
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Re: Power boards?

Postby Kurt » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:40 pm

What constitutes crap? I use whatever I have at hand, from modular rack mount jobbies to $5 reject shop ones. Never really had issues until they get physically damaged and that's only the ones I use for stage power. Frequent plug-in and out, spilt beer, the usual.

I've had more get nicked than fail...

andygriffiths wrote:Hi, just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent power board as the ones I have are crap. So what everyone using & where are you buying them from.

Cheers Andy
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Re: Power boards?

Postby andygriffiths » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Cheap plastic ones. I would like some sort of metal chassis power board, maybe an electrical wholesale shop will sale them.
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Re: Power boards?

Postby Alastair Reynolds » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:11 am

Madison Technology can sell you proper rack mount strips .not cheap however.http://www.madisontech.com.au
And their head office is in Bris-vegas.
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Re: Power boards?

Postby stosostu » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:06 pm

For live sound I use the cheap plastic ones, they do fail but they would get wrecked on stage anyway. In the studio I have some metal chassis rack mounted ones and a heap I bought at an auction for $2.00 by a company called Schiavello Interpower that plug together to make up strips as big or small as you want. I have about 50 of them and about 10 mains cords so I have some mounted verically inside racks and others, jus available to make up power boards as required. Unfortunately, I believe they are no longer being made but if you see some, grab them, they are excellent quality boards.

http://www.schiavello.com.au/pdf/Produc ... rpower.pdf

They are still in that catalogue, so maybe they are still available
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