Habib Khan Awan Posted July 27, 2018 Share Posted July 27, 2018 (edited) Hey everyone, ran into a problem with a piece of studio gear yesterday and wanted to ask some of the more knowledgable members before I started going checking everything out. Client ran a 10 hour shoot on the stage yesterday and everything seemed fine. However after the shoot wrapped the DP told me that he had a problem with the Arri 2K fresnel. Seems he had it plugged into our 2K Magic Gadget Pro Dimmer, and when they went to unplug it one of the electricians noticed that the header cable was extremely hot. Then when they unplugged it they saw scorch marks on one of the Edison connector pins. I took a look at the plug itself and was surprised to see that the plug is a 15amp/125v connector, seeing as I was always taught that 2Ks ran at least ~16/17amps. Is this a normal connector for the unit? The Pro Dimmer states that 2K watts is the peak load, and its female Edison connector is also rated for 15amp/125v, but my math says that this shouldn't work because the fixture is pulling more than 15amps at full power. Granted it was on a dimmer and I have no idea how much they dimmed it down, it could'v been enough to put it just at the 15amp limit, but 15amp shouldn't scorch the pins. Could this be as simple as a dirt/dust in the female plug, or possibly just a loose connection in the wiring of either the dimmer or header cable? Edited July 27, 2018 by Habib Khan Awan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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