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60A Full Power
60A Full Power
50' 240V Extension Cable
Just as with our modified Honda EU6500is Generator, our 60A Full Power Transformer/Distro converts the 240 Volts supplied by these industrial and household receptacles back to 120 Volts in a single circuit that is the sum of the two single phase legs. That is how our 60A Transformer/Distro makes a 60A/120v circuit out of a "30A/240v" or a "50A/240v" circuit that is capable of powering bigger lights, like a 5k or a 6000W Six Light Mole Par. Unlike "splitter" boxes, our Transformer/Distro can also be used to safely power multiple 120V luminaries off of a 240 Volt circuit because it splits the load of whatever you plug into it evenly over the two legs of the 240V circuit so there is no need for a neutral return.
In fact, a step-down transformer is the only means of using a single phase 3-wire 240V circuit to power 120V lights that meets with the National Electrical Code (NEC). While some gaffers advocate the use of a "splitter" box to split the two 120V feeds of a 240V receptacle into two separate 120V circuits, these boxes do not meet the requirements of NEC [250-23(a), 250-24(a)(5)] when the 240V receptacle is a 3-wire system (H,H,G, & no N.) That is because three wire systems require the bonding of the ground and neutral in the "splitter" box which is in direct violation of NEC [250-23(a), 250-24(a)(5)] according to Mike Holt, of Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc. (A Leading Electrician Training Program in FL). To quote from the Mike Holt Enterprises website: "The National Electrical Code requires a neutral-to-ground connection to be made at service equipment only and there shall not be any neutral-to-ground connection on the load side of service equipment [250-23(a), 250-24(a)(5)]" (full excerpt is available online.)
The NEC does however permit bonding of the ground and neutral on the secondary side of a step-down transformer. That is because a transformer splits the load of the lights evenly over the two legs of the single phase circuit, drawing a perfectly balanced load just like the heating elements in the dryer or range for which the circuit was designed. Not only is it permitted by the NEC, it also has the distinct advantage over a "splitter" distro box of being able to run 2.5 & 4k HMIs with older 120V ballasts as well.
Our 60A Full Power Transformer/Distro not only conforms to the NEC, but it also enables you to more fully utilize the capacity of the 240V circuit by enabling you to load it more fully. The 20A branch circuits of a "splitter" distro box don't allow you to fully utilize the power available in a 30A/240V circuit because the load of a light has to go on one leg of the single phase circuit or the other. For example, when plugging lights into a "splitter" box, you reach a point where you can't power an additional 1kw light because there is not 8.4 amps available on either one of the box's legs. With a transformer you will likely be able to add that 1kw light because it splits the load of the light evenly over the two legs (4.2A/leg) of the 30A/240V circuit.
Our 60A Full Power Transformer/Distro also greatly simplifies your set electrics. Plugging in through a transformer you don't have to carefully balance the load over the receptacles' two 120V legs as you would with a "splitter" box because the transformer does it for you automatically. Now that you are able to fully load a 240V circuit in a perfectly safe balanced fashion with our 60A Full Power Transformer/Distro, you are able to not only power larger lights off of "house power", but also more smaller lights - thus eliminating the need for expensive tow generators or dangerous tie-ins.
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