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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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“Soon now, the faint tinkling of a broken filament will become another sound ofanother century.”

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In live event production, one of the first orders of business is to make sure there is enough power to run the show. This involves finding all the sources of power, which are usually feeder transformers and/or portable power generators, examining their specifications, and possibly ordering portable power generators. Sometimes batteries are used, typically for small, mobile devices, and since many of the devices we use in live event production require an AC input, inverters that convert the DC battery power to AC power are also used. In order to properly evaluate the suitability of the power supply, ...

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