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Whats a IP44 power plug?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by John Watts, May 21, 2003.

  1. John Watts

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    IP44 power plugs???

    They are used with projectors but ive never heard of them. Can anyone shed some light for me??
    Thanks for any replies.
    Regards,
    John.
     
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    IP44 is a weatherproof rating. I think IP44 is showerprooof and IP67 watertight or something like that.

    Goodness knows why you would use an IP44 rated plug with a projector though - unless you were going to mount it in the bathroom :)
     
  3. John Watts

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    Thanks for the reply.
    So is it possible to power a PJ like this in a domestic situation?

    Apparently it needs a IP44 power plug and supply!!

    Regards
    John.
     
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    Sure, you can buy IP44 rated plugs and sockets from the likes of B&Q, but again why you would want to I have no idea. IP44 is a weather rating used for use outdoors to ensure the electrical supply is suitably protected from water (rain, ice, snow etc).

    Why anyone would want or need to use an IP44 rated plug/socket in a normal indoor (non bathroom, cloakroom, kitchen, swimming pool room ) use is beyond me.

    Sorry, but confused as to why this is required. It has nothing to do with the quality of supply of anything like that, simple it's weather protection. :confused:
     
  5. John Watts

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    Oops sorry.

    Quickly look at projectors on e bay you have about 8 mins
     
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    Looks like it's probably one of these.

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    Probably means it's been used outdoors for exhibitions etc.
     
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    Its the GE light valve one.
     
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    John are you looking to use a GE lightvalve for home cinema?

    I suspect the reason the big connector is used because of the mains draw rather than it needing to be waterproof I don't know which model you have but some used 3k lamps

    These projectors needed carefull attention to keep the spinning oil disk pure. but were able to produce a stunningly crisp bright picture far better than any other type of projector for its day. Hence they tended to be used in big auditoriums

    The lamps when hot can be leathal due to the high presure, If I recal GE even recomended body armour when changing.
     
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    Thanks Roland.

    Somebody was selling one really cheap on e-bay but i misses out. From what you say though it's probably just as well.

    As you know im after a really cheap CRT and i mignt be getting my hands on a BD600. Are these ok'ish to get me going and what should i look to pay for one in "old but good condition"?

    Thanks again.
    John.
     
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    The GE is probably more of a collectors piece than a projector.

    BD600 in really good shape these days go for about £600.
    All manual set up. make sure it has the white controller box or it will be useless.

    These will be over 10 years old now. but still a nice projector.
     

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