03-02-2009 11:29 AM
Yes Todd, and this is the ground/earth reference for everything used at the stage.
Honda may have a GFCI built into their output, negating the bonding requirement for seperately derived systems but it's still a good practice IMO.
03-02-2009 11:49 AM
03-02-2009 11:53 AM
GFCI is not a bad thing, but some amps can cause false tripping due to EMI filtering, especially if you have a large number of devices on a circuit. Each one contributes to mains leakage.
The L14-30 would feed a distribution panel that breaks out the hot circuits via branch breakers into typical load circuits with a common neutral shared ACROSS phases. This is typical of how all power distribution is accomplished.
03-02-2009 11:57 AM
What you are not seeing is what is happening to the voltage regulation (including overshoot) of the generator under dynamic conditions. The equipment sees this too and some conditions can damage the equipment. You just aren't aware of what may have been happening internal to the generator that could endanger the audio equipment attached to it.
Turning it up "1/2-way" has no bearing on how much power is drawn by the system. It just means that you need twice the drive signal for full power. Another common misconception.
Agedhorse, the bright side is if he damages his Equipment maybe he will buy a real bass amp next time.
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