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Location: Vancouver
Project Type: Distribution
Industry: Film

A Generator-Free Film Set

From emergency backup systems to festival stages, temporary power is often synonymous with generators, but not all of the time.

Recently, an electrical contractor based in the Greater Vancouver area reached out to Trinity Power to help them design a temporary power solution for a television production — a solution that did not include on-site power generation. Their client, a fledgling production company working on a new Netflix series, needed a budget-conscious system to power the large warehouse in Maple Ridge that they planned on using as a film set.

After conducting a site visit, the Trinity team discovered that it was possible to use the existing 400A distribution panel (which the client was planning on splitting to use 100A for the office, and 300A for production) to provide all the necessary power. No generators required.

The Trinity team connected the 400A splitter to a 400A breaker disconnect and then dialed the disconnect from 400A down to 300A to split the load up. From the fused disconnect, the team ran 100 feet of camlock cable to a 400A I-line panel, which was used to feed two 150kVA 600V-120/208V transformers.

This solution saved the client thousands of dollars in generator related costs such as fuel, rent and servicing. The result? More time, money and energy to focus on producing Netflix’s next hit series.

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