We rented a bunch of equipment in order to do an event at my school. It was outside. We had,
Pioneer DJM 800 – 32W or Numark M6 – 12W
(2) Technics SL-1200 – 13.5W
Belkin USB Hub – NEGLIGIBLE
Macbook Pro – 30W
Numark NS6 – 12V , 2A → 24 W
Samsung Laptop – 19V , 3.6 A → 64 W
I know the capacity of power outlets are 120V, 15/20A. This gives outlets a capacity of 1800W/2400W.
Then we also had an AP4040 amplifier (1130W, 1800W at max peak), 2 Yorkville E215s and 2 Yorkville LS801Ps (792W, 900W at max peak).
On top of that, we were using 3 plugs (2 From ONE outside portable, and 1 from ANOTHER outside portable [2 portables in total]).
The Setup + LS801P was on ONE plug of a portable (with the help of Power Bars).
The AMP was on ANOTHER plug of the SAME Portable.
The other LS801P was plugged in the other portable.
However, the sound kept cutting off like crazy! I'm trying to make sense of this and why it would cut off... I'm assuming that all the plugs in one portable are in a SEPARATE circuit from the other portable.
One known mistake was the fact that we put the LS801P AND the AP4040 on one circuit. That will certainly surpass the capacity if the circuit has a 15A capacity, and that is exactly what happened. Therefore, we unplugged the LS801P, which would cause the circuit to draw about 1330W at the very most, and I doubt that the AP4040 was drawing a max peak of power (1800W). So in retrospect, the sound SHOULDN'T be cutting off anymore.
But it still did... and it was really embarrassing.
I was also open to the possibility that BOTH portables were on one circuit. So we tried our best by removing all our items from the "LIST" except the Numark NS6, and the Samsung Laptop.
Thank you guys!