We recently supplied two customers with different cables which helped ensure the huge MTV awards ran smoothly with power and lighting as required. The first customer purchased some Nexans Lineax / Titanex HO7RN-F cable which literally helped to keep the lights. They were asked to install the lighting to the stage and required the Lineax / Titanex HO7RN-F to make up flexible rubber power leads to attach plugs and sockets on the ends of them.
The customer purchased two lots of cable, the first of which was turned around in 2 days direct to the customer so they could make the deadline for the rehearsals and the second batch shipped direct to Glasgow to fulfill the increased requirement. In total, they purchased:
- 2800m + 600m of 3 core 2.5mm² cable cut into lenghts of 5m, 10m, 20m and 30m lengths
- 350m of 5 core 16mm² cable cut into lengths of 250m, 25m and 20m
The cable was used by the customer for made up plugs and sockets, all of which went smoothly, with no mistakes and we are delighted that the customer has placed another order for a Christmas show they have been contracted to do.
Chris Defranco handled both of the projects using his experience of event cable and having worked previously with the customers and said “the customer had used us before on other technical and time critical jobs such as this and knew we would turn the cable around quickly and efficiently, cutting the cable to the required lengths and deliver to site on time”.
Another of our customers also worked at the show and were using Arctic Grade cable 3183AG 4mm Blue. This was made into a 100m extension power lead to power various parts of the show. Chris commented “this is a regular item this customer buys from us, they know we hold good stocks and the cable supplied is of high quality. They use this cable for all of their made up leads for various shows around the UK and the world”.
If you are an events electrical contractor and need advice or a reliable supplier of suitable cables, plugs and sockets, please contact any of the team and we will be delighted to help.