Ratpac Controls, a leading manufacturer of power and data distribution equipment for the Motion Picture, Television, and Broadcast Media industries, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest product, the Hot Link power distribution box. This new addition to the Link System family is set to make rigging power distribution for lighting in the industry.

The 208V Hot Link is a compact electrical power distribution box specifically designed for 208V or 240V power. It boasts the capability to power twice the number of dual-rated lighting fixtures at this higher voltage. The unit features manually switchable outputs to control downstream equipment, pass-thru main power, and three courtesy power connectors. Additionally, the Hot Link offers easy rigging options, including Ratpac’s Link system, 3/8″ -16 inserts, and safety anchoring points. To ensure durability and convenience, the box includes heavy-duty Link Skis as a built-in swamp box, making it ideal for location shoots and outdoor shooting to protect against ground moisture.

Since its inception in 2022 with the PDB Link, the Link System family has expanded to include several products and accessories that can be easily rigged together using its proprietary linking mechanism, offering unparalleled flexibility for custom power and data distribution setups. Some of the products and accessories already released include PDB Link, Data Shell, Top and Bottom Mounting Bracket, and Skis. The Hot Link, along with other Link System products, will provide users with unlimited flexibility to create tailored solutions for various production conditions and challenges.

“We are excited to introduce the Hot Link power distribution box, which represents our commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of the industry,” said Nick Stabile, EVP/Chief Revenue Officer at Ratpac Controls. “With its advanced features and compatibility with our existing product line, the Hot Link will empower industry professionals to elevate their lighting setups and production capabilities.”

The Hot Link power distribution box is now available for demos. The Ratpac Controls team invites you to visit us at Cine Gear LA, stage 19, booth S9403, or contact us at ma*******@ra************.com or sa***@ra************.com to explore the possibilities of the Link System family for your power and data distribution needs.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.