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The exhibitor resource center will assist you in the ordering process.  Below you will find floor plan layouts, cost saving tips, a power usage guide as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding ordering power, lighting, air, water & drain services, payment and labor.

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Floor Plans

Cost Saving Tips

Power Usage Guide

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Cost Saving Tips

  1. Place your electrical order prior to the advance order deadline date. This date is typically 21-30 days prior to the event date.
  2. Verify that you are ordering the correct amount of power prior to the deadline date. Adding power after that date can be 25-50% more expensive.
  3. Do not assume that you can repeat the previous year’s power order even if your exhibit booth and layout have not changed. Power options vary in different venues. One venue may only offer a single 20-amp 120-volt outlet, while others offer less expensive 5, 10 and 15 amp 120-volt outlets. The same applies to 208-volt outlets.
  4. Always provide a detailed electrical booth layout, with dimensions, orientation and a main drop location in advance to allow the electricians to install the electrical services prior to your arrival. Providing outdated plans, incomplete floor plans or no floor plan will delay installation of your booth and add to your labor cost. If the decorator installs your carpet before the electrical services have been installed, you will incur additional costs and delays to have your carpet removed, the electrical services installed and the carpet replaced.
  5. Labor rules vary by venue. Review the labor rules for your show and make sure you are scheduling and budgeting the correct labor to perform the work required for your exhibit. Changes at show site can be costly.
  6. Utilize LED lighting in your exhibit. LED lighting utilizes much less power. Keep in mind that many convention centers do not allow halogen light fixtures.
  7. A credit card is required to have on file prior to work being performed in your booth. Not having a credit card on file may delay your installation and increase your costs.
  8. Pre-wire any equipment that requires a 208-volt service or higher to match the plug configuration of the electrical provider. Many times, we will have an adapter that would eliminate the need to invest in a new plug. Please call for availability.
    • 5A-20A 208V Single Phase – NEMA 6-15P
    • 30A 208V Single Phase – NEMA L21-30P
    • 5A-30A 208V Three Phase Outlet – NEMA L21-30P
    • 60A-100A 208V Single or Three Phase – Small male Cam-Loks
    • Over 100A 208V Single or Three Phase – Large male Cam-Loks

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Power Usage Guide

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The following is a guide to the common power consumption needs of items you may have in your booth. Please check the ratings on each device for its precise requirements or contact us for assistance.

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FAQ: Power

FAQ: Lighting

FAQ: Air, Water & Drain

FAQ: Power

  1. Does power come with the booth space?
    No, unless show management is providing an outlet for each booth space. Check with show management to determine if power is included and how much.
  2. Where is power delivered to my booth space?
    If you have an inline or peninsula booth, your power will be brought to the back of your booth space. If you have an island booth, you will need to send in a floor plan letting us know where you would like your power located. It is either dropped from the ceiling or pulled from the floor depending on the venue.
  3. When I order a 5, 10, 15 or 20-amp outlet, what do I get?
    Each outlet order comes with one place to plug in. We recommend you bring a power strip to provide additional receptacles.
  4. What if I need power in multiple locations?
    A separate outlet must be ordered for each location that requires power. Provide a scaled floor plan with measurements, orientation, outlet locations and a main distribution point
  5. Will my power be in place before I arrive?
    Inline and peninsula booths will find their power at the rear drape line of their booth upon arrival. Island booth power will only be in place if the exhibitor has provided all of the necessary forms and layouts prior to Edlen’s first move-in day.
  6. Where does the power come from – floor or ceiling?
    Each venue is different. Contact your local Edlen office to confirm.
  7. Can I order a 30-amp 120V outlet?
    Yes, but only for a single connection. Call us for a quote.
  8. Can I bring my own power distribution panel?
    No. As the licensed contractor on site, all equipment utilized in the distribution of power must be Edlen’s.
  9. Can I rent Edlen’s power distribution panels?
    No.
  10. What is 24-hour power? Do I need it?
    Power delivered to the booth space is only guaranteed to be on during move-in, show and tear-out hours. 24-hour power is never turned off once it is delivered to the booth space and connected. If your equipment cannot be turned off, such as refrigerators or computer servers, we advise ordering 24-hour power.
  11. How do I order a dedicated power outlet?
    All services 20 amps or greater are considered dedicated.
  12. How do I order 220-230 volt power?
    Order the corresponding 208-volt service and then order a buck and boost transformer to boost your power to 220/230-volt.
  13. What kind of plug configuration will I need for 208 volt or higher services?
    Go to Cost Savings Tips for a list of Edlen’s corresponding plug configurations.
  14. Do I need to send a floor plan indicating where I would like my power delivered?
    If you have an inline or peninsula booth and need power at any location other than the rear of your booths space, please provide a floor plan indicating outlet location(s) with measurements. If you have an island booth, you need to provide Edlen with a scaled floor plan with measurements, orientation, outlet locations and a main distribution point.

Most importantly, when in doubt, call Edlen at (800) 553-3536

FAQ: Lighting

  1. Can I hang my own lights?
    Exhibitors are allowed to hang their own lights in some venues. However, if labor is hired to set up the booth and lights, Edlen electricians must hang the lights. Please call Edlen to confirm the labor requirements for your venue.
  2. What do your lights look like?
    – Arm lights are 1-1/2′ long, adjustable and designed for backwall lighting.
    – Track lights include 2-4 light fixtures that attach to a track attached to the booth structure or crossbars.
    – Flood lights come on an 8′ pole with a base and are usually placed at the front corners of the booth.
    – Par can lights are stage-style lighting and are hung from the ceiling.
    There are other styles of lights that may be available for your event. Please call Edlen to confirm availability.
  3. If I rent booth lights from Edlen, do I need to order power for them?
    No, power is included in the cost of the light.
  4. If lights are part of my decorator booth package, is power included?
    No, you will need to order power for the lights.
  5. What are overhead par can lights?
    These are 1000 watt lights that are hung from truss, ceiling structure or catwalks. They are used to highlight overhead signs or focus on certain sections of the booth space.

Most importantly, when in doubt, call Edlen at (800) 553-3536

FAQ: Air, Water & Drain

  1. How many machines can I hook up to one compressed air line?
    One connection. Additional connections must be ordered for all other air connections within 20 feet of the main connection.
  2. How many hookups do I get with one water line/drain line?
    One connection. Additional connections must be ordered for all other water and/or drain connections within 20 feet of the main connection.
  3. Can I get my water filled daily?
    Yes, water may be refilled daily for an additional labor charge.
  4. What is CFM?
    CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). This is a measurement of air volume required to operate your machine.
  5. How are compressed air or water lines delivered to my booth?
    Either line may come from the floor, ceiling or perimeter wall. Contact your local Edlen office for more information.
  6. How do you drain water out of a booth?
    If drains are not immediately available in the floor, pumps may be required to run drain lines from the ceiling.

Most importantly, when in doubt, call Edlen at (800) 553-3536

FAQ: Ordering and Payment

FAQ: Labor

FAQ: Ordering and Payment

  1. If I mail my order before the deadline date, can I get advance order pricing?
    No, the order, floor plan and payment must all be received by the deadline date to receive advance pricing.
  2. Is the cost of an outlet a daily charge?
    No, the cost posted is for the duration of the show.
  3. What happens if I cancel my order?
    Orders cancelled before exhibitor move-in will be refunded after the close of the event. If during exhibitor move-in the power has already been delivered to the booth space, the cost of the service is not refunded.
  4. Can you bill me?
    No, all balances must be paid before show closing.
  5. Why do I need a credit card on file?
    As a guarantee of payment for any additional labor, power and/or material cost incurred at show site.
  6. Why is there a deadline date?
    Deadline dates are created to allow Edlen ample time to plan, determine power loads and provide an on-time delivery of services.
  7. Can I pay by check or wire transfer?
    Yes, complete Edlen’s method of payment form and submit it with your order. Edlen still requires a credit card to be on file regardless of method of payment.
  8. Can I order power at show site?
    Yes, you can add to your order or place a new order. Simply come to the Edlen service desk normally located in the general contractor service center.

Most importantly, when in doubt, call Edlen at (800) 553-3536

FAQ: Labor

  1. Do I need labor to run electrical cords under my carpet?
    Yes, all electrical distribution under carpets must be performed by an Edlen electrician.
  2. Do I need labor to plug in my own 120-volt equipment? What about 208-volt equipment?
    In most locations, exhibitors can plug in their own 120-volt equipment. For any equipment 208-volt or higher, an Edlen electrician must make the connection.
  3. Do I need labor to plug in my lights?
    In most locations, exhibitors can plug in their own lights. Refer to the published event labor forms for your event.
  4. When does overtime labor begin?
    Straight-time and overtime hours vary in each venue. Refer to the published event labor forms for the corresponding times.
  5. Do I need labor for an inline or peninsula booth?
    Power delivery to inline or peninsula booths only requires labor if power needs to be located in any location other than the back of the booth space. See published event labor forms for your event information if you have lights to be installed or monitor(s) rented from a third party.
  6. Do I need labor for an island booth?
    All island booths require labor for power distribution.
  7. Can I hard-wire any of my equipment at show site?
    No, all electrical wiring at show site must be performed by Edlen electricians.

Most importantly, when in doubt, call Edlen at (800) 553-3536