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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   wade_g

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Posted August 11 2004 - 06:32 AM

Need info on setting up a triggered switch for a component that cannot receive a low-voltage trigger from my receiver. I.e., looking for a stand-alone triggered switch or similar. Can anyone point me to info or a more appropriate forum for the question? Thank you.

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   anth_c

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Posted August 12 2004 - 10:20 AM

I have used a Xantech AC1 since January...it works like a champ. Niles also has a model that has three outlets. I just plugged one of those three outlet adapters into the Xantech.

I bought mine from Worthington Distribution: http://worthdist.com/

It will run about 60 dollars, but it does the job. Some people have made their own with relays.

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Anthony

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   wade_g

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Posted August 12 2004 - 11:05 AM

Thanks, Anthony. I'll check those out.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted August 12 2004 - 03:41 PM

Sears has a $19.99 sensing outlet in the tool department. It is designed to turn on a vacuum what a saw is turned on, but it works great for HT applications too. When it senses current being drawn on the main plug, it switches on power to two additional outlets. It is a glorified stand alone switched outlet, and has no LV triggering ability.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   wade_g

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Posted August 13 2004 - 01:38 AM

Love the price. I'll check it out. Thanks.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   wade_g

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Posted August 16 2004 - 04:56 PM

Update.

I decided to build the switched outlet. Brief description in the HT Tweaking forum, but I apparently am not allowed to post a shortcut to the thread since I'm a newbie. Here's where to find it, though:

hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=207628

Thanks again for everyone's input.