12 volt trigger

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Don Y

My receiver has a 12 volt trigger. Can I split this signal to two surge protectors. The Paramax has surge protectors that can be activated with a 12 volt trigger. The problem is my components are split half on one side of my tv the other half on the other side. I will be using two Paramax surge protectors and would like to trigger them both with my receiver.
 

Tim Hood

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Wouldn't the current needed to activate the Panamax matter?

It could pull too much current from the original 12V source?

Even though when paralleled the voltage is the same, it might be too demanding.

Just being paranoid I suppose.

Tim
 

James Mudler

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I have two panamax 1000+ triggered by my Lexicon with is 12 volts. No problems for over a year. Just a FYI
 

Grant B

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If you do just plug a 12volt wall wart into a switched outlet on the pack of your unit and cut off the plug
 

Bill_Weinreich

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The current draw for a trigger is usually minimal. Usually a few mA. All that it does is turn on a logic circuit (a relay is used for higer power equip)inside the other component. So splitting shouldnt be a problem. If it is a major concerne, there should be a rating on the receiver for the trigger. Also, depending on the receiver, the output may be fused for just such a problem.

Bill
 

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