Can I use this as a trigger for my amp?

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  1. NickSP

    NickSP Supporting Actor

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    I have a Proton preamp which has a 5 volt DC trigger and a Niles power conditioner with a 12V DC trigger which in turn, turns my power amps on. Problem is the 5 V current isn't enough to power the amps on.
    Can I use a 12V DC power adaptor that comes with many electrical gadgets with a 3.5 mm jack and plug it in the switched power supply of the preamp and connect the end into the trigger in on the Niles? Will this send enough current to the Niles switch to trigger my Power amps ON or will it burn my house down?
     
  2. Chris A H

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    That's what I did and it worked fine. Used a 9V power supply off an old cordless phone and plugged it into the switched socket on my receiver to power up my Parasound amp.
     
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    I've done the same as Chris; works swell. Cheers.

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  4. NickSP

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    Thanks guys, good to know that the solution is cheap and workable.
     

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