Tripp Lite line conditioners, good deal?

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  1. Jake.P

    Jake.P Auditioning

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    Has anyone (ie Bill or Chu) looked into these things? They seem like a great deal to me: suppression, filtration and line conditioning in one unit. My dad's using one for his computer and he really likes it.
    My only concern really is the whole power signal output shape thing. I sent an email off asking if it spits out a sine wave and I basically got the GIGO answer, "if you put a pure sine wave in, you'll get one out." So if I hook it up to a normal house outlet, will it keep the not so perfect sine wave or actually output a better one?
    Any ideas anybody? I'd rather pick one of these up (even if it looks like kinda ugly) than spend a few grand on a PS unit. Well at the moment anyway. [​IMG]
    Thanks all,
    jake
     
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    Well a model # on the Triplite would be helpful!
    With regards to PS Audio, are you thinking about the Power Plant models? Also, are you having issues with your current power such as wide voltage swings?
     
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    Sorry 'bout that Chu. I'm looking at the LC2400 or LC1200.

    We do get power swings in the house (due to poor wiring, looking into fixing it). But I think something along these lines would suit my purposes nicely as it covers all the power basics.
     
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    Well I took a look over at TripLite's site and at one of their manuals. Maybe I missed it but I couldn't figure out if the unit is putting out a sine wave output or not. I get the impression that it does but that's something you'd need to confirm by calling them and possibly speaking to a product application specialist. Erring on the side of caution, it's my tendency to prefer a unit that does. With regards to voltage stabilization the units will take an incoming voltage of 87-140V and turn it into 106-132V. Again, the inferrence here is that if your incoming voltage is say 110V that the unit will not do anything, however only the product application specialist is going to be able to answer that for sure. There's a reasonable amount of conditioning in the sense that any RFI @ 1 mHz will be attenuated by 80 dB which is probably the way most typical power conditioners such as those from Monster or Panamax work. Will it be beneficial? Depends on whether you've got an EMI/RFI problem in that particular frequency range to begin with! Often there are steps people can take to reduce things like generated EMI hash such as replacing cheap dimmers with good ones or getting rid of halogen bulbs or moving them to a different circuit.
    I'm not really able to say whether this is the right approach for you but certainly getting a decent surge protector is a prudent move. Off hand I get the impression that a first course of action upon your part might be to address whatever wiring issues you have. Sometimes, if you're in an apartment building, there's not a whole lot you can do. In a private home, looking at running a separate circuit for your home theater can eliminate a host of problems. Me, I'd do it myself, but I don't recommend that for anyone who's not comfortable working around electricity.
    Feel like discussing what you've determined to possibly be the problem with your existing situation? Maybe we can come up with a cost-effective solution [​IMG]
     

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