Using switched power

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  1. Chris Shooter

    Chris Shooter Auditioning

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    Are there any cons of using the switched power on the different components? Or should I just plug them into a power strip individually?
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Assuming that the power strip is some sort of a surge protector, I happen to think it's more prudent to make your connections to that directly.
     
  3. Lee Distad

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    There's also the issue of devices like your CD changer introducting RF noise into your AVR by being plugged into it's power outlets. There's a reason why some upscale gear omits switched power outlets.
     
  4. Chris Shooter

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    I guess I will plug them into a power strip individually then. The order went like this:

    Onkyo receiver plugged into power strip; plugged into APC BackUPS w/line conditioner
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    Digital STB plugged into receiver
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    HDTV STB plugged into Digital STB
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    Harmon/Kardon DVD player plugged into HDTV STB

    Was this a crazy setup? I'm just getting into HT and want it to be done RIGHT. So feel free to be honest, but offer suggestions. Thanks!
     
  5. Chu Gai

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    Why are you using a UPS?
     
  6. Chris Shooter

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    I'm using a UPS for a couple of reasons:

    1. Added protection from dips/spikes in the power.

    2. Provides protection from instant off/on situations in the power. I get outages and off/ons alot in Central Florida.

    3. Allows equipment to run for the few minutes it takes for me to properly shut everything down.

    4. Peace of mind...
     

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