Post Number: 120
|Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 - 10:56 pm: |
Is it bad practice to leave the power switches of one's amp, wireless unit, and tuner in the "on" position and just use the power conditioner's switch to power up the whole rig?
Post Number: 2143
|Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 12:41 am: |
Probably not. I would still be bringing master volumes to zero and activating mute/standby switches, but I don't think I'd worry about those three pieces. I wonder if anyone has the opposite opinion though.
Post Number: 990
|Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 5:51 am: |
I power up my preamp, compressor and tuner with the power conditioner switch. My QSC gets turned on alone and second.
Post Number: 142
|Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 6:48 pm: |
I do the same as Mike. Everything but the power amp switched by the Furman, then the power amp (run through the Furman) switched on afterwards.
Post Number: 516
|Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 9:13 pm: |
No power conditioner for me, just a 3-outlet extension cord zip-tied in the back of the rack. My DS-5R and preamp come on when I plug in. I switch the amp on manually.
Post Number: 7373
|Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 5:27 pm: |
I turn everything on with the power conditioner switch. The QSC seems to have a delay in coming on, so I don't think it's really seeing any signal when the power is initially turned on. I always turn the levels on the QSC to zero before switching off the power; and I don't turn the levels up until it's fully on.
Post Number: 677
|Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 1:08 am: |
What is a power conditioner and what does it do??
I have never heard of them, does it regulate and smooth the AC power?.
Like crgaston, it's a 4 gang power extension with a RCB on the power input.
Post Number: 234
|Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 3:38 am: |
a power conditioner is a glorified power strip. It has RF filtering and a circuit breaker.
a voltage regulator on the other hand will...well regulate the voltage avoiding brownout by keeping consistent voltage. these cost quite a bit more then a power conditioner.
Post Number: 678
|Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 6:35 am: |
I see, so my 4 gang with the RCB on the plug end is the same but without the RF filter.
The only time I had RF interference was when I used a radio transmitter and it picked up the taxis outside the venue..I went back to guitar leads