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A stupid question(s) about power cords
No spinning discs required. Just keep the player on. I’m pretty sure the CDP will draw less power than its’ rated 50 watts. The power supplies of the CDP are not being called upon to deliver power to disc spinning motor, circuit components not... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
SA-10 power consumption is 50w. If you leave the player on 24/7 it will be sufficient to break in that power cable within about 200-300hrs. Spinning a CD 24/7 for about 200-300 hrs...    
A stupid question(s) about power cords
@immatthewj said: 06-08-2024 at 03:13pm As it stands, I am coming up on 50 hours on one of the cords (CDP) Jea48 response: CDP... Maybe will (edit) burn-in in a year or two, if ever. @immatthewj said serious question, not intended to come... 
A stupid question(s) about power cords
Did anyone suggest to the OP to buy an IEC to NEMA 5-15 adapter and use it to feed feed his refrigerator for a couple of weeks? Cheap adapters to choose from. Quick way to burn-in/break-in/settle-in a power cord. Therein the wire, insulating die... 
Unplugging power cords from amps/ pre amps
. The normal surge testing is at 5kV, which is believed to be the maximum voltage a home could receive from the electric grid. That is according to Wirecutter which is not correct. Wirecutter may use 5kV... The actual recognized testing volta... 
An argument for fuses and maybe power cables in power amplifier
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An argument for fuses and maybe power cables in power amplifier
I can remember reading an audio equipment circuit designer saying a power cord is not an extension of the branch circuit wiring in the wall but rather an extension of the primary winding leads of the power transformer. Fuse. The purpose is to pro... 
Surge protector
@erik_squires I read a lot of the Amazon.com one star negative reviews and it was clear, at least to me, that Siemens was being blamed when the blame should have been directed at Amazon.com. Siemens doesn’t sell old outdated SPDs nor does Siemen... 
Surge protector
@squared80 Yes the Siemens FS140 is a very good Type 2 SPD. Built like a Tank. Going from memory the warranty says it must be purchased from a Siemens authorized dealer and must be installed by a Licensed Electrician. It will not protect from ... 
Leaving tube amps on.
btw I have the Audio Research Ref 750s. Ea amp has 18 KT150 , 6550WE , 6H30. . Does turning the amps on / off throughout the day / night do more harm than leaving them on ? Tube life , wear and tear on amps etc. I would be willing to bet th... 
Surge protector
@immatthewj , . jea48 Said: Has anything changed, with your AC mains power that feeds your equipment? Any more thunderstorms, since you started reading Audiogon Forum posts? No... What’s that tell you?   @immatthewj response: @jea48 , ... 
Surge protector
@immatthewj Said: As far as power going out and coming right back on, or going out and staying out 5 or 10 minutes or an hour, that happens here in western Pa. all the time, and often there is no apparent reason, such as a T’storm, for it. In th... 
Surge protector
Unplug Electronic Devices After Outages If your power goes out, unplug all electronic devices before it comes back on. When power is restored, the rush of electricity may overwhelm your appliances. Wait several minutes to plug your devices back ... 
Surge protector
@immatthewj The only time I ever unplug my gear is if there is going to be thunderstorms. And of course I unplug the gear if I go on Vacation, among other things in the house. You might want to invest good Whole House Type 2 SPD for the main el...