Author Topic: Surge Protecters, Power Conditioners & Balanced Power....What do you use?  (Read 2132 times)

Julio Di Benedetto

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I ask this question because about 4 months ago I came into the studio to meet the smell of charred electronics, a very distinctive smell.  To my relief I discovered it wasnt any gear put my Furman AR 1215 was fried....had it done its job and perished in the process.  Cant say but since then the studio has been running off local power straight out of the wall.





The balanced power option to do right is too expensive and the results are questionable.

I was considering a simple but good surge protector/backup like this one below which I have at work in the office.



I curious what others use and recommend?
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Re: Surge Protecters, Power Conditioners & Balanced Power....What do you use?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 05:39:55 AM »
I would _not_ follow me on this...  I use APC and some similar "upper end boxstore strips". 
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Re: Surge Protecters, Power Conditioners & Balanced Power....What do you use?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 12:41:39 PM »
Brownouts can also be destructive. I use a UPS for my computer related gear and another for my synths/mixers/FX/etc...

Currently use CyberPower 1000VA but there's lots of choices out there.

Jamie has a somewhat portable UPS that he'll bring to our dreamSTATE shows in locations with suspect power.

May your Furman RIP.

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Thanks for all the information Ekstasis...I know the Furman balanced power box you talk about.  It is very expensive1
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I was going to purchase one of those 250 euros furman boxes, but now...

My house is fully grounded but I still listen to some background noise in some machines (max volume) Expecially when they aren't plugged in the same power strip.