Comments on Profile Post by rhythmdevils

  1. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I’m especially thinking about my 789 with Sigma11 linear power supply which needs to be powered down in the right way and my Liquid Platinum which is known to be fussy about power.
    Jan 26, 2021
  2. Ksaurav402
    Ksaurav402
    Better to switch off your electronics and take power cord out of outlet in case of storm. Better to be safe then sorry.
    Jan 26, 2021
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  3. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Jan 26, 2021
  4. murray
    murray
    The only thing that makes it safe from lightning strike is removing the power cords from the outlets. Lightning can even do damage via the ground connection.
    Jan 26, 2021
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  5. Lyander
    Lyander
    Play it safe. Speaking from experience. Take care of yourself man.
    Jan 26, 2021
  6. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Fuck the storm! It’s just gonna be me and my coconut named Wilson
    Jan 26, 2021
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  7. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Time for a UPS so I don’t have to worry about it.
    Jan 27, 2021
  8. Hrodulf
    Hrodulf
    Unplug unless you feel like tasting the lightning. That shit has flown down miles and a small gap of a switch won't matter if it really wants to cook your stuff.
    Jan 27, 2021
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  9. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    Remove all power cables, TV-cable stuff, etc etc.

    If you are really worried, then.... It's Faraday Cage time.

    BTW: my computer is fine with my UPS, however my amplifier is more sensitive and turns itself off. And you would have to unplug the UPS.
    Jan 27, 2021
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  10. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    No power outage. I Tom Hanks’ed it and left most stuff on. It wasn’t a lightning storm but super high winds that was the danger.
    Jan 27, 2021
  11. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Jan 27, 2021
  12. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    @rhythmdevils - NO! Never tandem connect power conditioners, surge protectors, UPS. The surge suppression circuits can interact in negative ways. The UPS linked is a stepped approximation sine type. Not something I would use for audio. You want true sine output. See APC Smart UPS for comparison. Also much more expensive.
    Jan 27, 2021
  13. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    Nice save! I thought doubling them up wouldn’t be a good idea but now I know! I’ll probably wait to get one conditioner to rule them all
    Jan 27, 2021
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  14. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    How about protecting yourself? Jump up and down: at least it reduces the chances that you are connected to earth through your feet.
    Jan 27, 2021
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