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#91934 - 04/23/05 01:42 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

I guess the guy I bought the Anthem from was spending somewhere around, I'd be guessing, but atleast a couple of thousand just for show.


Again, maybe wait for a real electrician to chime in on this... I'm probably about on your level - can wire switch runs, and if I have a napkin to jot it down first I can get a 3 way circuit right the first time... but I'm not a sparky myself. I know when our video booth was wired, they took pains to make sure all the audio equipment was on the same circuit (all the video is over SDI so there's no hum worries there).

And remember, I believe CEC states for 15amp/2 conductor you need 14ga. and 12 ga. for 20 amp. Either that or that's NEC.

Bren R.

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#91935 - 04/23/05 08:10 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Thanks Bren, I am sure there will be some more input from the rest of the crowd.

Troy
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#91936 - 04/23/05 08:48 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I have a power center that indicates how much power I'm using. I have 12 items running through this power center, but, of course, the maximum I would have running, at any one time would probably be 6 devices.With everything running full tilt, the 4 Amp light is lit, but the 12 Amp light NEVER gets lit. So, I'm, running somewhere between 4 and 12 amps maximum. I suspect one 15 amp circuit would suffice, and one 20 amp circuit would be more than enough.

And Troy. The company is Axiom, not Axium. I mean no disrespect. Nobody around here takes points off for spelling errors, but ya gotta, at least, get the company name correct.
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#91937 - 04/23/05 09:14 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
Thanks for the spelling correction, they do deserve better. The advice sounds "sound", if I am spelling that right.

My question was truely one of requirement, as I had no idea what was required. Only questioning what I had seen set up, at what I would consider a much more knowledgeable person then I.

Do you have system protection other then the circuit breaker and possible a fuse on your power center? Is your power center an electronic bus bar?

Thanks for your points,
Troy


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#91938 - 04/23/05 11:23 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I have the Monster HTS2600 PowerCenter.



I know! I know! I don't believe, for a minute, that it has any effect, at all, on the way my system sounds. And, it's overpriced for what you get. However, I got mine off eBAY for considerably less than list price, but still too much. And, it has a couple of features I really like. The Current Usage indicator is one thing.



It also has two timed outlets which means that when it turns on, my electronics are powered up BEFORE my sub, thereby eliminating any sub driver thump. When the 2600 is turned off the sub turns off first, then the electronics. It also has two unswitched outlets, and six switched, for a total of 10 outlets.

Though it is not controllable with a remote, it has two different ways of linking it to your receiver, or other component, so that it goes on and off when the receiver does.

And, of course, it gives a modicum of peace of mind to know that my equipment has some level of protection.

I like it.
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#91939 - 04/23/05 11:33 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
What can I say!! Wow, that is one high tech power center. I didn't even know they made that kind of stuff. I guess that using this type of set up provides some real system security and peace of mind. As Bren said earlier, it puts all power through one ground circuit, eliminating unwanted noise distractions.

Cool stuff,
Troy
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#91940 - 04/23/05 11:38 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
LOL! Monster has 7 PowerCenters, each one more expensive, and feature rich, than the others. Mine is #6, only one away from the bottom of the totem pole. #1 has a MSRP of $1299.99 USD. YIPES!
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#91941 - 04/23/05 09:23 PM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
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Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 67
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RickCathey can probably chime in here, he's an electrical engineer, or an electrician or a sparky of some kind.




Bren,

How did you perceive me as an electrician?

Messing with electricity scares the doo doo out of me..LOL

Sorry I wish I could help out here but know nothing related to that line of expertise..

Rick

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#91942 - 04/23/05 11:18 PM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
i would read the back of eack peice of equiptment and look for how many amps they draw,add them up,and make sure you dont go over the limit for each circut..you might as well throw all 20a breakers in while youre doing it.you might have a little overkill,but it beats coming up short..who knows,you may end up with 5 or 6 ep600s someday

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#91943 - 04/24/05 02:04 AM Re: "Power Supply"----breaker box to HT outlet require
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

How did you perceive me as an electrician?


Weren't we talking about grounding and voltage issues about a year ago, thought you mentioned you were an electrician?

Maybe I was drunk.

Bren R.

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