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 Post subject: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Thu 09, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Here's a tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time where a power strip may be inconvenient or needs to be placed where the switch is not easy to get to or one has something that is remote controlled and wants other non-remote controlled things to turn on at the same time.

Use the following device.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ND ... UTF8&psc=1

They do make a version with more outlets as well.

I tried it with my main stereo so the whole thing could go on and off with my preamp's power switch, but my preamp draws only 8 watts which is below the 15 watt minimum.

So I tried it with my R-390, external audio amp, external 180Vdc regulated power supply and two fans and it works good for that.

I so far have not noticed any RFI from the device.

I can see this being used for those of us who have a newer TV with an older receiver or amp used to provide better sound quality from the TV as the receiver will go on and off with the TV.

Test equipment as well where several pieces that are always used at the same time can be turned on and off with one piece of equipment.

Ham radio equipment that is always used together.

ETC...

I like it as any power strip used can be hidden away.


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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Thu 09, 2020 11:41 pm 
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I built a three-outlet one back in the 80s for my stereo system, from this Radio Electronics article:

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0048.pdf
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2 ... e-0049.pdf

Power up the receiver, and everything else came to life - the STA-720 had no switched outlets. I was limited to three switched outlets, as I used two duplex outlets in a deep metal junction box.

The plate relay was easy to find- Radio Shack had them. I sold the whole stereo system at a yard sale after getting married.....

EDIT: added the rest of the article pages.

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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Thu 09, 2020 11:47 pm 
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Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 3:57 am 
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Be careful with the phono - some should be turned off before interrupting house voltage, to disengage the idler wheel in order to avoid flat spotting.
I took your idea further some years ago and can turn off the entire radio display room, but I still turn off any radio or phono first.

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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 4:23 am 
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My phono is belt drive so no worries there.

But I only leave a phono on when I'm actually using it.

Also with rim drive phonos I make sure they are shut off properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 6:36 pm 
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I have accidently left equipment on because my shop bench is out of view from the door way. I was going to build a remote master switch, but I came across this. I'll see how well this works with the controller mounted at the door way, tap it off as I leave.
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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
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Nice


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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
PostPosted: Jan Thu 30, 2020 12:10 am 
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The Stanley remote power strip arrived today and it works great. I can hear a relay clicking inside the unit so no minimum load required.
At first I thought it wasn't working and even skimmed the directions but could not get it to work. The directions said a 2032 battery is changed by pulling out the small tray at the bottom of the remote. What the heck, no pullout tray. Decided t pop the whole remote assy apart, click !, still no battery tray. Oh, pull out another plastic assy (part of a wall switch mount adapter) and now I have the actual remote, a little larger than your car FOB. Now I see the pull out tray, and a little clear plastic strip, pulled that out and now it works. If that info is in the tiny (and I mean tiny) manual I have not found it yet.
At any rate, my bench and all the test equipment can be turned on/off as I enter or leave my shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Tip for turning on multiple devices at the same time
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Very nice.


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