Are power conditioners good or bad?

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highfigh

Audioholic Overlord
I just need to get off my butt and get that while home put in just with the COVID situation and some family and friends hurting right now a little bit financially I've been helping out there

In hoping by the fall depending on how things go
You know it's a simple device, right? Attaches to the breaker panel and connects to the circuit you want to protect. If it's sized correctly, it can handle the whole load. You can buy these at big box stores.
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Ninja
You know it's a simple device, right? Attaches to the breaker panel and connects to the circuit you want to protect. If it's sized correctly, it can handle the whole load. You can buy these at big box stores.
Yeah I know still going to have the electrician install it it's really not too expensive too do either

I don't trust myself with anything electrical Lol
 
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Paul Mohr

Audioholic Intern
I would say it would depend on how bad the power is in your house. I am going to assume most modern electronics have voltage regulators built into them. Not to mention they convert ac to dc to run. AC from your wall is normally going to fluctuate. I have seen mine go up and down from like 108 to 130 at times. Its normally around 124 I think? It doesn't effect how my tv works, my amp doesn't get softer or louder and disks don't spin faster or slower. I doubt they are doing anything that you will hear. If anything it is an added measure of protection for your equipment. I personally use a couple of UPS's for my system since my computer is part of it. We used to have problems with out power cycling on and off randomly sometimes. Which would cause stuff turn on and off three or four times quickly. That can't be good on stuff. And also if the power does go out it gives me time to shut everything down properly.

Surge protectors help with power spikes but I wouldn't count on one to save you if you get a direct lightning strike to your house. I had a tree in my front yard get hit by lightning once years ago. Some stuff was fine, other stuff was ruined. It was completely random. My AVR and dvd player were fine, but smoke was coming out of my tv. And I lost a blender in the kitchen. It also broke a window and destroyed the tree. Didn't help my relationship any either. My wife ran for the kids, I ran to the tv lol.
 

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