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Offline gcb

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Request: Power Conditioner episode
« on: January 04, 2014, 01:58:51 am »
While researching a UPS to protect my home theater PC and receiver, i stumbled upon AC rectifiers sold for $1000s to audiophiles/audiophools

should i get the lower end AC Conditioners models for ~$300 instead of ~$150 for a UPS battery?

what those things even do?
 

Offline sync

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Re: Request: Power Conditioner episode
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 02:50:24 am »
what those things even do?
Transferring money from the customer to the manufacture.
 

Offline jboard146

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Request: Power Conditioner episode
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 03:24:55 am »
It's like Bose. "Better sound through marketing"


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Offline DL8RI

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Re: Request: Power Conditioner episode
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 12:27:14 pm »
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what those things even do?
There are several types of approaches... more serious, more idiotic ones.

The best one is the principle a online-USV uses, create a complete new AC. Depending on the quality of the unit this can be more or less noisy.
Other products do other things, like loading with resistors to "symetrize" (or do whatever) the AC. Reshape the AC by adding the chopped caps of the sine-wave (normally they are chopped of by the rectifiers of SPSUs), create blue light...

Anyway, if you really need such a Unit for Home-Audio, you either life (electrically wise) in a 3rd world country and will have much more serious problems or... you don't need it :)
 

Lurch

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Re: Request: Power Conditioner episode
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 04:00:53 pm »
should i get the lower end AC Conditioners models for ~$300 instead of ~$150 for a UPS battery?

Broadly speaking, a power conditioner is a UPS without batteries. I'd always use a decent UPS rather than a power conditioner.

what those things even do?

Give us something to laugh at.
 

Offline gcb

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Re: Request: Power Conditioner episode
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 12:31:33 am »
Thanks guys. I knew i'd found the voice of reason around here. So I will just continue with my plan to add a battery back up to the HTPC and use the non-battery backed outlets for the receiver/amps.

what those things even do?

Give us something to laugh at.

Well, so I still keep the suggestion of an episode about them :)


PS: duh! just noticed i left this on the wrong board. was supposed to be under "suggestions"
 


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