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Posted: 10/16/2008 2:04:48 PM EST
Anyone ever run a UPS/Surge to protect their Home Theatre System? Not to run for any significant amount of time, just for evening out twitchy power service. I know if you exceed the wattage of the unit and the power goes the UPS could catch on fire.

I am looking for opinion and guidance here as well as Home Theatre Forum. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 2:49:25 PM EST
I really doubt you will start one on fire, it will more likely just trip the circuit breaker in the thing. It'll start with the overload light/buzzer on then usually just click off.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 2:52:05 PM EST
Its a very good idea. I have my home theater on surge only. UPS with power conditioning is a wise investment.

I just ordered this for my pc cuz my current ups is woefully undersized.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102070
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:25:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blackbird_Pilot:
Its a very good idea. I have my home theater on surge only. UPS with power conditioning is a wise investment.

I just ordered this for my pc cuz my current ups is woefully undersized.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102070


When I took the two hits in 5 mins and then my Denon went to sleep till it reset minutes later I knew I should be doing something more.

Thanks for the pointer.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:40:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blackbird_Pilot:
Its a very good idea. I have my home theater on surge only. UPS with power conditioning is a wise investment.

I just ordered this for my pc cuz my current ups is woefully undersized.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102070


Those are great. I have 3 of them in my house.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:23:03 PM EST
yes, because my stereo has a bad habit of not wanting to come out of standby if it loses power
so now it's on a ups so hopefully when the power goes out it won't act up
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 5:35:13 PM EST
The UPS is a good idea.

See, what it does is take AC and convert it to DC in order to charge its batteries. Then, a new AC source is generated.

If you want even more protection, consider a surge suppressed receptacle ( www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=22335&minisite=10028 ) so that the UPS would stand less chance of being exposed to surge spikes.

Surge suppression isn't something that is necessarily adequately dealt with at one point. In some cases, I also install surge protection panels at the service entrance ( www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=22336&minisite=10028

You can get as elaborate as you want - it all depends on the money.
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