[TenTec] Astron SS30 power supply leave on?
w4jz at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 25 01:01:01 EDT 2015
I have a Astron RS-35A that was bought new back in the 80's & so far not
had any problems. I don't leave power supply on if I am not using it. I
did, about 20 years ago, install a APC UPS (uninterrupted power supply)
after a RS-20A that did get hit by lightning which was plugged into a AC
outlet. I use a APC UPS also on all other electronic equipment that is
sensitive to power surges which we can get on clear days here. Since I
did this I have not had any issues with lightning hitting equipment or
damage from power surges. I also lost a VHS player/recorder from a huge
power surge shortly after losing the RS-20A.
I also use a PWRgate PG40S that will switch to a deep cycle gel-cell
battery when the UPS battery drops the AC which is about 5 minutes.
Usually a surge doesn't last but a few seconds, but power outages can be
several hours. This gives me time to turn everything off normally if
equipment is on.
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