Connecting to power mains quick question
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Connecting to power mains quick question

Hi all
What's the best way to connect:

1. My PC
2. One rack with audio preamps and other effect units
3. A rack with hardware synths
4. My keyboard controller


Should all be connected to one huge distributor with enough on it and that into the one socket in the wall,

Or

connect each rack to a distributor, the pc and keyboard to another, and then connect the 3 distributors to another distributir pluggd into the same wall socket?

Or I could try plugging rack in one distributor/wall socket, and PC to another wall socket?

Finally, for safety, if devices have ground lift it should be engaged correct?

Thanks
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I'm not sure what country you are in or what type of power system you have at your studio.
In a US type system it is good to connect all the Audio/Video equipment (with the exceptions of big power amps and large video projectors) to one circuit using a large power strip (distributor ?). The idea is to reduce the overall length of the power cords from unit to unit.

Ground lift switches have no place in a safe modern world.
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Thanks v clear.

Power strip - should I get one with a fuse / spike protection system?
If so what kind of fuse ? I've seen "overload protection" systems starting at 15.000 amperes and going up form there? I'm confused
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Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
I'm not sure what country you are in or what type of power system you have at your studio.
In a US type system it is good to connect all the Audio/Video equipment (with the exceptions of big power amps and large video projectors) to one circuit using a large power strip (distributor ?). The idea is to reduce the overall length of the power cords from unit to unit.

Ground lift switches have no place in a safe modern world.
No place?
Really?
Pin 1 ground lift?
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I meant the Safety Ground/Protective Earth AC power ground.
Yes, really.

I don't see what the XLR pin 1 has to do with AC power cords.
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I meant the Safety Ground/Protective Earth AC power ground.
Yes, really.

I don't see what the XLR pin 1 has to do with AC power cords.
Every ground lift I have seen was a Pin 1, Not an AC lift..
Plus the "Devices" he was referring to is audio gear, which IS a Pin 1 ground lift.
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