Only 1 outlet - Power Regulator? Conditioner?
Old 25th December 2012
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Only 1 outlet - Power Conditioner/Regulator/UPS?

Hello Friends! I know power conditioners, regulators and ups have been discussed in length throughout the forums, but I'm hoping a few of you could help solve an issue somewhat particular to my living space.

My "home studio" has only one outlet (two sockets). Right now I'm running a lot of gear threw two full power strips at each socket. No real problems thus-far besides lack of available spots, but I feel I must be running at my rooms absolute power limit. I've got my computer, interface, eqs, compressors, pre's, monitors,etc... everything is plugged into one outlet.

In the very-near future, I'll be getting a tube microphone and a few more small pieces of gear. I can't imagine I have the necessary power (let alone the spots on my strips).

Would I benefit from a power regulator or UPS? Could you help steer me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys
Old 25th December 2012
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Old 25th December 2012
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If you are in the US/CAN you might get one of those little Kill-a-Watt meters. Most audio systems use a lot less power than you would think.
Jim Brown suggests running everything (with the exception of big power amps) on one circuit. (I'll try to find the exact link tomorrow)
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Old 25th December 2012
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That sounds great, ill look into that for sure. Thanks guys. Although I'm not having noticeable problems at this point, I was a little concerned with degradation over a long time.

Wasn't sure if I'd benefit from a conditioner/regulator of some kind?
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