A rather basic electrical question (related to the astrodyne)
Sep 12, 2009 at 4:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

plonter

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Sometimes when not is use for a few days,I unplug the astrodyne PSU of the ultra micro amp/dac from the AC socket. but I am afraid that i am doing it all wrong.
I keep the IEC cable always plugged in to the AC socket and only unplugged the part of the cable that connects to the astrodyne itseld.
when i do that, I get electrical sparkles and I am afraid that it might be damaging the PSU (or maybe worse...the amp, because it is always connected to the PSU).

Is this ok? should I plug/unplug the IEC cable directly from the AC socket instead?
I am sorry if I didn't put the question correctly, my english is so so, hope you can understand.
thanks.
 
Sep 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM Post #2 of 3

Tyll Hertsens

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Hm.


Well, switching power supplies don't do particularly well when they start to drive a load. I think it would be better to unplug the AC, that way when you plug it in it will go through it's normal cycle when firing up.
 

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