- Jan 2, 2007
I have recently upgraded some of my components and power is becoming more of an "issue" than it had been previously. My main question is do you think it is better to keep your AMP's/DAC's ect plugged in all the time or not? I have a surge protector which I plug my components into and I was wondering if it is bad for the wallwarts to be plugged in 24/7whenI don't have the equipment turned on. I notice that even when the AMP/DAC isn't on the power supply is warm to the touch, but when I flick the switch on the surge protector to off the wallwarts it stays nice and cool. Any ideas if it makes a difference? Do I degrade the PS by leaving in plugged in while not on?