Originally Posted by ripclawsa
Can you please tell me what you've got plugged into your 2 Power Plant Premiers? Do you have your amps connected to one? If so, how much load can one Power Plant Premier handle? I'm thinking of plugging in 3 Anthem A2 power amps. Would the Power Plant Premier be able to handle this?
Thanks in advance!
I have my two 501's plugged into one PPP and the MC205 (5-channel amp) and the rest of the gear plugged into the other PPP.
My Denon AVP-A1HDC1 pre/pro draws 2 amps, the MC501's draw 6.6 amps each (only at peak continuous power), the Oppo BDP-83 draws 0.3 amp, and the MCD500 draws 0.3 amp. That's 15.8 amps full load current. The PPP is able to deliver 12.5 amps continuously, and has been designed to be able to dump additional current above that 12.5 amps on short term demands.
My biggest current draws are the amplifiers, but they usually draw less than two amps each. Their load is variable depending on their output. I talked to someone who has 501's and he measured his MC501 amps with an amp meter while turning up the volume and watching the output power meters. With his meters peaking 200 watts the amps were barely over 2 amps each. At 300 watts output the amp meter displayed in the range of 3.5 amps. This is for each amplifier. Doubling that would equal 7 amps load with both amps peaking 300 watts output, plus 2 amps for the Denon pre/pro, and less than 1 amp for the MCD500 and the Oppo BDP-83 together. Call it 10 amps continuous load for ease of calculation. That load will easily be supported by a single PPP. But since I also have the MC205 5-channel amp, another PPP was needed. Both PPP's are plugged into dedicated 20 amp circuits.
Hope this helps.
Hey, that was some wild World Cup action in your neck of the woods.Here's
a neat video with Paul McGowan explaining the PPP. Enjoy