Originally Posted by menocu
Thinking about getting an H15. A couple questions:
1. I have a few items (record player, ipod dock) I have plugged into a surge protector which I keep switched off unless I'm actually using these devices, which is not very often. If I plug these into the power conditioner, will they then always be receiving/wasting power, even if it's a small amount? Is there a way to turn specific outlets on and off?
Only if they do not have a 12v trigger.
2. Currently have the rest of my HT equipment (lcd tv, blu-ray, NAD receiver, wii, cd changer) plugged into another surge protector which is always on and all connected devices are in standby mode. This includes the subwoofer, and I've read about the H15 causing some sub amps to blow. Do people generally plug their subs into a separate surge protector?
I don't. My old sub was plugged into a surge/power strip and took a hit and blew out my AVR & sub. The H15 with my DUI sub, never an issue (knock on wood, don't want to jinx anything
) and I have EVERYTHING plugged into the H15 including 2 sub amps, AVR, DLP, HD DVD, BDP, DVD recorder & Wii. On 24/7 (unless we go out of town) and I wouldn't have it any other way, personally.
If you are getting it from Vanns, I would recommend the S15 battery backup for only $50 more. At least if you have anything that has fans to cool things like a DLP lamp. But again, out of all the power outages and brown outs we have had over the past 3+ years or so, battery backup wouldn't have made any difference.
An alternative is to plug your power strip into the H15 for those 2 things you don't use often and still switch on/off manually while still receiving all the benefits the H15 offers.