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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Not sure this is the right place for this question but... Is there a device designed to use the 12v trip signal from a component (Amp) to energize 120vac sockets to power equipment that doesn't have a trip signal input? I could make this, and thought it wouldn't be hard to find one that was already on the market, but I guess I just haven't come up with the right search terms yet.
post #2 of 6
Any 12V relay will do what your asking.

You need to make sure the relay Coil voltage is 12V and that the Contact voltage is rated for the current your gonna pull through it.

I wired up a relay internal to my sub amp(Pro Amp) b/c it didn't have a 12V trigger.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
As first stated, "I could make this". I have a 12v relay in the garage and could buy a power strip and insert the relay into the box. But don't want to mess with it if someone sells a neat, tidy pre-built solution.
post #4 of 6
Oh my bad. Didnt understand that part.

Most decent power conditioners have a trigger input, that might work. Mine had a delayed bank and i plugged in the fans to that bank.

Also look up smart strips which detect current draw through a single outlet and turn on the rest.

I also recently saw some complete relay hobby boards on ebay for like <$20 in case your interested.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I may go the power conditioner route if I can find a relatively cheap one. Don't need a suppressor/conditioner because I already have a brick protecting the componets. The smart power thing could work but I really don't want to plug may amp into what seems to be low-end power strips. But thanks for that info! Still wonder why someone doesn't make a strip that would just accept the 12v signal and turn on. Seems like a simple and useful configuration. May have to do one myself yet.
Edited by Bullitt5094 - 1/22/13 at 8:32pm
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Here ya go, and from Walmart yet. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Xantech-Ac1-Controlled-Ac-Outlet/16954449

Having the right words to search by really helps. "trigger power outlet". Niles also makes a couple of them.

Again, thanks for the input!
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