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I've got my crown pro amp hooked up to a light switch that is there to control a plug socket. It's only an xls1000 so not too concerned, works great for us! Flip the switch for bass...
 

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I have these INSTEON wall outlets in my bedroom running some lights tied to a single wall switch. I'm not sure if they'll handle an amplifier but they say rated for 15A. From what I can tell they may be solid state relays cause they are pretty expensive and no mechanical noise when switching.

Note which model you buy cause the ones I have only the TOP outlet is switched or programmable; the bottom one is a pass through.

Worth a shot.


on second thought i'd scratch the idea


(incandescent loads) only is what it's rated for
 

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Originally Posted by autox320  /t/1471824/on-off-relay-solution-for-pro-amps-anyone-used-insteon#post_23300069


I have these INSTEON wall outlets in my bedroom running some lights tied to a single wall switch. I'm not sure if they'll handle an amplifier but they say rated for 15A. From what I can tell they may be solid state relays cause they are pretty expensive and no mechanical noise when switching.

Note which model you buy cause the ones I have only the TOP outlet is switched or programmable; the bottom one is a pass through.

Worth a shot.


on second thought i'd scratch the idea


(incandescent loads) only is what it's rated for
I see, so if they're rated for incandescent loads then it's essentially a constant load rating vs a varying load? A high enough incandescent load could work couldn't it, like 20 amps for~15 amps of amplifier (varying) load?
 

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Hi SuperEdge,
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Originally Posted by superedge88  /t/1471824/on-off-relay-solution-for-pro-amps-anyone-used-insteon#post_23301079


I see, so if they're rated for incandescent loads then it's essentially a constant load rating vs a varying load? A high enough incandescent load could work couldn't it, like 20 amps for~15 amps of amplifier (varying) load?
When they say "incandescent load" only, what they really mean is "non-reactive" or "resistive" loads only. An inductive load, like the power transformer inside your amp, would cause problems for that module.


They do make "appliance modules" which are designed for reactive loads, like motors. One of those would be appropriate for an amp.


I tried Insteon when it was first released, and it was unreliable. Seeing as they are still around years later, I would assume that they have addressed those original issues.
 

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Hi SuperEdge,

When they say "incandescent load" only, what they really mean is "non-reactive" or "resistive" loads only. An inductive load, like the power transformer inside your amp, would cause problems for that module.


They do make "appliance modules" which are designed for reactive loads, like motors. One of those would be appropriate for an amp.


I tried Insteon when it was first released, and it was unreliable. Seeing as they are still around years later, I would assume that they have addressed those original issues.
I figured if they're 277v rated, they would be able to handle various phase angles? However, if an amp had a PFC of 0.98-1.0, that's close enough to being purely resistive?
 

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Hi LooneyBomber,
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I figured if they're 277v rated, they would be able to handle various phase angles? However, if an amp had a PFC of 0.98-1.0, that's close enough to being purely resistive?
Good point. The problem with reactive loads is that the SCRs or triacs shut off when the current reaches the zero-crossing, and not the voltage. So any PFC device should be ok.
 
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