Re: QS8 and Surge Protection

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Posted by Bob on February 17, 2000 at 21:16:16:

In Reply to: QS8 and Surge Protection posted by Mark on February 15, 2000 at 10:57:19:

: Hello All:

: I have a QS8 that I use to play club dates. Since the QS is an electronic device in many ways similar to a computer, it seems like it would be a good idea to replace my ordinary power strip with some kind of surge protector -- as I do with my home computer.

: So, my questions are:

: Do you recommnend for or against using a surge protector?

: If no, why not? Is there a downside to using such a device with the keyboard

: If yes, what specifications (minimum # of Joules) and / or standards (UL / ISO / etc.) should I be looking for in the product literature?

: Thanks!

: Mark

In my opinion you're nuts if you don't! I once had an E-MU proteus cook from the spikes of an air conditioning unit going on and off.
A simple strip w/surge protection is better than nothing. Or a power distribution unit(1U rack space) that has surge EMI/RFI filtering would be better.They will take lots of hits of quite high voltages before they need to be replaced. Cost can be anywhere from about$60US to upwards of $200US depending on bells and whistles such as voltage regulation,etc. A worthwhile investment to be sure.

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