Ideal VA Headroom


#1

Hello,

Looking for some input, trying to decide between PS3 and PS5. My int amp draws 375V, Dac 20, Streamer 12V, JS2 LPS 70W… and that’s it. I understand PS3 provide 750 VA while PS5 provides 1200 VA output. With PS3, I’d be at ~64% capacity… is that ample or should i consider ps5?

If ps5, i’ve read comments about the spacing of the outlets limits the type of cords that will fit (some cord heads are wider than others).

I appreciate your input!

Udi


#2

It really depends on what you’re wanting to do. The advantage of the P5 over the P3 is full regeneration. The P3 has a filtered output for bigger power draw equipment, while the P5 does not - it is designed to run everything, big and small, with regenerated power.

I’d say you’re on the border with what you have and recommend the P5 if you can manage it.


#3

Thank you Paul. Are you able to comment on the spacing of the outlets on the ps5 unit? i am concerned my cords won’t fit.


#4

Hmmm. Let me know what you have for cords. I haven’t seen this as a problem before. Maybe you’ve something different than I am used to.