P5 - Is there an advantage to keep outlets switched off if not used?


#1

Hi,

I currently only use outlets A and B for my main amp and the headphone amp. When switching the P5 on I normally switch outlets C and D off.

Just out of curiosity I was wondering if there is any advantage in doing so, like less power consumption? I assume not, as they cannot be set to “always off” in the setup.

Thanks

Gerd


#2

Hi, Gerd and welcome!

An interesting question. I never noticed that you cannot program outlets to remain off.

I doubt it matters if they are switched off as if nothing is plugged into them, no current is flowing and the outlets are just sitting there, so to speak.


#3

Thats what I thought, if they are just sitting there then what was the reason to allow switching them off on the front panel. And if I can switch them off then I would like to have the same option on the browser setup.


#4

What you propose makes sense, and likely would not be difficult to add to the programming.


#5
gerdgoebel said

Thats what I thought, if they are just sitting there then what was the reason to allow switching them off on the front panel. And if I can switch them off then I would like to have the same option on the browser setup.


I like that you can switch them off from the front panel as I use this to turn on and off certain components.