P500 Powering PWD2/PWT


#1

I currently have these powered via the P500 regenerated AC duplexes, so when the P500 is turned off so is the PWD/PWT just as if the AC mains switches on back of the PWD/PWT were switched off. So therefore units are not kept in standby mode. What would be the best option:



1). plug units into filtered AC zone which always pass AC, but therefore, no regenerated AC improvements.



2). leave plugged into regen AC zone, but keep P500 always on. (Not sure I like the 500 always on).


#2

I keep my P500 on all day, every day; and, it powers my PWT and PWDII. My amp is on the filtered zone. This works for me with no issue.


#3

PSA recommends leaving the various Power Plants on. This makes sense to me as the warm up/shut down cycle causes the most wear for electronics.



The power consumption is very minor.


#4

@jaynemo I leave my P-1000 on 24/7 also. I live at the beach and we get terrific thunder storms. When I see them rolling in off the Atlantic horizon, I turn the P-1000 off.



AMPS: I have 4 McIntosh MC-501’s for bi-amp. I run 2 into the P-1000 [receptacle #1 a&b] and 2 into a separate a PS Audio HC [high-current] version of a 2-plug thing that I cannot remember the name of [out of production].



Feeding all of this including the P-1000, I have 4 pair of dedicated 20 amp outlets with the orange hospital receptacles.



The power company came by last year and installed a power surge/filter trap on the line off the pole.



So, leave the P-500 on, plug your amp(s) into the AC Filter located on far left side when viewed from back looking forward, and watch for massive thunderstorms. Christopher



PS: Still looking for a P-1200 if anyone has one for sale.


#5

Thanks all for the great comments! Bird dog, you live on the East Cost I assume…New England? I live in central CT, so summer afternoon thunderstorms, yes, I know what you mean!



My P-500 only powers my source components. I have a dedicated P-5 for each KT-88 monoblock amp. All is fed by a 220/120V 4KW Richard Gray Isolation Transformer paralleled with a 600S choke.



Also have the power surge unit mounted on the meter from CL&P.