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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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Don't think that's available any more. Studiospares do sell the Furman power sequencer, though for about £500... except it's currently on back order.

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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:08 pm Don't think that's available any more. Studiospares do sell the Furman power sequencer, though for about £500... except it's currently on back order.

https://www.studiospares.com/cables-lea ... 470800.htm

And the Furman model offers 9 power connections, compared to the Studiospares (no longer sold) model I use which has a mere 6.
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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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Hugh, in the September 2021 Q&As you mentioned an Energenie 8 way wireless strip.
I would guess that would last more than 2 years but even if not, half a bag buys a lot of backups!

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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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Folderol wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:23 pm Absolutely DON'T do that :crazy:

Why? It exactly emulates what we all think the problem is.
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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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Exalted Wombat wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:21 pm
Folderol wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:23 pm Absolutely DON'T do that :crazy:

Why? It exactly emulates what we all think the problem is.

No it doesn't. The switch is designed to be able to handle arcing. The plug pins are not, and will develop pits and poor contact. I wouldn't attempt this once, even just 'to see if it's OK'. Also I have seen the result of this sort of damage. It was in a relatively safe environment. I wouldn't like to see the same in someone's home.
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Re: Turn on speakers from external switch

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OK, then compare the 'pop' from using the switch on the "extension power cord that has switches" with that from using the switch at the wall socket.
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