Powering up a console

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Powering up a console

Postby stevland » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:48 pm

I have a Q series in the process of being recomissioned, with 8 psu's.
Should these be turned pn at the same time as eachother? I'm guessing that would be riht as each PSU shares the combined load of the console. Therefore turning on one might blow the fuse on the solitary amp. The psu's seem to be internally surge protected, but I'm not sure how well the mains will cope with the sudden current drain.

Any other criteria I should consider before switching on?

Thanks,
Steve
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Re: Powering up a console

Postby mrclunk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:35 am

Yes you should turn them all on at the same time.
Although you may get away with turning on 6 then the other two. They usually built in a fair bit of redundancy.

The other thing you could do if your worried about surges is disconnect some of the channel buckets.
You can pull the spade cons on each rail for each 12 module section. (on ours all faders modules must be powered up tho)
Most of the time we run our with half the channels off to keep the heat down in the control room.
At some point i'll build a relay switcher for each bank.
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