standby or switched off at the mains ???

Tinderbox (UK)

Active Member
Hi.

is their any proof that switching a TV, DVD, etc on and off at the mains causes damage instead of leaving it in standby mode.

I have heard that their is a power surge when you turn on and off at the mains.

I have surge protected socket on all the AV devices.

any help would be appriciated.

thanks

John.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
The surge or otherwise depends on the design of the specific equipment; some devices have a controlled soft-start, others don't.
Also check how much power is consumed in standby as this also varies considerably between different equipments.

Chris Muriel, Manchester
 

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