standby or switched off at the mains ???

Tinderbox (UK)

Active Member

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.



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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