Question Using a portable generator to power home theater system - too "dirty"?

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  1. tvb0y

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    My power has been out for a few days and I've just been waiting it out, but now they're saying it will be up to a few weeks before it's back. So I'm thinking about using my generator to power my setup. I read one comment on another site saying it wouldn't be recommend because portable generators output dirty power that might damage the gear. I'd be powering a TV, blu ray player, receiver, and my Klipsch 5.1 system (RC-62's etc).

    If there's a chance of it damaging anything I won't do it. Or I'll just hook it up to my PC instead. Unless it would damage that too. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    I have done this in the past in exactly your situation. It will depend on the quality of the output from your specific generator. I used some power protection - mains smoothers and spike protectors to give the kit some protection and did not have any problems. However it is always a risk, just depends on your appetite for the risk.
     

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