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XLS200-DF - Standby

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by hinesle, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. hinesle

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    Does anybody know if the XLS200-DF has an auto switch off facility when not in use i.e standby.
     
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    Don't think it does.

    So far as I know, it's either off or on via a big red switch at the back. Can't tell you what current it draws when 'on' but not being driven, though. My guess is not too much (that's metric, not imperial measurements, by the way).
     
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    Hi There

    The XLS200 draws 15W whith no signal applied

    Regards

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    Anyone know whether that is good or bad in the grand scheme of things!!??
     
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    thats approx £9 per year for the electricity, which seems fairly resonable to me.
     
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    Sounds like good value to me...so long as the house doesn't burn down having left it plugged in all year! :eek:
     
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    I've had mine on for about a year without interruption.
     
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    having had a look inside a couple of XLS200s I can say that they appeared to be properly constructed, having both a fused inlet and internal curcuit breaker, l'm pretty certain that it presents no greater risk than a fridge, tv, video or any other item you'd not think twice about leaving connected 24/7.
     
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    I expect that thread will alarm more people than it deserves to.

    the chances of your XLS200 causing a fire are very small. especially compared to TVs, which universally (AFAIK) use what I would call 'cheap & nasty switched mode technology' which is IMO seriously less relaible and safe than a properly constructed conventional (transformer + bridge recifier) power supply.

    but obviously you can't be any safer than if the power is disconnected from any unused appliances, an unpowered item is very unlikely to cause a fire.
     

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