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Installing a Power Conditioner for Audio Video Equipment

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Protect Your Electronic Equipment Against Power Surges: The importance of protecting your valuable electronic devices with power conditioning equipment, Good quality power conditioners, voltage surges and spikes.

Power Conditioners for Electronic Equipment

Electrical Question: I am trying to wire some outlets in one room into a power conditioner in another and keep a clean look in my living room while still protecting my Audio Video equipment.

This electrical wiring question came from: David, a Handyman from McKinney, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question David.

How to Protect Your Electronic Equipment Against Power Surges

Application: Wiring a 120 Volt Receptacle Outlets.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the type of power conditioning that will be installed and the access to the location for the electrical wiring.
Precaution: Identify the existing outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing permanent electrical wiring for power conditioning equipment should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Power Conditioners to Help Protect Your Electronic Equipment

David has provided a proprietary diagram that he used for his power conditioning circuit, however the following applies to all electronic equipment:

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