Joined: Nov 13, 2005
From: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posted: 2006-03-10 00:01
Hey guys, I have some questions for you. I'm haveing some thoughts about my new home theater I'm constructing. I'm not sure how to setup the power.
Here is my projected equipment list. Sony 55" SXRD (when available), DVP-NS9100ES, STR-DA7100ES, SA-WX700 (x2) and a PVR/Satelite reciever of some sort.
I am planning on purchasing a Pure AV AP30800-10 UPS or similar unit, to connect it to. But, that is alot of juice to draw from one little conditioner. Do, you think it is too much wattage? the other thing is, I believe that I will only have one 15 amp breaker available. I never thought about adding additional breakers/outlets to my living room when we bought.
How do you recommend, I set this up. Should I plug everything into my conditioner or leave off my Subs or what? Is it possible to add a larger breaker on the existing wiring, like a 20 amp instead of a 15 amp. I'm sure the wiring will be the standard 14/2 wire. I won't be drawing massive amounts of current all the time. But you know how this stuff works.
Oh, and I looked up the power requirements of these units. I am actually surprise at how low they were.
Joined: Dec 20, 2005
From: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 2006-03-11 10:33
Lyle, Just to give you a bit of info on my experience as i have similar equipment; after I installed the 7000 SS, I constantly was monitoring the amperage draw while watching a movie, satellite, etc. I have the DVPNS9100, the 7100, my KP57WV600, SLVN77, GX315, ExpressVu 9200, and SAWX900 plugged into it. While watching a DVD (9100, 7100, X900, and TV turned on) I find that 4.1 amps draw is average, sometimes it would go up to 4.6 or so but for the most part it stayed around 4 amps EXCEPT - when the sub was pounding during a heavy bass sequence, it would jump to around 13 amps draw, and i never put the level over half on the sub, and was about -5db on the 7100. So, I no longer power the sub off of it, its plugged into its own surge protector on its own circuit. Perhaps the two X700's would take less power than the 900 but it's hard to tell. Either way I think based on my experience you would be hard pressed to pop the breaker. Ed
----------------- KDSR60XBR2, STRDA7100ES, DVPNS9100ES, RDRGX315, SLVN750, SSK90ED (x2), SSK70ED (x3), SSMB150H (x2), SAWX900 x 2, SAWX700 x 2, PS3 (60GB), Dell XPS M1710 w/ BD Burner, Xbox 360 w/ HD DVD, Gamecube, RMAV3000, HTPS 7000 SS MK2, AVS 2000 SS, HTUPS 500 x 2
If new wiring is being run for the home Theatre, I would suggest the following:
- Consider 12/2 or even 10/2 wiring even though it is not required for the load you plan. In the case of power amps I have noted improvements in sound quality with heavier gauge wiring even though the load did not require it. For a new installation the cost increase for heavier guage wire should be negligble. - Specify that hospital grade or commercial grade outlets be used as a minimum. - I would consider isolated ground for the best quality ground. - If there will be more than one circuit, specify the circuits be split between the two phases of power. By having this you have the option to connect a device to one phase or the other phase which can help with power line noise and interference problems for some devices.
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