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Question Power Conditioner? What is it?

I have been watching some rig videos lately and noticed most have power conditioners in their rack. What do these do? Are they essential? I am planning on building my rig bigger and hopefully finishing it and was hoping to find out if I'll need to add one of these. And if I do need one how do I go about working it so I know once I get there.
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Re: Power Conditioner? What is it?

...they condition your power--just make sure to wash with power shampoo first, then rinse, then power conditioner.



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...they condition your power--just make sure to wash with power shampoo first, then rinse, then power conditioner.
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Re: Power Conditioner? What is it?

From Furman:
power conditioner protects your electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting suppression circuit quickly responds and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent and suppress noise from fluorescent lights, certain dimmers, radio transmitters, and similar sources of electronic pollution from contaminating the AC line and from there, leaking into sensitive audio, video, or computer circuits.



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Re: Power Conditioner? What is it?

I have one, mine's a samson, they won't always make a noticeable difference, e.g. my house is completely detached, in a quiet neighbourhood, and my studio has no fluorescent lights or anything in it, so it's pretty cozy in there anyway. The main thing is I know the amp will work the same when I take it to the local cellar bar where it's all fluorescent lighting and it's an old building with old wiring. No more AC line noise etc - the difference is really obvious. Just make sure when you buy one it is a power conditioner, because Samson for example make rackmount power strips that aren't buffered or anything.
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