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Powering off through power cutoff

by noonespecial / June 23, 2006 11:45 PM PDT

I want to control my cd-player's power on/off time periods automaticly using a timer on the power supply for that player. The problem is; I heard that powering off/on a electronic device such as a cd-player is worse to do it by cutting of the power, instead of pressing the power button on the device first, and than optionally cut off the power. I tried my local electronica shop with some so-called experts on the area, and they told me it doesn't matter. I'm not really convinced, so could anyone confirm/reject this advice?


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I side with the "doesn't matter" answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2006 11:50 PM PDT

AC supplies are not 100% assured and home/other electronics must survive power outages.

Just so you know, there are 500+ answers to the age old power on/off question if you want to plow through it. At the end you either have a pounding headache or make a choice.


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by noonespecial / June 24, 2006 12:49 AM PDT

Alright, I wasn't aware it was so unclear what option is best. Thanks for the insight, I don't like headaches so I'll keep the 'doesnt matter' option Happy

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by sirroundsound / June 24, 2006 10:43 AM PDT

If you could add some information on why you want to do this, there may be other solutions. My guess would be that using a timer will be the cheapest though.

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Sleep + timer
by noonespecial / June 24, 2006 6:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Why??

I want to synchronize start up and power off of my cd-player with my receiver. They both don't have start up timers, and only my receiver has a sleep function. Using an external power-supply timer on both the power cords (cdplayer and receiver) seems the cheapest/simplest/most effective way.

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Still not sure
by sirroundsound / June 25, 2006 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Sleep + timer

I can understand the power down, listen to music in bed, have the system shut down via timer function.
But start up... other than having the reciever power on, how do you expect to get the cd player to go to play mode. Power on won't do this, it would require another remote control command. Unless you have tested this and found on your cd player it automatically plays when powered on?

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I agree....
by kena10 / June 26, 2006 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Still not sure

If you need something that will power up in the morning, then get an alarm clock with a cd player built-in.

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It does power up
by noonespecial / June 26, 2006 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: I agree....

It does power up automaticly, don't worry. It's all good now, I've tried it a couple of days and works perfectly Happy

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