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    Default Surge Protection on DJ Booths

    So I've been told surge protection is important for digital DJs and I've been looking at this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIPP-LITE-I...item3aafc0394b

    After googling a bit I've discovered that you shouldn't daisy chain surge protectors, cause bla bla bla electric theory bla bla bla.

    Are club DJ Booths already surge protected?

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    Tripplite is decent for this kind of thing, cheap & effective

    Power protection is critical for any sensitive computerized devices. A bit is determined by a 1 or a 0 (binary code), processors use voltage changes to determine if its a 1 or a 0. If your power is wonky, the voltage will fluctuate & not be accurate causing all kinds of problems for HDDs, OS, Networks & software applications.

    As far as clubs go, that will vary greatly. Some booths will have dedicated circuitry that is protected, others will just have you set up in the corner & plug into any available outlet. But even if they do have some protection, if the club is in a part of town where the grid itself sucks, power issues can still be prevalent.

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    Power Conditioner or GTFO!

    On a real level, what kind of places are you playing that don't have power conditioning for the booth already>?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    Power Conditioner or GTFO!

    On a real level, what kind of places are you playing that don't have power conditioning for the booth already>?
    Warehouse parties?

    but yes, power conditioners FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliot Han View Post
    Warehouse parties?

    but yes, power conditioners FTW.
    True. Everyone should slide a power conditioner into their coffin/flight case if you are plugging in anywhere.
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    Could you guys give me examples of good and cheap power conditioners? I don't need more than 4 outlets

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    Just go to any DJ website and look up power conditioners, its not rocket science

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniboy View Post
    Could you guys give me examples of good and cheap power conditioners? I don't need more than 4 outlets

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    Depends on your definition of cheap ... check out the Furman M-8X2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliot Han View Post
    Depends on your definition of cheap ... check out the Furman M-8X2
    Thanks but that is not portable enough for me, is there any more portable option?

    I need a minimum of 2 outlets

    I've found this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l/prm/alsVwDtl

    This seems to be portable enough

    EDIT:

    Actually this one seems to be even better, it's smaller and the outlets are turned upside down, so my A10 and my Macbook can be easily conected: http://www.snapav.com/p-1116-wb-200-2.aspx
    Last edited by Daniboy; 09-05-2015 at 10:08 AM.
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