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Old 04-03-07, 04:23 PM
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Leaving LCD TV's plugged in?

I'm not sure where I developed this habit/fear, but is it safe to leave LCD TV's plugged in? Will there be any damage, short or long term if I were to leave it plugged in? I always seem to unplug anything electronic when I am not using it, for fear of some kind of damage.

For anyone who has a 360, do you leave it plugged in when you aren't using it?

Sorry for the extremely weird question.
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Old 04-03-07, 05:07 PM
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I think this is more about your own neuroses than it is about electrical safety. With a good surge suppressor there really is no need to unplug electronics when they're not in use.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
I think this is more about your own neuroses than it is about electrical safety. With a good surge suppressor there really is no need to unplug electronics when they're not in use.
You make it sound terrible

What if I am plugging both items into an outlet not protected by a surge protector. Should I still be worried then?
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Only if you are Jeremy Reed, aka Powder.

Think about a business with 1000 computers. They have a monitor, PC, lamp, etc. plugged in at every single cubicle for years on end. Not to mention the phone and network lines running everywhere.

But I would never tell anyone that OCD was nothing to worry about. Do what you gotta do.
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What's an outlet?

OH! You mean the holes.
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Old 04-04-07, 06:49 AM
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On most modern electronics you would likely lose settings if they are left unplugged for a long period of time. Also the plugging and unplugging can't be good for the power supply that has to keep turning itself on and off each time it gets plugged in.

Save yourself some grief and get a surge protector.

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Old 04-04-07, 08:24 AM
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What should one look for in a surge protector? I know well enough that the cheap $5 ones at the grocery are a bad idea, and yet I also know that the Monster billion dollar (OK, they aren't quite that expensive!) surge protectors that the Best Buy salesman will try to sell you isn't a good buy, either.
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Old 04-04-07, 08:34 AM
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I have a lot of power outages where I live.
Sometimes the utility folks, working the area, do more damage than environmental outages.
After losing a TV (plugged into a surge protector), protector & all, I keep mine plugged into a inexpensive UPS.
It has already saved my bacon.
Cheap enough insurance & peace of mind as I see it.
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Tek, what is your UPS rated in terms of watts/VA?
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Originally Posted by Trelach24
What's an outlet?

OH! You mean the holes.
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Old 04-04-07, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
Tek, what is your UPS rated in terms of watts/VA?
My Samsung (LN-S3251D) is plugged into a 200w/350va.
Cost about $35.
During a power crash it holds the set long enough to take a shower, find my flashlight, come back & shut things down..LOL!
So I discovered.
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Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about getting one for my Plasma, but that sucker soaks up 515W in normal operation (I think), so I'll probably need a real beefy UPS.
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I leave everything plugged in all the time. The only exception is that if I happen to be home when we have one of our bad $ss thunderstorms. Then I'll at least unplug my projector.
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Originally Posted by jedidiah
What should one look for in a surge protector? I know well enough that the cheap $5 ones at the grocery are a bad idea, and yet I also know that the Monster billion dollar (OK, they aren't quite that expensive!) surge protectors that the Best Buy salesman will try to sell you isn't a good buy, either.
You can begin yur research here

http://www.panamax.com/products.cfm?...&sec=group_app
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