I was wondering whether it would be best to always leave the Squeezebox Duet receiver in a power-On position or not. I could easily plug it into the switched outlet on my stereo in order to
preserve power, as it would only be used when the receiver is powered on. I don't mind waiting
for the Squeezebox to "find" the wireless source and hook up with the computer, if that would be the only drawback of having it powered down when not in use. I always "turn off" the Squeezebox receiver via the remote before turning off the stereo and computer anyway.
Thanks for any help,
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2010-07-14, 09:00 #1
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- Jul 2010
Should receiver be plugged to switchable outlet?
2010-07-14, 10:50 #2
"Turning off" the SBR via remote isn't really turning it off -- it is putting it in standby. When in standby the SBR draws about 3 watts, so it's a marginal energy savings at best. If you want to squeeze out that extra 3w, I'd suggest trying it for a while to see how reliably the SBR reconnects to your network and server -- experience of different users is completely mixed on this. If it reconnects without problems you may as well go for it, and certainly you won't break anything by trying it.
2010-07-14, 15:01 #3
One question, WHY?
As the prior poster said, Off is really standby so the only way to turn it Off-Off is to unplug it or use a switched power strip or switched wall outlet. Having said that, by using any of those solutions, one loses all network control. The player has to be powered back up, reboot, log back into the network, find the local server, etc, etc.... all in the name of saving at most $15 a Year.
I'll bet you're using your TV in Instant On Mode as well as most of your A/V equipment (anything that can be turned on by a remote).
Not worth the hassles, IMHO. YMMV.iPhone
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2010-07-15, 15:20 #4
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- Feb 2009
- Washington, DC
I have one of my Receivers plugged into the switched outlet on a receiver (stereo) in my office where outlets are at a premium. Takes about 35 seconds for the Receiver to wake up and connect fully. Everywhere else I have them in non-switched outlets."You know, I'm all for progress. It's change I object to."
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2010-07-16, 03:03 #5
2010-07-16, 08:00 #6
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- Dec 2007
mine s also connected to a switched outlet (amp) no probs, short connection time
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2010-07-16, 08:49 #7
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- Sep 2008
- West Sussex, UK
I turn my SB Classic off at the mains each night - re-connects fine when I restart.Main system: SB Touch, Arcam A85, Mission 733i speakers
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