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Old 7th July 2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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I did some searching, but I wasn't able to find anything conclusive on the subject. When looking for a IEC socket with a built in fuse for my latest project, I came across some fairly inexpensive power line filters (link). Would these be helpful in cleaning up the AC signal a bit, or is it not worth it? What would be the pros and cons of using a filter such as this? Obviously there are going to be some losses associated with it, but are they significant enough to justify not using it?

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Old 7th July 2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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helpful in cleaning up the AC signal a bit
They stand a good chance of mucking up the sound a lot
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Have you checked www.schaffner.com ?
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analog_sa: forgive my ignorance, but how so?

peranders: what would you be refering to...the IEC inlets? or something a little bit more large and in charge?
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EMC filters. They have loads of them.

Siemens has also lot's of them.
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Just so I wrap my mind around this...the link I posted is virtually the same thing, just not built into the socket, correct? Or is it a totally different beast alltogether?
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They stand a good chance of mucking up the sound a lot

where did you pull that from ? the Tyco filters are used in high end (very high end) medical equipment like ultrasound --
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Yea, I'm really not sure how it would make the sound worse
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Yea, I'm really not sure how it would make the sound worse
Yea I'm confused too. I have lots of them but not use them. I don't know, I have a bad feeling with them. But I have been always give them chances with any new setup.
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where did you pull that from ? the Tyco filters are used in high end (very high end) medical equipment like ultrasound --
Medical equipment! Am I missing something here? Many equipments use them of course, and I believe 100% that they are properly functioning there.
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