|2009-03-22, 06:54 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: prince albert, sk
problems already - too many Watts.
when i built my home theatre room i had a dedicated 12/3 wire with a single pull 20amp deddicated breaker installed for my home theatre system. (ready for 240 if needed)
problem the other day is that my monster 5100 blew out when i had a small party (buzzing). its only been hooked up for 120v (which i think only handles 120v). notihng was different from when i always use it. i noticed that the power filter only handles up to 15amps in which now i would liek sometihng more beefier. im guessing i should find a filter that can handle 240v with a dual pull 20amp breaker so id be close to 4800watts??
obviously im running alot of watts, but im not even running my surround sound and subs yet??? which im wondering why the 5100 blew??? i no it wasnt from a power surge as none of my other power units failed in the house and it was a clear night. im guessing my furnace kicked in or something causing the volts to drop below the allowance causing the 5100 to fail.
the amp im using is a cerwin vega cv2800 which puts out 600 watts rms a channel @ 8 0hms in which its hooked up. and the speakers are the cls215 cerwin vegas and apparantly say they rms @ 250 - 300, but i can easily pull 13 amps @ 117v with them so go figure (1500watts peak, just power amp) and have peaked @ 16 amps on the power filter at one time with everything.
when i get the surround sound amp, emotiva xpa-5 which needs another 1000 watts rms, and yes the 7.2 surround speakers and center channel handle the full rms amount, and the subs (2 x cls-15s subs, 350watts each) im going to be in big trouble with this filter!!
i need help on how this should be hooked up for power and a filter!?!?!
what power conditioner and or voltage stabilizer would i require. all in all, ill be running about 4000 - 4500 watts with my surround, front speakers, subs, projector, and other components obviously all maxed out (in which i like to do sometimes). does this not mean id need a dual pull 20amp breaker and utilize my 240volts with a 240v 20amp recepticle so i could handle up to 4800 watts, into a conditioner that can handle this??
PLEASE HELP IM WITHOUT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW!!
Last edited by jgutka; 2009-03-22 at 06:57 PM. Reason: .