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POP, POP, POP..Please stop?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by munkee, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I live in an older apartment. However, when my refridgerator turns on/off it causes a pop noise in my monitors. I don't think the outlets are grounded and it would take Major work to rewire the apartment. Are there any quick fixes? I've tried surge protectors etc. Should I be more concerned with the outlet the Refridgerator is plugged into or the outlets my gear is plugged into???

    Like I said I use surge protecters, someone else said I should get a UPS...However, it looks to be the same as a surge protector with battery backup. Someone else said I could get a Noise filter...????

    Any suggestions??
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Ouch!! I had a friend in Brooklyn NY that had the exact same issue! Except his electricity would surge down!! It was really bad!!
    I am not a certified electrician but I would try the follwoing..get yourself a three to two prong adapter for your surge protector...next attach a wire to the ground tab on the adapter...take that wire to a cold pipe or something that is earthed..touching the earth or goes directly to the ground..this way it should ground it and "hopefully" take those wonderful pop pop pop's away!
    I would contact an electrician tho to be honest and have one of the circuits grounded for you computer/audio equipment!
  3. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Ouch is right!! Plumbers I know hate it when they grab a pipe being used for a ground. Nothing grounds like wet shoes in the mud. :eek:

    I would at least talk to an electrician for advice.
  4. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    I would suggest a power conditioner for you. It isolates the power, makes it smmmoooooooooooth, and protects against surges.
  5. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Is there a significant difference between a Power Conditioner and a Surge Arrest power strip.I'm thinking of getting a Furman rack power conditioner for the this stuff instead....Is there a difference???If so which one is better?
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well..one may have a transformer and another may not have a transformer in it..at last a largse coiled transformer!! The Furman power conditioners are more than just a surge protector..they maintain voltage regulation as well as indicating how much juice is being used in the outlet..plus nifty rack lights to illuminate all of your wonderful rack gear!! lol
    The Surge protectors are merely a resistor put in the path to prevent overload..Either one will do fine..most studios do get Furmans as they are industry standard for power conditioners

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