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Aerial – 4 way booster - job not finished!

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by JimboGog1, 3 Mar 2010.

  1. Monkeh

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    I'd say the chances of one 50mA TV amp going wrong are far, far lower than the four 50Va 12V transformers for my bathroom.
     
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    Monkeh, I get your point about the power supplies, and I think all things being equal then you may well be correct. The thing is though that your lights aren't on 24/7. A TV amp is.

    The thing about lofts is that they get very hot in summer and can be bitterly cold in winter. That's not good for electronics for a start. On top of that there's the risk of a leak which means that water could end up dripping on to a 240V device.... that's on 24/7....and left out of sight.... in an area of the house that's hard to reach.

    At the end of the day it's possible to argue that the chances of a house fire being started by a loft installed mains powered TV amp are very very slim.... and I think you'd be right. But the point is that when it comes to AV there's an awful lot of people who'd go DIY and install their own gear... and sometimes they'll cut corners in the process. Also, "low risk" isn't the same as "no risk". Ask the people travelling on the Guildford to London train about the odds of a 26-tonne cement mixer falling on their train...

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    I'm not trying to be a smart ass, or a doom and gloom merchant; all I'm saying is be aware and avoid unnecessary risk. :D
     
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