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Can I leave my Line6 G30 receiver constantly powered up?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by AudioDwebe, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. I just use it at home to practice and would like to know if it is okay to leave the receiver constantly plugged in, as it has no power on/off switch. My guess is it won't hurt anything, but wanted to check.

  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    probably yeah in theory, but i wouldn't.

    at the very least, those wall-wart power supplies left on 24/7 can eventually fail.
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains

    I'd unplug it from the wall
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I wouldn't sweat it either way but I'd unplug it if you plan to be away from it overnight or longer than a couple hours.
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Why not put it on a power bar with an on/off switch? You can use the cheapest you can find.
  6. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    If you get a lightning strike or other power surge it's curtains for the wall wart and probably the receiver unit as well. I'd use a switchable power strip with surge protection.
  7. We recently traded in our large PA for 2 k12s and 1 kw181 sub.

    Been doing gigs with it and loving it.
  8. Thanks for your suggestions.

    I've gone ahead and plugged the receiver into a power strip. I'll probably turn it on before I use it for the day and leave it powered up until I crash at night.

    BTW, I decided to contact the manufacturer. Their rep said I could leave it powered up 24/7 and it won't hurt a thing. That information will come in handy if (more likely "when") I forget to power it down at night.


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