Wall Wart Management

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by GuyaGuy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:25 am

I use these:

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by astroidmist » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:52 am

Zamise wrote:I think your only half right there H88, they supposedly are used to keep out other interfering type signals too, however I don't see a point to having one in the house or studio. Gene Hackman had one in Enemy of the State, and he still had to blow his hideout.

Brilliant movie reference. That's really cool and funny. And a good point.

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:13 am

Ashe37 wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:Looks like this, handy things to have as it means you only have to have one power lead coming out the back of your rack and not the aforementioned mangrove swamp ;)

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With the arrangements of most wall warts you're only going to be able to use half those outlets.
Your right, that one is f**k#d but I only got the pic as an example of what I'm talking about. The unit I have is more evenly spaced, and 2U. :geek:

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by andyjingram » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:46 am

Hybrid88 wrote:that one is f**k#d
I don't think that take on self censorship will have saved the eyes of any innocent kiddies! :lol: Still, it's the thought that counts.

Thanks for all the ideas too, guys. Lots to look at.

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:33 pm

andyjingram wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:that one is f**k#d
I don't think that take on self censorship will have saved the eyes of any innocent kiddies! :lol: Still, it's the thought that counts.
Thanks for all the ideas too, guys. Lots to look at.
...I should explain it was an afterthought

er.. do we have kids here?! :dontknow:

argh.. whatever, f**k it... :D :D

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by andyjingram » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:44 pm

:D :D :D

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:50 pm

garranimal wrote:Dr. Ferd's Wart Remover. I've got 3 of 'em.
These are available from Guitar Center online for $4.99 fyi.
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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by ColorForm2113 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:16 pm

Off topic: when I first read the subject title I thought it was "walmart management" and was really confused for numberous reason until I read 2 or 3 posts and re-read the title... *insert embarassed emoticon*

On topic: I have been meaning to pick up a few of those wart remover plugs for sometime, this thread just reminded me about them so I think ill pick some up today!
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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by nogginj » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:46 pm

the official mini-extension cords are really great wal wart removers, but usually cheaper and maybe more versatile are those extension cords that go from 1 (2 conductor) plug to 3 2-conductor sockets. you can fit two wall warts to each one of these.


like that, but generally only like 2 dollars at the store.

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by BlackGnosis » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:42 pm

I'm going to say a magicc word, and all your hum and power issues will go away...

racktabs and POWER CONDITIONER$.....
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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:33 am

BlackGnosis wrote:I'm going to say a magic word, and all your hum and power issues will go away...

racktabs...
Interesting, I've never heard of these, any good?

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by madtheory » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:16 am

When did we start taking about ground loops?

Racktabs, those are just a way of insulating the casing from the rack, yes? We need to use these when mixing balanced and unbalanced gear.

You could also read the Rane tech notes on "Wiring, Interconnecting and Grounding", get out the soldering iron, modify a few cables and sockets, and maybe buy an ART DTI or two. Much cheaper and more effective than power conditioners.

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by Altitude » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:45 pm

I have a couple of these: http://www.furmansound.com/product.php? ... ugLock-PFP. I recommend the double sided velcro for keeping everything neat (hook on one side, loop on the other), easy to remove if needed

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Re: Wall Wart Management

Post by rschnier » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:52 pm

(Someone already mentioned that this didn't work for their situation, but I've had fairly good results with it.) Go to your local auto-parts store, auto section of your favorite big-box retailer (Wal Wart? :D ) etc. and get some of the flexible corrugated plastic tubing that has a slit down the side. It's typically used for cable bundling in the engine compartment of autos, but also works pretty well for studio applications. You stuff the wires into the slit and it closes back up to hold the wires inside. It comes in a variety of diameters; the larger sizes are good for power cords too.

Pictures of what I'm referring to are at http://cableorganizer.com/wire-loom/spl ... -loom.html
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