Outputs Not Working After Power Outage
This document explains which integrated circuits (ICs) of a Powerstation are typically affected after a power surge, causing damage to one or more outputs of the engine.
We highly suggest taking any and all precautions to protect broadcast equipment from electrical surges that are typically caused by power outages.
For ground sources, we recommend, in order of preference:
- “Station Ground,” the heavy copper strap found in the walls and floors of many radio studios
- AC Safety Ground — the “3rd prong” of a nearby outlet
- A bonded electrical conduit
If one or more outputs of a Powerstation are faulty after a power outage, the illustration below describes which ICs are the likely culprits for each output.
If a field repair wants to be done, contact customer support and ask for pricing and availability of the following parts:
We can also issue an RA to get the Powerstation to our repair techs for inspection.
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