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Turn on/off Helix with a wireless remote?

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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's, in any way, harmful to the device if I use a wireless remote to turn on/off the power socket? I have put my device behind my desk so it's a struggle every time I have to turn it on/off.

Thx in advance!

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Well I'm no electrician, but how on earth would Helix possibly know whether such a device was in use or not? It's either getting power from the outlet it's plugged into, or it isn't. Can't imagine it would make any difference one way or the other.

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This is no different from connecting Helix to a power bar with a manual on/off switch, except that the switch is being controlled wirelessly rather than manually. As stated above, Helix neither knows nor cares how it receives power. It either gets power or it doesn't.

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Digital Igloo said somewhere that there is no difference between switching off at the socket or using the built in power switch. All your remote is doing is switching off at the socket so it will be fine.

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In theory a device using processors, and operative systems, has a back end shutdown cycle, which is engaged as soon as you turn off the unit on the back and this means you should not turn off the device BEFORE the unit built in on/off switch, as this should be pretty much like an abrupt power off.

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In theory a device using processors, and operative systems, has a back end shutdown cycle, which is engaged as soon as you turn off the unit on the back and this means you should not turn off the device BEFORE the unit built in on/off switch, as this should be pretty much like an abrupt power off.

Well I can only guess of course, but given that they didn't even bother with an on/off switch on the POD'S, perhaps L6 doesn't bother doing things that way? Who knows....

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In theory a device using processors, and operative systems, has a back end shutdown cycle, which is engaged as soon as you turn off the unit on the back and this means you should not turn off the device BEFORE the unit built in on/off switch, as this should be pretty much like an abrupt power off.

 

This isn't true for these sort of purpose-built DSP loading devices. The power switch on the Helix is on the line side, so whenever you flip it, you're simply opening the line voltage circuit feeding the power supply. It doesn't initiate a shutdown sequence or anything like that. It just kills the power.

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It should be fine. The power switch on the helix just cuts of AC power, the same as if you were to do it with your device on the receptacle. 

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That's good to know of because I have my Helix, speaker, and wireless all connected to the same power strip most of the time and would like to just turn it all off with one flip of a switch sometimes

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Im the one who asked this a long while ago (year+). Since i have been using a wireless switch (mixer, monitors, Helix). No issues.

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And to add. Unpowering the outlet saved my lollipop a while back when a pipe in basement broke and sprayed my old GT5, mixer, vocal processor. I opened then up, dried them out no problems.

I believe having no power in the cord may have prevented damage.

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Just don't use a Clapper, could be embarrassing at a gig....

Use it in one of the loops, it works much better that way. 

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