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   Can I Use a external ON/OFF switch to power the helix if I leave the onboard switch permanently ON?

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Seems that I read the answer to this before on the forums, and it is "yes." Was wondering the same for an HX Effects, and assuming the answer is also yes? Confirm?

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I have my Helix plugged into a power strip with a few other things and just use the switch on the power strip to turn everything on/off....no issues.

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I actually contacted Line 6 directly on this a while back and was told:

 

<ahem>

"Quote: 

Hi,
You're good to go using an external switch.  Your proposed set up will not damage the Helix at all.  Have fun!

Thanks,
Will - Line 6 Support"

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4 hours ago, kennyhickey said:

I have my Helix plugged into a power strip with a few other things and just use the switch on the power strip to turn everything on/off....no issues.


Same.  I've been doing this for over a year with no issues.

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Why is this even a question? I've done this for going on 30 years, with more pieces of gear than I could possibly count. The juice either gets through and turns it on, or it doesn't.... makes no difference where the gatekeeper is. 

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12 minutes ago, cruisinon2 said:

...makes no difference where the gatekeeper is.

 

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I fried my Vetta II HD that way (or it was a very unfortunate coincidence). Used a power strip switch. Seemed to be a momentary spike in power and it was toast. I have been turning things on/o in series ever since. Good to know that L6 is making things more robust these days. 

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