Post by canadianeh on Aug 27, 2015 11:02:00 GMT -5
Not sure if this is the right forum to post this. I recently purchased a Sherbourn PA7-350. I am reading in the manual and from some reviews that if you want to get the most out of the amp you should run it on a 230 Volt 30amp circuit.
My question: Where do you buy the 30amp power cord to plug into the amp?
May be worth a try at one of the home improvement stores like Home Depot or the like. They may have the power cord and the outlet you need. I presume the rest is up to the electrician to wire in your actual home circuit. What ever you find, it might still be worth a call into Emotiva to confirm it is "in spec" to drive the amp the best. Perhaps even ask Emotiva when they tested the amp do they know what part/model/brand power cord they used. At that point maybe Amazon has the right cord too.
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Yes it does come with a 20amp cord which I have. If you read the review at www.audioholics.com they suggest hooking it up to 220 volts (30 amps) would be best. Sound and Visions review said that the "... PA7-350 appeared to be capable of even more output with 5 or 7 channels driven continously if more mains power was available."
I realize that I will probably never push this amp to its full potential but I am going to be pushing some relatively big inefficient ( by todays standards) speakers on all 7 channels.
Maybe I am crazy? I am just trying to set everything up properly the first time.
Post by canadianeh on Sept 7, 2015 10:45:29 GMT -5
I was finally able to talk to the Sherbourn tech at Emotiva. It was nice to talk a fellow from an installer background. The PA7-350 under heavy use will draw 18.2 amps. They do not sell a 30amp cord. You are bottlenecked by the c19 plug into the amp which is 20amp rated.
His suggestion on the phone was to use 10 gauge wire and a medical grade (good quality) 20 amp receptacle with a 30amp 115 VAC single pole circuit breaker if you are really going to push the amp (although a 20amp will stll more than do for regular use).
Hope this helps others if looking into this.
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2015 10:48:32 GMT -5 by canadianeh