Turning keyboard off an on a lot

Posted by: SemiLiveMusic

Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 09:33 AM

I turn to my Yam psr2000 many times a day and noodle around on it or play. Would it best to turn it on an leave it on or turn it off/on each time?
Posted by: Bernie9

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 09:56 AM

I keep my kb switch on and turn off and on with separate multiple outlet switch. At very least,it is cheaper to change oulets than an internal switch.

Bernie
Posted by: Captain Proton

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 10:30 AM

Personally I think it would be better to turn it off and on each time. I think that the electronics wear out more when the instrument is turned on than when it's not.

For PSR-3000 owners (like myself): don't keep it turned on too long without playing it, it's not too good for the display. Mine loses its brightness after a while. When I turn it off for a while, it's back to normal, but I don't think that it's very good for the display.
Posted by: Roel

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 10:43 AM

My studio equipment is ON when I'm around, what means from 17:00 till 01:00 almost every day.
Displays losing brightness/contrast seem to 'warm up' while the instruments internal temps get a little higher. You should be able to re-adjust the contrast-poti during operation.

Modern components don't lose quality while on, as long as they are not electronic-tubes. In fact most defects occur while switching equipment to ON.
Posted by: John_CA

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 10:46 AM

Normally, when you power up electronics (like a TV, PC, Video, DVD Player) it's harmful because the electronics get a "burst" since the transformers in them are not yet at their default when first powered up.

In the case of the PSR's however, the transformer stays on (that is, if you leave it in the wall outlet) and the ON/OFF switch on the board only allows regulated DC to flow through, which makes it way easier on the electronics.

Now as far as the Tyros goes, I believe the power regulator is inside, so I would presume the power switch there is on the AC side, which is more harmful to the electronics each time you power on.

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Posted by: btweengigs

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 12:37 PM

When I was in my late teens, girls turned me on and off a lot. It wore me out.
Eddie
Posted by: DonM

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 12:40 PM

Didn't wear me out as a teen. Wears me out NOW.
DonM
Posted by: btweengigs

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 02:08 PM

Quit messing with those teenage girls, Don.

Eddie
Posted by: manic2257

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 04:15 PM

just to give my 2 cents...firstly the electronics dont get a "hit" or surge...they are powered by a regulated DC voltage rail post transformer...secondly electronic components dont "wear out" they either work or dont work.there is no gradual downgrading of their performance , as long as the normal operating conditions always apply ie no strange or unusual things happen.

peace, out
Posted by: Beakybird

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 06:57 PM

If you do turn on and off, it is better to use an external switch, because the mechanics of the switch can wear out or break.

I always keep my keyboard switch on and turn on and off externally.

Beakybird
Posted by: OldNewb

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/20/05 11:10 PM

I would suggest NOT leaving it on, unattended, if you have a pet such as a cat, which can jump up and trigger all kinds of buttons walking around up there. Remember an ounce of prevention......etc.

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Posted by: Tom Cavanaugh

Re: Turning keyboard off an on a lot - 04/21/05 12:28 PM

I worked as an organ tech for 10 years. Personally I would leave it on. Think about it, when do lightbulbs burn out? When you turn them on. How many times did the (you supply the piece of equipment here) tv or whatever work when you turned it off then failed to work when it was turned back on? If a solid state device is going to fail, it usually fails when power is applied.

Don watch it. You know Susan reads the posts! Eddie, so that's what happened to you.

Tom