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iFi PowerStation

Power line conditioner and surge protector

Item # 246PWSTION

Keep your AC power clean for crystal-clear A/V performance.

Keep your AC power clean for crystal-clear A/V performance.

Item # 246PWSTION

In stock
$499.99

About the iFi PowerStation

Keep it clean, keep it safe

The iFi PowerStation ensures that your A/V system gets clean, quiet power, so your equipment can perform at full capacity. This power line conditioner also doubles down as a surge protector, keeping your gear downstream shielded from sudden spikes of electricity that could otherwise wreck it. Why pay all that cash for awesome sound, just to watch it later go up in smoke?

Keep it clean, keep it safe

The iFi PowerStation ensures that your A/V system gets clean, quiet power, so your equipment can perform at full capacity. This power line conditioner also doubles down as a surge protector, keeping your gear downstream shielded from sudden spikes of electricity that could otherwise wreck it. Why pay all that cash for awesome sound, just to watch it later go up in smoke?

Stop dirty power at the door

If you were hosting a party at your house, you'd want to be able to vet the guests arriving, right? No one wants "that guy" double-dipping in the salsa and rifling through their record collection. Feeding your system dirty power is like not having any control over who comes to the party. Electrical and radio interference can tag along, causing humming, hissing, and other noise.

The PowerStation is like a bouncer who stops those uninvited guests from coming in. Only the clean power gets through, ensuring better performance in both the short- and long-term.

Active noise cancellation

iFi's active noise cancellation circuitry is based on military technology. Much like how noise-canceling headphones work, the PowerStation detects incoming interference and generates an equal-but-opposite signal to counteract it. This eliminates noise in a wide range, working especially well with mid and low frequencies. Additional passive filters in each outlet help clean up the higher frequencies as well.

Stay grounded

If your system isn't properly grounded, you can end up with a lame and distracting buzzing tone. A built-in 4mm banana socket provides the option to connect a grounding cable, letting you create a ground if there's not one already present. This supplementary connection is intelligent though. It won't generate a noisy ground loop, even if the system already has a ground.

To help you keep track of the status of your electrical circuit, a nifty LED readout displays statuses for both ground and polarity. This lets you easily monitor and correct issues as they arise.

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Product highlights:

  • 8 top-mounted AC outlets filter noise and provide surge protection
  • uses active noise cancellation, counteracting RFI (radio frequency interference) and EMI (electromagnetic interference) by generating equal-but-opposite signals
  • advanced circuitry ensures that noise is reduced without audible side-effects
  • each outlet is isolated in its own vibration-damping chamber, preventing cross-contamination
  • over 40dB of noise reduction
  • couple with the iFi AC iPurifier to separate digital and analog devices, providing further noise isolation
  • helpful LED display provides polarity and ground statuses
  • fitted with a 4mm supplemental grounding socket
    • intelligent connection only provides a ground if needed, and won't introduce a ground loop to a system that's already grounded
  • continuous-cast OFHC (oxygen-free high-conductivity) copper bus bars and outlet components provide exceptional conductivity and are insulated with layered, heavy-grade internal wiring
  • max. surge protection: 30,000A @ 1000V/10uS
  • operating voltage: 90V - 265V
  • detachable 5-foot power cord
  • 3-13/16"W x 2-15/16"H x 18 3/4"D
  • weight 4.48 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 306036

What's in the box:

  • Power conditioner
  • 5' AC power cord (IEC C13 plug)
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty card

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Features & specs

Type Power condition
Total AC Outlets 8
Total Current Capacity 10A
High-Current Outlets ---
USB Connections ---
Coaxial RF Jacks No
Line Conditioning Yes
Joule Rating Not given
Powerline Network Compatible No
Connected Equipment Guarantee N/A
Width (inches) 3-13/16
Height (inches) 2-15/16
Depth (inches) 18-3/4
Weight (pounds) 4.478
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The iFi PowerStation is a high-quality power conditioner that removes unwanted noise from your AC power mains. PowerStation features an 18.75" long dark anodized aluminum chassis with 8 top-mounted outlets. Each outlet is individually isolated from the others to avoid cross-contamination. With iFi's Active Noise Cancellation II, PowerStation removes RFI and EMI noise to make your audio and video components perform better. PowerStation also protects your audio-video components from power surges and voltage spikes. The unit comes with a removable 5' AC power cord.

Isolated Chambers: Each outlet is housed in its own chamber to protect it from noise contamination. The chambers also feature ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), which is a vibration-damping material.

PurCopper: iFi's PowerStation uses PurCopper busbars, which is 99.9999% pure OFHC (oxygen-free high-conductivity) continuous-cast copper, known for its superior conductivity. Internally, the unit is internally wired with heavy-gauge (AWG 13) wire, with multi-layered polymer insulation.

Active Noise Cancellation II: PowerStation is an active device, not passive, which allows it to achieve much better noise reduction. Active filtration is much better in the lower frequencies, while passive filtration is more effective in the higher frequencies. iFi's Active Noise Cancellation II is based on military technology, and actively cancels incoming noise similar to the way noise-cancelling headphones work. When line noise is detected, Active Noise Cancellation II actually generates an equal, but opposite signal to cancel out the noise. While ANC II works well in the low and mid frequencies, passive filters deal with noise in the high frequencies. Overall, Active Noise Cancelling II reduces noise by more than 40dB.

AC iPurifier: PowerStation is equipped with iFi's AC iPurifier hardwired into the unit. In addition to cutting out noise, the AC iPurifier detects polarity and ground errors, and reports them via its two LED indicators. Its 4mm banana socket lets you connect a grounding cable to the PowerStation when a ground isn't present. iFi's Intelligent Ground only actively provides a ground connection if the system needs one. It will not create a ground loop if the system is already grounded. Additional AC iPurifiers can be plugged into available outlets to act as a noise shield to further isolate noise between sections of the PowerStation.

Over-voltage Surge Protection (OSP): If a power surge or short circuit occurs in the mains, PowerStation's Over-voltage Surge Protection (OSP) will automatically detect it and cut off the circuit. If the problem continues, the OSP will continue to protect your equipment by not reconnecting until the problem is fixed. Over-voltage Surge Protection is effective up to 30,000 Amps at 1000V/10uS.

Connections: PowerStation has 8 US-standard 3-prong outlets for connecting your A/V equipment. It has an IEC C14 mains inlet that will accept the included power cord, or optional upgraded power cords with C13 or C15 plugs.

Specifications:

  • Noise Reduction: > 40dB (> 100x)
  • Surge Protection: max 30,000A @ 1000V / 10uS
  • Operating Voltage: 90V - 265V
  • Dimensions: Width 3.778", Height 2.915", Length 18.75"
  • Weight: 4 pounds 7.7 ounces

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