- Jul 21, 2018
- The Neitherlands
Flattering a sine wave will have some immediate effects for sure. Lower PP voltage = lower power supply rail voltage and perhaps issues with equipment power transformers, reducing their efficiency and creating more heat. Any “flat part of a wave is essentially DC. Transformers don’t care much for DC.
I worded it incorrectly perhaps. It is still AC so there is no 'DC component' there and the frequency does not become lower, there will be slightly higher frequencies in fact.
No transformer is troubled by this nor any DCDC converter.
The top is basically widened a bit put peak-peak is still 340V.
Personally I don't see any advantages other than a slightly lower peak current when caps are charged.
Also not defending it either. I don't see any benefits in using this device other than creating a mindset for the owner that his mains is 'stable'. That mindset could be enough for people to hear an improvement even when there isn't any. The only improvement is in the PS Audio bank-account.