View Full Version : Power to the Olsen: Always on?

11-21-2007, 03:08 PM
I'm wondering if it is ok to leave the 5v power to the Olsen 595 on at all times, or it I should put it on a timer so it turns on before the display and off afterwards?

Also, what about the SSR's: should they have 120VAC going to them 24/7, or should I set that on an on/off timer too?



11-21-2007, 04:35 PM
Good question. Im interested in knowing the answer. I leave 5V to my 595 but wonder if I should or not

11-21-2007, 06:07 PM
I am going to switch the power for mine with at timer. If I leave it on all the time, it likes to "change" states by itself. I do not think that the 595 will be "damaged" in any way by being on all the time.

But, I am also running about 80feet of cat 5 from my computer to the first 595. I am powering my 595 with a seperate computer power supply loacated with the 595. The long lenght may be causing some of the problems.

We will just have to wait and see how things run this weekend when it all starts up.