Topic: master slave power strips
I am currently investigating master slave power strips where by turning on the master unit (in this case the ADI-2 DAC) a number of other things are also turned on, such as my power amplifier (with an inconvenient on/off switch on the back of the unit) and a few other little things like an Antimode 8033 dsp room eq, etc. Between them these other units that are now always on do consume some electricity unnecessarily, so turning them off when they are not needed would be a welcome bonus. The main thing is to turn the power amplifier on/off.
The problem that I am running into is that the RME ADI-2 consumes only some 7 watt, and the lower threshold for many of these master slave power strips seems to be some 8 watts. I wonder if others have run into the same issue, and found a practical solution. I found one power strip (Olympia IOIO MS2500) that officially has a lower level of 0.5 Amp so at 12 Volt that should be 6 watt, which is still dangerously close to what the ADI consumes. I wondered if anyone has ever tried to combine the switched ADI with an always on thing like e.g. the Chromecast Audio (some 2 watt), so that together they are above the threshold. Any other solution would be similarly welcome.