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American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center 

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The American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center can organize your gigs by eliminating extension cords and messy wires. 8 - 120V, 3-prong plug so...Click To Read More About This Product

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Like a secretary for your gear.

The American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center can organize your gigs by eliminating extension cords and messy wires. 8 - 120V, 3-prong plug sockets. 8 lighted switches on front panel. 15A resettable circuit breaker. 6' power cord. Single rackspace. 4 lbs.


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American DJPC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Efficient (10)
  • Easy to setup (9)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Performances (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great handy item

This is really a great item to have in the studio when you have multiple input sources to your DAW but only want to use one at a time , without having to keep unplugging...Read complete review

This is really a great item to have in the studio when you have multiple input sources to your DAW but only want to use one at a time , without having to keep unplugging things and plugging them back in over and over ..... Just keep everything plugged and simply turn it off when not being used , this also helps to conserve energy ....... I'm going to buy several more and just keep everything plugged in all the time from my power source / surge suppressor..... Just be careful not to overload any circuits ......

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nothing fancy, but it works

I use this power center on my studio desk, mounted on the top unit space, so that I can power on all my gear with the flip of a switch. I used to...Read complete review

I use this power center on my studio desk, mounted on the top unit space, so that I can power on all my gear with the flip of a switch. I used to have to reached behind the desk for my interface and go behind each monitor etc. Now I just power everything on in order from left to right - 1, 2, 3.

It's a budget piece of gear though, as mine has started falling apart after a couple years of use. One button is starting to feel "pushed in" on one side, making it "lean." Today, my 8th button broke and the internal spring launched it directly at my face for no apparent reason. For the price I paid, I am satisfied with the use I've gotten from it. I will consider replacing it to get another 2 years.

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3.0

Work for some time and start breaking

By bolo591

from san jose, ca

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Can Be Rackmounted
  • Multi-switch For Your Equ

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

I own two of them for my recording studio/computer equipment. One is fairly old and one of the switch light broke after few uses. On the same unit, one of the switch stopped working fairly recently staying on the on position. The switch had few uses as well.

Hence the practicality of this multiswitch is hence poor due to the potential weakness of the switches and the associated gamble of turning them on and off.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does the Job

By Steve B

from Graceville Fl

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Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

I've owned a pair of these for a couple of years and they get regular use, both in studio and on road. They do what I need -- switch equipment on and off that doesn't come with switches! I don't use them for lighting, so I don't really know how well they work for that, but they do the job I've asked without problem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fair product, decent price

By DJ Dustin

from Hibbing, MN

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Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

The American DJ PC-100A is a great way to switch your lights or sound equipment. I own 2 PC-100A's. I only have a few complaints...one is that on my older one, a plastic piece inside 2 of the switches broke off and I had to order new 2 new switches...easy fix, but a hassle none the less. My only other complaint is that it seems like the circuit breaker trips even when I don't have the full 15A worth of power on it...maybe that's just me though. So, overall, this is a good product with a few flaws.

 
5.0

Great handy item

By JackKnife Johnny

from Argos, Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Easy Setup
  • Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

    This is really a great item to have in the studio when you have multiple input sources to your DAW but only want to use one at a time , without having to keep unplugging things and plugging them back in over and over ..... Just keep everything plugged and simply turn it off when not being used , this also helps to conserve energy ....... I'm going to buy several more and just keep everything plugged in all the time from my power source / surge suppressor..... Just be careful not to overload any circuits ......

     
    3.0

    Easily mis-handled

    By Robs REviews

    from ATL GA

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    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

      Both work well enough, but I ordered two and both arrived with ben rack frames. I kept them after bending the frames back in place.

       
      5.0

      works perfectly for my studio

      By painfnp1

      from Millstone, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

        Great addition to my studio to easily turn on monitors, speakers, interface, lights, etc. Only negative is my DAW interface has a large plug that goes in sideways, which obstructs one of the receptacles. Can easily be fixed with an extension

         
        4.0

        Very good product!

        By Gordon

        from Cambridge, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Bright
        • Easy Setup
        • Efficient

        Cons

        • No master off switch for entire unit

        Best Uses

        • Toy Train Layouts

        Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

        I use 2 of these items to gain control in distributing power to different aspects of my two O Gauge Toy Train Layouts. The switches are very functional and I like that when the switch is turned on, it lights up. Additionally, the unit is compact and very well made. The PC-100A 8-Switch On/Off Power Center is just what I was looking for and I'm very pleased with the product.

         
        4.0

        Great price, we'll see how long it lasts

        By Pilot Pete

        from Honolulu Hawaii

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        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

          This is super convenient, a must have for your rack. The switches are large, they don't seem super flimsy, but I can see them perhaps having issues down the road, but for the price you really can't beat it.

           
          5.0

          perfect!

          By Jimmy

          from Wash DC.

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          Pros

          • Bright
          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

            Well built. I use it to run lighting.

             
            5.0

            Worth Every Penny

            By FeelTheBass

            from Vista, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about American DJ PC-100A 8-Switch ON/OFF Power Center:

              I've had this in my main gigging rack for about 5 years now. Never any problems, way more convenient than a regular power strip. I usually just run power for my amp head, wireless and effects off of it. On multiple occasions I've also had two guitars amps pulling from it and once even the PA system as well. Not one issue yet. (knock on wood)

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