Is it OK to turn power supply off every time i'm done using my flex6300?

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As the question says... Does it do any harm to power off my power supply nightly? Also them voltage drop is slow is that OK also?
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Mike KD2CJJ

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Turn off the rig first, then the supply. No harm. Leaving the supply on, particularly with GPS or OCXO equipped rigs, will help frequency stability. In most cases, it's not a big concern. Unless you require ultimate "right now" accuracy, a total power down won't hurt your rig.
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The OCXO and TCXO will not be powered while the radio is powered-off. It was determined that both of these quickly return to their frequency and that it is unnecessary to leave these powered. The GPSDO may be optionally powered while the radio is off.

Other than for this purpose, there is no other reason to leave DC power on the radio -- it is entirely your choice whether to do so.

Steve
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Mike - the answer is yes, you can power the radio off when you are not using it.  A slow voltage drop is fine.