Overview: The Panamax MX5102 is a complete power management unit,
providing surge protection, line filtration, and battery backup. It has 10 AC
outlets, 3 pairs of coaxial jacks, a pair of phone jacks, a pair of LAN
(Ethernet) jacks, dual learning IR output jacks, and a 12-volt trigger output.
Front Panel: The front panel features a digital voltmeter and UPS
status display. During normal operation, the unit displays the incoming line
voltage, and if it drops below 90V or exceeds 132V, the Unsafe Voltage LED will
flash. During battery backup operation, the display will indicate the estimated
battery backup time in minutes. A row of LEDs illuminates to indicate the
outlet banks that are powered on, as well as warning the presence of an unsafe
voltage or line fault. In addition to the power switch, the front panel has a
UPS Test button and display dimmer. The removable batteries are also accessed
from the front panel.
AC Outlets: The 10 AC outlets are divided into four isolated banks to
prevent noise contamination between components. The bank functions are:
- Outlet Bank 1: Two "always on" outlets with Linear Filtration
Technology (LFT). Power will be turned off only under a fault condition. It is not affected by
the front panel Power Button. Its output is noise isolated from all
other outlet banks.
- Outlet Bank 2: Four switched outlets with LFT, controlled by the
front panel Power Button or the DC Trigger input. Bank 2 will turn on
immediately, and turn off after 5 seconds. Its output is noise isolated from
all other outlet banks.
- Outlet Bank 3: Two switched, high-current outlets controlled by
the front panel Power Button or the DC Trigger input. Bank 3 has a 5 second
turn on delay and turns off immediately. The High Current outlet provides
power from a low impedance noise filtration circuit that does not limit the
current to your equipment (recommended for subwoofers and amplifiers). Its
output is noise isolated from all other outlet banks.
- Outlet Bank 4: Two always on, battery powered, surge protected
outlets for connected equipment ensure temporary uninterrupted operation of
connected equipment during a power failure.
Linear Filtering Technology: The built-in Clean Power Lever 3 AC noise
filtering helps improve picture and sound quality. Panamax's LFT evenly
eliminates noise across the entire bandwidth to ensure peak audio and video
performance by reducing harmonic distortion and improving the signal-to-noise
Sequential Start/Shutdown: The outlets are configured for a sequential
start/shutdown to avoid annoying, and potentially damaging speaker "thumps". The
high current outlets for amps and subwoofers power on 5 seconds after the
Switched Outlet Banks. During shutdown, the amplifiers and subwoofers turn off
immediately, allowing their power supplies to drain, and then, 5 seconds later,
the Switched Outlet Banks are turned off.
Battery Backup Outlets: The MX5102 is equipped with two outlets with
up to 600VA battery backup. Certain audio/video components greatly benefit from
uninterrupted power. Cable boxes and satellite receivers take a substantial
amount of time to recover all of the programming information after a power
failure. DVRs can continue to record scheduled programs. Projection TV bulbs can
fail from thermal shock if the power is abruptly interrupted, and the television
cannot go through the proper cool down cycle.
Universal TV Coaxial Jacks: The MX5102 has 3 pairs of bi-directional
protection circuits optimized for satellite, cable, and antenna TV signal lines.
The circuits achieve optimum signal quality with very little signal loss (<0.5dB
of attenuation from 0 MHz to 2.2 GHz). The 75V clamping level meets the demands
of both cable and satellite voltage while minimizing exposure to damaging spikes
and surges. Three RG-59 cables are included.
Telephone Line Protection: Digital video recorders (DVRs) and
satellite TV receivers require a telephone line connection for TV show
scheduling and/or Pay-Per-View services. The MX5102 provides surge protection on
this line with a 267-volt clamping level. This will allow typical ring voltage
(90-130 VAC) and operating battery voltage (-48 DC) to pass through the circuit
and still protect the modem in the satellite receiver or DVR from damage. A 10'
phone cable is supplied.
LAN: The MX5102 provides protection for 10/100 baseT Ethernet lines (8
wire protection, 50V clamping), providing an RJ-45 input for the incoming LAN
line, and an output to the equipment. A 3' Ethernet cable is supplied.
Over/Under Voltage Protection: Panamax's power monitoring circuitry
constantly monitors the AC line voltage for unsafe voltage conditions, such as
momentary spikes or prolonged over-voltages or under-voltages (brownouts). When
an unsafe power condition is detected, the MX5102 automatically disconnects the
equipment from the power to protect the equipment from damage. At the same
instant, the Battery Backup outlets are switched to battery power. The
under-voltage shutoff is 90V, while the over-voltage shutoff is 132V (slow rise)
or 150V (fast rise), both +/- 5V.
Catastrophic Surge Protection: The MX5102 will withstand, without
damage, 10,000A surges, which far exceeds the UL requirement of 3000A surges.
When subjected to a 6000V (open circuit voltage) / 500A (short circuit current) surge,
the unit limits its voltage output to less than 330V peak, UL's best rating. If
the magnitude of the surge is greater than the capacity of the surge protection
components, the MX5102' Protect or Disconnect Circuitry will disconnect the
equipment in order to protect it. The unit will need to be repaired or replaced
by Panamax if this occurs within the 3-year product warranty period.
Dual Learning IR Function: Panamax's patent-pending Learning IR
function lets you program the UPS to send standby or shut-down commands to
components such as DLP ceiling projectors. The unit can learn two IR commands.
The learned commands will be transmitted on both IR output jacks so you have the
ability to control 2 different pieces of equipment, or use a 2-step macro for
12-Volt Triggers: The built-in 12V trigger allows source equipment to
activate or deactivate the outlets on the MX5102. A rear-mounted 3.5mm (1/8")
mono mini-jack input is provided.
Rack Ears: A rack-mounting kit, consisting of two rack ears and
hardware, is provided to allow you to mount the MX5102 in an equipment rack. The
unit's feet are removable, so the unit will fit into a standard, 3-1/2" tall, 2U
(2 rack unit) space.