Controls And Indicators
11 AC Outlets: The Panamax M5400-PM features 1 front-panel "Always On"
AC outlet, 4 rear-panel "Always On" Linear Filtered outlets divided
into two separate banks with voltage regulation, 4 rear-panel "Switched" Linear Filtered AC outlets
also divided into two separate banks with voltage regulation, and
"Switched/Delayed High Current" AC outlets.
- High Current Outlets: The unit's two High Current Outlets provide
power from a low impedance noise filtration circuit that does not limit the
current to your equipment. Its output is noise isolated from all of the
- Voltage Regulated Linear Noise Filtration Outlets (Switched):
The unit's four switched Linear Noise
Filtration Outlets are divided into two separate banks and are controlled by the front panel Power Button or the DC
Trigger input. These outlets will turn on immediately and turn off after 10
seconds. LiFT EMI/RFI noise filtration is provided by a two-stage balanced
Pi filter which also provides noise isolation from the other outlet banks.
- Voltage Regulated Linear Noise Filtration Outlets (Always On): The units four "always on" Liner Noise Filtration Outlets
are divided into two separate banks and will only power
off during a fault condition (under-voltage/over-voltage). Power is cleaned
from these outlets by a two-stage balanced Pi filter which also provides
noise isolation from the other outlet banks.
- Gaming Outlet: The M5400-PM features a convenient AC outlet located on
the front-panel for connecting your gaming system temporarily.
Level 4+ Power Cleaning And Filtration: Level 4+ Power
Cleaning and Filtration eliminates common symptoms of contaminated power
(including loss of detail, pops, hisses, hums and visual artifacts) and allows
your A/V equipment to perform up to its full capability.
Voltage Regulation: The M5400-PM features voltage regulation
which improves your audio/video system's performance and prolongs your
equipment's life by providing a consistent level of optimal power to all your
Automatic/Visual Voltage Monitoring
Circuitry: Panamax's patent pending AVM circuitry continuously monitors the
incoming power as displayed on the unit's digital voltmeter. In case of an
under-voltage or an over-voltage, a flashing red lightning bolt will be displayed
in the voltmeter, and power to the connected equipment is automatically turned
off if either of these conditions is detected. When voltage returns to a safe
level, power to the equipment is automatically reconnected.
Cross-Contamination Reduction: The M5400-PM is designed to provide noise isolation between 5 isolated outlet banks including 2 high
current outlets so that any noise created by an A/V component can not contaminate the power going to equipment plugged into another outlet bank.
Power Sequencing: The M5400-PM features Power Sequencing to guard against blown fuses and potential
damaging speaker thump by automatically power outlets on and off in sequence.
This feature minimizes in rush current issues by allowing the components plugged
into the Switched Outlet Banks to power-up and stabilize before any amplifier
and powered subwoofers are turned on. This sequence is reversed during shutdown.
The amplifier and powered subwoofers turn off, their power supplies drain and
then the equipment plugged into the Switched Outlet Banks are turned off.
Voltage Sense Trigger Input/Output: The
M5400-PM voltage sense trigger input and output uses a standard 3.5mm (1/8") mini-mono plug. This
feature provides an On/Off trigger for the M5400-PM using a direct current
voltage signal. You can connect the DC Trigger Input to a remote trigger device
that uses a DC output to trigger a start-up/shutdown sequence. The DC Trigger
Output can be connected to a remote trigger device that uses a DC trigger input
to pass the M5400-PM's startup/shutdown sequence to an additional device.
HD Ready Coax Jacks: The unit's
bi-directional coaxial protection circuits achieve
optimum signal quality from newly designed connectors that have less than 0.5 dB
of attenuation from 0Hz to 2.2GHz. The unit's clamping level of 75V will meet
the demands of both cable and satellite voltage while minimizing exposure to
damaging spikes and surges.
Phone Jacks: The unit
features an RJ-11 input and output for protecting your standard telephone or
pay-per-view lines. The Phone circuit is auto-resetting.
LAN Jacks: The M5400-PM is
equipped with two RJ-45 LAN inputs and one RJ-45 LAN output on it rear panel;
and a bi-directional RJ-45 LAN jack on its front panel. The LAN protection
circuits are designed for 1-/100 baseT Ethernet lines. The front-panel
bi-directional LAN jack is an Ethernet pass-thru connection between the units
front and rear panel. The front panel LAN port is also great for on-line gaming.
USB Charger: The M5400-PM features a front-panel USB type-A port for
charging your MP3 player, cell phone, or other small electronic.
Digital Voltmeter: The M5400-PM features a front-panel Digital
Voltmeter which monitors the voltage supplying your home theater equipment. If
line voltage drops below 90VAC, or if the line voltage exceeds 142VAC, the
display will turn off and the "unsafe voltage" indicator will flash indicating
and unsafe voltage condition.
Digital Volts Out/Ammeter: The M5400-PM features a front-panel Digital
Volts Out/Ammeter which shows the voltage the unit is proving to connected
components or the actual current draw (0-15A) of your system, giving a visual
reference as to how your system is functioning under a variety of conditions.
The display will flash if the unit is out of regulation.
Outlet Bank Power LEDs: Each bank of outlets feature a corresponding
Blue LED indicator. These LEDs indicate the status of the corresponding rear
panel outlets. The LED will be lit when the outlets are turned On. They will
flash during the startup and shutdown process.
Circuit Breaker: A circuit
breaker is located on the back panel of the M5400-PM. The circuit breaker
will trip only if the total current draw exceeds the maximum current rating
(15A). This means that collectively, all outlets must draw more than 15 amps
before the circuit breaker will trip.
Rack-Mount Brackets: The M5400-PM comes with rack-mount
brackets to mount it in a 1U rack space.
$5,000,000 Lifetime Connected
Equipment Warranty: Panamax will replace, pay to replace at fair market
value, or pay to repair, up to $5,000,000 of equipment that is damaged by an AC
surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector, if the
surge protector shows signs of surge damage or is operating outside of design
specifications. For coverage conditions and information on how to make a claim,
please see the warranty sheet.
Controls And Indicators
- Power Button: Powers
Bank 3, 4 and 5 outlets on and off.
- Dimmer/Meter Button: Adjusts brightness level of unit's front panel
lights and voltmeter. Also toggles the Ammeter display between Volts-Out and
- Digital Voltmeter: Digital LED voltmeter indicates the incoming
- Digital Volts Out/Ammeter: The unit's Digital Volts
Out/Ammeter shows the voltage the unit is providing to connected components.
- Outlet Bank Power LEDs: Bank 1, Bank 2, Bank 3,
Bank 4 and Bank 5 each have a
corresponding LED indicator to indicate they are turned on.
- Wiring OK: This LED illuminates to indicate that the wall outlet
is properly grounded and Line/Neutral polarity is correct.
- Circuit Breaker: Resets M5400-PM.
- Bank 1 & 2 On LED: This LED illuminates when there is power present
on the Bank 1 and 2 receptacles.
- AC Outlet: Front panel outlet for gaming systems.
- USB: USB port for charging portable devices such as MP3 players
- LAN: Bi-directional Ethernet pass-thru connection between the
front and rear panel.
- Voltage Regulation Always On Bank 1:
Two always on linear filtered outlets labeled DVR and VCR/AUX.
- Voltage Regulation Always On Bank 2:
Two always on linear filtered outlets labeled HDTV/Monitor and HD Cable SAT.
- Voltage Regulation Switched Bank 3: Two switched outlets with
linear filtration controlled by the front panel Power button or the DC
Trigger input labeled Digital Radio and Pre Amp.
- Voltage Regulation Switched Bank 4: Two switched outlets with
linear filtration controlled by the front panel Power button or the DC
Trigger input labeled CD and DVD.
- High Current Switch Delayed Bank 5:
high current outlets controlled by the front panel power button or DC
Trigger input labeled Receiver and Sub/Amp.
- Voltage Sense Trigger Input: 3.5mm mono mini-plug which connects
to a remote trigger device that uses a DC output to trigger a
- Voltage Sense Trigger Output: 3.5mm mini-plug output which allows
the input signal to pass through the M5400-PM to control the
start-up/shutdown of an additional device.
- LAN Jacks: Two RJ-45 inputs and RJ-45 output for 10/100 baseT
- Phone Jacks: One RJ-11 input and one RJ-11 output for standard
- Coaxial Jacks: 3 pairs
of bidirectional treaded female F-type coax terminals
- Ground Lug: Gold-plated binding post that provides a common
grounding point for equipment with separate ground leads.
- Line Voltage: 120VAC, 60Hz
- Maximum Current Rating: 15A
- UL 1449 Surge Suppression
- Protection Modes: L-N,
- Initial Clamping Level:
- Joule Rating:
- Peak Impulse Current: 72,000A
- EMI/RFI Noise Filtration:
- Banks 1, 2, 3, 4:
- Bank 5 (High Current):
- Over-voltage Shutoff
Threshold: 142V (+/-8)
- Under-voltage Shutoff
Threshold: 90V (+/-2)
DC Trigger Input:
- Jacks: 3.5mm (1/8")
- Voltage And Polarity: 3-24V DC, bidirectional
- Current Requirement: 4.5mA @ 3V, 58mA @ 24V
DC Trigger Output:
- Jacks: 3.5mm (1/8") mono mini-plug
- Pass Through: no delay
- Clamping Level: 52V
- Connectors: RJ-45
- Wires Protected: 8 wires
- Jacks: USB-A
- Power Delivery: 500mA
- Clamping Level:
- Capacitance: approximately
- Suppression Modes: metallic and longitudinal
- Connections: RJ-11
- Wires Protected: 2 wires (4&5)
Universal Cable and Satellite Protection:
- Clamping Level: 75V
- Insertion Loss: <0.5dB
- Bandwidth: 0MHz - 2.2GHz
- Connections: Gold-plated female F-type