Overview: The Furman Classic Series PL-8 C is rack-mountable
power conditioner, designed for use by audio/video professionals, contractors,
broadcasters, and musicians. It has 8 high-quality AC outlets on the rear panel,
plus a front panel convenience outlet, all controlled by a single switch. It is
equipped with rack ears, and takes up 1U of rack space. The PL-8 C has a
flexible, 10' power cord with three 14-gauge conductors and a NEMA 15 plug.
Applications: The PL-8 C is recommended for professional
audio and video applications, and can be installed in permanent or portable rack
systems. They can be used to protect your mixing boards, amps, preamps, and
effects generators from power spikes and surges when you go on the road. In the
recording studio, the RFI/EMI filtering can give you cleaner recordings by
removing noise cause by dirty AC power. In addition, the front panel lights can
also help you see the controls on your equipment when you're working in a
darkened night club, bar, or other venue.
AC Outlets: The PL-8 C has eight 3-pronged outlets on the
rear panel, divided into two isolated banks to minimize inter-component
interference and noise contamination. The three outlets in Bank 1 are widely
spaced to accommodate bulky AC power transformers ("wall warts"). Bank 2 has
five outlets spaced narrowly apart to accommodate standard-sized AC plugs. There
is a single 3-pronged outlet on the front panel, providing a convenient place to
temporarily plug in a device, when needed.
SMP (Series Multi-stage Protection): Furman's exclusive SMP
technology provides the highest level of surge and spike protection available.
EVS (Extreme Voltage Shutdown): The PL-8C will shut itself
off when it detects dangerous voltage irregularities, protecting the connected
equipment from unsafe conditions.
LiFT (Linear Filtering Technology): The PL-8 C filters the
incoming AC power to insure your equipment is receiving clean power for optimum
audio and video performance.
LED Indicators: Two front panel status LEDs indicate when
the surge protection and noise filtering are working (Protection OK), and can
alert you when the voltage is outside of the normal range (Extreme Voltage).
Pull-out Lights: The PL-8 C features two "smooth track"
retractable LED lights that illuminate the front panels of the equipment in the
rack. The round "tubes" pull out 3", rotate approximately 90 degrees, and
contain three LEDs each (one white and two amber). The lights can be turned
on/off or dimmed with the front panel switch.
BNC Lamp Connector: In addition to the front panel lights, a
BNC connector is provided for powering a standard gooseneck lamp (not included)
for rear rack illumination. It is rated for 12VAC 500mA.
- Maximum Output Current: 15 Amps
- Operating Voltage: 90 to 139 VAC
- Spike Protection Mode: Line to neutral, zero ground
- Spike Clamping Voltage: 188 VAC peak @ 3000 Amps
- Response Time: 1 nanosecond
- Maximum Surge Current: 6500 Amps
- Noise Attenuation: 10dB @ 10 kHz, 40dB @ 100 kHz, 50dB
@ 500 kHz
- Dimensions: 19" W x 10.5" D x 1.75" H
- Weight: 12 pounds
- Power Consumption: 12 watts
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