Advanced Power System


APS Front View

Power distribution is one of the most critical components of any lighting/video/audio system, particularly these days when almost every device needs its own mains power source. However, with each fixture requiring power, new issues are introduced particularly during the power-up sequence.

Firstly, inrush currents of all the power supplies and lamps starting up at the same time often cause main breakers to trip and secondly the transient currents drawn by the power supplies cause earth protection breakers to trip. Avoiding these effects results in complicated power-up sequences, usually requiring a user to switch circuits on one at a time.

Advanced Power System (APS) distribution units are an innovative solution to this and other issues by controlling the power-on sequence of each individual output circuit. A single command starts the sequence and then each of the 12 outputs is turned on one output at a time with a programmable time before the next circuit turns on. Therefore, the peak current drawn is always low and upstream breakers will not trip.
APS units can be connected where more than 12 circuits are required and the units automatically cascade so the second unit won't commence its start-up sequence until the first has finished.

The APS is ideal for permanent installations such as schools, places of worship, public halls and other venues where energy management is a key goal. By using APS modules to power the lighting and video systems, all LED fixtures, video screens and moving lights will automatically be powered off a few minutes after the lighting console is turned off. When the console is next turned on, the lighting and video equipment will be sequentially powered-up over a few seconds, without user intervention, a truly green solution.

Read an independent review by AV Asia Pacific Magazine.

 

Features

  • Automatic power On/Off circuits when DMX is detected
  • RCBO – circuit breaker with earth leakage protection (RCD/GFI) for each circuit
  • RCBO breaker also provides Neutral Disconnect function
  • Staggered power-up of outputs to prevent overloading of supply feed breakers (cascading of multiple units is also possible)
  • Control via DMX512 – presence detected turns outputs on and loss of DMX turns outputs off after a preset time delay, ie 19 minutes
  • Control via GPI contact closure
  • Control via RDM
  • Cascading start-up for individual units via XLR5 cabling and/or based on unit number
  • Manual override via front panel
  • 10A, 16A and 25A variants
  • Operation on any mains voltage in the range of 100-240V per phase
  • Monitoring of input voltages (3-phase), frequency and currents
  • Programmable over-voltage and under-voltage trips to protect loads
  • Voltage and current reporting via RDM
  • 3-phase operation
  • Single-phase operation possible but input current must be limited to 63A in total

Being a power control and distribution unit, the APS is equally at home in a variety of applications including:

  • Moving lights
  • LED fixtures
  • Video walls
  • Audio systems
  • Stall power for markets and fairgrounds

Specifications

APS Specifications

 APS12/10APS12/16APS6/25
Channels
12 12 6
Max Load per Channel
10 Amps 16 Amps 25 Amps
Thermal Magnetic Breakers
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RCD/GFI Protection
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RCD/GFI Current Trip
30mA/Channel
DMX-512A Input with RDM Functionality
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Control Surface
3.2" colour LCD with touchscreen
Voltage Monitoring
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Current Monitoring
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Min and Max Trip Levels per Channel
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Three-Phase or Single-Phase Operation
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Remote Control via RDM
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Manual Control
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Automated Start-Up
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Start-up Time Delay (Ch to Ch)
Programmable
Units Cascadable
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Output Connector Options
/A 12 x 3-pin 10A Australian outputs 12 x 3-pin 20A Australian outputs 6 paired Australian outputs
(20A + 15A per channel)
/P 12 x powerCON outputs N/A
/PT1 12 x powerCON TRUE1 outputs N/A
/S 12 x Schuko outputs N/A
/T Hardwired
/W 2 x Wieland 16-pin multi-pole outputs N/A
/X 2 x Socapex 19-pin multi-pole outputs N/A
Power Supply
Nominal 100-240V, 3-phase star, 50-60Hz (single-phase operation possible - 63A max.),
operating range typically 90-260V, 45-65Hz.
Power Input Connection

Australian models are fitted with a 3-phase 1.2m H07 rubber 5 core x 6mmsq cable with 32A 5-pin Clipsal plug fitted as standard.

Hardwired models are provided with 5 screw terminals for input power - no cable.

Export models are fitted with a 3-phase 1.2m H07 rubber 5 core x 10mmsq cable with bare ends.

 

Hardwired models are provided with 5 screw terminals for input power - no cable.

Australian and export models are fitted with a 3-phase 1.2m H07 rubber 5 core x 10mmsq cable with bare ends.

Australian models are fitted with a 3-phase 1.2m H07 rubber 5 core x 6mmsq cable with 40A 5-pin Clipsal plug fitted as standard.

Hardwired models are provided with 5 screw terminals for input power - no cable.

Export models are fitted with a 3-phase 1.2m H07 rubber 5 core x 10mmsq cable with bare ends.

 

Control Input
DMX512 (1990) or DMX512-A (E1-11) and RDM (E1-20) via front panel mounted 5-pin AXR In and Thru connectors
Case
19" 3RU rackmount
Physical Dimensions
483mm (w) x 300mm (d) x 132mm (h)
19 (w) x 11.8 (d) x 5.25 (h) inches
Packed Dimensions
 
58cm (w)  x 50cm (d) x 21cm (h)
22.8 (w) x 19.7 (d) x 8.25 (h) inches
Packed Weight
13kg 12kg
28.3lb 26.4lb

Order Codes

APS Order Codes

CODEDESCRIPTION
APS12/10A APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x 15A 3-pin Australian outputs
APS12/10P APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x powerCON outputs
APS12/10PT1 APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x powerCON TRUE1 outputs
APS12/10S APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x 16-pin Schuko outputs*
APS12/10T APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, hardwired
APS12/10W APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 2 x 16-pin Wieland outputs
APS12/10X APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 2 x 19-pin Socapex outputs
* Export Only
APS12/16P APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x powerCON outputs
APS12/16PT1 APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 12 x powerCON TRUE1 outputs
APS12/16S APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, EU Schuko outputs *
APS12/16T APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, hardwired
APS12/16W APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 2 x 16-pin Wieland outputs
APS12/16X APS Rackmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 16A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 2 x 19-pin Socapex outputs
 
APS6/25A APS Rackmount Power Distribution 6Ch x 25A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, 6 paired 20A/15A 3-pin Australian outputs
APS6/25T APS Rackmount Power Distribution 6Ch x 25A - RCBO, 19" 3RU, hardwired

Downloads

APS Downloads

 APS12/10APS12/16APS6/25
Product Brochure
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White Paper
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User Manual (Letter and A4 Formats)
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Consultant's Specification
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Features/Benefit Sheet
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Software
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Images

APS front panel   APS Front Panel
     
APS diagonal view   APS
     
APS - close-up of display showing voltages and currents.   APS display
     
APS12/10A rear panel   APS12/10A Rear Panel
     
APS12/10S rear panel   APS12/10S Rear Panel
     
APS12/10T rear panel   APS12/10T Rear Panel
     
APS12/10W rear panel   APS12/10W Rear Panel
     
APS12/10X rear panel   APS12/10X Rear Panel
     


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