Advanced Power System

APS Front View

The APW is a wall-mounted version of the popular APS smart power distro. It features the proven wallmount chassis of other LSC products, providing the same ease of installation and flexibility of configuration options.

The APW should be a standard inclusion in any venue, utilising video screens, moving light power control, LEDs, audio systems or other switched power devices. By using APW, a single switch can be used to power the rig on and off in a controlled manner. This means there is less chance of some parts of the rig being accidentally left energised when not in use, ensuring the maximum service life of expensive equipment.


Power distribution is one of the most critical components of any lighting system, particularly these days when almost every fixture 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 this situation means utilising complicated power-up sequences, which usually requires an operator to switch the circuits on one at a time.

The APW power distribution units provide the perfect solution by controlling the power-on sequence of each individual output circuit. In its simplest form, a single command starts the sequence and then each of the 12 outputs is turned on one 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.

APW 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 APW is ideal for permanent installations such as schools, places of worship, public halls and other venues where energy management is vital. By using APW 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.


  • 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, i.e. 12 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 90V to 265V 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 APW is equally at home in a variety of applications including:

  • Moving lights
  • LED fixtures
  • Video walls
  • Audio systems
  • Stage power


APW Specifications

12 6
Max Load per Channel
10 Amps 25 Amps
Thermal Magnetic Breakers
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RCD/GFI Protection
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RCD/GFI Current Trip
Auto Triggering via DMX-512A Presence and GPI Contact Closure
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Control Surface
3.2" color LCD with touchscreen
Real-Time 3-phase Voltage Monitoring alt alt
Real-Time 3-phase Neutral Monitoring alt alt
Min and Max Voltage Shut-Off Levels per Phase
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Remote Monitoring and Control via RDM
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Auto Power Mode - switches relay channels on when DMX/GPI is active and off when DMX/GPI is no longer present
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Programmable Shut-Down Delay (1-15 minutes)
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Optional Audible Alarm when Shut-Down Timer Running
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Visual Alarms for Phase Fail, Over-Temperature and Loss of DMX
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Local Manual Start/Stop Control
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Auto Synchronisation when Multiple Units are Connected
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Colour Touchscreen
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Start-up Delay Time (Channel to Channel)
User programmable from 0.1s to 2.0s
Operating Temperature Range
Output Connector Options
/A 12 x 3-pin 15A Australian outlets 6 paired Australian outlets (20A + 15A per channel)
/T Hardwired
Power Supply
Nominal 100-240V, 3-phase star with fully rated Neutral, 50-60Hz,
operating range typically 90-260V, 45-65Hz,
earthing system: TN-S.
Power Input Connection
An M25 nickel-plated brass cable gland for installing power cable is supplied but not fitted
Control Input
DMX512 (1990) or DMX512-A (E1-11) and RDM (E1-20) via right-hand side panel mounted 5-pin AXR In and Thru connectors, GPI contact closure on pins 1+4 of XLR5 connector.
Physical Dimensions
490mm  x 280mm x 250mm
19.3 x 11 x 9.8 inches
Packed Dimensions
55cm x 34cm x 31cm
21.7 x 13.4 x 12.2 inches
Actual Weight
15.5kg/34lb 15.5kg/34lb
Packed Weight
20kg /44lb 20kg/44lb

Note: other current ratings (such as 10A) are available on request, indent order only. Minimum order quantities may apply.


Order Codes

APW Order Codes

APW12/10A APS Wallmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, 12 x 10A 3-pin Australian outputs, screw terminal input
APW12/10T APS Wallmount Power Distribution 12Ch x 10A - RCBO, screw terminal output, hardwired
APW6/25A APS Wallmount Power Distribution 6Ch x 25A - RCBO, 6 paired 20A/15A 3-pin Australian outputs, screw terminal input
APW6/25T APS Wallmount Power Distribution 6Ch x 25A - RCBO, screw terminal input, hardwired
BRKT/UNIS GVW/TWM Wallmount Unistrut galvanised hanging brackets (pair)


APW Downloads

White Paper
User Manual (Letter and A4 Formats)
Consultant's Specification
Line Drawings


 APW front panel   APW12 10A Front View 
APW touchscreen display (home screen)   APW v2 UI 200
APW side view    APW Right Side View 300
APW rear housing with Unistrut bracket attached.   APW Rear Panel with UniStrut Bracket 300
APW mounting clearances (side view)   Unistrut Hanger Side View With Clearances 300
APW Unistrut hanging bracket   Unistrut Hanging Bracket 700


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