This has a six-digit keypad and two, sequenced, mains outlets - a ten amp feed for the audio mixer and ancillary equipment and a 32 amp feed for the first bank of amplifiers. On entry of the correct security code, the 10A feed is switched on, followed by the 32A feed. If a number of high-power amplifiers are to be switched on, the number of 32A feeds can be increased by adding CS6 slaves (one for each additional 32A outlet required) up to a maximum of eight. Including the Master Station, this gives a total of nine 32A and one 10A switched outlets.
The addition of digital control to the Mk2 CM6 results in speedier operation. Changes to the system can now be programmed through the keypad, avoiding the need to remove the lid to access the internal headers on the PCB.
Programmable changes include the system access code (now 4 to 6-digits in length for increased security), the number of attached CS6 Slaves (between 1 and 8), switch between standard and faster 'Power On/Power Off' modes or implement 'Instant On/Off' mode. If required, these changes may be made from another part of the building using an optional CR6 or CR32 remote keypad.
The front panel has a six-digit keypad. power available neon, 'ON'’ and 'OFF' LEDs. Output 1 and 2 'ON' LEDs and the 'Facility' 13A socket outlet.
On the rear, the mains power inlet and two, switched, power outlets are presented on rail-mounted terminal blocks. A metal cover for the power in/out connectors is available as an accessory (Canford stock code 42-657). A 12-way barrier strip offers eight separate 12V DC connections to control CS6 Slave units. Two connectors provide a link to an external alarm system. When the normally closed contacts are opened during an alarm, it triggers the switcher system to power down in a controlled manner. A second, 10-way, barrier strip is provided for the connection of a remote CR6 or CR32 keypad.
In the event of a fuse failing, the 10A and 32A cartridge fuses are easily accessed from the rear. A third holder contains the 5 amp, one inch, fuse for the 'facility' mains outlet on the front panel. This outlet is permanently powered and is suitable for plugging in a soldering iron or lamp during maintenance. To prevent misuse by unauthorised personnel, the fuse can be removed.
Output 1: 10 amps (1kW audio). Output 2: 32 amps (5kW audio). Power source: 230V AC. Dimensions: 2U rack mounting, 250mm deep.