- Absolutely waterproof (Standard IP65, if breather is replaced with a sealed screw IP67)
- Framed flat gaskets with large sealing surface
- Extremely robust and thick-walled aluminium housing
- All outputs can be programmed without any restrictions
- Fully integrated wireless solution
- Brilliant display with menu in plaintext
- Bi-directional communication and programming
- Measures and displays the precise resistance of all outputs
- Up to 100 firings per second possible
- Integrated, high-brightness firing LEDs on each output for fast testing
- Optional Sleep Mode available with up to 5 weeks stand-by time
- Direct control of magnetic valves (24V)
- Programmable firing duration
- Numerous special functions for applications in the SFX area
More detailed information can be found in the current product catalogue below.
The PFE Advanced 10 Outputs is the most renowned receiver in the field of wireless firing technology and is a true all-rounder. A real revolution, since the year 2002. The receiver is waterproof (at least IP65) and has an ultra-stable housing made of thick-walled, anodized aluminum. This allows the device to be used even in the most extreme outdoor applications. Due to its small dimensions, it is also ideal for indoor and SFX applications.
The device offers a fully integrated radio solution. No external radio modems are required. In addition, the function does not depend on any external data lines. This eliminates these frequent sources of error.
For operation, you can access the menu with the magnetic pen and check or program all values and settings on site. Even switching on and off is done with the magnetic pen. So there are no vulnerable buttons or switches. An optional code request after switching on prevents unauthorized use of the device. Also with this receiver all outputs are completely freely programmable.
The gold-plated connection terminals accept individual wires as well as banana plugs or quick-fastening clamps and enable extremely low contact resistance with permanent corrosion resistance.
The PFE Advanced 10 Outputs has a plain text display for menu navigation and for displaying all device data (battery values, remaining range, programming, etc.), as well as multi-color LEDs for displaying all relevant output states with different colors (continuity, programming, firing, etc.).
Based on the resistance values of the connected firing circuits and the set limit resistance, the device automatically determines whether firing is reliably possible and displays this to you.
24 Volt firing voltage enable the reliable firing of 14 ‘A’- or ‘U’-matches in series or 20 ‘A’- or 10 ‘U’-matches in parallel. Due to a special mixture of series and parallel connection it is even possible to fire up to 280 e-matches per output and at a specific time.
As the firing power is not buffered by a capacitor, this receiver is also ideal for controlling solenoid valves and effect devices. With the optional terminal function, all 10 outputs can be triggered several times with all 999 channels and an adjustable firing duration of 0.1 to 25.0 seconds.
The high-performance rechargeable batteries deliver firing currents of up to 50 amps. Intelligent charging electronics ensure that the batteries are always kept at 100% availability without overcharging.
In conjunction with the PFC Advanced or the PFM Advanced USB Radio Modem, bi-directional communication is possible. You can read all relevant receiver data from your controller or PC, e.g. remaining range, battery status, continuity test, etc. Even the programming of the outputs can be easily edited remotely. These remote accesses can be carried out with up to 999 devices. In addition, the device can be completely switched off by radio or put into a sleep mode and woken up again to increase the maximum operating time from 60 hours to up to 35 days.
A stepper extension is available as an option, giving you virtually unlimited possibilities. An individual delay time can be assigned to each output. This means that even many different step operations are possible in one device at the same time. The step operations can be assigned to any number of receivers. Dynamic speed changes can be easily realized. The firing delay can be set from only 0.01 up to 99.99 seconds. These delay values are digitally adjustable over the entire range in steps of 0.01 seconds.
An optionally available plug-in Matrix Module creates an absolutely full-featured receiver with 100 outputs. Even when using the Matrix Module, you can freely program all outputs, all outputs are stepable (optional) and the parameters of all outputs can be accessed and programmed directly on the device or via radio.
If the battery voltage is too low, the unit can be switched off automatically to protect the batteries from deep discharge. The multi-function sockets can be used to connect an external power supply. An RS485 interface for optional cable control of the device is available.
A build-in RS485 interface for optional cable communication is included.
The devices of the ‘Advanced’ series are fully compatible with the devices of the ‘Profi’ series. The possibility of software updates allows you to keep your firing system constantly up to date. The PFE Advanced is a German high quality product. The used high-quality components guarantee highest reliability and a very long lifetime.
Specifications & Details
|Number of radio channels (Frequencies)||70 (USA version: 360)|
|Outputs||10 / 100 with Matrix Module|
|Assignment of firing cues without restrictions||Yes, 1-999|
|Firing voltage||24 V|
|Firing current||50 A, 17 A continuous current|
|Firing LEDs for each output||Yes|
|Source of firing energy||rechargeable battery|
|e-matches in series connection / output||14 A, 14 U|
|e-matches in parallel connection / output||20 A, 10 U|
|e-matches in special serial and parallel connection / output||280 A, 140 U|
|Possibility to activate magnetic valves|
|Control methods||radio / RS485|
|Integrated stepping extension||Yes, optional, 0.01 – 99
seconds, resolution 10 ms
(i.e. 0.01 s)
|Simultaneous stepping sequences per device||10 / 100 with Matrix Module|
|Max. firing rate||100 firings / second|
|Firing duration||0.1 s to 25 s, continuous|
|Short circuit protection of outputs||Yes|
|Outputs with intelligent|
|OK test function|
(continuity test of firing lines)
|Yes, precise resistance metering, ranging from 0 to 99 Ohm, directly at the receiver or remotely by using the PFC Advanced or any PC with PFM Advanced and Composer software|
|Operation time||60 h (with optional Sleep Mode up to 35 days)|
|Remote polling of the parameters of the device||Yes|
|Remote programming of the parameters of the device||Yes|
|All parameters are adjustable at the device||Yes|
|Function: Reset to defaults||Yes|
|Radio range||up to 800 m / 2,000 m|
|Coverage area||2,000,000 m² / 12,500,000 m²|
|Radio range test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Accumulator test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Accumulator type||sealed lead acid battery 24 V, 2 Ah|
|Independent from mains supply||Yes|
|External power supply with 24 VDC||Yes|
|Housing||extremely robust aluminium housing made from an extruded aluminum profile|
|Level of water ingress protection||waterproof, IP65 / IP67|
|LCD display with LED backlight||Yes, 2 x 16 characters plaintext|
|Indicators||display and LEDs multicolor|
|Charging unit (included in delivery)||Yes|
|Car charging adaptor with 12 VDC, 24 VDC||optional equipment|
|Additional safety features||code and magnetic pen|
|Dimensions||103 x 86 x 430 mm|
|Net Weight||4,500 g|
|Possibility of firmware updates||Yes|
|Multilingual menu||Yes: German / English|
|Radio modules||fully integrated|
|Communication||bi-directional, 999 devices|
1 charging unit
1 standard antenna
Software- & Hardware Extensions
PFM Advanced – Wireless USB Modem
PYROTEC Composer – Choreography Software
Matrix Module with 50 Outputs
Matrix Module with 100 Outputs
Adaptor Board for Split Matrix Modules
Split Matrix Module 10 Outputs
Split Matrix Module 20 Outputs
Airburst Matrix Module
Rectangular display adaptor
Fireproof protection cover for PFE Advanced 10 Outputs
Multi-charging unit (up to 10 dev.)
Antenna extension cable
Switching Interface for 230 Volts AC
Interface with isolated switching outputs
ZARGES-Box Type 2
ZARGES-Box Type 3
ZARGES-Box Type 4
PFC Advanced Black Edition
PFM Advanced – Wireless USB Modem