• 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.

Additional Information

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 multicolor 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 ampere. 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 up to 100 outputs. Even when using a 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)
Outputs10 / up to 100 with Matrix Modules
Assignment of firing cues without restrictionsYes, 1-999
Firing voltage24 V
Firing current50 A, 17 A continuous current
Firing LEDs for each outputYes
Source of firing energyrechargeable battery
e-matches in series connection / output14 A, 14 U
e-matches in parallel connection / output 20 A, 10 U
e-matches in special serial and parallel connection / output280 A, 140 U
Possibility to activate magnetic valves
(i.e. solenoids)
Yes, 24V
Control methodsradio / RS485
Integrated stepping extensionYes, optional, 0.01 – 99
seconds, resolution 10 ms
(i.e. 0.01 s)
Simultaneous stepping sequences per device10 / up to 100 with Matrix Modules
Max. firing rate100 firings / second
Firing duration0.1 s to 25 s, continuous
Short circuit protection of outputsYes
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 time60 h (with optional Sleep Mode up to 35 days)
Remote polling of the parameters of the deviceYes
Remote programming of the parameters of the deviceYes
Remote power-offYes
Acoustic signalsYes
All parameters are adjustable at the deviceYes
Beginners modeYes
Function: Reset to defaultsYes
Radio rangeup to 800 m / 2,000 m
Coverage area2,000,000 m² / 12,500,000 m²
Radio range test functionYes, 0-99 %
Accumulator test functionYes, 0-99 %
Accumulator monitoringYes
Accumulator typesealed lead acid battery 24 V, 2 Ah
Independent from mains supplyYes
External power supply with 24 VDCYes
Housingextremely robust aluminium housing made from an extruded aluminum profile
Level of water ingress protectionwaterproof, IP65 / IP67
Breathing membraneYes
LCD display with LED backlightYes, 2 x 16 characters plaintext
Indicatorsdisplay and multicolor LEDs
Temperature monitoringYes
Humidity monitoringYes
Charging unit (included in delivery)Yes
Charging indicatorYes
Car charging adaptor with 12 VDC, 24 VDCoptional equipment
Additional safety featurescode and magnetic pen
Dimensions103 x 86 x 440 mm
Net Weight4,500 g
Possibility of firmware updatesYes
Multilingual menuYes: German / English
Radio modulesfully integrated
Communicationbi-directional, 999 devices