- Extremely miniaturized Advanced technology
- High-contrast display and menu navigation in plain text
- All outputs individually programmable
- Measurement and display of the exact resistance values of all outputs
- Bi-directional remote data request and programming
- Innovative and pluggable terminal block enables extremely fast preparation
- Long operating time and sleep mode available
- Each of the five outputs has its own firing capacitor
- Multicolor LEDs for all outputs indicate various information
- Integrated, high-brightness firing LEDs on each output for fast testing
- Numerous special functions for applications in the SFX area
More detailed information can be found in the current product catalogue below.
The PFE Advanced Mini 5 Outputs is the newest receiver of the Advanced series. Thanks to its compact size, it is ideal for SFX and stage pyrotechnics.
The five outputs of the PFE Advanced Mini 5 can be individually programmed directly on the device and optionally stepped. Of course, the PFE Advanced Mini 5 can also be programmed directly by radio from the PFC Advanced.
The internal resistance measurement indicates exactly how high the resistance of the connected e-matches including the igniter cable is. The result can be read either on the device itself or remotely from the PFC Advanced. 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.
A new type of connection socket makes working much easier. No tools are required for connecting and disconnecting. To connect the igniter cable, it is simply plugged into the contact mechanism and automatically clamped. To disconnect the cables, simply press the respective button to release the cable. The connection terminal can also be removed completely. This makes the preparation of effects much easier, especially if it is a recurring show or the preparation of numerous props for multiple takes on the set.
The device is operated with two Mignon cells, which can be alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries. The operating time is up to approx. 18 hours. Using the optional Sleep mode, the stand-by time can be increased to 23 days.
Each of the five firing outputs has its own capacitor. This means that a short circuit on one output does not affect the firing power of the other outputs.
The device can trigger 3 ‘A’ or 2 ‘U’ e-matches in parallel or series connection on each output.
To increase the firing power, several outputs can also be programmed identically and thus fired simultaneously – without any time delay.
Specifications & Details
|Number of radio channels (Frequencies)||70 (USA version: 360)|
|Assignment of firing cues without restrictions||Yes, 1-999|
|Firing voltage||20 V|
|Firing energy, Source of firing energy||9 mC, 1 capacitor per output|
|e-matches in series|
connection / output
|3 A, 2 U|
|e-matches in parallel|
connection / output
|3 A, 2 U|
|Firing LEDs for each output||Yes|
|Integrated stepping extension||Yes, optional, 0.01 – 99 seconds, resolution 10 ms (i.e. 0.01 s)|
|Max. firing rate||100 firings / second|
|Short circuit protection of outputs||Yes|
|Outputs with intelligent||Yes|
|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||Alkaline: up to 18 h, NiMH: up to 12 h|
|Sleep Mode||Yes, optional, operation time up to 23 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||400 m|
|Radio range test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Battery test function||Yes, 0-99 %|
|Battery type||2 x Alkaline / NiMH AA 1,5 V|
|Independent from mains supply||Yes|
|Housing||miniaturized plastic housing|
|LCD display with LED backlight||Yes, 2 x 16 characters plaintext|
|Indicators||display and LEDs multicolor|
|Temperature monitoring (internal)||Yes|
|Additional safety features||code and magnetic pen|
|Dimensions||65 x 23 x 128 mm|
|Net weight||193 g|
|Possibility of firmware updates||Yes|
|Multilingual menu||Yes: German, English|
|Radio modules||fully integrated|
|Communication||bi-directional, 999 devices|
1 SMA antenna
2 AA Alkaline batteries
Software- & Hardware Extensions
PYROTEC Composer – Choreography Software
PFM Advanced – Wireless USB Modem
PFC Advanced Black Edition
PFM Advanced – Wireless Radio Modem