Safety is enhanced by allowing the operator to view and fire any device at a safe distance. Time consuming setup is eliminated. Clean-up time is substantially reduced as there are no cables to coil. Reliability is enhanced, because there is no danger of cable damage from show fallout. Systems are available with 9 volt, 12 volt, 18 volt, and 24 volt outputs with firing currents of 1 amp, 3 amps, 5 amps or 10 amps. All products include battery, fuel gauge, indicators, built-in continuity checking, and extensive self-checking.
Another reason to use electric firing systems (photo by James Bates):
Our line of spread-spectrum frequency-hopping firing systems with 2 mile range offers unprecedented and unequaled features, security, and reliability for use in pyrotechnics and special effects applications. These products are mature and well tested, having been in use since 2005, but new products and features are continually being added. Contact factory to inquire about new additions such as our 2-output compact receivers and 48-channel transmitters that are backwards compatible with our existing spread-spectrum systems.
Two mile range , using state-of-the-art spread spectrum, frequency-hopping technology to ensure optimum security and reliability. No ” rolling codes ” are used that may get out of sync and result in failure to fire. Fire up to 9999 cues randomly or sequentially from a single hand-held transmitter, requiring a single button press per cue. Fire sequences of unlimited length in automatic (machine-gun) mode at panel selectable rates of 1 to 20 shots per second . Multiple receivers can be slaved for simultaneous firing of ” fronts ” .
System is custom designed specifically for pyro applications and is not a modified garage door opener or auto security system. 80 bit security code + error correction ensures reliable firing and immunity from interference. Proprietary security codes unique to an individual customer supplied upon request.
Confirmation of firing and display of next cue # on hand-held transmitter. Remote arming and disarming of receiver via transmitter command. Receiver arm state and input signal strength displayed on transmitter panel. Receiver and transmitter battery charge levels displayed on their respective panels.
Automatic or manual receiver output continuity testing initiated from transmitter. Receiver continuity test results displayed on transmitter panel.
Transmitter powered on and off from keypad (similar to cell phone). Automatic transmitter power-down after 43 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life and prevent battery leakage.
Optional isolated voltage, current, and contact closure inputs are available for remote firing of transmitter from computer signals, manual switch closures, or firing pulses from other systems.
Receiver cue range programmed directly from transmitter keypad. No additional programming module or transmitter required. Settings remain in non-volatile memory even while receiver power is off. No rotary switches to set, and no tools required to change settings in receiver. Separately selectable cue range for each receiver up to 48 cues, starting anywhere from 1 to 9999.
Transmitter keypad is luminescent for use in dark environments, embossed keys offer good tactile feedback. Transmitter and receiver are fully sealed for moisture resistance.
30/32/45/48 position receiver is housed in a rugged ABS case with hinged water-tight lid. Receiver is powered by self-contained rechargeable sealed lead-acid battery using Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) technology for superior current capability and energy density. Interchangeable receivers are available with 12 volt, 24 volt, or 250 volt, 4 joule CD outputs. Receiver outputs optionally available through PyroMagic spring clips or through cable connectors that mate with PyroMagic, FireOne, or PyroMate distribution slats. Other custom interfaces can also be supplied.
Two redundant emergency backup fire methods included on receiver for use in the event of radio link or other electronic failure. Additionally, the receiver can be fired directly from an optional external hand-held trigger (p/n 10000XF) plugged into the battery charger connector.