Clarke WE6519 131E Technical information

ELECTRONIC
NOISE CANCELLING
HEADSETS
OWNERS MANUAL
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CONTENTS
Description & Technical Information.............................................................. 3-4
Operation & Instructions................................................................................5-7
Features - H-10 Series..................................................................................... 8
Features - H10-66XL Series............................................................................. 9
Features - H10-76XL and H10-76XP............................................................ 10
Accessories - Power Options.................................................................... 11-12
Maintenance & Cleaning................................................................................. 13
Customer Service.............................................................................................BC
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ELECTRONIC NOISE
CANCELLATION
DESCRIPTION & TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
How it works.
David Clark’s Electronic Noise Cancellation (ENC) headsets feature the latest
advances in electronic noise cancellation technology. They’re specially designed
for pilots of aircraft which generate noise at lower frequencies. Headsets relying
on passive noise control methods alone cannot suppress low frequencies as
effectively as mid and high range frequencies.
Opposites protect.
Unlike passive headsets, David Clark’s electronic noise cancellation headsets use
an electronically produced signal to cancel the offending noise. Low frequency
noise is sensed and an opposing signal of the same sound level is generated.
The result is cancellation of the noise before it reaches your ears.
Hear what’s important.
With low frequency noise canceled, you’ll hear essential communications clearly,
and with less strain. Sounds within the range of the human voice, such as air
traffic messages and conversations with other pilots, will be easier to verify.
Such improved audio comfort leads to alert, and safer flying.
cancelling
effect
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ATTENUATION
Passive versions of these headsets already exhibit excellent noise reduction ratings
(NRR). Test measurements indicate an increase in attenuation at lower frequencies
when ENC is switched on. At the present time there is no ANSI test standard for
independent measuring of the effectiveness of Electronic Noise Cancellation.
Fail-safe:
An important product feature is true “fail-safe” operation. By having dual earphone
drivers, which are electronically independent, no interruption of communication can
result from failure of the ENC system or its power source.
Headset:
Sensitivity: 90dB +- 5dB SPL on flat plate coupler, re 1mW input @ 1 KHz.
Frequency Response: 350-3,000 Hz +- 6dB re 1 KHz.
Impedance: Monaural, 150 Ω nominal; Stereo, 300 Ω nominal
per side. (Does not apply to H10-76XL series.)
Microphones:
M-7A:
■ Incremental DC and Dynamic AC, 50 Ω ± 20%.
■ Sensitivity: 400 mV ± 6dB into 150 Ω AC load @ 1 KHz for 114dB SPL input.
M-101:
■ Low Impedance Position: 5 Ω nominal, sensitivity .07-.14 mV@ 103 dB SPL into 5 Ω load @ 1000 Hz.
■ High Impedance Position: 400 mV ± 6 dB @114 dB SPL 1/4”, 1000 Hz bias 8-16 volts behind 470 Ω and with a 150 Ω AC input impedance.
M-87:
■ Microphone designed to be used in aircraft requiring a LOW IMPEDANCE
microphone. Microphone impedance is nominally 5 Ω.
■ Sensitivity: .05 to 11 mV across 5 Ω load at 1000 Hz with an input of
103 dB SPL.
■ Frequency response: 200-6000 Hz
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OPERATION
Electronic noise cancellation is an “electrical” process. Power to drive the circuitry
is obtained from either the Portable Battery Power Module (models ending in “XL”
or “X”) or the aircraft’s electrical system (models ending with “XP”).
XL-9V
GENERAL AVIATION PORTABLE BATTERY MODULE
Instructions
Introduction
The model XL-9V battery pack uses a
9 volt alkaline battery to provide power
to the headset ENC system. The XL-9V
features an Auto Shut Off function to save
the battery if the power switch is left on
when the headset is not in use. The Auto
Shut Off feature operates by sensing loss
of microphone DC bias voltage when the
headset is unplugged or aircraft audio
system is shut off.
A switch is provided inside the battery
compartment (see Fig.1) to control the
Auto Shut Off feature. The XL-9V is
shipped from the factory with the switch in the DISABLE position,
which will provide continuous power to the ENC system whenever
the power switch is on.
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To Enable Auto Shut Off
The ENABLE position provides automatic shut off of power to the ENC system if the
headset is unplugged or the aircraft audio system power is turned off. To operate
the Auto Shut Off switch remove the battery, and using a small pointed tool gently
move the switch to the desired position. Replace battery (see Fig. 1).
Power Indicator
A bi-color LED, mounted on the top of the battery pack indicates the status of the
battery (see Fig. 2).
When the battery is good and the headset is powered, the LED will blink green
approximately once per second. When the battery is low, the LED will be red until
the battery is fully discharged (see Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
View of the top of the battery module,
showing LED
9V
AUTO SHUT OFF
ENABLE
DISABLE
View into the battery compartment,
showing Auto Shut Off switch
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Battery Insertion and Removal
CAUTION! Improper battery insertion may damage unit.
To remove the battery compartment cover, press down lightly on the recess
and slide the cover back. To install the battery compartment cover, align with the
recess in the battery compartment and slide the cover forward until it snaps into
position (see Fig. 3).
To install battery, insert back of battery into battery compartment, making sure to
position the smaller positive terminal over the keying ribs in the front of the battery
compartment (see Fig. 4). Press contact end of battery firmly until battery is
seated in the battery compartment fully. To remove battery, lift up on the back
of the battery and slide out of battery compartment.
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Belt Clip Removal
Push down and slide at same
time to remove belt clip
Connector Insertion and Removal (not applicable to 13X version)
(1)
LINE UP
KEYWAY
(1)
SLIDE
COLLAR
BACK
(2)
PULL
(2)
PUSH ON
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GENERAL AVIATION
H-10 SERIES HEADSET
Features:
Headpad Assembly
P/N 40688G-36
Headband Locknut
When the headset is adjusted comfortably,
the locknut can be tightened for consistent
fit to your head.
Undercut Comfort
Gel Ear Seals
P/N 40863G-02
Microphone Protector
P/N 40062G-02
Exclusive, Patented Flex/Wire Boom
Rotates for left or right side positioning.
Detented for precise control. Wire slide
allows easy, repeatable microphone
placement.
R
Volume Controls
Dual volume controls.
Select a comfortable listening
level for each ear. Both sides
are wired for unidirectional
operation. (Roll forward,
roll reverse, produces the
identical result in each
ear cup, regardless of
microphone placement.)
IMPORTANT NOTE:
All General Aviation Headsets come with a 5 year warranty
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MILITARY
H10-66XL
SERIES HEADSET
Features:
Headband Locknut
When the headset is adjusted comfortably, the locknut
can be tightened for consistent fit to your head. Headpad Assembly
P/N 18900G-48
High/Low Impedance
Select Switch
HIGH
Undercut Comfort
Gel Ear Seals
P/N 40863G-02
LO
W
R
Dynamic Microphone
P/N 09168P-20
Exclusive, Patented Flex/Wire Boom
Rotates for left or right side positioning.
Detented for precise control. Wire slide allows
easy, repeatable microphone placement.
Volume Control
Low profile knob to prevent
accidental changes. Lets
you select a comfortable
listening level.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
H10-66XL and H10-76XL headsets utilize XL-9V-M battery
pack with rotating belt clip
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MILITARY
H10-76XL & H10-76XP
(LOW IMPEDANCE ENC HEADSETS)
Features:
Headpad Assembly
P/N 40688G-36
Headband Locknut
When the headset is adjusted comfortably,
the locknut can be tightened for consistent
fit to your head. Undercut Comfort
Gel Ear Seals
P/N 40863G-02
Dynamic Microphone
P/N 09168P-18
Exclusive, Patented Flex/Wire Boom
Rotates for left or right side positioning.
Detented for precise control. Wire slide allows
easy, repeatable microphone placement.
Volume Control
Low profile knob to prevent
accidental changes. Lets
you select a comfortable
listening level.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
All Military Headsets come with a 1 year warranty
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ACCESSORIES –
POWER OPTIONS
‘X’ Series modular design allows pilots the option of using one headset with
either Portable Battery Powered Modules XL (with a communication cord
required) or the Panel Mount Module XP (which is hard wired to the audio
and power circuits of the aircraft).
To further enhance your headset’s versatility, the following items may be
purchased separately:
General Aviation Portable Battery Pack
Module XL-9V P/N 40862G-01
W1.9" x H3.2" x D1.21"
This Portable Battery Powered Module is included with all General
Aviation XL Model purchases. This unit has a built in auto shut
off switch. One 9V battery provides up to 25 hours of operation.
Removable placement belt clip included.
Military Portable Battery Pack
XL-9V-M P/N 40862G-06
W1.9" x H3.2" x D1.21"
This Portable Battery Powered Module is included with all H1066XL & H10-76XL Model purchases. One 9V battery provides up
to 25 hours of operation. Module comes with a durable rotating
belt clip included.
Permanent Panel Mount Module XP
P/N 40594G-01
W2.8” x H1.7” x D.9”
(H10-76XL Permanent Panel Mount
P/N 40594G-03)
The Permanent Panel Mount Module is standard and included
with all XP Model purchases and can also be ordered separately.
This unit has an on/off power switch. It is wired directly to the
aircraft’s electrical power system and intercom, operating on
12V - 30V power.
Headset Cord Plugs Directly into Permanent Panel Module.
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ACCESSORIES
Undercut, Comfort-Gel Ear Seals
Softer, more supple and form fitting with an “undercut”
shape that provides more room for your ears. The larger,
yet lighter, ear seals cradle the ears with unsurpassed
comfort. Compatible with all David Clark Company headsets.
P/N 40863G-02 (1pair)
NSN 5965-01-516-8082
Microphone Protector
Cloth mic-muff with drawstring. Protects microphone from
moisture. Fits all microphones.
M-101, M-87
P/N 18434G-02
NSN 5965-01-438-6928
M-7A
P/N 40062G-02
NSN 5965-01-424-3296
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
For your headset to perform properly, always comply
with the following:
1. Never alter or modify your headset. If you re-form the headband or muff, cut or punch holes in the ear seal, drill or punch holes in the ear cup insert, paint or coat the device, you will seriously jeopardize the hearing protection it
affords and hearing damage could occur.
2. Use of ear seals, other than those supplied by David Clark Company, may adversely affect both your comfort and the headset’s overall performance.
3. Seek repair or replacement of the headset immediately if you see a defect, such as any sign of cracks or splits in domes, ear seals, headbands, or
other parts.
4. Storage in direct sunlight or at high temperatures, or cleaning in non recommended cleaning solutions, may shorten the useful life of the headset.
5. Each individual’s body chemistry is different. Perspiration, body oils, and hair grooming cosmetics may affect materials; loss in elasticity or softness of ear cup seals and of the foam pads inside ear cups may result. Replace parts
immediately if these signs of wear occur.
Cleaning Instructions:
1.Headpad cover can be removed for washing. Ear seals can be removed and
cleaned using mild soap and water. Be sure to dry thoroughly.
2. DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER!
Alert: Do Not Use Comfort Covers. Your headset came with form
fitted ear seals. Do not use “comfort covers” of any kind.
Any disruption to the seal around the ears will result in
the reduction of effectiveness in the ENC performance.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
Thank you for purchasing our product.
David Clark Company makes every effort to prevent problems and the need
for repairs. Still, if you do experience a problem with your David Clark product,
qualified representatives are on hand to answer your questions and provide
the best Customer Service in the industry. Many repairs are covered by the
David Clark 5-Year Warranty.
Simply return the product to the following address for evaluation and service:
David Clark Company Inc.
c/o Customer Service
360 Franklin Street, Box 15054
Worcester, MA 01615-0054 U.S.A.
Note: please include your name, return address, a daytime telephone
number and a brief description of the problem.
For more information please call Customer Service directly at:
1-800-298-6235
service@davidclark.com
Visit our website at
www.davidclark.com
email: sales@davidclark.com
Made In USA
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Green headset domes are a David Clark Company Trademark.
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