PS Engineering PMA6000 Installation manual

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PMA6000B
Audio Selector Panel with Intercom System
and
Marker Beacon Receiver
Installation and Operation Manual
Flying never sounded so good™
FAA-Approved TSO C35d TSO C50c
EASA ETSO 2C35d, ETSO C50c
Document P/N 200-066-0200
Rev 6, February 2013
Patent No. 5,903,227 & 6,160,496
PS Engineering, Inc. 2013 ©
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PMA6000B Audio Selector Panel and Intercom System
Installation Manual
Table of Contents
Section I GENERAL INFORMATION................................................................................................ 1-1
1.1
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
SCOPE ............................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION............................................................................................ 1-1
1.4
APPROVAL BASIS - FAA................................................................................................. 1-2
1.5
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................. 1-2
1.6
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED................................................................................................... 1-3
1.7
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BUT NOT SUPPLIED ............................................................. 1-3
1.8
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................................. 1-3
Section II -Installation.......................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1
GENERAL INFORMATION .............................................................................................. 2-1
2.1.1
SCOPE........................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Unpacking and Preliminary Inspection................................................................................ 2-1
2.3
Equipment Installation Procedures...................................................................................... 2-1
2.3.1
Cooling Requirements .................................................................................................... 2-1
2.3.2
Mounting Requirements ................................................................................................. 2-2
2.3.3
Mounting Rack Installation ............................................................................................ 2-2
2.3.4
Connector Assembly........................................................... ............................................. 2-2
2.4
Cable Harness Wiring ......................................................................................................... 2-2
2.4.1
Noise.............................................................................................................................. 2-3
2.4.2
Entertainment Input ....................................................................................................... 2-3
2.4.3
PMA6000B Pin assignments .......................................................................................... 2-4
2.4.4
External Push-to-Talk .................................................................................................... 2-5
2.4.5
Transmit Interlock.......................................................................................................... 2-5
2.4.6
Power ............................................................................................................................. 2-5
2.4.7
"Swap" Mode ................................................................................................................. 2-5
2.4.8
Backlighting................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.4.9
Middle Marker Sense ..................................................................................................... 2-7
2.4.10
Unswitched Inputs ..................................................................................................... 2-7
2.4.11
Intercom .................................................................................................................... 2-7
2.5
Adjustments........................................................................................................................ 2-7
2.6
Marker Antenna Installation ............................................................................................... 2-8
2.7
Communications Antenna Installation Notes....................................................................... 2-8
2.8
Unit Installation.................................................................................................................. 2-8
2.9
Post Installation Checkout................................................................................................... 2-8
2.9.1
Required Test Equipment ............................................................................................... 2-8
2.9.2
Power Test ..................................................................................................................... 2-8
2.9.3
Marker Checkout............................................................................................................ 2-9
2.10
Final Inspection. ................................................................................................................. 2-9
Section III OPERATION ................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.1
GENERAL INFORMATION .............................................................................................. 3-1
3.2
Power, Fail Safe Operation (1) ............................................................................................ 3-1
3.3
Volume Control (2)............................................................................................................. 3-2
3.4
Audio Selector (3)............................................................................................................... 3-2
3.5
Transmit selection (4) ......................................................................................................... 3-2
3.5.1
Swap Mode (Switch from Com 1 to Com 2 remotely) ..................................................... 3-3
3.5.2
Split Mode...................................................................................................................... 3-3
3.6
Speaker Amplifier (5) ......................................................................................................... 3-3
3.7
Intercom Operation ............................................................................................................. 3-3
3.7.1
Adjusting the VOX-Squelch control (6).......................................................................... 3-3
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3.7.2
Intercom Modes (6) ........................................................................................................ 3-3
3.7.3
Entertainment Input ....................................................................................................... 3-4
3.7.4
Soft Mute ....................................................................................................................... 3-4
3.8
Marker Beacon (7) .............................................................................................................. 3-4
Section IV- Warranty and Service...................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1
Warranty............................................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2
Factory Service ................................................................................................................... 4-1
Appendix A External PTT Hook Up.....................................................................................................A
Appendix B- Installation Drawing (not to scale).......................................................................................B
Appendix C Wiring/Interconnect ..........................................................................................................C
Appendix F -Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness and FAA Form 337 ......................................D
Appendix G RTCA DO160B Environmental Qualification Form........................................................ E
Table of Figures
Figure 1-1 PMA6000B.......................................................................................................................... 1-1
Figure 2-1 Screw Locations................................................................................................................... 2-6
Figure 2-4 Backlight selection jumper location...................................................................................... 2-6
Figure 2-3 Adjustments......................................................................................................................... 2-7
Figure 3-1 PMA6000B without Marker (-0100) .................................................................................... 3-1
Figure 3-2 PMA6000B with Marker (-0300) ......................................................................................... 3-1
Revision History
Rev
Date
Change
New
1
2
3
4
5
6
6/23/2009
10/21/2009
10/31/2009
2/2/2010
1/11/2011
2/13/13
New release of PMA6000B
Update after review
Improve wiring diagram
General clean- up
Added ETSO Approval
Improved installation of grounding lug Appendix B
Changed §2.5 to show new cover and adjustment locations
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Section I
GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1
INTRODUCTION
The PMA6000B family of Audio Selector Panels are revolutionary products. Never before has there been
so much capability and utility in such a compact package. These units are designed for ease of use and
installation, as well as to facilitate cockpit resource management and improve passenger entertainment.
Before installing and/or using this product, please read this manual completely. This will ensure that you
will take full advantage of all the advanced features.
1.2
SCOPE
This manual provides detailed installation and operation instructions for the PS Engineering PMA6000series of Audio Selector Panel/Intercom Systems. This includes the following units:
Model
PMA6000B
PMA6000B Option 2
Description
Audio Selector Panel with Marker Receiver
same as above, less marker receiver
Part Number
6000B
6000B-2
Where the functions are identical to all units, it will be referred to herein as a PMA6000. Otherwise, the
applicable units will be specified.
1.3
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
The PMA6000-series is a state of the art audio isolation amplifier and audio selector that contains a voice
activated (VOX) intercom system. It can switch up two transceivers (Com 1, Com 2) and six receivers
(Nav 1, Nav 2, ADF, DME, MKR and AUX). In addition, there are two unswitched inputs, for priority
audio sources such as TAWS or altimeter warning. Push buttons select the receiver audio source provided
to the headphones. A SPR button allows the user to listen to the receiver(s) selected on the cabin speaker.
Except for the unswitched inputs, all speaker audio is muted during transmit. Push buttons select one of
the transceivers for the pilot and copilot position in transmit. In "Split Mode" the PMA6000 has the ability to allow the pilot and copilot to operate different transmitters independently.
A fail-safe mode connects the pilot headphone and microphone to COM 1 and unswitched input #1 if
power is removed for any reason, or if the audio panel is turned OFF by pushing the volume control.
A four-station voice activated (VOX) intercom is included in the PMA6000. Pilot isolate and crew modes,
two mono music inputs with "Soft Mute," and transmit indications. Intercom control is through front
panel mounted knobs. Dual concentric knobs control intercom volume and intercom squelch.
A 3-light Marker Beacon receiver is integral to the PMA6000B (without option 2). This provides the necessary Marker Beacon light and audio indications necessary for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach.
Figure 1-1 PMA6000B
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1.4
APPROVAL BASIS – FAA & EASA
TSO/ETSO Approval.
The PMA6000-series are FAA approved under TSO C50c (Audio Amplifiers) and TSO C35d (Marker
Beacon Receivers).
The PMA6000-Series is EASA Approved under ETSO C50c and ETSO 2C35d, ref
EASA.IM.210.10028565
All systems comply with RTCA DO-143, DO-160B DO-170, and EUROCAE WG No. 7/70.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
1.5
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL SPECIFICATION
Marker Beacon:
Audio Selector/Intercom:
APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS:
ENVIRONMENTAL Qualifications:
Temperature Range:
Altitude:
DIMENSIONS
TSO COMPLIANCE:
C35d, Class A
C50c, Class A
RTCA DO-160b, RTCA DO-170 and RTCA DO-143
A1D1/CAMXXXXXXXBBBBAAX
Operating: -20°C to +55°C
Storage: -40°C to +85°C
Up to 50,000 feet in an non-pressurized area of the
cockpit
Height: 1.3 in. (3.3 cm) Width: 6.25 in. (16.9 cm)
Depth: 6.8 in. (17.3 cm
1.5 Lb. (0.68 kg.)
WEIGHT (With Rack & Connectors) :
POWER REQUIREMENTS (Including Internal Lighting):
Voltage
Maximum Current:
Typical operating current:
Audio selector panel input impedance
Input Isolation
Speaker Muting
Speaker Output (into 4 ):
Switched Receiver Inputs:
Unswitched Inputs
Transmitter Selections
Speaker Impedance:
Headphone Impedance
Headphone Output:
Microphone Impedance:
Intercom Positions:
Music Inputs:
Music Muting:
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13.75 or 27.5 VDC*
1 Amp (Externally protected by a 2 Amp circuit
breaker.)
speaker off:
350 mA
speaker on:
600 mA
*27.5 VDC requires 15W dropping resistor (included).
510 
-70 dB (min.)
-60 dB (min.)
3 Watts (min.) with no clipping
8 (Com 1, Com 2, Nav 1, Nav 2, ADF, DME, MKR,
AUX)
2
3; Com 1, Com 2, Com 1/2
4
150 - 1000 
45 mW each headset with no clipping
150 - 600 
4 places
2
>50 dB "Soft Mute" when Radio or intercom active.
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Distortion:
Mic Freq. Response, ±3 dB:
Music Freq. Response, ±3 dB
Frequency:
Sensitivity:
Low
High
Selectivity:
External Lamp Output:
MM Sense:
<1% THD@ 45 mW into 150 
350 Hz - 6000 Hz
200 Hz - 15 kHz
75 MHz Crystal Controlled
450 Volts (Hard)
Factory adjusted to 1400V (Soft) 160 Volts (Hard)
Factory adjusted to 150V (Soft)
-6 dB at 110 kHz -40 dB at 120 kHz
7.0 (+/- 4) VDC Positive when active, max. current
125 mA
Active high (4.7 VDC +/- 0.5V) during Middle
Marker acquisition, for autopilot use.
1.6
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED
A.
1 ea. of the following units:
B.
Model
PMA6000B with Marker Beacon Receiver/Indicator)
PMA6000B Opt 2 (no Marker Beacon)
Installation kit
Tray
Pilot’s guide
Dropping resistor 15Ω, 15W for 28V installations
PMA6000 Installation Kit (250-604-0000):
Description
1.7
6000B -2
250-604-0000
430-890-0040
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701-015-1501
Quantity
Part
Number
Rack back plate
1
430-890-0050
44-pin connector kit
Backshell, connector
Backshell Retainer
4 40 X 7/16 screw w/nylon patch
4 40 X 3/8 screw w/nylon patch
4-40 x ¼” screw with lock washer
Solder Lug
Cable Clamp
#6-32 x ½” Flat head Philips screw
#6-32 Clip Nut
1
1
1
4
2
2
2
1
6
6
120-891-2045625-025-2465
431-881-0100
475-440-0007
475-440-1038
475-440-0001
475-009-0001
625-001-0002
475-632-0012
475-630-0002
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BUT NOT SUPPLIED
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
1.8
Part Number
6000B
Speaker, 4 
Headphones, mono, up to 4 as required
Microphones, up to 4 as required
Marker Antenna (75 MHz, VSWR <1:1.5, as appropriate) (Marker version only)
Interconnect Wiring
Headphone Jacks (Up to 4 as required)
Microphone Jacks (Up to 4 as required)
Circuit Breaker: 1 ea., 2 amp.
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None
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Section II -Installation
2.1
GENERAL INFORMATION
2.1.1
SCOPE
This section provides detailed installation and interconnect instructions for the PS Engineering
PMA6000B-Series Audio Selector Panel/Intercom System and PMA6000B-Series Audio Selector
Panel/Intercom System with internal Marker Beacon.
With the exception of the internal marker beacon receiver, the audio panels are identical.
Please read this manual carefully before beginning any installation to prevent damage and post installation problems. Installation of this equipment requires special tools and knowledge. The equipment must
be installed by an appropriately rated Certified Aircraft Repair Station, in accordance with applicable
regulations.
NOTE: The PMA6000B-Series requires specialized knowledge equipment and tools for an effective installation. An appropriately rated Certified Aircraft Repair Station must install this equipment in accordance with applicable regulations. PS Engineering, Incorporated warranty is not valid unless the equipment is installed by an authorized PS Engineering, Incorporated dealer. Failure to follow any of the
installation instructions, or installation by a non-certified individual or agency will void the warranty, and
may result in an unairworthy installation.
2.2
Unpacking and Preliminary Inspection
Use care when unpacking the equipment. Inspect the units and parts supplied for visible signs of shipping
damage. Examine the unit for loose or broken buttons, bent knobs, etc. Verify the correct quantity of
components supplied with the list in Section 1.6 (B). If any claim is to be made, save the shipping material and contact the freight carrier. Do NOT return units damaged in shipping to PS Engineering. If the
unit or accessories shows any sign of external shipping damage, contact PS Engineering to arrange for a
replacement. Under no circumstances attempt to install a damaged unit in an aircraft. Equipment returned
to PS Engineering for any other reason should be shipped in the original PS Engineering packaging, or
other UPS approved packaging.
2.3
Equipment Installation Procedures
2.3.1
Cooling Requirements
Forced-air cooling of the PMA6000B is not required. However the unit should be kept away from heat
producing sources (i.e. defrost or heater ducts, dropping resistors, heat producing avionics) without adequate cooling air provided.
NOTICE: To reduce the amount of heat dissipated in the audio selector panel, when used in a 28
Volt aircraft, it is required that the 15 , 15-Watt dropping resistor (p/n 701-015-1501) be installed in series with the power input.
If the PMA6000B is installed in a 27.5 VDC aircraft system, a 15 , 15 Watt dropping resistor (p/n 701015-1501) should be installed. Failure to do so will generate unnecessary heat inside the unit and may
void PS Engineering's warranty.
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2.3.2
Mounting Requirements
The PMA6000B must be rigidly mounted to the instrument panel of the aircraft structure and within view
and reach of the pilot position(s). Installation must comply with FAA Advisory Circular AC 43.13-2B.
The unit may be mounted in any area where adequate clearance for the unit and associated wiring bundle
exist.
2.3.3
Mounting Rack Installation
Remove the unit from the mounting tray unscrewing the 3/32-inch hex-head screw that is in the center of
the unit. The hex-head screw is the lower opening. Carefully slide the unit free of the tray. Set the unit
aside in a safe location until needed. Install the tray using six FHP 6-32 x ½-inch screws, P/N 475-6320012 and #6-32 clip nut, P/N 475-630-0002. The audio selector panel must be supported at front and rear
of the mounting tray.
2.3.4
Audio Panel Tray and Connector Assembly
The rack connectors mate with two 44-pin connectors in the PMA5000EX. The connectors are a subminiature crimp-type, and require the use a hand crimp tool, from table below (or equiv.). The connectors
are mounted to the tray back plate with #4-40 screws (475-440-1038), from the inside of the tray and the
mounting block, 431-891-0100. Ensure that proper strain relief and chafing precautions are made during
wiring and installation, using the cable clamp (625-001-0002).
Two grounding lugs are provided, which may be attached to the rear mounting plate with 2 ea #4-40 x ¼”
screws with captivated lock washers. These provide a convenient location to connect the shield ground
terminations.
Manufacturer
Crimping Tool
Positioner
Extraction tool
AMP
601966-1
601966-6
91067-1
Daniels
AFM8
K42
M24308-1
ITT-Cannon
995-0001-584
995-0001-739
91067-1
Table 2-1 Connector Pin crimping tools
2.4
Cable Harness Wiring
Refer to Appendix C for assembling the wiring harness as required for the installation. All wires must be
MIL-SPEC in accordance with current regulations. Two- and three-conductor with shield wire must be
used where indicated, and be MIL-C-27500 or equivalent specification. Proper stripping, shielding and
soldering technique must be used at all times. It is imperative that correct wire be used.
Refer to FAA Advisory Circular 43.13-2B for more information. Failure to use correct techniques may
result in improper operation, electrical noise or unit failure. Damage caused by improper installation will
void the PS Engineering warranty.
NOTE:
This harness can be custom made by PS Engineering, Inc. Simply call the factory (800-427-2376) and
obtain a wire harness work sheet or visit our website at http://www.ps-engineering.com/downloads.shtml .
The harness will be made to your specifications and shipped three business days of receiving the order
sheet. All harnesses are fully functionally tested before shipping. All hardware is included, jacks are optional. (See Appendix C for intercom connection diagrams).
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2.4.1
Noise
Due to the variety and the high power of radio equipment often found in today's general aviation aircraft,
there is a potential for both radiated and conducted noise interference.
The PMA6000B power supply is specifically designed to reduce conducted electrical noise on the aircraft
power bus by at least 50dB. Although this is a large amount of attenuation, it may not eliminate all noise,
particularly if the amplitude of noise is very high. There must be at least 13.8 VDC present at the bottom
connector, pin 43, of the PMA6000B for the power supply to work in its designed regulation. Otherwise, it
cannot adequately attenuate power line noise. Shielding can reduce or prevent radiated noise (i.e., beacon,
electric gyros, switching power supplies, etc.) However, installation combinations can occur where interference is possible. The PMA6000B is designed in a RFI hardened chassis and has internal Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) filters on all inputs and outputs.
Ground loop noise occurs when there are two or more ground paths for the same signal (i.e., airframe and
ground return wire). Large cyclic loads such as strobes, inverters, etc., can inject noise signals onto the
airframe that are detected by the audio system. Follow the wiring diagram very carefully to help ensure a
minimum of ground loop potential. Use only Mil Spec shielded wires (MIL-C-275000, or better). Under
no circumstances combine a microphone and headphone wiring into the same shielded bundle. Always
use a 2- or 3-conductor, shield wire as shown on the installation wiring diagram.
The shields can be daisy-chained together, and then connected to the ground lugs mounted on the back
plate shown in Appendix B.
Radiated signals can be a factor when low level microphone signals are "bundled" with current carrying
power wires. Keep these cables physically separated. It is very important that you use insulated washers to
isolate the ground return path from the airframe to all headphone and microphone jacks.
Adding a high-performance audio control system, particularly in conjunction with active noise canceling
headsets, cannot improve on older avionics that were designed for cabin-speaker use. PS Engineering
makes no claim that the audio panel will provide a noise-free audio quality under all installation conditions, particularly with older avionics.
2.4.2
Entertainment Input
Two entertainment devices (MP3 player, Portable Satellite Radio, CD player, etc.) can be connected to the
unit. Install two 1/8-inch jacks in a convenient location so that the pilot can plug in the entertainment
devices into the system.
NO TE: Use t h e l ow l evel out put of a n y en t er t a i n m en t devi ce t o con n ect t o t h e
a udi o pa n el . Ma xi m um si gn a l l evel i s 2 VAC p-p. DO NO T use a spea ker -l evel
out put , t h i s wi l l ca use i n t er n a l da m a ge i n t h e a udi o pa n el .
T o use a l i n e l evel , i n st a l l a Scosch e SLC4, P/ N 142SLC4 a da pt er , a va i l a bl e
fr om Cr ut ch fi el d a t 1-800-955-3000
sa l es@ cr ut ch fi el d. com
For a stereo input, we do not recommended tying the left and right channels (tip and ring) together unless
approved by the music source manufacturer. The audio signal at the entertainment input must be a minimum of 500 mV P-P for optimum music performance.
2.4.2.1 Soft Mute
The PMA6000B-system incorporates a "Soft Mute" system. This will mute the entertainment devices during ICS or radio traffic. While in the ALL or ISO modes, entertainment #1 is heard by everyone (except
by the pilot in ISO mode). While in the CREW mode, pilot and copilot will hear entertainment #1 while
the passengers will hear entertainment #2.
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The “Mute” button can be used to inhibit the soft mute function, keeping music at the same level. In
CREW mode, passengers will hear Music #2, and this will also be controlled by the “Mute” button located
on the front panel.
Entertainment inputs #1 and #2 can be paralleled so a single entertainment source can serve both the passengers and the crew in "crew" mode. It is suggested however, that a switch (DPDT) is installed between
the single entertainment device and entertainment input #1. This will allow the pilot and copilot to decide
if they hear entertainment while in the Crew mode.
Local oscillators and internal signals from some entertainment equipment can cause undesired interference with other aircraft systems. Before takeoff, operate the entertainment devices to determine if there is
any adverse effect within the aircraft systems. If any unusual operation is noted in flight, immediately
switch off the entertainment devices.
2.4.3
PMA6000B Pin assignments
Pin
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Function
Pin
Function
1
Copilot Mic Audio
2
Pilot Mic Audio Hi
3
Passenger Mic Hi
4
COM 1 mic audio
5
COM 1 Mic key
6
COM 1 audio In
7
Unswitched 1 Hi
8
NAV 1 input
9
Music 1 Hi
10
Pilot Headphone
11 Swap
12
Blue lamp out
13 Amber Lamp Out
14
Speaker Ground
15 Marker Antenna
16
Copilot mic Lo
17 Pilot Mic Low
18
Passenger 1 Mic Lo
19 Passenger Mic Lo
20
COM 1 Lo
21 COM 2 Mic Key
22
Unswitched 2 Hi
23 Nav 2 Audio Hi
24
Audio Low
25 Music 2 Hi
26
Copilot Phones Hi
27 MM Sense
28
MKR low
29 Airframe Ground
30
Marker antenna
ground
31 Copilot Mic PTT
32
Pilot Mic PTT
33 Passenger Mic Hi
34
COM 2 Mic audio
35 COM 2 audio Lo
36
COM 2 audio
37 ADF audio Input
38
DME audio Hi
39 AUX audio Hi
40
Passenger Phones Hi
41 Dimmer Input
42
White lamp out
43 Aircraft power
44
Speaker Hi
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2.4.4
External Push-to-Talk
An important part of the installation is the PTT (Push-To-Talk) switches that allow the use of your aircraft communications radio for transmissions. There are three typical configurations that can be used.
Select the case that best fits the installation. Only the person who presses their PTT switch will be heard
over the radio. If the pilot and copilot both use the PTT, the copilot position has access to the radio. The
pilot position will have PTT control regardless of the copilot when the PMA6000B is in the FAIL-SAFE
mode.
CASE I: PTT is built into both pilot and copilot yokes.
CASE II: PTT is in pilot yoke only. This configuration requires a modified external PTT switch plugged
into the copilot's microphone jack. (See Appendix A). When the copilot's PTT is pressed, the intercom
switches the mic audio from pilot to copilot mic.
CASE III: No built in PTT. This requires two built in PTTs to be installed, or modified external PTT
switches to be used. Modify external PTT as required (See Appendix A).
2.4.5
Transmit Interlock
Some communications transceivers use a transmit interlock system. In order to fully utilize the Split Mode
feature, this function must be disabled. Consult that manufacturer's installation manual.
2.4.6
Power
The PMA6000B-Series are compatible with both 13.8 and 28-Volt DC systems. A two (2) Amp circuit
breaker is required. Power and ground wires must be a twisted #22 AWG pair.
Included with this product is a power dropping resistor to be connected in series with the power input,
bottom connector, pin 43. This dropping resistor is supplied for 28-volt systems so that unnecessary heat
dissipation inside the PMA6000B can be avoided.
NOTICE: To reduce the amount of heat dissipated in the audio selector panel, when used in a 28
Volt aircraft, a 15 , 15 Watt dropping resistor (p/n 701-015-1501) must be installed in series
with the power input. This resistor should be mounted to aircraft structure to dissipate heat
2.4.7
"Swap" Mode
When a normally-open, momentary, push-button switch is connected between pin 29 on the connector and
aircraft ground, the user can switch between Com 1 and 2 by depressing this switch without having to
change the mic selector. This yoke mounted switch eliminates the need of removing your hands from the
yoke to change transceivers.
2.4.8
Backlighting
The PMA6000B has an automatic backlighting system controlled by a photo detector. Additional control
can be gained by the aircraft avionics dimmer control. Connect the dimmer control line to connector pin
41. The unit has an internal jumper to select between 14-volt and 28–volt electrical systems.
This installation provides the ability to bring the backlighting level to zero. If dimmer control is not used,
a constant low-level back light illumination has been established for nighttime viewing. The photocell
located in the center of the unit face will automatically adjust the backlight of the push-button lights.
2.4.8.1 Backlighting
As shipped from the factory, the PMA6000B is configured for 14V dimmer systems. For 28V dimmer
systems remove jumper J9.
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NOTE: Take precautions to prevent ESD damage prior to servicing unit
1.
Remove qty. 5 Phillip head screws from the PM6000B. NOTE: THE SCREW IN THE REAR
OF THE PANEL IS A DIFFERENT LENGTH THAN THE OTHER FOUR. YOU MUST
PUT THE SHORTER LENGTH SCREW BACK IN THE SAME LOCATION OR DAMAGE WILL OCCUR. See Figure #1.
Long shaft screws
Short shaft screws
Figure 2-1 Screw Locations
2.
Remove the jumper located in the back corner away from the sub-D connector from both pins of
J9. See Figure #2-4.
28V backlighting
§2.4.8.1
Figure 2-2 Backlight selection jumper location
3.
Place the lid back on the unit, aligning holes.
4.
Install and tighten qty. 4 long thread screws into the lid, and one short screw on the rear.
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2.4.9
Middle Marker Sense
The MM Sense output Pin 27, is connected to certain specific autopilots, and goes high only when a middle marker signal is received, not in test.
2.4.10 Unswitched Inputs
The PMA6000B has two unswitched inputs. pin 7 and pin 22 are unswitched/unmated inputs that are
heard by the crew and over the cockpit speaker at all times.
2.4.11 Intercom
All mic and headphone jacks must have insulating washers, the cable must be Teflon coated, twistedshielded wire, and the shield must only be connected to the ground return wire only at the intercom connector.
Note: A custom wiring harness is available from PS Engineering, along with 4-place jack kits.
Visit www.ps-engineering.com
2.5
Adjustments
The PMA6000 is factory adjusted to accommodate the typical requirements for most aircraft configurations. There are three adjustments however, that will allow the installer to tailor the specific functions. See
section 2.4.8.1 for disassembly instructions.
Adjustment
Cabin Speaker Level
Marker Beacon Level
MKR High Sense
MKR Low Sense
Clockwise Results In
Increase Speaker Volume
Decrease Marker Volume
Increase sensitivity
Increase Sensitivity
To make the necessary adjustments, use a small jeweler's slotted screwdriver.
Speaker
Volume
VR2
MKR HI
Sense
VR917
MKR Volume
VR912
MKR LO
Sense
VR919
Figure 2-3 Adjustments
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2.6
Marker Antenna Installation
Refer to aircraft and antenna manufacturer's installation instructions, as well as AC43.13-2B (or later
revision), Chapter 3, for information on proper antenna installation techniques. The marker beacon antenna must be mounted on the bottom of the aircraft.
2.7
Communications Antenna Installation Notes
For best results while in Split Mode, it is suggested that the one VHF communications antenna be located
on top of the aircraft while the other communications antenna be on the bottom. Any antenna relocation
must be accomplished in accordance with AC 43.13-2B, aircraft manufacturers’ recommendations and
FAA-approved technical data.
Warning: It is probable that radio interference will occur in the split mode when the frequencies
of the two aircraft radios are adjacent, and/or the antennas are physically close together. PS Engineering makes no expressed or implied warranties regarding the suitability of the PMA6000B
in Split Mode.
2.8
Unit Installation
To install the PMA6000B, gently slide the unit into the mounting rack until the hold-down screw is engaged. While applying gentle pressure to the face of the unit, tighten the 3/32" hex-head screw next to the
copilot control shaft until the unit is secure. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
War ni ng: Do n ot over -t i gh t en t h e l ock down scr ew wh i l e i n st a l l i n g t h e un i t i n
t r a y.
Internal damage will result.
2.9
Post Installation Checkout
2.9.1
Required Test Equipment
In order to return an aircraft to service after installation of the PMA6000B with marker beacon receiver,
the installer must have access to a Marker Beacon signal generator:
a.
IFR NAV401L, NAV402AP, IFR4000
b.
TIC T-30D, T-36C
Equivalent test equipment is acceptable as long as the testing requirements can be met.
2.9.2
Power Test
After wiring is complete, verify power is ONLY on pin 43 of the connector, and airframe ground on connector pin 29. Failure to do so will cause serious internal damage and void PS Engineering's warranty.
1.
Apply power to the aircraft and avionics.
2.
Plug headsets into the pilot, copilot, and occupied passenger positions.
3.
Verify fail-safe operation by receiving and transmitting on com 1 from the pilot position, with the
audio panel power off.
4.
Switch on the unit by pressing the volume (VOL) knob.
5.
Check intercom operation.
6.
Push the Com 1 Xmt select button (lower row).
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7.
Verify that both of the Com 1 buttons light. Verify that transmit button LED (Light Emitting Diode)
near the mic selector is not blinking. If the LED is blinking, stop testing and troubleshoot the microphone PTT installation.
8.
Verify proper transmit and receive operation from the copilot position, noting that the copilot PTT
switch allows proper transmission on the selected transceiver. Verify that the Com 1 Xmt button
blinks when transmitting.
9.
Verify that pushing the COM 2 button causes the button to illuminate, and the Com 2 receiver to be
heard. Verify operation on Com 1 from the pilot position.
10. Repeat for Com 2
11. Press and hold the Com 1 Xmt button. While holding the Com 1 button, press the Com 2 Xmt button.
This places the unit in “Split Mode;” Verify that the pilot can transmit and receive on Com 1, while
the copilot transmits and receives on Com 2.
12. Verify proper operation of all receiver sources by selecting them using the appropriate button. The
button illuminates to show which source is in use.
13. Push the SPR button. Verify that all selected audio is heard in the cockpit speaker. Verify that the
audio mutes when the mic is keyed.
14. Verify that the appropriate LED in the lower button row blinks when either push to talk is keyed.
15. Verify proper Intercom system operation in the ALL, ISO and CREW modes (see Table 3-1).
16. Verify that the audio selector panel system does not adversely affect any other aircraft system by systematically switching the unit on and off, while monitoring the other avionics and electrical equipment on the aircraft.
2.9.3
Marker Checkout
1.
Connect a ramp generator at the antenna end of the marker coax. With the unit under test in HI sensitivity, verify that a 160 V, modulated 95% with 1300 Hz, signal will illuminate the amber (M)
marker light, and that marker audio is present in the headphones when the Marker Audio (M) pushbutton has been depressed. Select SPR for speaker to verify marker audio availability on the cabin
speaker. Verify that the white (I) and blue (O) lights will illuminate within  3dB of the amber lamp,
with 3000 HZ and 400 Hz applied, respectively.
2.
Repeat with the unit in LOW sensitivity, with 430 Volts applied.
3.
Connect the marker antenna and verify proper operation.
2.10
Final Inspection.
Verify that the wiring is bundled away from all controls and no part of the installation interferes with aircraft control operation. Move all controls through their full range while examining the installation to see
that no mechanical interference exists. Verify that the cables are secured to the aircraft structure in accordance with good practices, with adequate strain relief. Ensure that there are no kinks or sharp bends in the
cables and coaxial cables. Verify that the cables are not exposed to any sharp edges or rough surfaces, and
that all contact points are protected from abrasion. Complete logbook entry, FAA Form 337, weight and
balance computation and other documentation as required. Return completed warranty registration application to PS Engineering, or register online at www.ps-engineering.com/warranty.shtml .
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Section III OPERATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1
GENERAL INFORMATION
This section provides detailed operating instructions for the PS Engineering PMA6000B, Audio Selector
Panel/Intercom Systems. Please read it carefully before using the equipment so that you can take full advantage of its capabilities.
This guide is divided into sections covering the basic operating areas of the PMA6000B systems. They
are: Audio Selector, Audio Selection, Intercom, and Marker Beacon Receiver (if equipped).
Figure 3-1 PMA6000B without Marker (-0100)
Figure 3-2 PMA6000B with Marker (-0300)
3.2
Power, Fail Safe Operation (1)
Unit power is turned on and off by pressing the unit Volume control knob (smaller concentric knob on left
side of unit) In the OFF or "FAIL-SAFE" position, the pilot is connected directly to Com 1 and unswitched
input #1, allowing transmit receive and alert capability regardless of unit condition. Any time power is
removed or turned OFF, the audio selector will be placed in the fail-safe mode. In fail-safe mode, the pilot
headset is connected directly to Com 1.
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3.3
Volume Control (2)
The volume control knob adjusts the loudness of intercom in all headphones, pilot, copilot, and passenger.
It has no effect on selected radio audio or music levels. Many general aviation headsets have a built-in
volume control, so volume can be reduced “locally.”
3.4
Audio Selector (3)
Through the use of ten, push-button, backlit switches, it is possible to select any or all receiver audio.
When selected, a green LED in the button will illuminate indicating which audio source is selected. You
will always hear the audio from the transceiver that is selected by the two push-button mic selector
switches.
The users can identify which receivers are selected by noting which push-button switches are illuminated.
Push buttons labeled Nav l, Nav 2, DME, MKR (Marker), ADF, AUX (auxiliary), and SPR (Speaker)
are momentary type switches. Press the switch again and it will be in the "off" position and remove that
receiver from the audio. While selected, the switch will also be annunciated by an internal LED.
3.5
Transmit selection (4)
To select a radio for transmission, push the lower button in the Com selection section (XMT). Both the
pilot and copilot have transmit capabilities on the selected transceiver. All hear the selected audio if the
intercom is in the ALL mode. Only the person who presses their Push-To-Talk (PTT), will be heard over
the aircraft radio.
The PMA6000B-Series has an automatic selector mode. Audio from the selected transceiver is automatically heard in the headsets and speaker (when selected). You can check this function by switching from
COM 1 to COM 2 and watch the selected audio light on the selector change from Com 1 to Com 2. This
ensures the pilot will never transmit on a radio that he is not listening to.
When switching the xmt selector from COM 1 to COM 2, while COM 2 audio had been selected, Com 1
audio will continue to be heard. This eliminates the pilot having to switch Com 1 audio back on, if desired.
When switching from COM 1 to COM 2 while Com 2 has NOT been selected, Com 1 audio will be
switched off. In essence, changing the transmitter selection will not effect the previous selection of Com
receive audio.
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3.5.1
Swap Mode (Switch from Com 1 to Com 2 remotely)
With a yoke mounted, momentary switch, the pilot can change from the current Com transceiver to the
other by depressing this switch. When "Swap Mode" is active, the COM transmit and receive indicators
will toggle to the other Com. To cancel "Swap Mode," the pilot may either press the yoke mounted switch
again, or push the other com selector.
3.5.2
Split Mode
Pushing both Com 1 and Com 2 XMT buttons at the same time puts the
PMA6000B into "Split Mode". This places the pilot on Com 1 and the
copilot on Com 2, and they can use their respective radios independently.
The passengers will not hear the radios or crew intercom in the split
mode. An example of this useful feature is when the pilot may want to talk
to Air Traffic Control, while the copilot may be speaking to Flight Watch.
Placing the pilot on Com 2 and the copilot on Com 1 is not possible.
Note:
Due to the nature of VHF communications signals, and the size constraints in general
aviation aircraft, it is probable that there will be some transmission bleed-over in the Split
mode, particularly on adjacent frequencies.
PS Engineering makes no warranty about the suitability of Split Mode in all aircraft conditions.
Note:
In all PMA6000B-series, Split Mode pilot can still monitor all audio receive inputs (Nav, ADF,
etc.) and copilot will only hear Com 2. Additionally, the intercom function between pilot and copilot that is controlled by the ISO/ALL/CREW switch.
3.6
Speaker Amplifier (5)
The "SPR" in the audio section stands for speaker. This switch will place all selected audio on the cockpit
speaker when selected.
NOTE: with the exception of unswitched unmuted inputs, the speaker amplifier is not active in the "Split
Mode." To reduce power consumption and internal heat buildup in the avionics stack, switch off the
speaker amplifier when not in use.
3.7
Intercom Operation
3.7.1
Adjusting the VOX-Squelch control (6)
The PMA6000B provides a single VOX squelch control for the pilot, copilot and the passengers, although
each microphone has it’s own squelch circuit, and only a microphone spoken into will be open. Since the
number of microphones open at any one time is reduced, the amount of background noise is diminished.
With the engine running, set the VOX control knob (Outer concentric knob) by turning the knob fully
counter-clockwise. Then slowly rotate the SQL control knob clockwise until you no longer hear the engine
noise in the headphones. When the microphone is positioned properly near your lips, normal speech levels should open the channel. When you have stopped talking, there is a delay of about ½ second before
the channel closes. This helps prevent choppy communications.
3.7.2
Intercom Modes (6)
The ICS switch is a 3-function mode selector that allows the pilot to tailor the intercom function to best
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meet the situation. The description of the intercom mode function is valid only when the unit is either in
the COM 1 or COM 2 modes. When the unit is in the "Split" mode, only the passengers have intercom
function.
Pushing the ICS button cycles the intercom through the three intercom modes.
ISO: (Top indicator): The pilot is isolated from the intercom and is
connected only to the aircraft radio. He will hear the aircraft radio
reception (and sidetone during radio transmissions). Copilot and
passengers will hear the intercom and music on Entertainment 1, but
not the aircraft radio receptions or pilot transmissions.
ALL: (Middle indicator): All parties will hear the aircraft radio,
intercom, and music from Entertainment input #1. However, during any intercom communications, the
music volume automatically decreases when SoftMute™ is active. The music volume increases gradually
back to the original level after communications have been completed.
CREW (Lower indicator): Pilot and copilot are connected on one intercom channel and have exclusive
access to the aircraft radios. They may also listen to Entertainment 1. Passengers can continue to communicate with themselves without interrupting the Crew and also may listen to Entertainment 2. Anytime the
PMA6000B is in "Split Mode" the pilot and copilot do not have any intercom function. The passengers
will maintain intercommunications.
3.7.3
Entertainment Input
The audio selector panel has provisions for up to two separate entertainment input devices. Which device
is heard is determined by the intercom mode switch located in the center of the intercom section of the
audio panel. (See Table 1 for overview.)
While in the ISO (Isolate) mode, only the copilot and the two passengers will hear entertainment device
#1. In normal operation, whenever a person speaks, the music will automatically mute and then will
gradually return to the original listening level when the radio or intercom activity ceases.
When in the ALL mode, all parties will hear the entertainment input #1. While in the CREW mode, pilot
and copilot will hear entertainment input #1 while the passengers may listen to entertainment input #2.
It is also possible to use only one entertainment input device for both entertainment inputs (1 and 2). A
switch (DPDT) should be installed between the single entertainment device and entertainment input #1.
This will allow the pilot and copilot decide if they hear entertainment while in the Crew mode.
3.7.4
Soft Mute
The “Mute” button controls the music #1 & #2 muting circuits. This “Karaoke Mode” prevents the music
muting when a sing-a-long is desired. "Soft Mute" mode only applies to entertainment input #1 & #2.
3.8
Marker Beacon (7)
The Marker Beacon Receiver included in the PMA6000B uses visual and audio indicators to alert you
when the aircraft passes over a 75 MHz transmitter.
The Blue lamp, labeled "O," is the Outer Marker lamp and has an associated 400 Hertz 'dash' tone. The
lamp and tone will be keyed at a rate of two tones/flashes per second when the aircraft is in the range of
the Outer Marker Beacon.
The Amber lamp, labeled "M," is the Middle Marker lamp and is coupled with a 1300 Hertz tone. It is
keyed alternately with short 'dot' and long 'dash' bursts at 95 combinations per minute.
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The White lamp, labeled "I” is the Airway/Inner marker and has a 3000 Hertz 'dot' tone. The lamp and
tone will be keyed at a rate of six times per second.
The audio from the Marker Beacon Receiver can be heard by selecting the "M" push-button switch.
A 3-position switch is used to set the receiver sensitivity and to test the indicator lamps. Use "HIGH" sensitivity initially. This allows you to hear the outer marker beacon about a mile out. Then select the “LOW”
sensitivity to give you a more accurate location of the Outer Marker. The momentary down switch position
is labeled "TEST" and illuminates all three lamps simultaneously to assure the lamps are in working order.
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Section IV- Warranty and Service
4.1
Warranty
In order for the factory warranty to be valid, the installations in a certified aircraft must be accomplished
by an FAA- certified avionics shop and authorized PS Engineering dealer. If the unit is being installed by
in an experimental aircraft by the owner/builder, a factory-made harness must be installed for the warranty to be valid.
PS Engineering, Inc. warrants this product to be free from defect in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of sale. During this one-year warranty period, PS Engineering, Inc., at
its option, will send a replacement unit at our expense if the unit should be determined to be defective
after consultation with a factory technician.
This warranty is not transferable. Any implied warranties expire at the expiration date of this warranty.
PS Engineering SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty does not cover a defect that has resulted from improper or unreasonable use or maintenance
as determined by us. This warranty is void if there is any attempt to dissemble this product without factory
authorization. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusions may not apply to you.
4.2
Factory Service
The unit is covered by a one-year limited warranty. See warranty information. Contact PS Engineering,
Inc. at (865) 988-9800, fax (865) 988-6619, or www.ps-engineering.com/support.shtml before you return
the unit. This will allow the service technician to provide any other suggestions for identifying the problem and recommend possible solutions.
After discussing the problem with the technician and you obtain a Return Authorization Number, ship
product to:
Service Department
PS Engineering, Inc.
9800 Martel Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 988-9800 FAX (865) 988-6619
Email: intercoms@ps-engineering.com
Units that do not have an RMA number, a complaint and/or a contact phone number reachable during
business hours, will be refused from the Certified Repair Facility.
PS Engineering will not be responsible for units that are shipped via Mail or Parcel Post.
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Appendix A
External PTT Hook Up
Part of the installation includes the installation of PTT (Push To Talk) switches that allow the use of your
aircraft radio for communications transmissions.
There are three configurations that can be used, you must select the case that best fits your installation.
NOTE: Only the person who presses their PTT switch will be heard over the radio.
CASE I
The PTT is built into the pilot and copilot yokes
Simply install the plugs from the headset into the aircraft headphone jacks. Then use the yoke mounted
PTT to transmit. No other action is required.
CASE II
Built in PTT only on the pilot side only
This configuration requires a modified external PTT switch plugged into the copilot's mic jack. (See Details Below) When the copilot's PTT is depressed, this activates an internal relay that switches the mic
audio to the aircraft radio from the pilot to the copilot.
Case III
No built in PTT switch at all.
Two built-in PTT must be installed, or two external, modified PTT switches will be required for both the
pilot and copilot. Modifications to the PTT are required. (See details below)
Push To Talk Modifications
When received from the manufacturer, an after-market PTT switch opens the mic audio path to the "ring"
connection of the PTT mic plug until the button is pressed. When the PTT is between the intercom and
the headset, the intercom function will not work unless the PTT switch is depressed. A simple modification can be performed to allow proper intercom operation. NOTE: This mod does not alter normal operation.
Below are some examples of typical modifications. Contact PS Engineering or the PTT manufacturer for
more details if necessary.
Procedures For David Clark PTT
1.
2.
3.
Unscrew the round black plastic cover from the jack.
Connect the joined black wires to the red wire.
Replace the round black plastic cover.
Procedures for Telex PT-200
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unscrew the round black plastic cover from the jack.
Cut the red wire in the middle of the wire.
Strip both ends of the insulation.
Solder the two ends to the ground lug to the PTT jack.
Replace the round black plastic cover.
Procedures for Telex PT-300
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unscrew the round black plastic cover from the plug jack.
Remove the heat shrink material from the joined black wires.
Solder these two wires to the lug that has a white wire already soldered to it.
Replace the round black plastic cover
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Appendix B- Installation Drawing (not to scale)
431-891-0100 Retaining Block
44-pin connector
475-440-0007 (4 ea)
Ø0.20 in
8 plcs
Ø0.50 in
2 plcs
475-440-1038 ( 2)
Rack back plate
430-890-0050
Rack
430-890-0040
Ground Lug
475-440-0001 (x2)
J1
Back plate assy
1
15
30
Not used
475-440-0001 (x2)
Screw w/washer
16
31
44
475-009-0001
ground lug (x2)
Viewed from Back
Ground Lug
Ground lug detail
6.31in
1.28in
1.28 in
0.96 in
0.36 in
0.37 in
3.87 in
5.53 in
6.04 in
Cauti on: Appl y st ea dy pr essur e t o t h e bez el wh i l e scr ewi n g t h e un i t i n t o t h e t r a y t o
en sur e even sea t i n g of t h e un i t a n d con n ect or s.
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Appendix C Wiring/Interconnect
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Appendix D -Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness and
FAA Form 337
Sample ICA Checklist for PS Engineering Audio Panels:
Section
1
Introduction
Item
2
Description
3
4
5
6
Controls
Servicing
Maintenance Instructions
Troubleshooting
7
Removal and replacement information
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Diagrams
Special Inspection Requirements
Protective Treatments
Structural Data
Special Tools
Not Applicable
Recommended Overhaul Periods
Airworthiness Limitations
Revision
Information
Installation of audio control panel with integrated marker beacon receiver and
intercommunications system.
Installation as described in manufacturer’s installation manual referenced on
FAA Form 337, including interface with other avionics audio as required.
See installation and operator’s guide referenced on FAA Form 337.
None Required
On Condition, no special instructions
In the event of a unit problem, place the unit into “OFF,” the fail-safe mode.
This allows pilot communications using COM 1. Follow checkout instructions
in the installation manual referenced on the FAA Form 337. For a specific unit
fault, contact the manufacturer at (865) 988-9800 for special instructions.
Removal: Using a 3/32” Allen-head wrench, carefully unscrew the locking
screw located in the center of the unit. While turning the wrench CCW, gently
pull on the EDGES of the bezel until the unit is free from the mounting tray.
Installation: Engage the locking screw at the back. Turn the locking screw CW,
while applying slight pressure to the edges of the bezel. Do not over tighten!
Not applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
None
Not Applicable
None
Not Applicable
To be determined by installer
Example for FAA Form 337
One method of airworthiness approval is through an FAA Form 337, Major Repair and Alteration (Airframe, Powerplant, Propeller, or Appliance) In the case of the PM6000B audio panel you may use the
following text as a guide.
Installed 4-place intercom/audio selector panel, PS Engineering PMA6000B, part number 6000B
in center stack instrument panel location designated for panel mounted avionics at station .
Installed per AC43.13-2B, Chapter 2. Installed per PS Engineering Installation Operators Manual p/n 200-066-0200, revision X, dated (xx-xx).
This unit is FAA-Approved under TSO C50c for audio amplifiers, and TSO C35d for Marker
Beacon Receivers, and meets environmental tests outlined in RTCA DO-170B as appropriate or
this aircraft.
Interface to existing aircraft radios in accordance with installation manual and in compliance
with practices listed in AC43.13-2, Chapter 2. All wires are Mil-Spec 22759 or 27500. Connection to the aircraft dimmer bus is accomplished per the installation manual and Power is supplied
to the unit through a 1A circuit breaker (type and part number), and total electrical load does not
exceed
% of the electrical system capacity with the PMA6000B added.
Aircraft equipment list, weight and balance amended. Compass compensation checked. A copy of
the operation instructions, contained in PS Engineering document 200-066-(xxxx), revision x,
Dated ( ), is placed in the aircraft records. All work accomplished listed on Work Order
.
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Appendix E RTCA DO160B Environmental Qualification Form
Audio Selector Panel/Intercom/Marker Beacon Receiver
Part Number: 6000
FAA TSO Number: C50c, C35b Class A
EASA ETSO C50c, 2C35d EASA.IM.210.10028565
Manufacturer: PS Engineering Incorporated 9800 Martel Road
Conditions
Lenoir City TN 37772
Section
Conducted Tests
Temperature and Altitude
Low Temperature
High Temperature
Altitude
4.0
4.5.1
4.5.2
4.6.1
Equipment tested to CAT A1
Temperature variation
Humidity
Shock
Operational
5.0
6.0
7.0
7.2.1
Equipment tested to Category C
Equipment tested to Category A
Equipment tested to DO-160B, Par 7.1.1
Crash Safety (Impulse)
7.3.1
Crash Safety (Sustained)
Vibration
Explosion
Waterproofness
Fluids Susceptibility
Sand and Dust
Fungus
Salt Spray
Magnetic Effect
Power input
Voltage Spike
Audio Frequency Susceptibility
Induced Frequency Susceptibility
Radio Frequency Susceptibility
Radio Frequency Emission
Lightning Induced Transient
Susceptibility
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7.3.2
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
Equipment tested to Category M, Standard
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category B
19.0
Equipment tested to Category B
20.0
21.0
22.0
Equipment tested to Category A
Equipment tested to Category A
Equipment not tested
Appendix B
Rev 6, Feb. 2013