APC C5BLK Surge Protector User Manual

C Type Power Filter
Owner’s Manual
Models C5 and C5BLK
Safety Information
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Read this manual - Read all of the safety and operating instructions before
installing and operating this device.
Keep this manual - Retain this manual, and all of the safety information that
came with this device.
Warnings - Comply with all warnings presented in this manual, as well as any
found on the device.
Follow Instructions - Follow all operating and use instruction.
Cleaning - Unplug this device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a soft damp cloth for cleaning.
Note: A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and for some specific
reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an authorization code for a cable
TV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any
other purpose, may exclude the reference to unplugging this device.
Water and Moisture - Do not use this product near any source of water, or in
an environment where the relative humidity may exceed 95% (noncondensing).
Placement - Do not install this device on any unsteady surface. Do not install
this device on any heat source.
Power - Ensure this device is connected to a properly grounded AC power
source. Further ensure the device is plugged into a source providing the
required 120 Vac. Do not use a plug adapter which defeats the ground pin of
the AC plug.
Polarization - This device has a polarized AC line plug having one blade
wider than the other. This plug will only fit into the wall outlet in one
orientation. This is a safety feature. Do not remove the round grounding pin, or
use an adapter that defeats this safety feature.
Power Cord - Ensure power cords are routed in a manner that will preclude
them being pinched, frayed, or stepped on. After connecting other devices to
this device, do not push the rear of the device up against any surface (wall or
shelving unit), as this may create an undesired bend in the power cords which
may break the wire strands of the cord.
Antenna Grounding - Although this device provides protection against
electrical surges, when connecting an outside antenna or cable system to
devices connected to this device, ensure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide additional protection against voltage surges and
static charges in accordance with Section 810 of the National Electric Code,
ANSI/NFPA No.70 (see illustration - next page).
Lightning - This device employs Metal Oxide Varisters (MOVs), and other
circuitry to protect against lightning and other sources of voltage surges and
sags. It is not necessary to turn this device or the devices connected to this
device, off during a lighting storm.
Power Lines - Do not locate outside antenna systems near overhead power
lines, or other electric light or power circuits, or where it may fall or otherwise
come in contact with these power sources. Do not allow the ladder being used,
or the antenna itself to come into contact with these power sources, and such
contact may be fatal.
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Safety Information (continued)
14. Overloading - Do not overload the wall outlet where this device is being
connected. Do not overload this device. Ensure the total load to this device does
not exceed that which is listed in the Specifications section of this manual.
15. Servicing - There are no user-serviceable components within this device.
Removal of any cover from this device may present a shock hazard, and/or void
the warranty.
16. Damage Requiring Service - If any type of damage occurs to this device,
immediately disconnect it from the wall outlet. Do not use the Power switch or
line cord into the rear of the device to disconnect power. Notify APC Technical
Support or Customer Service at once.
17. Replacement Parts - There are no components within this device that can or
should be removed/replaced unless it is by an APC-qualified technician.
18. Periodic Inspection - Inspect the line cords. telephone/data cords, or DSS/
Cable TV coaxial cables connected to this device to ensure they remain fully
pushed in or attached, and that they are not frayed or otherwise damaged.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE (NEC)
Ground
Clamp
Antenna Lead-In Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
Grounding Conductors
Ground Clamps
Electric Service
Equipment
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Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
Protect Your Investment
Congratulations and thank you for selecting and investing in APC's Model C5
Power Filter. At APC, we know you have made an intelligent choice sure to
reward you for many years. To ensure you receive all the benefits and protection that accompany your purchase, please take a few minutes to fill out and
mail the enclosed Warranty Registration Card, or complete the online form at
www.apc.com.
Note: Under California law, failure to register your purchase may not exclude
you from provisions of the Warranty and Equipment Protection Policy.
Benefits of warranty registration are outlined below.
Registration
Verification
Confirmation
By registering your
purchase now, it
guarantees you will
receive all the
information and special
offers you qualify for as
the owner of this product.
By registering your
purchase now, it confirms
your right to maximum
protection under the
terms and conditions of
the Warranty, and
Equipment Protection
Policy.
By registering your
purchase now, you have
a way to confirm yourself
as the owner of the
product in the event of
fire, theft or loss.
Safety Symbols
This “bolt of lightning”
indicates uninsulated material
within your unit that may
cause an electrical shock. For
the safety of everyone in your
home, please do not remove
the product cover.
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This “exclamation point” calls
attention to features for which
you should read about in this
Manual to prevent operating
and maintenance problems.
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warnings
Warnings provide
information about a
procedure that, if not
performed exactly as
stated, may result in
injury or death.
Cautions
Cautions provide
information about a
procedure that, if
not performed
exactly as stated,
may result in
equipment damage.
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Notes
Notes provide
information that is
essential to
highlight.
Class B Labeling and
Instruction Manual Requirements
Devices subject to Certification must be labeled with an FCC Identifier.
Devices subject to Verification or Certification must be labeled with the
following compliance statement:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
In addition, for a Class B digital device or peripheral, the instructions
furnished the user shall include the following or similar statement, placed in a
prominent location in the text of the manual:
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
CC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiated
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced audio TV technician
for help.
If shielded cables or other specialized accessories are necessary for the unit
to achieve compliance, a statement similar to the following should be added:
Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance
with the Class B FCC limits.
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Table of Contents
Safety Information i
Protect Your Investment iii
Class B Labeling and Instruction Manual Requirements vi
Introduction 1
Proven Expertise…Proven Reliability 1
Safety Precautions 2
Package Contents 2
Unit Power Capacity 2
Features 3
Surge Protection 3
Isolated Noise Filter Banks (INFB) 3
10 Outlets 3
Top Panel 4
Top Panel Controls and Indicators 4
Outlet Panel and Side Panel 6
Outlet Panel 6
Side Panel Controls and Indicators 8
Installation 10
Make Connections 10
Apply Power 10
Dimming of the C5 Display 10
Technical Specifications 11
Troubleshooting 13
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of APC’s C5 Power Filter (Figure
1). This unit will protect your high performance audio and video (AV)
system from damaging power surges, spikes and lightning. Protection
is guaranteed. Isolated noise filter banks will eliminate EMI/RFI as a
source of audio and video signal degradation. Data-line surge
protection jacks will stop surges traveling over phone and ethernet
lines. Digital Satellite System, Cable Modem, and CATV Coaxial
Cable lines are equally protected. With APC, your entire home
entertainment experience is protected from damage as a result of bad
power.
Figure 1. C5 Power Filter (Front View)
Proven Expertise…Proven Reliability
From corporate data centers to home offices, APC is regarded as an
innovator, designer and manufacturer of high quality power protection
solutions. With a proven reputation for Legendary ReliabilityTM,
leading companies depend on APC every day to protect and support
many of the most critical networks in the world, including those at
Microsoft, Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., Time-Warner, and IBM. Over the
last 20 years, APC has been a pioneer in the development of new
power protection technologies that have resulted in countless industry
awards, design patents and an installed-base numbering in the tens of
millions of units. Multiple R&D centers, along with APC-owned and
controlled factories ensure APC solutions are the safest, most
advanced and reliable products available. When you buy APC, you buy
"peace of mind".
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Safety Precautions
Please ensure you have read and understand all of the safety
information located at the front of this manual. If you have any
questions about the safety information, or are concerned that your
home may not be properly wired for this equipment, please contact
APC Technical Support or a qualified and licensed electrician.
Package Contents
Note the C5 and C5BLK have the same performance, features and
functionality. The only difference is color. In this manual, "C5"
will be used to refer both to the silver an black models.
Your C5 package should include the following items:
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1 Power Filter
1 Telphone Cable
1 Coaxial Cable
1 User manual
1 Equipment Protection Policy Sheet
1 Warranty Registration Card
Unit Power Capacity
The C5 is rated for 15 Amps. The C5 is capable of supplying the
dynamic peak current draws required by any component designed to
work on a 15A circuit. Despite their nameplate power ratings, high
performance AV equipment draw much less than their listed power
ratings. The C5 can inform the user how much of the power capacity
is available as equipment is connected to the unit.
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Features
The following are major features of the Model C5:
Surge Protection
The C5 Power Filter provides a high level of surge protection for the
voltage going into the unit, thus protecting the devices connected to
the unit. Additionally, surge protected coax/radio frequency (RF)
connectors are protected against surges traveling over coaxial lines to
protect your digital satellite system (DSS), CATV box, or cable
modem. Similarly, the telephone line surge protection feature provides
protection for telephone, modem, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
modem, fax, digital video recorder (DVR), DSS system, set-top
internet service provider (such as WebTV), or pay-per-view cable TV
function.
Isolated Noise Filter Banks (INFB)
The C5 also provides INFB technology to eliminate electromagnetic
and radio frequency interference that can negatively impact sound and
video quality.
10 Outlets
All outlets provide surge protection and noise filtering.
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Top Panel
The following section describes the controls and indicators on the top
panel.
Top Panel Controls and Indicators
The top panel controls and indicators for the C5 Power Filter are
detailed in Figure 2. Each numbered callout refers to the numbered
description found immediately below the picture.
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Figure 2. C5 Front Panel Controls and Indicators
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Wiring OK Status Indicator
When lit, the receptacle the C5 is plugged into is properly
wired. If not lit, one of three wiring problems exists in the
building wiring circuit: missing ground, overloaded neutral,
or reversed polarity. An electrician should be consulted to
resolve the problem.
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Protection On Status Indicator
When lit, the C5 is functioning properly. If the light is
extinguished, the C5 has been hit by a surge and the
protection circuitry may be damaged.
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Filtering Status Indicator
When lit, notifies the user that the EMI/RFI noise reduction
circuit is active.
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Overload Status Indicator
If illuminated, this LED indicates the C5 is overloaded.
Unplug components until the light is extinguished.
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On/Off switch
Controls power to all 10 outlets. APC recommends the C5 be
left ‘on’ at all times. When illiminated, power is "on" at all
outlets.
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Outlet Panel and Side Panel
The following section describes the functionality of the outlet and side
panels.
Outlet Panel
The outlet panel for the C5 Power Filter is deteailed in Figure 3. Each
numbered callout refers to the numbered description found in the following pages.
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Figure 3. C5 Outlet Panel
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AC-Powered Outlets
The C5 Power Filter provides for connection of up to ten (10)
AC-powered devices. The outlets are arranged according to
the type of filtering protection provided for a given application. These Isolated Noise Filter Banks eliminate electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) that can
negatively impact sound and video quality. APC recommends
you plug your devices into the outlets as marked, in order to
assure optimum protection for your equipment. The outlets
are further defined in the following:
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Digital Filter Outlets provides filtering of the incoming AC
power to protect your most sensitive digital devices (CD,
DVD, DVR, CATV/SAT, Monitor, and AUX (one auxiliary
digital device).
Note: Any digital device can be plugged into the digital outlets, any video device can be plugged into either of the video
outlets, etc. Example, if you have a cable box and a satellite
receiver, but no monitor, you can plug the cable box into the
"CATV/SAT" outlet, and the satellite receiver into the "MONITOR" outlet.
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Video Filter Outlets provides filtering for your video devices
(TV and VCR).
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Analog Filter Outlets provides filtering for your analogbased equipment (Tuner/AUX and Preamp/Receiver).
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High Current Filter Outlets provides filtering for your highcurrent devices (Subwoofer and Amplifier).
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Side Panel Controls and Indicators
The side panel connectors for the C5 Power Filter are detailed in
Figure 4. Each numbered callout refers to the numbered description
found in the following pages.
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Figure 4. C5 Side Panel Connectors
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Surge Protected COAX/RF Connectors
The C5 provides surge protection for your CATV system,
Cable Modem, DSS, or Antenna system. The surge protection
feature prevents surges traveling over Coaxial data lines from
damaging the system.
Connect the coaxial cable from the CATV or Cable Modem
provider to the connector marked “IN.”
Connect other cable from the connector marked “OUT” to the
device being protected (CATV box or Cable Modem).
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Circuit Breaker
The C5 also provides a “press-to-reset” circuit breaker. When
this breaker is “tripped” due to an electrical surge or overload,
the device pops out and shuts down output power to the outlets. To reset the circuit breaker, push it straight inward.
CAUTION: When resetting the Circuit Breaker, push the
button in quickly, and release the button. Do not hold the button inward. Failure to comply may result in equipment damage.
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Surge Protected Telephone Jacks
The C5 provides a telephone line splitter with surge protection to protect components connected via telephone line.
Connect the supplied RJ11 Telephone cable from the wall
jack (source) to the telephone line connector marked “IN”.
Connect other telephone cables to the connector marked
“OUT” and then to the equipment to be protected (Telephone,
DVR, DSS, or DSL).
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Additional Surge Protected COAX/RF Connectors
The C5 also provides a surge protection for your DSS system
or RF Antenna system. The surge protection feature prevents
surges traveling over Coaxial cable from damaging the equipment.
Connect the coaxial cable from the DSS or Antenna system to
the connector marked “IN.”
Connect another coaxial cable from the connector marked
“OUT” to the device being protected (DSS or Antenna).
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Installation
The installation of the C5 consists of the following steps:
1. Make connections
2. Apply power
Make Connections
Prior to connecting equipment to the C5 Power Filter, ensure the unit
is functional by connecting the AC Power Cord (provided) on the side
panel ( 5 , Figure 4). Once power is applied to the unit, and the unit is
powered on, the front panel LEDs will illuminate. Turn the power
switch off - all LEDs extinguish.
Note: Due to the unique filtering and surge protection provided by the
C5, APC recommends connecting AV components as noted on the
outlet panel of the unit (Figure 3).
Apply Power
Apply power to the C5 by pressing the front panel Power Switch ( 5 ,
Figure 2) inward, then releasing the switch. Once power is applied to
the unit, the front panel LEDs are illuminated.
Dimming of the C5 Display
If the LEDs are too bright, they can be extinguished without impacting
the functionality of the unit.
To extinguish the LEDs on the top panel, push and hold the power
button for six seconds. The power button should begin to flash. Once
the button is released, all LEDs except the Power Button should be
extinguished.
Please note: If you choose to extinguish the LEDs you will not be able
to read important information on the panel, including input voltage,
load, wiring ok, etc.
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Technical Specifications
The following table contains the specifications for the C5 and C5BLK.
Item
Specification
INPUT
Input Voltage Range for Operation (on utility)
Nominal Voltage
Allowable Input Frequency for
Operation (on utility)
Rated Input Current
Input Circuit Breaker Rating
OUTPUT
Number of Outlets
92V - 140V
120 Vac
40 - 70 Hz
15 Amps
15 Amps
Outlet type
Rated Output Current
SURGE PROTECTION
Let-Through Voltage Rating
Peak Surge Current (NM + CM)
Data Line Protection Jacks (splitter)
Coax
MISCELLANEOUS
EMI/RFI
Total Surge Joules
Physical Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight: Unpackaged / Shipping
Safety Agency Approvals
10 (all outlets are surge protected
and conditioned)
NEMA 5-15R
15 Amps
<40 Volts
230KA
Single-line 2-wire phoneline protection for phone, modem, or fax.
2 Pairs
40-100 dB @ 100KHz-30MHz
3500
19.7" x 5.2" x 2.1"
5.1 lbs. / 6.2 lbs.
UL1449, UL 1363,
UL+CSA
FCC Part 15 and Part 68 Class B
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance
Information
This device complies with Part 68 and Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
must not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation. As required, the bottom of this equipment
contains, among other information, the Registration Number and
Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. If requested,
this information must be provided to the telephone company.
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Troubleshooting
This section describes possible causes and solutions for the following
problems:
• Unit will not turn on.
• “Wiring OK Indicator” LED is not illuminated.
Unit will not turn on.
Probable Cause: Input power cord is not connected properly.
Solution: Ensure supplied power cord is connected firmly to the wall
outlet.
Probable Cause: No power or insufficient power available at the wall
outlet.
Solution: Ensure the wall outlet has good power by using a voltmeter,
or by plugging in another device.
Note: The unit will not turn on and accept incoming utility power if
the power is out of range.
Probable Cause: Circuit Breaker has tripped.
Solution: Check both home and unit circuit breakers. If the circuit
breaker located on the side of the C5 has tripped, the center post will
be extended outwards about a quarter to half inch. Push it back in to
reset it. If the trip occurs again, reduce the amount of equipment
plugged into the unit and try again. While the unit’s breaker is rated
for 15 Amps, National Electric Code (NEC) dictates that any particular
home circuit should not be loaded more than 80% of its rating.
If the this problem remains unsolved, contact APC Technical Support
at 888-88APCAV or by visiting www.apcav.com.
Probable Cause: Unit is overloaded.
Solution: The load bar top panel of the C5. If the display indicates
over 100% (LED lights in red), or close 100% (LED lights in yellow),
the unit may be overloaded. If the unit is overloaded or nearly
overloaded (>95%), it is recommended that the load be reduced by
unplugging one or more components.
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“Wiring OK Indicator” LED is not illuminated.
Probable Cause: There are 3 reasons why this LED would not be
illuminated:
1. Reversed polarity exists at the wall outlet.
2. Neutral wire is overloaded.
3. Earth ground is missing at the wall outlet.
Solution: Operating the unit under such conditions may impact its
surge protection performance. Contact an electrician to have them
inspect the building or home wiring to fix the problem.
Probable Cause: Unit is on but LEDs are turned off.
Solution: Push the Power button, push the Select button twice (turns
the unit off and back on again). The LEDs should illuminate.
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All rights reserved. The APC AV logo is a registered trademark
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