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AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
Thank you for purchasing the Furman
AC-215 / AC-210 E Power Conditioner. For
over 30 years, Furman has pioneered the
development and manufacturing of AC power
products for the most demanding audio,
video, and broadcast professionals. Furman’s
Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+)
delivers the purest AC power and the most
comprehensive protection available – going far
beyond what is found in traditional surge strips.
Today’s power grid typically experiences
numerous electrical surges and spikes on a
daily basis. At best, these irregularities can
degrade your equipment’s performance; at
worst, they can severely damage individual
components or your entire system. Furman’s
SMP+ circuit offers the highest degree of
protection available.
The AC-215 / AC-210 E is specifically
designed for today’s diverse power purification
applications. This compact unit can be
mounted behind a projector; LCD or plasma
screen; inside of a rack; on a wall or a
ceiling; or any other location where discrete
power conditioning is needed. Its compact,
streamlined design integrates easily into any
system, and the included brackets allow you to
mount it inconspicuously.
Advanced Linear Filtering Technology for
unequalled audio/video clarity
Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus for AC
surge protection with Extreme Voltage
Shutdown and a TVZ MOV offers the
highest amount of protection available for
your equipment
Zero ground contamination circuitry
protects critical video circuits
Compact chassis design easily attaches
to any flat screen television mount with
included hardware
Safety Information
To obtain best results from your Furman
AC-215 / AC-210 E Power Conditioner, please
be sure to read this manual carefully before
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not
expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
Dangerous high voltages are present inside
the enclosure. Do not remove the covers.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol,
(within an equilateral triangle) is intended to
alert the user to the presence of un-insulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock.
Important Safety Instructions
1. Please read and observe all safety and
operating instructions before installing your
unit. Retain these instructions for future
AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
2. Your unit should not be used near water – for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a
swimming pool, etc.
3. Do not place your unit near heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or
other appliances that produce heat.
4. The unit should only be connected to a 120
VAC, 60Hz, 15 Amp [230 VAC and10 Amp for
the AC-210 E] grounded electrical outlet. Do
not defeat the ground or change polarization of
the power plug.
5. Route the power cord and other cables so
that they are not likely to be walked on, tripped
over, or stressed. Pay particular attention to
the condition of the cords and cables at the
plugs, and the point where they exit your unit.
To prevent risk of fire or injury, damaged cords
and cables should be replaced immediately.
6. Clean your unit with a damp cloth only. Do
not use solvents or abrasive cleaners. Never
pour liquid on or into the unit.
7. Your unit should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
• The power supply cord or the plug
has been frayed, kinked, or cut.
• Objects have fallen or liquid has
spilled into the unit.
• The unit has been exposed to rain or
other moisture.
• The unit does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance.
• The unit has been dropped, or the
enclosure damaged.
8. Your unit requires that a safety ground be
present for proper operation. Any attempt
to operate the unit without a safety ground
is considered improper operation and could
invalidate the warranty.
9. Do not attempt to service yourunit beyond
what is described in this manual. All other
servicing should be referred to qualified service
While the AC power delivered by today’s
overworked and outdated power grid may be
adequate for typical lighting and consumer
products, it is well below the level of quality
needed for connecting sensitive audio and
video equipment. With the average investment
in home theater equipment steadily rising, it’s
more important than ever to purify or clean
your incoming AC power.
Furman’s Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus
(SMP+) circuitry incorporates Linear Filtering
Technology (LiFT) to insure that flat screen
televisions, projectors, processors, and other
sensitive audio/video components are fed
linearly-filtered AC power. This dramatically
reduces noise, ensuring consistent, peak
performance from your equipment. The result
is better performance, a better quality picture,
and less wear on your components.
Another feature unique to Furman’s SMP+
circuit is automatic Extreme Voltage Shutdown
(EVS) with a TVZ MOV. Extreme voltages
are statistically the most common, damaging
AC event. The Extreme Voltage Shutdown
circuit automatically turns off the AC-215 /
AC-210 E when it is fed 137 volts [270 VAC
for the AC-210 E] or higher, protecting itself
and connected equipment from the extreme
voltage. Only Furman offers this advanced
degree of protection.
AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
Extreme Voltage Shutdown Indicator
The AC Series SMP+ circuit senses voltages
that are high enough to cause damage to your
components, and shuts the power down before
damage can occur.
The Extreme Voltage Shutdown LED is
normally off. If an input voltage in excess of
137VAC [or 270 VAC for the AC-210 E] is
sensed, either on initial power-up or during
normal operation, the AC-215 / AC-210 E will
shut off power and this indicator will light.
NOTE: If the mains power is above the high
cutoff voltage and has caused the unit to
remove power from its outlets, it cannot restore
power without the operator manually turning
the unit off, then on again. Avoid turning the
unit back on, without first checking the source
of the problem, and perhaps changing the AC
Protection OK Indicator
Although the Furman SMP+ circuit assures
protection from transient voltage spikes and
surges, nature has a way of occasionally
creating electrical forces that are beyond the
capabilities of any TVSS device to absorb
without some degree of damage. In the rare
instance that this occurs, the green “Protection
OK” LED indicator located on your front panel
will turn off. If this happens, some level of
protection from voltage surges will remain,
but the Furman’s clamping voltage rating will
be compromised. The unit must be returned
to Furman Sound, or an authorized Furman
Service center for repair.
Symptom: No power to the AC outlets.
Possible Cause: Circuit breaker has
tripped due to excessive load.
Action Needed: Unplug one piece of
equipment from the AC-215 / AC-210
E, and push the re-set tab into the
Circuit breaker bezel.
Symptom: No power to the AC outlets, even
after the Circuit breaker has been re-set.
Possible Cause: Protection devices
are damaged.
AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
The AC-215 / AC-210 E can be conveniently and inconspicuously mounted within an equipment
rack or on the rear panel of your video display, using the included brackets.
Refer to the illustrations below for instructions.
The brackets can be positioned facing in or out as shown to best allow for different types of installations.
AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
handling of the product; against defects or
Furman Sound, Inc. warrants to the original
purchaser of this product, the Furman
AC-215 / AC-210 E, that the product will be
free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of three years from the date of
purchase. The purchaser of the product is
allowed fifteen days from the date of purchase
to complete warranty registration by mail
or on-line at the Furman website. If the
purchaser fails to complete the aforementioned
registration, the warranty period will be reduced
to one year from the date of purchase.
If the product does not conform to this Limited
Warranty during the warranty period (as
herein above specified), purchaser shall notify
Furman in writing of the claimed defects. If
the defects are of such type and nature as
to be covered by this warranty, Furman shall
authorize the purchaser to return the product
to the Furman factory or to an authorized
Furman repair location. Warranty claims should
be accompanied by a copy of the original
purchase invoice showing the purchase
date; this is not necessary if the Warranty
Registration was completed either by mailing in
the completed warranty card or by registering
on-line at the Furman website. Shipping
charges to the Furman factory or to an
authorized repair location must be prepaid by
the purchaser of the product. Furman shall, at
its own expense, furnish a replacement product
or, at Furman’s option, repair the defective
product. Return shipping charges back to
purchaser will be paid by Furman.
not warrant against damages or defects
arising out of improper or abnormal use or
damages arising from improper installation,
against defects in products or components not
manufactured by Furman, or against damages
resulting from such non-Furman made
products or components. This warranty shall
be cancelable by Furman at its sole discretion
if the product is modified in any way without
written authorization from Furman Sound. This
warranty also does not apply to products upon
which repairs have been affected or attempted
by persons other than pursuant to written
authorization by Furman.
and exclusive obligation of Furman shall be to
repair or replace the defective product in the
manner and for the period provided above.
Furman shall not have any other obligation
with respect to this product or any part thereof,
whether based on contract, tort, strict liability,
or otherwise. Under no circumstances,
whether based on this Limited Warranty or
otherwise, shall Furman be liable for incidental,
special, or consequential damages. Furman’s
employees or representatives’ ORAL OR
be relied upon by purchaser, and are not a
part of the contract for sale or this limited
warranty. This Limited Warranty states the
entire obligation of Furman with respect to the
product. If any part of this Limited Warranty is
determined to be void or illegal, the remainder
shall remain in full force and effect.
Warranty claims should be accompanied by a
copy of the original purchase invoice showing
the date of purchase (if a Warranty Registration
Card was mailed in at the time of purchase or
if the product was registered on-line, this is not
necessary). Before returning any equipment for
repair, please be sure it is adequately packed
and cushioned against damage in shipment,
and that it is insured.
AC-215 / AC-210 E AC Power Conditioner
All equipment being returned for repair must
have a Return Authorization (R/A) Number.
To get an R/A number, please call the Furman
Service Department at (707) 763-1010 ext 121,
between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
US Pacific Time. When returning equipment
for repair, please use the original packaging to
ship the product. Also, please enclose a note
giving your name, address, phone number, email address, and a description of the problem.
Please display your R/A Number prominently
on the front of all packages.
AC Current Capacity
AC Noise Attenuation
Transverse (Differential) Mode
15 Amp capacity required (10 Amp for the AC-210 E)
15 Amp RMS (both outlets combined) (10 Amp for the
AC-210 E)
>40dB from 10kHz to 100kHz
>80dB from 100kHz to 1GHz
(linear attenuation curve from 0.05 to 100Ω line impedance)
Transient Voltage Surge
120VAC (230VAC for AC-210 E)
Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus Non-Sacrificial
with Zero Ground contamination
188V peak clamping @ 6000V/3000A input
276V peak clamping for AC-210 E
Extreme Voltage Shutdown
137 VAC typically
(270 VAC typically for the AC-210 E)
Dimensions & Weight
1.75” (H) x 5” (W) x 8.5” (D), 3 lbs.
Safety Agency Listing
Furman Sound, Inc.
1997 South McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, California 94954-6919 USA
Phone: 707-763-1010
Fax: 707-763-1310
Web: www.furmansound.com
E-mail: info@furmansound.com
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