Operating instructions | Furman Sound PST-10D Surge Protector User Manual

Owners Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Furman Power Station-10D
Power Conditioner. For over 30 years, Furman has pioneered
the development of AC power products for the most demanding
audio, video, and broadcast professionals. Furman’s Series Mode
Protection Plus (SMP+), Linear Filtering Technology, and Digital-HD
Television Ready circuitry delivers the purest AC power and the most
comprehensive protection available – going far beyond what is found
in both traditional and multi-stage-filter AC power 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. Not so with Furman.
With our exclusive Maintenance-Free SMP+ circuitry and automatic
over-voltage shutdown, the Power Station-10D assures years of
trouble free service with no damaged components, no service calls,
and no down time.
Safety Information
To obtain best results from your Furman Power Station 10D 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.
Important Safety Instructions
1. Please read and observe all safety and operating instructions
before installing your Power Station-10D (PST-10D). Retain these
instructions for future reference.
2. Your PST-10D 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 PST-10D near heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves or other appliances that produce heat.
4. The PST-10D should only be connected to a 120 VAC, 60Hz, 15
amp 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 PST-10D. To prevent risk of fire or injury,
damaged cords and cables should be replaced immediately.
6. Clean your PST-10D with a damp cloth only. Do not use solvents
or abrasive cleaners. Never pour liquid on or into the unit.
7. Your PST-10D 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, exhibits a marked
change in performance, or the Protection OK indicator is not lit.
• The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
8. Your PST-10D 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.
Operation –
AC, Telephone, and Coaxial Connectors
Digital – Video Outlets:
All (10) AC outlets feature Furman’s exclusive Linear Filtering
Technology, and will noticeably improve audio and video performance
by dramatically lowering incoming AC noise.
However, many video and digital processing components can
actually induce noise into adjacent circuits since all of the system’s
components are joined at the power strip’s AC outlets. The PST10D employs additional ultra-sonic filtering for both digital and
video components. This additional filtering assures peak system
performance by preventing AC noise or back-wash from cross-
contaminating an adjacent unit. For example, a television plugged
into the digital – video filtered outlets will not affect an audio receivercontroller connected to one of the PST-10D’s standard or delayed
Delayed AC Outlets – Trigger Switch and 12VDC inlet:
The PST-10D features (3) delayed AC outlets. Today’s Home
Theater and Home Recording- Studio components rarely require
delayed soft-start from an external AC outlet because their circuits
feature soft-start turn-on. Delayed turn-on prevents annoying
loudspeaker “pops” as well as preventing circuit breaker nuisance
tripping. Since some amplifiers, powered loudspeakers and powered
sub-woofers do not have this feature internally, they will require the
PST-10D’s delayed turn-on circuit. Simply plug power amplifiers and
subwoofers into the delayed outlets. This will create about a two
second delay before these outlets are energized.
The mini switch should be in the trigger bypass position for normal
operation. If the mini switch is in the trigger input position, these
outlets will not energize.
If an external 12V sequencer or a receiver with a 12V sens circuit
is used, simply connect the sens circuits mini phone jack to the
12V input, and change the mini switch setting to trigger input. The
other (7) AC outlets will still be controlled by the PST-10D’s main AC
switch, but the (3) delayed AC outlets will be energized and turned
off by your remote 12V sens circuit. 12 volts (+/- 2V) must be present
for the delayed outlets to energize from a remote sens trigger.
Telco – Satellite – Cable Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors:
The PST-10D features transient voltage surge suppression for both
standard telephone lines, as well as cable and satellite lines utilizing
standard coaxial connectors. As these surge suppressors are inline, they will require an additional cable to connect from their output
to the control device requiring protection.
All in-line surge suppressors feature our exclusive ground
contamination free technology. This aids in eliminating audio
buzzing, and the video hum-bars that can result from typical in-line
suppressors. Further, our cable and satellite suppressors are TIVO
friendly as well as HD-Digital Television ready. Both DC carrier
signals as well as high bandwidth signals can pass through our
circuit. In fact the bandwidth is less than 0.1dB loss at 1GHz!
To connect your cabling to these in-line protectors, simply follow the
in and out indications marked next to the Telco, Cable and Satellite
Note:It is not possible to make an in-line cable or satellite protector
“maintenance-free” as we have accomplished with the 120 VAC line.
This would necessitate limited signal bandwidth that would not allow
the signal to pass. Under extreme conditions, it is possible that the
surge suppression in one of these devices could sacrifice itself after
a catastrophic event. If the telephone, cable or satellite signal will no
longer pass through our protector, please send your Power Station
to Furman for servicing. To test this, simply disconnect the incoming
and out going cable from the PST-10D. Connect the incoming
connector to the component that formerly received the out going
connector, thus by-passing the in-line protection. If the signal is
present (but not when used with the PST-10D’s) then the protection
circuit is damaged (assuming it worked properly before the storm or
catastrophic event).
Circuit Breaker
If the PST10D is connected to an AC outlet where sufficient voltage
is present, the unit should operate properly with the protection OK
indicator lit, after the main power switch is turned to the on position.
If the unit still does not function under these conditions, check the
circuit breaker button! It is the round black button adjacent to the
incoming AC cord. If the circuit breaker trips immediately, there may
be too great of a current load placed upon it. Simply disconnect one
product at a time until this no longer happens. If the breaker trips
with no components connected, there may be a wiring defect that
requires Furman service.
Extreme Voltage Shutdown Indicator
Furman’s SMP+ circuit senses sustained voltages that are high
enough to cause damage to your components, and shuts the
power down before damage can occur. Such conditions can include
accidental connection to a 240VAC source (where 120VAC is
expected), or an open neutral from a 208 or 240VAC source.
The Extreme Voltage Shutdown LED is normally off. If an input
voltage in excess of 137VAC is sensed, either on initial power-up
or during normal operation, the PST-10D 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 can not 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 source.
Protection OK Indicator
Although the Furman SMP+ circuit assures virtually maintenancefree protection from transient voltage spikes and surges, nature
has a way of occasionally creating electrical forces that are beyond
the capabilities of any transient voltage surge suppressor device to
absorb without some degree of damage. In the rare instance that
this occurs, the blue “Protection OK” LED indicator will turn off. If this
happens, some level of protection from voltage surges will remain,
but Furman’s clamping voltage rating will be compromised. The unit
must be returned to Furman Sound or an authorized Furman Service
center for repair.
If the Power Station needs to be mounted to the inside panel of a rack
or hung from a wall, a convenient crossed oval cutout is provided on
the unit’s bottom panel. A standard No. 6 pan head screw can be
used in the same way a picture is hung from a wall. Simply measure
the centers on the bottom of your Power Station. This will be the
distance from the two mounting hole drilled into your wall, rack or
cabinet surface. Once the screw is fastened flush with the surface,
back it out approximately ½” . The screw head should push through
the crossed cutout on the bottom surface of the Power Station. Next,
simply allow the Power Station to move down and seat into the end
of its oval cut-out. Adjust the pan head screw if necessary.
To Register for the following warranty please visit Furman’s website at www.
furmansound.com and click on the “warranty” page, or call Furman at (707) 763-1010.
Furman Sound, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser of this product, the Furman
PST-10D, 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.
Equipment Warranty covers equipment that is damaged by transient voltage (an
“Occurrence”) while properly connected through the Furman PST-10D to a properly
wired AC power line with a protective ground in an indoor location. Furman’s
Connected Equipment Warranty is limited to the amount of the deductible on the
Purchaser’s personal property insurance policy up to $500.00. In order to make
a claim for this Connected Equipment Warranty, the Purchaser must forward a
copy of his/her personal property insurance claim for the damaged equipment to
Furman and complete the Furman Connected Equipment Warranty claim form
(call Furman at (707) 763-1010 to obtain the form). Furman reserves the right to
review the damaged Furman product, the damaged connected equipment, and
the site where the damage occurred. All cost of shipping damaged equipment
to Furman for inspection shall be borne solely by the Purchaser. Damaged
equipment must remain available for inspection until the claim is finalized. The
Connected Equipment Warranty is also in effect for a period of three years unless
the Purchaser does not complete the warranty registration within fifteen days from
date of purchase, at which time, the Connected Equipment Warranty period is also
reduced to one year from the date of purchase.
All warranties contained herein are null and void if: the Furman Surge Protector
in use during the occurrence is not provided to Furman for inspection upon
Furman’s request at the sole expense of the Purchaser, Furman determines that
the Furman Surge Protector has been opened, improperly installed, altered in any
way or tampered with, Furman determines that the damage did not result from
the Occurrence or that no Occurrence in fact took place or Furman determines
that the connected equipment was not used under normal operating conditions
or in accordance with Manufacturer’s instructions for the connected equipment.
All Furman Surge Protectors must be plugged directly into a properly wired AC
power line with a protective ground and must not be “daisy-chained” together in
serial fashion with other power strips, UPS’s, other surge protectors, three-to-two-
prong adapters, or extension cords. Any such installation voids this warranty. The
Furman warranty only protects against damage to properly connected equipment
where Furman has determined, at its sole discretion, that the damage resulted
from an Occurrence and does not protect against acts of God (other than
lightning) such as flood, earthquake, war, terrorism, vandalism, theft, normal-use
wear and tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence, abuse, damage due to lowvoltage disturbances (i.e. brownouts or sags), non-authorized program, or system
equipment modification or alteration. Do not use this product in anyway with a
generator, heater, sump pump, water-related device, life support device, medical
device, automobile, motorcycle, or golf-cart battery charger. To be used indoors
only and in dry areas. All warranties contained herein are null and void if used in
anyway with any of the aforementioned devices.
does not warrant against damages or defects arising out of improper or abnormal
use or handling of the product; against defects 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. 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.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE. The sole 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 OTHER WRITTEN
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.
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, e-mail address, and a description of the problem.
Please display your R/A Number prominently on the front of all
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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