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PMA7000B
Document P/N 200-780-0004
Feb. 2004
Audio Selector Panel with Marker Beacon Receiver
High-fidelity Stereo Intercom
System Installation and Operation Manual
FAA-Approved TSO C50c, C35d
JAA-Approved JTSO C50c, 2C35d
Patented under one or more of the following; No. 5,903,277; 6,160,496 and
6,493,450
In certified aircraft, warranty is not valid unless this product is installed by an
Authorized PS Engineering dealer.
PS Engineering, Inc. 2004 ©
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Table of Contents
SECTION I GENERAL INFORMATION ...................................................................................... 1-1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 1-1
SCOPE............................................................................................................................................ 1-1
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION.................................................................................................... 1-1
APPROVAL BASIS - .................................................................................................................... 1-2
SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................................................... 1-2
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED............................................................................................................ 1-3
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BUT NOT SUPPLIED................................................................... 1-4
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................................... 1-4
SECTION II - INSTALLATION ...................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1
GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2
2.3
SCOPE ........................................................................................................................... 2-1
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................... 2-1
UNPACKING AND PRELIMINARY INSPECTION ................................................................................ 2-1
EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES .................................................................................... 2-1
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.4
COOLING REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................................. 2-1
MOUNTING REQUIREMENTS........................................................................................... 2-1
AUDIO PANEL MOUNTING RACK INSTALLATION .......................................................... 2-1
AUDIO PANEL TRAY AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY ....................................................... 2-2
CABLE HARNESS WIRING ............................................................................................................... 2-2
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.4.10
2.4.11
2.4.12
2.4.13
2.4.14
2.4.15
2.4.16
2.4.17
2.4.18
2.5
2.5.1
2.5.2
2.5.3
2.5.4
2.6
2.7
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.8
2.9
NOISE ............................................................................................................................. 2-3
EXISTING KMA-24 INSTALLATION................................................................................ 2-3
EXISTING PMA6000 INSTALLATIONS ............................................................................ 2-3
POWER ............................................................................................................................ 2-3
COMMUNICATIONS PUSH-TO-TALK ............................................................................... 2-4
AUDIO PANEL INTERFACE .............................................................................................. 2-4
COM 3 DUPLEX (TEL) FUNCTION FOR CELL PHONES ................................................... 2-4
TRANSMIT INTERLOCK ................................................................................................... 2-5
"SWAP" MODE................................................................................................................ 2-5
BACKLIGHTING ............................................................................................................ 2-5
UNSWITCHED INPUTS ................................................................................................... 2-5
PA MUTE (J1, PIN 18) .................................................................................................. 2-6
PUBLIC ADDRESS FUNCTION (J2, PIN 18) .................................................................... 2-6
CONTROL OUTPUT (J2, PIN A) ..................................................................................... 2-6
INTERCOM WIRING ....................................................................................................... 2-6
PMA7000B INTERCOM EXPANSION (J2, PINS P, S, AND C) ........................................ 2-7
PLAYBACK BUTTON INSTALLATION (J2, PIN 19- OPTIONS 1, ONLY)......................... 2-7
AUDIO MESSAGE ACKNOWLEDGE (J2, PIN W) OPTION 1 ONLY)................................ 2-7
MARKER BEACON INSTALLATION.................................................................................................. 2-8
MARKER ANTENNA INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 2-8
EXTERNAL MARKER LIGHTS (MARKER VERSION)......................................................... 2-8
MIDDLE MARKER SENSE (MARKER VERSION)............................................................... 2-8
MARKER AUDIO INPUT (NON-MARKER VERSION).......................................................... 2-8
ADJUSTMENTS ................................................................................................................................. 2-8
COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA INSTALLATION NOTES ................................................................... 2-9
HOOK SWITCHES ............................................................................................................ 2-9
AUDIO ACTIVE OUTPUT ............................................................................................... 2-10
PMA7000B PIN ASSIGNMENTS .................................................................................................... 2-10
POST INSTALLATION CHECKOUT ................................................................................................. 2-11
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2.10
UNIT INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................... 2-11
2.10.1
2.10.2
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
OPERATIONAL CHECKOUT ......................................................................................... 2-11
RECEIVER SENSITIVITY .............................................................................................. 2-12
CELLULAR INTERFACE CHECKOUT ........................................................................................... 2-12
INTERNAL RECORDER CHECKOUT (OPTIONAL)........................................................................ 2-12
DIGITAL ANNUNCIATION CHECKOUT (OPTIONAL) ................................................................... 2-12
FINAL INSPECTION ...................................................................................................................... 2-12
SECTION III OPERATION ............................................................................................................. 3-1
3.1
3.2
3.3
SCOPE............................................................................................................................................ 3-1
POWER SWITCH (EMG-FAIL SAFE OPERATION) .......................................................................... 3-1
MICROPHONE (XMT) SELECTION (ALL MODELS)........................................................................ 3-1
3.3.1
3.4
SWAP MODE (SWITCH FROM COM 1 TO COM 2 REMOTELY) ......................................... 3-2
AUDIO SELECTOR (ALL MODELS) .................................................................................................. 3-2
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.5
SPEAKER AMPLIFIER ...................................................................................................... 3-2
KEY “CLICK”.................................................................................................................. 3-2
SPLIT MODE .................................................................................................................................... 3-2
3.5.1
3.6
SPLIT MODE ICS ............................................................................................................ 3-3
INTERCOM OPERATION .................................................................................................................. 3-3
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.7
3.8
3.9
INTELLIVOX® VOX-SQUELCH ....................................................................................... 3-3
INTERCOM VOLUME CONTROL ...................................................................................... 3-4
INTERCOM MODES ......................................................................................................... 3-4
TELEPHONE MODE ......................................................................................................................... 3-5
MARKER BEACON OPERATION (IF PRESENT) ................................................................................ 3-6
INTERNAL RECORDER SYSTEM (OPTION 1, 7)............................................................................... 3-6
3.9.1
OPERATION .................................................................................................................... 3-6
3.10
AUDIO MESSAGING SYSTEM (OPTION 1)...................................................................................... 3-7
3.10.1
CONCURRENT MESSAGES ............................................................................................ 3-7
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 – PMA 7000B INSTALLATION DRAWING ........................................B
APPENDIX C BOTTOM CONNECTOR INTERCONNECT .........................................................C
APPENDIX D TOP CONNECTOR INTERCONNECT ...................................................................D
APPENDIX E- INSTRUCTIONS FOR FAA FORM 337 AND CONTINUING
AIRWORTHINESS ...................................................................................................................................E
9.1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR FAA FORM 337, AUDIO PANELS ......................................................................E
9.2 INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS, AUDIO SYSTEM..............................................E
APPENDIX F RTCA DO160C (EURO ED-14) ENVIRONMENTAL QUALIFICATION FORM ... F
CROSS REFERENCE FOR BENDIX/KING KMA26..................................................................... G
CROSS-REFERENCE FOR GMA340............................................................................................... G
Revision History
Rev By
Date
Change
1
2
3
GLP
GLP
GLP
Dec. 2002
May 2003
Dec 2003
4
GLP
Feb. 2004
200-780-0004
Clarified the AirCell Guardian Interface, added patent number to cover
Removed confusing part numbers, added Option 2 (No marker)
Added cell phone interconnect, CNX80 interface, removed POTS interface. Added x-reference to
KMA26 & GMA340
Clarify CNX80 interface, incompatible with Option 1
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Section I GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1
INTRODUCTION
The PMA7000B represents the next step in cockpit audio control and intercommunications utility. Using
proprietary IntelliVox® design, this unit eliminates the requirements for intercom squelch adjustments. The
unit is designed for outstanding ergonomics and visually defined mode annunciation and selection.
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 in the PMA7000B.
1.2
SCOPE
This manual provides detailed installation and operation instructions for the PS Engineering PMA7000Bseries of Audio Selector Panel/Intercom Systems. This includes the following units:
Description
Part Number
Stereo Audio Selector Panel with Marker Beacon 7000B
Digital Recorder and Aural Warning System 7000B-Opt 1
(DRAWS) added
Option 2 on any system
Stereo Audio Panel Without Marker Beacon
7000B-Opt 2
Option 3 added to any system
Black bezel (no silver trim)
7000B-Opt 3
Black Bezel (no silver trim) w/ DRAWS
7000B Opt-1, 3
Option 7
Digital Recorder Only (Raytheon Version)
7000B Opt 3, 7
Other options may be applied for exclusive use by specific aircraft manufacturers,
under Type Certification. Call for information.
Model
PMA7000B
Option 1 added to any 7000B
Where the functions are identical to all units, it will be referred to herein as a PMA7000B. Otherwise, the
applicable units will be specified.
1.3
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
The PMA7000B-series is a state of the art audio isolation amplifier and audio selector that contains an
automatic voice activated (VOX) intercom system. It can switch up to three transceivers (Com 1, Com 2
and Com 3) and six receivers (Nav 1, Nav 2, ADF, DME, MKR and AUX).
A duplex COM 3 mode (selectable at installation) allows the PMA7000B to act as an audio interface between aircraft headphone and microphones and specific aircraft approved (FAA/FCC) cellular telephone
equipment.
Warning: Use of non-aviation approved cellular telephone equipment may be prohibited by regulation.
PS Engineering is not responsible for unauthorized airborne use of cellular telephones.
For airborne use, the PMA7000B must be interfaced with an approved system.
There are four unswitched inputs, available for traffic or EGPWS, autopilot disconnect, and/or radar 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 button switches selects one of the communication transceivers for the pilot and copilot position, and
allows radio transmission. In "Split Mode" the PMA7000B has the ability to allow the pilot and copilot to
operate different transceivers independently. The Com 3/TEL mode (selected at installation) allows the
pilot to use the audio panel for duplex operation, such as with aviation-specific cellular telephones. External switches permit telephone operation for the copilot and passengers.
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A fail-safe mode connects the pilot headphone and microphone to COM 1 if power is removed for any
reason, or if the power switch is placed in the Off (Fail-safe) position.
A six-station voice activated (VOX) intercom is included in the PMA7000B. This system has PS Engineering’s exclusive IntelliVox® circuitry that eliminates manual adjustments. The system contains six separate
VOX mic circuits, and only opens the microphone channel in use.
The intercom system incorporates pilot isolate and crew modes, two independent stereo music inputs with
"Soft Mute," and flashing LED indicators for transmit indications. Intercom control is through two front
panel- mounted volume knobs and 3-position mode switch. The concentric volume controls the intercom
level for the pilot and copilot, while the outer knob controls the passenger intercom volume. Intercom
squelch is automatic.
A 3-light Marker Beacon receiver is integrated in the PMA7000B. This provides the necessary Marker
Beacon lights and audio indications necessary for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach.
1.4
APPROVAL BASIS -
TSO Approval.
The PMA7000B-series Audio Selector Panels are FAA approved under TSO C50c (Audio Amplifiers) and
TSO C35d (Marker Beacon Receivers). In addition, they are approved by the Joint Airworthiness Authorities under JTSO C50C and JAR-TSO 2C35d.
All systems comply with relevant portions of EUROCAE RTCA MPS WG No. 7/70, DO-143 and (Marker
Beacon Receivers), ED-14C/DO-160C (Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne
Equipment), ED12B/DO-178B (Software Considerations for Airborne Equipment) and ED- 18/DO-214
(Audio Systems Characteristics and Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Aircraft Audio Systems).
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
1.5
SPECIFICATIONS
TSO COMPLIANCE
C35d, Class A
C50c, Class A
RTCA/DO-214 RTCA/DO-143 RTCA/DO-160C
RTCA/DO-178B
A1D1/CA(MN)XXXXXXBBBBTBKXX
ENVIRONMENTAL Qualifications:
Operating Temperature Range:
-15º C to 55ºC
Altitude:
Up to 50,000 feet in an non-pressurized area
DIMENSIONS:
Height: 1.3 in. (3.3 cm) Width: 6.25 in. (16.9 cm)
Depth: 6.8 in. (17.3 cm)
WEIGHT (With Rack & Connectors):
1.5 lb. (0.54 kg)
POWER REQUIREMENTS (Including Internal Lighting):
Voltage:
11 to 33 VDC
Maximum Current:
2.5 Amp (Externally protected by a 3A pull-type
breaker)
Marker Beacon:
Audio Selector/Intercom:
APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS:
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Audio Selector Specifications
Audio selector panel input impedance:
510 Ω
Input Isolation:
-60 dB (min.)
Speaker Muting:
-60 dB (min.)
Speaker Output (into 4 Ω) with no clipping
3 Watts (min.)
14 VDC:
10 Watts (min.)
28 VDC:
Receiver Inputs:
9 (Com 1, Com 2, Com 3, Nav 1, Nav 2, ADF,
DME, MKR, AUX)
Unswitched Inputs:
4
Transmitter Selections:
5 (Com 1, Com 2, Com 3
Com1/2, Com1/3)
Speaker Impedance:
4Ω
Headphone Impedance:
150 – 1000 Ω
Headphone Output:
38 mW each headset, no clipping <1% THD
Microphone Impedance:
150 - 600 Ω
Intercom Specifications
Intercom Positions:
Music Inputs:
Music Muting:
Distortion:
Mic Freq. Response, 3 dB:
Music Freq. Response, 3 dB:
Frequency:
Sensitivity:
Low:
High:
6 places (with individual IntelliVox® circuits)
2, (Independent, Stereo)
>-30 dB "Soft Mute" when Com or intercom active.
<1% THD @ 38 mW into 150Ω
300 Hz - 6000 Hz
20 Hz - 18kHz
MARKER BEACON RECEIVER: (if equipped)
75 MHz Crystal Controlled
Capable of: (preset at factory for field application)
1000 µVolts (Hard) (360 to 570 µV soft)
200 µVolts (Hard) (130 to 200 µV soft)
Selectivity:
-6 dB at ±10 kHz
-40 dB at ±120 kHz
7.5 (±4 VDC unloaded, at maximum brightness) VDC
positive when active, max. current 125 mA
Active high (4.5 ± 1.0VDC)
External Lamp Output:
MM Sense:
1.6
EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED
1 ea. of the following units:
Model
PMA7000B
PMA7000B Opt 2
Description
PMA7000B Audio Panel with Marker Beacon and Stereo intercom.
PMA7000B Audio Panel without Marker receiver
Part Number
7000 ( )
7000 Opt 2
PMA7000B Installation Kit: 250-007-0002
Description
Quantity
Part
Number
PMA7000 installation rack assembly
Top Molex Connector Shell w/key, 44 pin, key 4/5
1
1
120-430-0420
120-425-4402
Bottom Molex Connector Shell w/key, 44 pin, key 7/8
Gold Plated Crimp Pins
4 40 X 7/16 screw w/nylon patch
Grounding bar
6-32 X 3/4 pan head Phillips screw
6-32 Nut Flat
1
88
4
1
2
2
120-425-4400
425-001-0002
475-440-0007
430-007-0001
475-632-0038
475-632-0003
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Installation Kit Description
6-32 Lock Nut
Cable Clamp
#6-32 x ½” Flat head Phillips screw
#6-32 Clip Nut
Parts identification sheet
Pilot’s Guide
1.7
Part
Number
2
1
6
6
1
1
475-632-0004
625-001-0002
475-632-0012
475-630-0002
002-250-7028
202-070-0001.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BUT NOT SUPPLIED
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
1.8
None
Quantity
Circuit Breaker: 1 ea; 3 amp PULL TYPE REQUIRED for PMA7000B
Speaker, 4 Ω
Headphone Jacks (Stereo, as Required)
Microphone Jacks (as Required)
Headphones, 150 Ω (Stereo), up to 6 as required
Microphones, up to 6 as required
Marker Antenna (75 MHz, VSWR <1:1.5, and appropriate for the airspeed)
Interconnect Wiring
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
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Section II - Installation
2.1
GENERAL INFORMATION
2.1.1
SCOPE
This section provides detailed installation and interconnection instructions for the PS Engineering
PMA7000B-Series Audio Selector Panel/Intercom/ with internal Marker Beacon.
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.
2.1.2
Certification Requirements
NOTE
The PMA7000B requires specialized knowledge 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 show 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 PMA7000B is not required. However, the units should be kept away from heat
producing sources (i.e. defrost or heater ducts, dropping resistors, heat producing avionics) without adequate cooling air provided.
2.3.2
Mounting Requirements
The PMA7000B 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 43.13-2A. The
unit may be mounted in any area where adequate clearance for the unit and associated wiring bundle exist.
Avoid installing the unit close to high current devices or systems with high-voltage pulse type outputs,
such as DME or transponders. Avoid running the interconnecting bundles near any high current wires.
2.3.3
Audio Panel Mounting Rack Installation
Remove the unit from the mounting tray by unscrewing the 3/32" hex-head screw that is in the center of
the unit. Use caution to avoid hitting the photo-detector lens. Carefully slide the unit free of the tray. Set
the unit aside in a safe location until needed. Install the tray using six clip nuts (475-630-0002), and six
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FHP 6-32 x ½" screws (475-632-0012). 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 unit connectors mate directly with the circuit boards in the PMA7000B. The connectors are a Molex
crimp-type, and require the use of a Molex hand crimp tool, EDP P/N 11-01-0203, CR6115B (or equiv.).
The connectors are mounted to the unit tray with #4-40 screws (475-440-0007), from the inside of the tray.
Ensure that proper strain relief and chafing precautions are made during wiring and installation, using the
cable clamp (625-001-0002). Secure the ground bar (430-007-0001), if desired using, #6-32 nuts (475-6320003) and #6-32 lock nuts (475-632-0004).
120-430-0420
Figure 2-1 Audio Panel Tray Assembly Drawing
2.4
Cable Harness Wiring
Referring to the appropriate Appendix, assemble a wiring harness as required for the installation. All wires
must be MIL-SPEC in accordance with current regulations. Two- and three-conductor shielded 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 43.13-2A 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: PS Engineering can make a custom wiring harness for the intercom. Call 1-800-ICS-AERO or see
www.ps-engineering.com for details.
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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 PMA7000B 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 20, of the PMA7000B 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 PMA7000B was 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.
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 high-performance 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
Existing KMA-24 Installation
If the installation replaces a KMA-24 (series -01, -02 or -03), the existing 44 pin connector can be used for
the bottom connector of the PMA7000B tray as is, providing it is properly installed and wired. No other
changes are required except for external marker lights (see Section 3.7.2 for details). The "key" in the existing connector must be located between pins 7 and 8. This connector will be used in the bottom connector
position. (See Appendix for complete wiring harness details.)
The existing ground bus may be reused for radio shield connections, if it was constructed so it can be relocated to the PMA7000B tray.
2.4.3
Existing PMA6000 installations
In 28-Volt aircraft, the dropping resistor may be removed, however, the 2 Amp breaker should be changed
to 3 Amp. If the old unit is stereo (PMA6000S or PMA6000MS), no rewiring is necessary except to add
additional features.
2.4.3.1
Stereo PMA7000B installations into monaural PMA6000, PMA6000M.
Installations replacing PMA6000 or PMA6000M require re-wiring of the top connector to accommodate
the stereo configuration. See appendixes for detailed interconnect information.
2.4.4
Power
The PMA7000B-Series are compatible with both 14 and 28 Volt DC systems. A two (2) Amp circuit
breaker is required for 14 VDC installations, and a three (3) Amp breaker for 28 VDC aircraft. Power and
ground wires must be a twisted #18 AWG pair. Connect airframe power ground to J1 (bottom connector)
Pin Z only. No dropping resistors are required.
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2.4.5
Communications 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 only pilot position has access to the radio. The pilot position will have PTT control regardless of the mic selector switch or copilot PTT when the PMA7000B is in
the OFF/EMG 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 microphone 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.
2.4.6
Audio Panel interface
The PMA7000B is designed to interface with standard aircraft avionics, and presents a 500Ω receiver impedance. For best results, a twisted-shielded cable is recommended from the avionics audio source to the
audio panel, with the shield grounded at the audio panel end.
Some avionics do not provide a separate audio low, and may introduce additional electrical noise into the
system. For best results, connect the audio low from the audio panel to the radio ground, using one conductor of the twisted-shielded cable.
2.4.6.1
Speaker Load
The PMA7000-series contains a speaker amplifier. Some units with internal speaker amplifiers, such as
the King Radio KX170-series, require a resistive load to prevent damage if their speaker amplifier is not
used. Connect the speaker output from the unit to the load input on the PMA7000B (J1, pins 19 and L, 16
and M. The speaker load is 16 Ω, 3W.
2.4.7
Com 3 Duplex (TEL) Function for Cell Phones
As installed in the standard configuration, the PMA7000B Com 3 function operates conventionally. Pushing the Com 3 Xmt button places the receive audio from Com 3 in the headset and applies the pilot or copilot microphone to the Com 3 when the appropriate PTT is activated.
If J2, Pin J is connected to aircraft ground, the PMA7000B is forced into Com 3-Duplex mode. This mode
is designed to operate with telecommunications systems, such as the AirCell Guardian 1000. Audio streams
selected by hook switches are provided to the COM 3 output, the PTT for Com 3 is inactive, and audio
from Com 3 is presented to the headset. This allows a telephone-like audio interface. The COM 3 input and
output are compatible with aviation radios.
When Pin J is grounded, the PMA7000B is also compatible with many cellular telephones with hands-free
headset interfaces. A 1/8” or 3/32” jack can be installed on the aircraft panel, and interfaces with the
PMA7000B as shown: A patch cord (3/32” to 3/32”) is available from PS Engineering under P/N 425-0067026.
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Cellular Plug (typical)
Tip= Microphone out
Ring= Speaker audio
Base=Ground
7000B
Bottom Connector
J
K
1
Cellular Phone
Interconnect
Com 3 Audio
COM 3 Mic Input
Audio Lo
3/32" Cellular Jack
For Duplex (cell phone) operation
Pin J of top connector MUST BE GROUNDED
This is a typical interconnect
PS Engineering does not guarantee
compatability in all cases.
Figure 2-2 Cellular telephone interface
Unauthorized use of unapproved cellular telephone devices in aircraft is subject to FCC enforcement
action, which may include a $10,000 fine per incident. PS Engineering, Inc. does not endorse using
unapproved cellular telephone equipment in flight, and takes no responsibility for the user’s action.
2.4.8
Transmit Interlock
Some communications transceivers use a transmit-interlock system. To fully utilize the Split Mode feature,
this function must be disabled. Consult that manufacturer's installation manual.
2.4.9
"Swap" Mode
When a momentary, normally open, push-button switch is connected between pin 10 on the top connector
and aircraft ground, the user can switch between Com 1 and 2 by depressing this switch without having to
turn the mic selector switch. This yoke-mounted switch eliminates the need to remove your hands from the
yoke to change transceivers. The transfer of TX indication from Com 1 to Com 2 shows that the swap has
been initiated, there is no dedicated swap indicator.
2.4.10 Backlighting
The PMA7000B has an automatic dimming of the pushbutton annunciator LEDs and marker lamps controlled by a photocell. Control of the unit backlighting is through the aircraft avionics dimmer. Connect the
dimmer control line to J1 pin D for 14 volt systems, and to J1 pin F for 28 volt systems. Pin E is light
ground.
If an external dimmer control is not used, a constant low level back light illumination can be established
for nighttime viewing. Pin D or F (depending on system voltage) must be tied to power (J1, pin 20) for the
back lighting system to work. The photocell mounted in the unit face will automatically adjust the intensity
of the push-button annunciator LEDs.
2.4.11 Unswitched inputs
J1, pins T, 17, U and X are unswitched, unmuted inputs. These inputs are presented to the pilot and copilot
regardless of the audio configuration, and will always mute the entertainment inputs. These 510Ω inputs
can be used for altimeter DH audio, GPS waypoint audio, autopilot disconnect tones, air-to-ground (Flitefone) telephone ringer or any other critical audio signal. This input is not related to the cellular telephone
interface. NOTE: These inputs are fixed (1:1), and any audio level adjustments must be made at the input
source.
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2.4.12 PA Mute (J1, Pin 18)
Pin 18 of J1 is a TTL logic output that is pulled low during PTT operation. This serves as an input to external public address system to prevent feedback during transmissions.
2.4.13 Public Address Function (J2, Pin 18)
By connecting the top connector (J2), Pin 18 to ground, the pilot’s microphone audio is placed on the cabin
speaker output. When the pilot’s PTT is activated, his voice is heard over the speaker. The copilot can continue to use the selected com.
We recommend installing a toggle switch to connect the cabin speaker output (pin W, bottom connector) to
a rear or public address speaker instead of the cockpit speaker close to the pilot. This will prevent feedback.
2.4.14
Control Output (J2, Pin A)
Pin A of the top connector is pulled to ground whenever the AUX button is depressed. This serves as a
control line for external devices, such as a entertainment system that the pilot wishes to control.
This could be used in conjunction with a PA to control J2, Pin 18, as well as an external relay to change to
the cabin speaker from the cockpit.
This pin can also be used to control passenger Karaoke Mode, by connecting to pin V of the J2, or as a
copilot hook switch Pin L of J2, or passenger hook switch pin M, J2.
2.4.15 Intercom wiring
The top connector (J2) is for the intercom and additional functions. See Appendix for intercom connection
configurations. It is critical to the proper operation of this system to have this connector wiring made in
accordance with these diagrams. Use 2- and 3-conductor, MIL-spec cable as shown. Connect the shields at
the audio panel end only, and tie to the audio low inputs as shown.
NOTE: The top connector harness can be custom made by PS Engineering, Inc. Simply call the factory
and obtain a wire harness work-sheet. The harness will be made to your specifications and fully functionally tested. All hardware is included.
2.4.15.1 Entertainment Input
The PMA7000B has two INDEPENDENT music inputs. Entertainment input number 1 is J2 pins 15 (left
channel) and 16 (right channel), WRT pin T, and is provided to the pilot and copilot. Entertainment number 2 is provided to the passengers at all times.
Entertainment 1 and 2 must be connected together in order for all positions to hear the same music source.
We recommend installing a DPDT switch to allow isolation of the music sources if desired.
16
15
T
Ent. #1 Input
14
13
R
Ent. #2 Input
Alternate Music Interconnect
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N O T E : U s e t h e l o w l e v e l o u tp u t o f a n y a d d itio n a l e n te r ta in me n t d e v ic e to c o n n e c t to
th e a u d io p a n e l. Ma x imu m s ig n a l le v e l is 2 V A C p - p . D O N O T u s e a s p e a k e r - l e v e l
o u tp u t, t h i s w i l l c a u s e i n t e r n a l d a ma g e i n t h e a u d io p a n e l .
2.4.15.1.1 Entertainment muting
The PMA7000B-system incorporates a "Soft Mute" system. This will mute the entertainment devices during ICS or radio conversation.
Any signal appearing in the unswitched audio inputs will always mute the entertainment sources, even
though the passengers may not hear the audio tone itself.
Caution: Local oscillators and internal signals from 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.
All additional entertainment devices must be switched off for both takeoff and landing.
2.4.15.1.2 Entertainment 2 Mute (Pin V)
The ICS button on the PMA7000B controls the muting (“Karaoke mode”) of entertainment source #1.
Connecting J2 pin V to ground through a SPST switch places the entertainment #2 music source into the
Karaoke Mode. In this mode, incoming music and intercom conversation will not mute the music for the
passengers’ intercom net. This allows uninterrupted music during casual conversation and at times when
radio communications are of lesser importance.
See section 2.4.14 for alternative connection.
2.4.16 PMA7000B Intercom expansion (J2, Pins P, S, and C)
The PMA7000B contains a 6-place intercom. In applications where more intercom positions are needed,
PS Engineering can provide intercom expansion units, such as the IntelliPAX, part number 11606,
11606R, etc. These can add up to six additional stereo intercom stations, plus independent music input.
Interface to the expansion unit is through J2, pins P (audio input from expansion unit), S (audio output to
expansion unit) and C (9 VDC expansion power).
2.5
Playback and DRAWS (Digital Recorder Aural Warning System) Options
The PMA7000B is available with optional recording capability. Option 1 (DRAWS) contains a playback
function, and aural warnings (see table below). NOTE: This should be requested at time of order; it
cannot be retrofitted.
Option 1 (DRAWS) is not compatible with the CNX80 audio active function. If compatibility is desired, contact PS Engineering at (865) 988-9800 or support@ps-engineering.com. See section 2.8.2.
2.5.1
Playback button Installation (J2, Pin 19- Options 1, 7, ONLY)
To activate the Recording System playback, a momentary push button switch is required. This switch can
be located anywhere in cockpit convenient to the pilot's reach. The switch must be connected to pin 19 of
J2 of the PMA7000B, and ground
2.5.2
Audio Message Acknowledge (J2, Pin W) Option 1 Only)
The audio message installation requires inputs from an external annunciator, such as an Electronics
International engine gage system. A falling edge (input pulled low) when applied to the appropriate pin of
the connector will cause the message to be played, repeating every two seconds, until the acknowledge
(“ACK”) button is pushed.
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Install the “ACK” button in a location convenient to the pilot and copilot position. This switch is a momentary SPST switch between J2 Pin W and ground.
The following table contains information regarding various inputs.
Function
EGT or CHT
Fuel
Flow or
Level
Oil Pressure
or temperature
Volt/
Amp
RPM
Manifold
Pressure
PMA7000B Pin
Message Number
Message Text
Z
1
“Check temperature”
22
2
“Check
fuel”
Y
3
“Check
oil”
21
4
“Check
battery”
X
5
“Check engine speed”
20
6
“Check boost”
NOTE: PS Engineering can only provide input information at this time. Approval basis is the responsibility
of the installer. Contact PS Engineering for more information.
2.6
Marker Beacon Installation
The marker beacon receiver is an option included in the PMA7000B. Non-marker (PMA7000) units can
provide audio interface with the external receiver (see section 2.5.4).
2.6.1
Marker Antenna Installation
A marker beacon antenna, appropriate to the type and speed of the aircraft, is required (not included). Refer to aircraft and antenna manufacturer's installation instructions, as well as AC43.13-2A (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.
2.6.2
External Marker Lights (Marker version)
For installations that require external marker beacon lights, there are three outputs that can drive 12-Volt
lamps only. The external output lamps are driven high (typically +9 VDC ±1.5 VDC unloaded, at MAX
brightness) when active. Maximum source current per lamp is 125 mA. Voltage varies with photocell dimming.
2.6.3
Middle Marker Sense (Marker version)
A Middle Marker Sense output signal is available from the 7000B to flight control systems. This function
will not operate during the test mode. This output will go to +4.5 VDC (± 1.0 VDC) when a valid Middle
Marker signal is received. This output is J1, pin 2.
2.6.4
Marker Audio Input (non-marker version)
If using an external marker receiver, the audio input is J1, pin 21 (MKR input).
2.7
Adjustments
The PMA7000B is factory adjusted to accommodate the typical requirements for most aircraft configurations. There are five adjustments however, that will allow the installer to tailor the specific functions.
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Marker Overall Gain
CW- Reduce
223
133
111
231
211
Front of Unit
MKR Low Sense
CW Decrease Sens.
PMA7000B adjustment holes
Not used
Speaker Volume
CW-Increase
Marker Audio
CW Decrease Volume
Figure 2-3- PMA7000B Adjustments
2.8
Communications Antenna Installation Notes
For best results while in Split Mode, it is recommended that the one VHF communications antenna is located on top of the aircraft while the other communications antenna is installed on the bottom. Any antenna
relocation must be accomplished in accordance with AC 43.13-2A, 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 PMA7000B in Split Mode.
2.8.1
Hook Switches
While the Com 3 button acts as the hook switch for the pilot, additional hook switches must be installed to
have full access to the cellphone system. The copilot hook switch is a SPST switch that connects pin L of
J2 on the PMA7000B to ground to place the copilot mic audio on the Com 3 audio in duplex mode for cell
phone operation.
PMA7000B J2, pin M is the passenger hook switch. Install a SPST switch in a location adjacent to each
passenger headset where cellphone use is desired. When pin M is connected to ground through any switch,
the passenger microphones are all on the Com 3/duplex system.
The hook switches are not active or required unless the audio panel is in Com 3 /Duplex mode, with pin J,
J2 grounded.
The wireless communication “tel” system utilizes an intercom loop. Therefore, any time the cellphone is in
use from the pilot or copilot side, pilot and copilot will lose intercom capability. In the ALL mode, when
the passengers’ activate the cell phone, the pilots will have intercom, and continue to hear and transmit
over the avionics normally. However the passengers will not have intercom, because they are on the telephone.
See section 2.4.14 for alternative connection for the hook switches.
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2.8.2
Audio Active Output (Not available with Option 1-DRAWS)
Pin 20 on the top board (and PA Mute Pin 18 on the bottom board) should be connected to Apollo CNX80
for audio message prioritization, refer to CNX80 installation manual for details.
Audio Active Out is available on units with serial number above B01479-C01489 (or at least a “C” in the
top board serial number-second set of numbers), without Option 1. For compatibility with Option 1, contact the PS Engineering factory at 865-988-9800, or support@ps-engineering.com.
2.9
PMA7000B Pin assignments
J1 Bottom Connector
Chassis Ground
MKR Coax Shield
MM Sense Output
MKR Antenna
Pilot Headphones (rt)
White Lamp Output
Amber Lamp Out
14 V Light Hi
Blue Lamp Out
Light Lo
DME Audio Hi
28V Lights Hi
Com 2 Mic Audio Hi
Pilot Mic Audio Hi In
Com 3 Audio Hi
Com 1 Audio Hi
Com 3 Mic Audio Hi
Com 2 Audio Hi
Com 1 Spkr Load
AUX Audio Input Hi
Com 2 SPKR Load
Nav 1 Audio Hi
Nav 2 Audio Hi
Com 1 Mic Audio Hi
Com 1 Mic Key
Com 3 Mic Key
ADF Audio Hi
Com 2 SPKR load
Unswitched Audio In #1
Unswitched Audio In #2
Unswitched Audio In #3
PA Mute
Com 2 Mic Key
Com 1 SPKR load
Cabin Spkr Out
Aircraft Power 11-33 VDC
Unswitched Audio In #4
Ext. Marker Audio Hi
Pilot Mic PTT
Cabin Spkr Lo
Aircraft Ground
1
A
2
B
3
C
4
D
5
E
6
F
7
H
8
J
9
K
10
L
11
M
12
N
13
P
14
R
15
S
16
T
17
U
18
V
19
W
20
X
21
Y
22
Z
J2 Top Connector
Input
Output
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1
A
2
B
3
C
4
D
5
E
6
F
7
H
8
J
9
K
10
L
11
M
12
N
13
P
14
R
15
S
16
T
17
U
18
V
19
W
20
X
21
Y
22
Z
AUX Control Out
Copilot Phone Audio (Lt)
Copilot Phone Audio Lo
Copilot Phone Audio (Rt)
Expansion Power Out (+9 VDC)
Pass 1 Mic Audio Hi
Pass 1 Mic Audio Lo
Pass 2 Mic Audio Hi
Pass 2 Mic Audio Lo
Pass 3 Mic Audio Hi
Pass 3 Mic Audio Lo
Pass 4 Mic Audio Hi
Pass 4 Mic Audio Lo
Copilot Mic Audio Hi
Duplex Enable
Copilot Mic PTT
Copilot Mic Audio Lo
Swap Switch
Copilot Cellphone Off Hook
Passenger Headphone Audio (R)
Pass Cellphone Off Hook
Passenger Audio (L)
Passenger Headphone Audio Lo
Entertainment #2 in (R)
Expansion Input
Entertainment #2 In (L)
Ent. # 2 Low
Entertainment #1 In (R)
Expansion Output
Entertainment #1 Input (L)
Ent. #1 Input Lo
Ground
IntelliVOX Over ride
PA Activate
Mute 2
Playback
Message Acknowledge
Message 6 Play/Audio Active Out*
Message 5 Play
Message 4 Play
Message 3 Play
Message 2 Play
Message 1 Play
*Message 6 Play (Option 1 units)
Audio Active Out (other units)
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2.10
Post Installation Checkout
After wiring is complete, verify power is ONLY on pin 20 of the J1 (bottom connector), and airframe
ground on bottom connector pin Z. Failure to do so will cause serious internal damage and void PS Engineering's warranty.
2.11
Unit Installation
To install the PMA7000B, 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 in the center of the
unit until it is secure. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
W a r n i n g : D o n o t o v e r - t i g h te n t h e l o c k d o w n s c r e w w h i l e i n s t a l l i n g t h e u n i t i n t r a y .
Internal damage will result.
2.11.1 Operational Checkout
NOTE: The IntelliVox® is designed for ambient noise levels of 80 dB or above. Therefore some clipping
may occur in a quiet cabin, such as without the engine running, in a hangar. This is normal.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Apply power to the aircraft and avionics.
Plug headsets into the pilot, copilot, and occupied passenger positions.
Verify fail-safe operation by receiving and transmitting on com 1 from the pilot position, with the audio panel power off. The Com audio will be present in the right ear cup only.
Switch on the unit by pressing the volume (VOL) knob.
Check intercom operation.
Push the Com 1 Xmt select button (lower row).
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.
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.
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.
Repeat for Com 2 and standard Com 3, (if installed).
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.
If the audio panel is installed with J2, pin J grounded, it is configured for duplex operation on Com 3.
Verify that the pilot headset is connected to the cellular telephone system (if installed). Verify that by
using the pilot side PTT, the pilot can transmit on the other selected radio (Com 1 or Com 2). Verify
that the Com 3 Xmt LED blinks at about twice the rate of com 1, to indicate a duplex mode. The copilot has radio transmit capability in Com3 duplex mode, on the selected Com ( 1 or 2). However, he
will have Com 3 capability if the copilot hook switch is grounded.
Verify proper operation of all receiver sources by selecting them using the appropriate button. The
button illuminates to show which source is in use.
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.
Verify that the appropriate LED in the lower right side blinks when either push to talk is keyed.
Verify proper Intercom system operation in the ALL, ISO and CREW modes (see Table 3-1).
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17. 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.
2.11.1.1
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 µV, 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.
3.
Repeat with the unit in LOW sensitivity, with 430 µVolts applied.
Connect the marker antenna and verify proper operation.
2.11.2 Receiver Sensitivity
Although the receiver meets FAA TSO-C35d sensitivity specifications, the sensitivity has been adjusted to
meet real world requirements (150µV and 430µV, soft). This will usually eliminate the need for the avionics shop to reduce the sensitivity in the field so as to prevent early detection of the marker beacons. If your
particular installation requires more or less sensitivity, see adjustment section 2.6, and figure 2-1.
2.12 Cellular Interface Checkout
When a wireless telecommunication system is installed and the unit configured for duplex, a dial tone will
appear in the headset of the pilot when the COM 3 Xmt selector activated. In “ALL” intercom mode, a dial
tone will be heard whenever the copilot or passenger’s hook switch is closed.
2.13
Internal Recorder Checkout (Optional)
With headset plugged into pilot’s side jacks, tune COM 1 to local frequency, such as FSS or ATC ground.
Select Com 1 on mic selector switch, and record at least five incoming radio transmissions.
This audio should only appear in the pilot’s headset, and only be incoming transmissions from the transceiver selected in the mic select switch. Depress the panel or yoke mounted playback switch, and verify
that messages play, in the order received. Repeat for COM 2, and COM 3 (if installed).
2.14 Digital Annunciation Checkout (Optional)
If interfaced with an annunciation system, verify that all alert messages play at the appropriate time, and
that they are silenced by the “ACK” button.
2.15
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 log book entry, FAA Form 337, weight and balance computation and other documentation as
required. Sample text for FAA Form 337, and instructions for continuing airworthiness can be found in
Appendix F.
Return completed warranty registration application to PS Engineering.
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Section III OPERATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1
SCOPE
This section provides detailed operating instructions for the PS Engineering PMA7000B, Audio Selector
Panel/Intercom Systems. Please read it carefully before using the equipment so that you can take full advantage of its capabilities.
This section is divided into four sections covering the basic operating areas of the PMA7000B systems.
They are Audio Selector, Transceiver Selection, Intercom, and Marker Beacon Receiver (Marker version
only).
RECEIVE AUDIO SELECTORS
MARKER INDICATOR LAMPS
MARKER MODE
IINTERCOM MODE
CREW ICS VOLUME (INNER)
PASS ICS VOLUME (OUTER)
TRANSMIT SELECTORS
CREW ICS
CD MUTE CONTROL
SPEAKER CONTROL
Figure 3-1 PMA7000B controls
3.2
Power Switch (EMG-Fail Safe Operation)
Unit power is turned on and off by pushing the volume knob. In the OFF or "EMG" position, the pilot is
connected directly to Com 1. This allows communication capability regardless of unit condition. Any time
power is removed or turned OFF, the audio selector will be placed in the fail-safe mode.
The power switch also controls the audio selector panel functions, intercom and marker beacon receiver.
3.3
Microphone (XMT) Selection (All models)
There are six pushbuttons associated with the communications transceivers. The lower buttons control
which transceiver is selected for transmit.
The PMA7000B gives priority to the pilot’s PTT. If the copilot it transmitting, and the pilot presses his
PTT, the pilot’s microphone will be heard over the selected com transmitter.
The PMA7000B-Series has an automatic selector mode. Audio from the selected transceiver is automatically heard in the headsets and speaker (if 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 always hear the audio from the transceiver he is transmitting on.
When switching 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.
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When switching from COM 1 to COM 2 while Com 2 has NOT been selected, Com 1 audio will be switched
off. In essence, switching the mic selector will not effect the selection of Com receiver audio.
When the duplex enable, or TELEPHONE mode is implemented during installation, Com 3 becomes the
“TEL” position. This is the pilot’s “hook” switch, when the system is interfaced to an appropriate approved
wireless telecommunication system, such as the AirCell system. Selecting Com 3 for transmit places the
pilot microphone and headphones on the cellphone. The pilot PTT will switch the pilot mic to the other
selected com transceiver, and allow continued aircraft communications to continue.
The copilot will also be able to transmit on the other selected radio with his PTT as well.
NOTE: Placing the mic selector switch in the COM 3 –TEL– mode will disable pilot and copilot intercom,
as the intercom circuit is transferred to the telephone use. In crew or ISO mode, placing the switch in TEL
mode removes the passengers access to the telephone.
3.3.1
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. To cancel "Swap Mode," the pilot may either press the yoke mounted
switch again, or select a different Com with the XMT buttons. .
3.4
Audio Selector (All models)
Receiver audio is selected through seven momentary, push-button, backlit switches. You will always hear
the audio from the transceiver that is selected for transmit.
The users can identify which receivers are selected by noting which of the green switch LEDs are illuminated. Push buttons labeled Nav 1, Nav 2, MKR (Marker), ADF, DME, AUX (auxiliary), and SPR
(Speaker) are "momentary type switches. When one of these buttons is pressed, be active, and the LED will
illuminate. Press the switch again and it be in the "off" position and remove that receiver from the audio.
3.4.1
Speaker Amplifier
The "SPR" in the push-button section stands for speaker. This switch will place all selected audio on the
cockpit speaker when this switch is selected. NOTE: Except for the unswitched audio, the speaker amplifier is not active in the "Split Mode."
Unswitched audio, (autopilot disconnect, altimeter warning, etc.) will come through the speaker regardless
of the speaker button position.
3.4.1.1
Public Address Function
To access PA function, a switch is installed to connect the top connector, pin 18, to ground. This places the
pilot microphone on the speaker output (Pin W) when the PTT is pushed. The copilot can continue to use
the selected com radio.
We recommend that the switch transfer the audio from the cockpit speaker to a cabin speaker for public
address. This will prevent feedback.
3.4.2
Key “Click”
The PMA7000B is equipped with a “click” function that provides an aural feedback to the user in addition
to the tactile button push. This sound can be enabled or disabled by simultaneously holding the COM 1 and
COM 2 buttons in for at least 5 seconds. Any person hearing the radios will also hear the key click.
Allow at least 20 seconds between turning the key click on and off.
3.5
Split Mode
The split mode can be activated at any time by pressing the desired combination of XMT buttons. For instance, to activate a Com 1/Com 2 split, press and hold the Com 1 button, and then press the Com 2 button
while holding the Com 1 button. This places the pilot on Com 1 and the Copilot on Com 2.
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Split mode for Com 3 is possible with pilot on Com 1, copilot on Com 2 or 3, if telephone is not enabled.
Pilot on Com 2 or Com 3 and 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 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: Split Mode does not turn off other (Nav, ADF, etc.) selected audio to pilot. However, the copilot will only hear
the selected communications receiver.
3.5.1
Split Mode ICS
In split mode, the pilot and copilot are usually isolated from each other on the intercom, simultaneously
using their respective radios. Depressing the ICS button in Split Mode will activate VOX intercom between the pilot and copilot positions. This permits intercommunication when desired between the crew.
Pressing the ICS button again disables this crew intercom function.
3.6
Intercom Operation
3.6.1
IntelliVox® VOX-Squelch
No adjustment of the IntelliVox® squelch control is necessary. There is no field adjustment. Through three
individual signal processors, the ambient noise appearing in all six microphones is constantly being sampled. Non-voice signals are blocked. When someone speaks, only their microphone circuit opens, placing
their voice on the intercom.
The system is designed to block continuous tones, therefore people humming or whistling in monotone
may be blocked after a few moments.
For consistent performance, any headset microphone must be placed within ¼-inch of your lips,
preferably against them. (ref: RTCA/DO-214, 1.3.1.1 (a)).
It is also a good idea to keep the microphone out of a direct wind path. Moving your head through
a vent air stream may cause the IntelliVox® to open momentarily. This is normal.
The IntelliVox® is designed to work with normal aircraft cabin noise levels (70 dB and above). It
loves airplane noise! Therefore, it may not recognize speech and clip syllables in a quiet cabin,
such as in the hangar, or without the engine running. This is normal.
For optimum microphone performance, PS Engineering recommends installation of a Microphone Muff
Kit from Oregon Aero (1-800-888-6910). This will not only optimize VOX performance, but will improve
the overall clarity of all your communications.
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Table 3-1 Mic Muff ™ Part Numbers
Manufacturer
Bose
David Clark
Lightspeed
Model
Dynamic
Electret
M87 Dynamic
H10-30
H10-20, H10-40
H10-13.4
15K & 20K
Peltor
7003
7004
90010
90015
Pilot
11-20 & 11-90
90015
Sennheiser
Telex
3.6.2
Mic Muff™ Part Number
90010
90015
90020
90010
90015
90015
90015
90015
Airman 750
AIR3000
90015
90010
Intercom Volume Control
The inner volume control knob adjusts the loudness of the intercom for the pilot and copilot. It has no effect on selected radio levels, music input levels or passengers' volume level.
The outer volume control knob controls intercom volume or the passengers. It has no effect on radio or
music levels.
Adjust the radios and intercom volume for a comfortable listening level. Most general aviation headsets
today have built-in volume controls; therefore, volume also can be further adjusted at the individual headset.
3.6.2.1 Mono headsets in Stereo Installation
All passenger headsets are connected in parallel. Therefore, if a monaural headset is plugged in to a
PMA7000B Stereo installation, one channel will be shorted. Although no damage to the unit will occur, all
passengers will lose one channel, unless they switch to the “MONO” mode on the headset. PS Engineering
modifies headsets to add stereo capability, using high-fidelity speakers. Contact factory for details.
3.6.3
Intercom Modes
The lower switch on the left side is a 3-position mode switch that allows the pilot to tailor the intercom
function to best meet the current cockpit situation. The description of the intercom mode function is valid
only when the unit is not in the "Split" mode. Then, the pilot and copilot intercom is controlled with the
ICS button.
ISO: (Up Position): The pilot is isolated from the intercom and is connected only to the aircraft radio system. He will hear the aircraft radio reception (and sidetone during radio transmissions). Copilot will hear
passengers’ intercom and Entertainment 1, while passengers will hear copilot intercom and Entertainment
2. Neither will hear aircraft radio receptions or pilot transmissions.
ALL: (Middle Position): All parties will hear the aircraft radio and intercom. Crew will hear Entertainment
1, passengers will hear Entertainment 2. During any radio or intercom communications, the music volume
automatically decreases. The music volume increases gradually back to the original level after communications have been completed.
CREW (Down Position): 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.
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Anytime the PMA7000B is in either the COM 1/COM 2, COM 2/COM 1 ("Split Mode"), the pilot and copilot
intercom is controlled with the ICS button. The passengers will maintain intercommunications, but never
hear aircraft radios.
3.6.3.1
Entertainment Input
The audio selector panel has provisions for two separate entertainment input devices. Music 1 feeds the
pilot and copilot positions. They operate independently in the PMA7000B. The volume control does not
affect the music level.
While in the ISO (Isolate) mode, the copilot will hear Entertainment 1 while the four passengers will hear
Entertainment #2. The pilot will hear entertainment 1, at a muted level. In normal operation, whenever a
person speaks, or if the aircraft radio becomes active, the music will automatically mute and then will
gradually return to the original listening level when the intercom or radio conversation ceases.
When in the ALL mode, pilot and copilot will hear Entertainment 1 input while all passengers will hear the
Entertainment 2 source. While in the CREW mode, pilot and copilot will hear entertainment input #1 while
the passengers may listen to entertainment input #2.
3.6.3.2 Soft Mute and Soft Mute inhibit
The Soft Mute feature assures that the aircraft radio transmissions will not be missed due to entertainment
playing. When there is radio reception or intercom conversation, the music level is dropped to a low, or
background level. When the radio or intercom traffic ceases, the level gradually returns to normal.
The front panel ICS switch controls muting of entertainment source #1 (for pilot and copilot). Pushing this
button places the ICS in Karaoke (or sing along) mode, which inhibits the soft mute feature. This allows
the music to continue uninterrupted by intercom or radio traffic when cockpit workload is appropriate.
Pushing the button again will release the mute inhibit function.
The passenger music, source #2, can be placed in the Karaoke mode if a remote switch is installed in the
aircraft. See wiring information for details.
Table 3-2 Intercom Modes
Mode
Isolate
Pilot Hears
A/C Radios
Pilot Sidetone
(during radio transmission)
Entertainment 1 is
Muted
Copilot Hears
Copilot and passenger
intercom
Entertainment #1
Passenger Hears
Passenger and Copilot
intercom
Entertainment #2
Telephone
“Phone Booth” mode
Pilot has exclusive use of
the telephone.
In TEL, Pilot & Copilot connected to Com 1 for PTT TX
and receive. Others hear Tel
if off hook.
All
Pilot
Copilot
A/C Radio
Passengers
Entertainment #1
Copilot
Pilot
A/C Radio
Passengers
Entertainment #1
Passengers
Pilot
Copilot
A/C Radio
Entertainment #2
All have access to phone
through Hook Switch. Pilot
access through TEL switch.
All hear telephone audio if
off hook.
Crew
Pilot
Copilot
A/C Radio
Entertainment #1
Copilot
Pilot
A/C Radio
Entertainment #1
Passengers
Entertainment #2
Pilot and copilot don’t have
phone access, unless mic
sel in TEL. Passengers
have phone through Hook
Switch, Passengers hear
phone audio.
3.7
Comments
This mode allows the
pilot to communicate
without the others bothered by the conversations. Copilot and passengers can continue to
communicate and listen
to music
This mode allows all on
board to hear radio reception as well as communicate on the intercom. Music and intercom
is muted during intercom
and radio communications
This mode allows the
pilot and copilot to concentrate on flying, while
the passengers can
communicate amongst
themselves.
Telephone Mode
The Com 3 mode can serve as a full duplex interface for telephone systems such as AirCell or portable
cellular phones with earpiece jacks, if the installation is correctly configured. When interfaced with an ap-
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proved airborne telecommunications system, the PMA7000B can serve as a audio control and distribution
center. Each intercom position has a "hook switch." The pilot's hook switch is the "Com 3" button on the
audio panel, the others are discrete switches mounted adjacent to the headset jacks. When Com 3 is active
in the duplex mode, the TX button will blink about twice as fast as the normal transmit rate.
When the intercom is in ALL mode, the pilot can speak on the phone only if the Com 3 is selected for
transmit (Com 3 Xmt button activated). If any passenger places his or her switch into the “off-hook”
position all passengers will also be heard on the phone. All will hear selected audio. Com 1 audio is automatically heard in the headsets. The pilot and copilot will have transmit capability on the other selected
transceiver Com 1 or 2, simply by using their respective PTT switch.
In CREW mode, the pilot and copilot are may use the telephone, with their respective hook switch (the
pilot selects Com 3 on the Xmt selector). Any passenger who places their switch into the off-hook position
will also have access to the phone, and all four passengers will hear the conversation.
In ISO intercom mode, when the PMA7000B is in the Com 3 mode, the pilot position is in the "Phone
Booth." Only the pilot will hear the telephone, and only he will be heard. He will also have access to Com
1 or 2, and will transmit on that radio using the PTT. All selected audio is provided. If any other passenger
goes “off hook” they will hear the phone.
Note: Because the cellphone uses an intercom circuit, all stations on that circuit will lose
intercom capability when the cellphone is in use.
3.8
Marker Beacon Operation (If present)
The optional Marker Beacon Receiver 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.
The White lamp, labeled "I," is the 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 "MKR" push-button switch. To
adjust the volume level, there is a service adjustment located on the top of the unit.
A three-position switch is used to set the receiver sensitivity and to test the indicator lamps. Use "HI" sensitivity initially. This allows you to hear the outer marker beacon about a mile out. Then select the “LO”
sensitivity to give you a more accurate location of the Outer Marker. The momentary down switch position
is marker test, labeled "T/M" and illuminates all three lamps simultaneously to assure the lamps (internal
and external) are in working order. TST does not activate MM sense output.
Pressing the marker mode select down (to “T/M”) will cause the marker audio to mute for that beacon. The
next beacon received will re-activate the audio.
3.9
Internal Recorder System (Option 1, 7)
The Intercom Recording System is a digital recording system allowing automatic storage and playback of
aircraft radio traffic.
Operating as a continuous loop recorder, (first message received will be the last heard), the recorder has
one minute of recording time or up to 16 messages. With its own built in VOX circuit, there are no buttons
to press to start recording. The system automatically begins to record the instant the radio becomes active.
Only aircraft radio audio in pilots headset is recorded and only the pilot will hear the playback audio.
3.9.1 Operation
Recording is automatic; there is no action required by the pilot. To play back the last recorded message,
simply press the momentary switch associated with the IRS. Each additional press of the button will play
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the preceding recorded message. You must wait for the message to finish playing before accessing the
prior message. To cancel the playback, press and hold the playback button for two seconds. The next time
the button is pressed, the next earlier message will be heard.
3.10 Audio Messaging system (Option 1)
When this option is installed, the PMA7000B contains six stored messages. An outside annunciator, such
as an Electronics International engine gage system triggers these messages. When there is an announcement, it will be repeated every two seconds until the remote- mounted ACK button is pushed. This stops
the played annunciation, until the next announcement is required (the next falling edge).
3.10.1 Concurrent Messages
When a recorded message or audio annunciation is playing, the other audio source is momentarily inhibited. For instance, if an IRS message is being played, the audio annunciation will not begin until the IRS
message is finished. Conversely, the IRS recording cannot be played as long as there is an aural alert being
played. There is no recording made if playing a recording or annunciation.
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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-(or other ICAO agency) certified avionics shop and authorized PS Engineering dealer. If the unit
is being installed by a non-certified individual in an experimental aircraft, a factory-made intercom harness
must be used 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 three (3) years from the date of installation as recorded in aircraft logbook and/or on FAA Form 337.
During the first twelve (12) months of the three-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. For the remaining twenty-four (24) months of the three-year warranty period, the unit must be returned to PS Engineering, Inc., or an authorized warranty service facility, for nocost repair.
All transportation charges for returning the defective units are the responsibility of the purchaser. All domestic transportation charges for returning the exchange or repaired unit to the purchaser will be borne by
PS Engineering, Inc. The risk of loss or damage to the product is borne by the party making the shipment,
unless the purchaser requests a specific method of shipment. In this case, the purchaser assumes the risk of
loss.
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 handling, storage or preservation, 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.
All items repaired or replaced under this warranty are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty
period. PS Engineering, Inc. reserves the rights to make modifications or improvements to the product
without obligation to perform like modifications or improvements to previously manufactured products.
4.2
Factory Service
The units are covered by a three-year limited warranty. See warranty information. Call PS Engineering,
Inc. at (865) 988-9800 before you return any 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:
PS Engineering, Inc.
Attn: Service Department
9800 Martel Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 988-9800 FAX (865) 988-6619
Email: support@ps-engineering.com
Units that arrive without an RMA number, or telephone number for a responsible contact, will be
returned un-repaired. PS Engineering is not responsible for items sent via US Mail.
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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 possible configurations ; 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 the PTT manufacturer for more details if necessary.
Procedures For David Clark PTT
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
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
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 – PMA 7000B Installation Drawing
Cutout size for front mount installation
1.315 in
(33.4 mm)
6.31in (160.3 mm)
6.65 in (167 mm)
Side View
0.60 in (15.25 mm)
CG
0.35 in
(8.9 mm)
1.31 in
(33.27 mm)
3.00 in (76.2 mm)
5.25 in
(133.4 mm)
0.8 in
(20.3 mm)
6.28 in
(159.5 mm)
Rear View
Weight: 1.5 lb with tray and connectors ( .68 kg)
Connector viewed from the rear
Z Y XW V U T S R P N M L K J H F E D C B A
J2 (top)
22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Keying Pins
Z Y XW V U T S R P N M L K J H F E D C B A
J1 (bottom)
22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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Appendix C Bottom Connector Interconnect
9
Com 1 Audio Hi
Communications
Transceiver #1
Com 1 Lo
Com 1 Mic Audio Hi
Com 1 Mic Key
Com 1 Spr Load
Com 1 Spr Load
Com 1 SPR Load
See Note 8
10
Com 2 Audio Hi
Communications
Transceiver #2
Com 2 Lo
Com 2 Mic Audio Hi
Com 2 Mic Key
Com 2 Spr Load
Com 2 Spr Load
Com 2 SPR Load
Com 3 Audio Hi
Communications
Transceiver #3
K
15
12
Nav 1 Audio Hi
NAV 1 Audio Lo
VHF Nav 1
Nav 2 Audio Hi
Nav 2 Audio Lo
13
Ext. Mkr Audio
Mkr Audio In Hi
Mkr Audio In Lo
21
ADF Receiver
ADF Audio Hi
ADF Audio Lo
S
DME Receiver
DME Audio Hi
DME Audio Lo
6
AUX Audio
AUX Audio Hi
AUX Audio Lo
11
Unswitched Audio #1
Unswitched Input #1 Hi
Unswitched Audio Lo
T
Unswitched Audio #2
Unswitched Input #2 Hi
Unswitched Audio Lo
17
Unswitched Audio #3
Unswitched Input #3 Hi
Unswitched Audio Lo
U
VHF Nav 2
See Note 10
H
V
16
M
J
Com 3 Lo
Com 3 Mic Audio Hi
Com 3 Mic Key
Unswitched Audio #4
Unswitched Input #4 Hi
Unswitched Audio Lo
Pilot Mic Audio Hi
Pilot Mic PTT
Pilot Mic Lo
Pilot PTT
Pilot Phones (L)
Pilot Phones (R)
Pilot Phones Lo
X
8
Y
3
W
22
Speaker Hi
See Note 3
Ext. Marker Annunciator
P
R
19
L
Speaker Lo
Ext. Marker Lamp (White)
White Lamp Output
C
Ext. Marker Lamp (Blue)
Blue Lamp Output
5
Ext. Marker Lamp (Amber)
Amber Lamp
4
MM Sense
2
MKR Ant. MM Sense Output
RG-58A/U Coax
28 Volt Lights Hi
14 V Lights Hi
See Note 7
Lights Lo
PA Mute Trigger
11-33 VDC
3A Breaker
See Note 4, 9
Notes:
1. Pins 7, N, 14, are not used.
2. All shields should be grounded at audio panel only
other end remains floating.
3. Speaker and Pilot Headphone ground returns
MUST be kept separate and connected
to pin 22.
4. All Power, and Ground wires must be #18 gage wire
Lighting #22 AWG, other wires minimum #24 AWG
5. Pilot mic and headphone jacks must be isolated from ground.
6. Pin 20 connected through a 3 A breaker.
7. PA Mute is a TTL level logic output
that is pulled low when PTT active.
8. Speaker loads may be required on some
transceivers. Consult transceiver manufacturer's information.
9. Installations require a 3 A breaker.
Retrofit 28V installations may remove dropping
resistor and change breaker to 3A.
10. Audio applied to Pins T, 17, U and X , is always presented
in speaker, pilot and copilot headphones, regardless
of SPR switch or PTT.
11. All shielded wires must be MIL 22750 or 27500.
12. Connect pilot headphone (L) to top connector, Pin 1,
using 3-conductor wire.
13. Key pin between pin 7 and 8.
14. External marker audio input to Pin 21 for
units without internal receiver only.
15. Mic bias is not required by the PMA7000B, however,
it may be left connected if present.
Ground Lug
1
Z
Appendix C
Cellular Plug (typcal)
Tip= Microphone out
Ring= Speaker audio
Base=Ground
7000B
Bottom Connector
J
K
1
Cellular Phone
Interconnect
Com 3 Audio
COM 3 Mic Input
Audio Lo
3/32" Cellular Jack
For Duplex (cell phone) operation
Pin J of top connector MUST BE GROUNDED
This is a typical interconnect
PS Engineering does not guarantee
compatability in all cases.
To Pin 1
Top Conn.
See Note 12
AirCell
Interconnect
AT/AGT.01, AT/AGT.02, ACM2000
M
B
L
Com 3 Audio Hi
J
Com 3 Lo
Com 3 Mic Audio Hi
Com 3 Mic Key - No Connect
K
K
15
1
Guardian 1000
23
11
24
25
Com 3 Audio Hi
J
Com 3 Lo
Com 3 Mic Audio Hi
K
Mic Bias
Com 3 Mic Key - No Connect
20
See Note 4, 9
Airframe Ground
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A
F
D
E
18
Bottom Connector, J1
15
1
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Appendix D Top Connector Interconnect
PMA7000B J2 TOP CONNECTOR
Pilot Phones (L) -see bottom connector.
1
2
3
B
12
11
N
Copilot Phones (L)
Copilot PhonesJack
Copilot Phones (R)
Copilot Phones Lo
Pass. Phones (L)
Pass. 1 PhonesJack
Pass Phones (R)
Pass. Phones Lo
4
D
Pass. Mic Hi
Pass. Mic Lo
5
E
Pass. Mic Hi
6
F
Pass. Mic Hi
7
H
Pass. Mic Hi
Pass. 1 Mic Jack
Pass. 2 Phones Jack
Pass. Mic Lo
J
Pass. 3 Phones Jack
Pass. 4 Mic Jack
Pass. Mic Lo
Copilot Mic Audio
Copilot Mic Jack
Copilot PTT
Copilot Mic Lo
______
Control Output
_________
C3 Duplex Mode Input
Copilot PTT
Notes 1, 10
16
15
T
Ent. #1 Audio (L)
Ent. #1 Input
Ent. #1 Audio (R)
Ent. #1 Audio Lo
Note 8
14
13
R
Ent. #2 Audio (L)
Ent. #2 Audio (R)
Ent. #2 Input
Ent. #2 Audio Lo
C
S
P
R
Expansion Ground
18
________
PA Active
10
Swap
Expansion Power
Expansion Out
Expansion In
L
V
Notes 2, 4
Pass. 3 Mic Jack
Pass. Mic Lo
8
9
K
A
Pass. 2 Mic Jack
Note 11
Copilot hook switch
Ent. #2 Mute
Note 7
M
Passenger Hook Switches
19
Playback
W
20
X
21
Y
22
Z
Acknowledge
Notes:
1. Pin A is pulled low when AUX is active
2. All shields should be grounded at audio panel only
Pass. 4
Phones Jack other end remains floating.
3. See Message Annunciation section for
more information. SWITCHES /INPUTS ARE NORMALLY
4. All phone and mic jacks must be floating from ground.
5. Audio Active Out is available on
certain units WITHOUToption 1, with serial number
XXXX-C1489 and above.
This is connected to Apollo CNX80 for audio prioritization.
If option 1 is desired, contact PS Engineering.
6. All wiring to conform to MIL 22750 or 27500,
and must be shielded as shown.
7. Passenger hook switches to be located at positions
where phone acess is desired. Grounding of any switch
causes all passengers to be heard on the cellphone.
8. Music inputs are independent. Connect together to use
a single source for both inputs.
For music distribution information, see Section 3.6.3.1.
9. For expansion unit, use part number 11606 or 11606R onl
1
10. When Pin J is grounded, the audio panel is in Com 3
2 Note 9
duplex mode. This is used to interface with AirCell AT.01 o
Unit
3 Expansion
p/n 11606
or cellular phone.
14
11. When pin 18 is switched to ground, the PA mode is activa
placing pilot microphone on speaker output when PTT ac
See Sect 2.5.13.
Swap
Switch
16
15
T
Ent. #1 Input
14
13
R
Ent. #2 Input
Alternate Music Interconnect
Note 8
Message 6 Activate/ Audio Active Out
Message 5 Activate
Message 4 Activate
Message 3 Activate
Message 2 Activate
Message 1 Activate
Note 3 & 5
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Appendix E- Instructions for FAA Form 337 and continuing airworthiness
9.1
Instructions for FAA Form 337, Audio Panels
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 PMA7000B, you may use the following text as a guide.
Installed audio selector and 6-place intercom, PS Engineering PMA7000B, part number 7000 (X) in ( location
) at station
. Installed per AC43.13-2, Chapter 2, paragraph 23 (Instrument Panel Mounting). Installed
per PS Engineering Installation Operators Manual p/n 200-780-(XXXX), revision (), dated ( ).
These units are FAA-Approved under TSO C50c for audio amplifiers, and/or TSO C35d for Marker Beacon
Receivers, and meets appropriate environmental qualifications outlined in RTCA DO-160D 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 aircraft dimmer bus is
____________________. Power is supplied to the unit through a 3A circuit breaker (type and part number),
and total electrical load does not exceed
% of the electrical system capacity with the PMA7000B added.
Aircraft equipment list, weights and balance amended. Compass compensation checked. A copy of the operation instructions, contained in PS Engineering document 200-780-( ), revision ( ), dated ( ), is placed in the aircraft records. All work accomplished listed on Work Order
.
9.2 Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness, Audio System
Sample ICA Checklist for PS Engineering Audio System:
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
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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,” “fail-safe” and/or
“emergency” 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
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Appendix F RTCA DO160C (EUROCAE ED-14) Environmental Qualification
Form
Audio Selector Panel/Intercom/Marker Beacon Receiver
9Part Number: 7000( )
FAA TSO Number: C50c, C35d Class A, JTSO 2C35d and JTSO C50c
Manufacturer: PS Engineering Incorporated 9800 Martel Road
Conditions
Temperature and Altitude
Low Temperature
High Temperature
In-flight Loss of Cooling
Altitude
Decompression
Overpressure
Temperature variation
Humidity
Shock
Operational
Crash Safety
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
Lightning Direct Effects
Icing
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Section
4.0
4.5.1
4.5.2
4.5.4
4.6.1
4.6.2
4.6.3
Lenoir City TN 37772
Conducted Tests
Equipment tested to CAT A1 & D1
-55° C Survival, -15°C Low Operating (A1)
+85°C Survival, +70°C High Short Time Operating
Not Applicable, no cooling required
50,000’ unpressurized (D1)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
5.2
6.0
7.0
7.2
7.3
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
19.0
20.0
21.0
22.0
Equipment tested to Category C
Equipment tested to Category A
Equipment tested to Operational test only
Equipment tested to Operational test only
Equipment tested to Operational test only
Equipment tested to Category M & N
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 Z
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category T
Equipment tested to Category B
Equipment tested to Category K
23.0
24.0
Category X, not tested
Category X, not tested
Appendix F
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Installation and Operator’s Manual
Cross reference for Bendix/King KMA26
KMA26 PMA7000B
KMA26
Function
P261 Bottom Top
PMA7000B
P262
Bottom
N/C
Function
Top
1
20
Aircraft Power
1
2
Z
Power Ground
2
16
Music 1 L Hi
3
F
28 V Lighting
3
15
Music 1 R Hi
4
9
Com 1 Audio Hi
4
5
10
Com 2 Audio Hi
5
6
J
Com 3 Audio Hi
6
7
12
Nav 1 Audio Hi
7
8
13
Nav 2 Audio Hi
8
N/C
9
S
ADF Audio Hi
9
3
10
6
DME Audio Hi
10
11
11
AUX Audio Hi
11
N/C
12
N/C
Muted Audio 1 Hi
12
W
13
N/C
Muted Audio 2 Hi
13
N/C
14
T
Unmuted Audio 1 Hi
14
5
Outer MKR Lamp Out
15
17
Unmuted Audio 2 Hi
15
4
Middle MKR Lamp out
16
U
Unmuted Audio 3 Hi
16
A
MKR ANT Shield
17
N/C
Spare
17
B
MKR ANT Center
18
N/C
Key Disable
18
R
Music 2 Lo
19
N/C
Spare
19
T
Music 1 Lo
20
N/C
Spare
20
N/C
Pilot ICS PTT
21
1
Com 1 Audio Lo
21
N/C
Copilot ICS PTT
22
1
Com 2 Audio Lo
22
4
Pass 1 Mic Aud Hi
23
1
Com 3 Audio Lo
23
5
Pass 2 Mic Aud Hi
24
1
Nav 1 Audio Lo
24
25
1
Nav 2 Audio Lo
25
11
Pass 1 Phones R Hi
26
1
ADF Audio Lo
26
11
Pass 2 Phones R Hi
27
1
DME Audio Lo
27
N/C
28
1
AUX Audio Lo
28
18
PA Mute
29
N/C
Muted Audio 1 Lo
29
22
Speaker Audio Lo
30
N/C
Muted Audio 2 Lo
30
N/C
31
1
Unmuted Audio 1 Lo
31
C
Inner MKR Lamp Out
32
1
Unmuted Audio 2 Lo
32
2
MM Sense out
33
1
Unmuted Audio 3 Lo
33
N/C
34
1
Chassis Ground
34
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Reserved
Y
Pilot Mic Key
9
8
Pilot Mic Audio Hi
8
Copilot Mic Audio Hi
Key ICS Enable
Pilot Phone Audio Hi (R)
3
Copilot Phone Audio Hi (R)
ICS Tie Hi
Cabin Spr Hi
PA SPR Hi
N/C
Reserved
ICS Tie Lo
PA SPR Lo
Reserved
14
Appendix G
Copilot Mic Key
Music 2 Left Hi
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Function
P261 Bottom Top
35
D
36
14 V Lights
P262
Bottom
35
Function
Top
13
Music 2 Right Hi
J Com 3 Hot Mic Enable
36
N/C
Pass ICS Key
N/C
Pass ICS Key
37
P
Com 1 Mic Audio Hi
37
38
R
Com 1 Mic Key
38
6
Pass 3 Mic Aud Hi
39
H
Com 2 Mic Audio Hi
39
7
Pass 4 Mic Aud Hi
40
V
Com 2 Mic Key
40
41
K
Com 3 Mic Audio Hi
41
11
Pass 3 Phones R Hi
42
15
Com 3 Mic Key
42
11
Pass 4 Phones R Hi
43
19
Com 1 SPR Load Hi
43
N/C
Pass ICS Tie
44
L
Com 1 SPR Load Lo
44
N/C
Pass ICS Tie
45
16
Com 2 SPR Load Hi
45
N/C
CVR Audio Out Hi
46
M
Com 2 SPR Load Lo
46
N/C
CVR Audio Out Lo
47
X
Unmuted Audio 4 Hi
47
N/C
MKR Audio Out Hi
48
1
Unmuted Audio 4 Lo
48
N/C
MKR Audio Out Lo
49
N/C
Spare
49
20
MKR SPR Power
50
Z
Power Ground
50
V Music Mute Enable
N/C
Ground
This information is for reference only. PS Engineering, Inc. does not make assertion that the cross reference is accurate or complete for all installations.
Consult the manufacturer’s installation manuals
PMA7000B
KMA26
N/C
1 Pilot Phones Hi (L)
N/C
2 Copilot Phones Hi (L)
N/C
12 Pass Phones Hi (L)
N/C
10 SWAP (Optional)
3
Remove for 14 V lighting
N/C
L Copilot Hook Switch (opt)
N/C
M Pass Hook Switch (opt)
N/C
V Ent. #2 mute inhibit
N/C
N/C
AirCell Tip
N/C
N/C
AirCell Ring
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Installation and Operator’s Manual
Cross-reference for GMA340
GMA340
J1
Function
1
Mkr Ant
2
Mkr Ant Lo
3
Com 3 Audio in
4
Com 3 Lo
5
Com 3 Mic Audio
6
Com 3 Mic Key
7
ADF Audio In
8
ADF Audio Lo
9
Com 1 Audio
10
Com 1 Audio Lo
11
Com 1 Mic
12
Com 1 Mic Key
13
Com 2 Audio
14
Com 2 Audio Lo
15
Com 2 Mic
16
MASQ
17
Nav 1 Audio
18
Nav 1 Audio Lo
19
Nav 2 Audio
20
Nav 2 Audio Lo
21
DME Audio
22
DME Audio Lo
23
Com 3 Spkr Load
24
Com 3 Spkr Load
25
Com 1 Speaker Load
26
Com 1 Speaker Load
27
Com 2 Speaker Load
28
Com 2 Speaker Load
29
No Connect
30
Com 2 Mic Key
31
Unswitched Unmuted 1
32
Unswitched Lo
33
Pilot Mic Audio
34
Pilot Mic PTT
35
Pilot Mic Lo
36
Ext IM MKR
37
Ext OM MKR
38
Ext MM MKR
39
MM Sense
40
Pass HP (L)
41
Pass HP (R)
42
Pass HP Lo
43
Unswitched 2 Lo
44
Unswitched 2 Audio
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PMA7000B
J1
J2
B
A
J
1*
K
15
S
1*
9
1
P
R
10
1
H
U
12
1
13
1
6
1
n/c
n/c
19
L
16
M
n/c
V
T
1
8
Y
1
C
5
4
2
11
12
N
1
17
GMA340
J2
Function
1
Pilot Phones Lo
2
Copilot Phn Lo
3
Copilot Phn (L)
4
Copilot Phn (R)
5
Lights lo
6
14/28 V Lights
7
14/28 V Lights
8
Aircraft Power
9
Aircraft Power
10
Aircraft Ground
11
Aircraft Ground
12
PA Mute
13
Mute Inhibit
14
Mute Inhibit Lo
15
No Connect
16
Pilot Phones (L)
17
8 ohm select
18
Reserved
19
Tone Enable
20
Swap
21
Swap Lo
22
No Connect
23
Music 1 (L)
24
Music 1 (R)
25
Music 1 Lo
26
Music 2 (L)
27
Music 2 (R)
28
Music 2 Lo
29
No Connect
30
No Connect
31
Pilot Phones(Rt)
32
Copilot Mic Audio
33
Copilot Mic PTT
34
Copilot Mic Lo
35
Pass 1 Mic Audio
36
Pass 1 Mic Lo
37
Pass 2 Mic Audio
38
Pass 2 Mic Lo
39
Pass 3 Mic Audio
40
Pass 3 Mic Lo
41
Pass 4 Mic Audio
42
Pass 4 Mic Lo
43
Speaker Lo
44
Speaker Output
Appendix G
PMA7000B
J1
J2
1
B
3
2
E
F
D
20
20
Z
Z
18
V
Z
3
n/c
n/c
10
Z
15
16
T
13
14
R
1
8
9
K
4
D
5
E
6
F
7
H
22
W
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