Applications: distributed audio systems, pole-mount audio, themed entertainment, concert delay systems, outdoor paging systems, installed audio where no equipment room is available, networked audio over IP, mass transit / train yard audio, wireless audio distribution, airport and boat terminal audio, more.
The PowerChiton series of weatherproof outdoor amplifier modules represent a new approach to outdoor audio systems. Combining a high performance, passively cooled amplifier with a IP66 rated, low-profile enclosure, the PowerChiton offers the system installer or designer a new solution for the problems of distributed outdoor audio system design.
Each PowerChiton monoblock amplifier module is capable of powering an @ two-Ohm load and therefore can drive one, two, or three eight-Ohm loudspeakers. Due to the efficient design of the amplifier module, only a passive radiator is needed for cooling and there are no moving parts in the module, reducing failure points.
There are five sizes of PowerChiton available- 100W, 130W, 250W, 525W, and 1500W (mono, into 8-Ohm loads)
While they were optimized for use with the Technomad Vernal, Vienna, Noho and Berlin weatherproof loudspeakers, the PowerChiton can be used with any eight or four ohm loudspeaker.
The PowerChiton base model ships with two line-level inputs, which can be independently adjusted by an internal mixer. The PowerChiton has available expansion options enabling it to work on an Ethernet network (accepting any bit-rate MP3 format audio for VOIP or Audio-Over-IP applications), RDL™ Twisted Pair installation, or FM wireless distribution system. When combined with Technomad’s wireless transmitter, the PowerChiton system provides an unrivaled way to distribute audio and amplify it at maximum quality.
Need filtering for subwoofers or smaller full range boxes? No problem! Choose choose 85 Hz high-pass, 85 Hz low-pass, 350 Hz high pass, and full-range output, just by moving an internal cable.
The PowerChitons can be wall-mounted with the included mounting feet. Pole-mount adaptors are also available as well as hardware allowing the modules to be installed on the back of the associated Technomad loudspeakers.
Q: Yes, but what is up with that name? A: A Chiton (pronounced kī’tŏn’ , like the “Ki” in kite and “Ton” like a ton of bricks) is a handsome, tough marine mollusk, which weathers the harsh tidal zones of the Pacific Northwest and other areas with ease. More information on Chitons here.
Performance Specifications (Max. output power @ 1% THD+N)
PowerChiton Micro Outdoor Amplifier 100W/8Ω 195W/4Ω 230W/2.6Ω Ideal for powering up to two Technomad Vernal Loudspeakers
PowerChiton 1 Outdoor Amplifier 130w @ 8Ω 250w @ 4Ω 300w @ 2.6Ω Ideal for powering up to two Technomad Vienna Loudspeakers
PowerChiton 2 Outdoor Amplifier 250w @ 8Ω 500w @ 4Ω 750w @ 2.6Ω Ideal for powering up to two Technomad Paris Loudspeakers
PowerChiton 3 Outdoor Amplifier 525w @ 8Ω 1100w @ 4Ω 1500w @ 2.6Ω Ideal for powering up to two Technomad Noho (or Berlin )Loudspeakers
Wireless Receiver Module (factory installed in PowerChiton)
BreakOut Box – adds lockable enclosure with integral 4-input mixer – use it to connect an XLR mic or line-level inputs. Ideal for post-mounted systems – directly connect to your PowerChiton via the BreakOut box. New! BreakoutBox XL holds up to 3 wireless microphone receivers, plus room for handheld mics and accessories. » More Info
Internal 70-volt transformer, available on PowerChiton 1,2,3.
Ethernet Audio-Over-IP module (factory installed in PowerChiton) – Barix Extreamer Ethernet Audio-Over-IP module (factory installed in PowerChiton) – Dante
RDL Twisted-Pair receiver Module (factory installed in PowerChiton)
Cabinet: Polycarbonate (gray/black)
Flame rating: UL94
Outdoor UV rating: UL tested
IP rating: IP66
PowerChiton 1 8.50”/216mm x 7.36”/188mm x 5.20”/132mm
PowerChiton 2 10.50”/266mm x 8.50”/216mm x 5.20”/132mm
PowerChiton 3 10.50”/266mm x 8.50”/216mm x 5.20”/132mm
PowerChiton 4 12.5″/317mm x 10.5″/266mm x 5.35″/136mm
Power input: 6’ 12/3 AWG pigtail (110-120 60 Hz or 220-240 50 Hz VAC)
Network Connection (optional) : RJ45 Ethernet jack
Audio output: 2x NL4MP Speak-On
The outdoor amplifier module shall be a single passively cool type integrated into a weatherproof, polycarbonate NEMA enclosure rated for IP66 exposure. The unit shall be fuse-protected and capable of operating off of either 120vAC or 220vAC power. The unit shall offer options for flange mounting and pole mounting. The unit shall be rated at UL 94 for flame resistance. The unit shall be UL rated for UV resistance. The unit shall be capable for operating a 8 Ohms, 4 Ohms and 2.6 Ohms. The unit shall have a THD + N less than .01%. The unit shall have a total efficiency of better than 81%. The unit shall be expandable to operate as a network audio device with optional Ethernet module. The unit shall be passively cooled via an exposed, weatherproof aluminum heat sink. The unit shall be expandable to operate on a FM wireless system with optional wireless module. The unit shall be expandable to operate with RDL Twisted Pair™ distribution systems. The unit shall be a Technomad PowerChiton Outdoor Amplifier.