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PowerChiton BreakoutBox and BreakoutBox XL 

The BreakoutBox and BreakoutBox XL are accessories for the PowerChiton product line.

Designed to work with Technomad’s line of PowerChiton amplifiers, the BreakoutBox series provides a local interface in a low profile, weatherproof enclosure. The BreakoutBox and BreakoutBox XL both feature a mono, four input audio mixer with a combo microphone / balanced input and three line level inputs. On both the BreakoutBox and the BreakoutBox XL, there is a XLR- 1/4” TRS combo jack for microphone and balanced line input on the input surface. There is also an unbalanced 1/4” jack. On the BreakoutBox, there are two additional RCA jack inputs for channels 3 and 4. On the BreakoutBox XL, there are three expansion bays along with the XLR 1/4″ combo input. The 1/4″ unbalanced input is paralleled with one expansion bay. 

BreakoutBox Inputs:

  • one combo-jack XLR mic input with and concentric 1/4″ line-level input
  • one unbalanced 1/4″ line level input
  • two unbalanced RCA line level inputs

BreakoutBox XL Inputs:

  • one combo-jack XLR mic input with and concentric 1/4″ line-level input
  • one unbalanced 1/4″ line level input (shared with expansion bay # 3)
  • three expansion bays
  • The unit has a total of four inputs

In a typical application, the PowerChiton is installed on a lighting pole, connected to AC power supplied by the pole.  The PowerChiton drives a cluster of up to three loudspeakers.  The Breakout Box is wired to the PowerChiton via the umbilical cable, with the BoB installed at eye-level on the pole for easy access..

A coach or other user can walk up to the BreakoutBox, unlock it and immediately make announcements via the microphone or play music by connecting an iPod or similar source.

Together, the BreakoutBox series and PowerChiton eliminate the need for a dedicated equipment room or press box.  A complete PA system can be installed ‘naked’ on an outdoor structure or post, ready for use at a moments notice.