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PowerChiton BreakoutBox – Waterproof Mixer

The BreakoutBox is an accessory for the PowerChiton product line.  It connects to the PowerChiton by a weatherproof umbilical cable.  It’s a lockable, waterproof IP66 NEMA enclosure, which contains a 4-input mixer.

Mixer Inputs:

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

The unit provides sufficient storage space for a handheld microphone and cable, or other small items.

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 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.

Breakout Box XL is a larger version of the Breakout Box with space for up to 3 wireless mic receivers, as well as hand-held microphones and other accessories.