Belkin AP20500EA3M-BLK User Manual

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Home Cinema Power Protection with PureFilterTechnology

Power Console PF30

User Manual

AP20500ea3M

AP20500ea3M-BLK

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

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Introduction ..........................................................................................

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Safety Precautions .............................................................................

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Package Contents ..............................................................................

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Power Console Features ....................................................................

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Hookup and Installation

 

Step 1

Mounting your Power Console (Optional)...................

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Step 2

Connect Video Components to the Video Filter ......

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Step 3

Connect Audio Components to the Audio Filter......

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Step 4

Connect High-CurrentAudio Filter

 

 

(8-SecondDelay).............................................................

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Step 5

Connect your Pay-Per-View/PhoneLine..................

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Step 6

Connect your Cable TV/Satellite Coaxial Lines .......

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Step 7

Connect your Broadband Ethernet Line .................

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Operation

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Technical Specifications ..............................................................

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Troubleshooting ...........................................................................

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Glossary of Power Terms ............................................................

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Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty ....................................

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Power Console. The Power Console is designed to clean, protect, and efficiently distribute power to your valuable home cinema system. The Belkin Power Console ensures that every movie you watch and every album you hear is as clean and clear as possible.

The Power Console is packed with innovative features to provide you with the best home cinema experience. Ordinary household AC power that is delivered to your home is polluted with “noise” from many sources inside your home, including computers, general electronics, and kitchen/household appliances. The Power Console’s advanced PureFilter Circuitryis optimised to remove electrical noise and provide clean and clear power to all of your valuable audio, video, andhigh-currentequipment. The multiphase PureFilter Circuitry provides true isolation between audio, video, andhigh-currentcomponents. This isolation prevents noise created by components that are already connected to the Power Console from contaminating other connected equipment. In addition, the Power Console contains Advanced Overvoltage Protection, which automatically disconnects power from your equipment when

the input voltage reaches a dangerous level, and restores power automatically when the voltage returns to a safe level.

We also realise that the aesthetics of your system are very important. For this reason, we enlisted some of the top industrial designers in the world to design the housing for the Belkin Power Console. The minimalist styling of the Power Console combines function with a simple-yet-elegant design and is a great complement to any home cinema system.

As you may know, your AC power source is not the only threat to the safety of your equipment. This is why the Belkin Power Console has three sets of coaxial connections to protect your cable TV, antenna, and satellite signal lines. The Power Console also includes telephone ports to protect Pay-Per-Viewlines and broadband Ethernet ports to protect data lines that stream digital content to your home cinema system.

Providing the ultimate home cinema experience is the driving force behind the Belkin design, providing the clearest picture and cleanest sound from your components to you. Thank you again for purchasing the Belkin Power Console.

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Safety Precautions

Warning – Earthing

This product must be plugged directly into an earthed AC power socket. Do not plug or “daisy-chain”this product into other electrical products such as surge protectors, power strips, or UPSes. Do not plug this product into an extension cable. Failure to plug this product directly into an earthed socket may result in personal injury or damage to your equipment, and void your Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty. Call a licensed electrician if you are unsure if your AC sockets are properly earthed.

Warning – Rooftop Antennas and Satellite Dishes

If you use rooftop antennas, satellite dishes, or any other rooftop hardware that connects to your Belkin Power Console, make sure that all the wires leading from these components are properly earthed. This will protect against voltage surges from lightning strikes or static charges.

Warning – Lightning Storm Protection

Although your Belkin Power Console is built to withstand large power surges, we cannot guarantee that it will protect all of your equipment in the event of a large lightning storm. In the event of a lightning storm, it is best to unplug your Power Console from the wall. Once you have done this, there is no need to unplug any of the equipment that is connected to the Power Console.

Warning – Water and other Liquids: Shock Hazard

Do not use this product with aquariums or other water-relatedproducts. Use indoors and in dry locations only. Do not operate the Power Console if any liquid is spilled on or in the unit. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Warning – Cleaning

Always unplug the Power Console from the AC wall socket before cleaning! It is only necessary to clean the Power Console with a clean, dry cloth or duster. Do not use any cleaning solutions, sprays, or immerse in water. On occasion, it may be necessary to clean the front fascia in order to remove fingerprints. Simply dampen a soft cloth with warm, soapy water and rub gently. Dry the front fascia immediately and thoroughly before applying power to the Power Console.

Note: Do not use an excessive amount of water to clean the front fascia.

Warning – No User-ServiceableParts Inside

If for any reason your Power Console is malfunctioning, do not attempt to repair or dismantle the unit in any way. Unplug the unit and consult this User Manual for warranty and service contact information.

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Safety Precautions

Warning – Power Cable Safety

Do not route the Power Console’s AC power cable near heat sources. This could damage the power cable and cause it to malfunction, creating a shock hazard.

Do not route the Power Console’s AC power cable in heavy foot-trafficareas where it could create a trip hazard (hallways, doorways,

across room).

If the power cable is frayed, ripped, cut, or damaged in any way, please discontinue use immediately and refer to the warranty section of this User Manual for instructions.

Following information is only for EU-memberstates:

The use of the symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please visit our web at www.belkin.com (or contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product)

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Package Contents

User Manual

Belkin Power Console PF30

One Pair of Rack-MountBrackets

1.8m (6 ft.) RJ45 Ethernet Patch Cable – For broadband connectivity

1.8m (6 ft.) BT Phone Cable

1.8m (6 ft.) Belkin F-TypeCoaxial Signal Cables for Satellite/Cable TV

1.8m (6 ft.) Belkin Coaxial Aerial Cable

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Power Console Features

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Switched Button - turns on and off the power to the Power Console’s

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Central LED Display - monitors the Power Console’s vital functions

Power

 

“switched” sockets

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Video Filter - ensures optimum reduction of line noise and

 

 

 

interference to your video components (single-stageanalog filter)

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Audio Filter - ensures optimum reduction of line noise and

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interference to your audio components (single-stageanalog filter)

 

 

HiCurrent

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Filter - delivers high current topower-hungryamplifiers

 

 

and receivers; optimised to filter-outAC line noise to these

 

 

components

 

 

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Cable TV, Antenna, and Satellite-LineInput/Output- protects

 

 

coaxial-cablelines from dangerous electrical disturbances that can

 

 

travel down your coaxial-cablelines

 

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Pay-Per-View/Phone-LineInput/Output- protects Pay-Per-View,

 

 

phone, or DSL lines from dangerous power surges that can damage

 

 

your equipment; built-insplitter turns one line into 2

 

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10-Amp Circuit Breaker - offers safety of resettable circuit breaker

 

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Broadband Ethernet Input/Output - protects broadband Ethernet

 

 

lines used for digital media receivers, gaming, or broadband Internet

 

 

access from dangerous power surges

 

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Earth Screw - provides an earthing point for unearthed components

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Hookup and Installation

Step 1

Mounting your Power Console (Optional)

The Belkin Power Console can be mounted to a standard AV equipment rack or inside a cabinet equipped with an equipment rack.

A.Remove the mounting brackets from the box.

B.Make sure that the Power Console is unplugged.

C.Align the bracket with the front of the Power Console for flush installation in the rack.

D.Attach the bracket to the side of the Power Console (Fig. 1). You must use a minimum of four screws to mount each bracket.

E.Repeat steps C and D for installation of the bracket to the other side of the Power Console.

F.Mount the Power Console to the equipment rack.

Note: Screws for mounting the Power Console to the equipment rack are not provided as they are made specifically for the particular equipment rack that you own. Contact the manufacturer of the rack if you do not have the correct mounting screws.

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Hookup and Installation

Step 2

Connect Video Components to the Video Filter

The Belkin Power Console contains an isolated video filter that is optimised to clean and condition the power to all of your video components. The video filter also isolates your video components from connected audio and high-currentaudio components.

A.Attach Belkin power cable labels to each component’s power cable before you plug the cable into the sockets on the Power Console.

B.Connect the power cables of your video components to any socket labeled under the “Video Filter”. Examples of the most common video components are listed below:

1.TV/Monitor

2.VCR

3.Analog Cable TV Set-TopBox

4.Projector

Note: You can connect any type of video component into any of the video filter sockets. You are not limited to the components listed above.

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Step 3

Connect Audio Components to the Audio Filter

The Belkin Power Console contains an isolated audio filter that is optimised to clean and condition the power to all of your audio components. The audio filter also isolates your audio components from connected video and high-currentaudio components.

A.Attach Belkin power cable labels to each component’s power cable before you plug the cable into the sockets on the Power Console.

B.Connect the power cables of your audio components to any socket labeled under the “Audio Filter”. Examples of the most common audio components are listed below:

1.Tape Player

2.Receiver (Preamp)

3.Turntables

Note: You can connect any type of audio component into any of the audio filter sockets. You are not limited to the components listed above.

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Step 4

Connect High-CurrentAudio Filter(8-SecondDelay)

The HiCurrent socket is specifically designed to filter out AC line noise while delivering maximum current to power-hungryamplifiers and otherhigh-currentaudio components.

Note: The HiCurrent socket is equipped with aneight-seconddelay. This allows yourhigh-currentamplifiers to turn on last and turn off first, avoiding that annoying and potentially damaging “thump” from getting to your speakers.

A.Attach Belkin power cable labels to each component’s power cable before you plug the cable into the HiCurrent socket on the Power Console.

B.Connect your high-currentdevice into the “HiCurrent Filter”. Examples of the most commonhigh-currentcomponents are listed below:

1.Amplifiers

2.Powered Sub-Woofers

3.Electrostatic Speakers

Note: You can connect any type ofhigh-currentaudio component into any of thehigh-currentsockets. You are not limited to the components listed above.

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