Manufacturer/Supplier to the Pyrotechnic Community
To remotely fire one or more electric matches. Ideally
suited for firing fronts containing many matches in series. Typical
fronts having 25-30 matches in series are easily fired by this
small but powerful Capacitive Discharge unit.
Approximately 1" X 2" X 3" and constructed of durable
ABS plastic. The front has two rocker style switches, the
left for power "ON/OFF" and the right "FIRE/OFF".
On Model #1DMS the left switch will stay on or off, whichever
is selected. On the #2DMS the left switch is momentary style,
must be held down to charge and fire (many consider to be the
safer mode). The right switch is a momentary style in both
models, and remains in the off position until ready to fire, when
it is pressed and released. The output terminals are located
on the end panel, with a neon light in between.
Normal firing procedure is to turn the power switch on until
the neon light begins to flash, whereby pressing the fire switch
will put 280-320 volts on to the output terminals. With new alkaline
batteries the charge time is 6-8 seconds. When the power switch
is in the off position the unit will self discharge to a safe
level in 2 seconds. The batteries are easily replaced by sliding
off the back cover.
We also manufacture a 1.1j model, not as powerful as our 8.7j
(will fire 12-15 matches), however the charge time is approximately
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