Find below instructions on how to connect the Allen & Heath XB-14 radio mixer with CANFORD illuminated sign ES base fitting (type B, 230 volt). This connection will light the ON AIR light whenever a MIX fader is ON and fade UP.
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The base of Canford Type B units has a PCB that includes a semi-conductor called a triac – that acts like a mechanical relay – and this triac performs the final mains switching to the fitted lamps within the same Canford Type B unit.
On the control input side the Canford Type B has PCB screw terminals marked:
So, connecting common 0V to ON makes the lamps come on permanently.
And connecting common 0V to FLASH makes the lamps come on, in a flashing state.
So to summarise, all we need is a simple voltage free contact closure to make the lamps come on (either flashing or steady).
For the connection of the 2 units i used a CAT5 cable. On XB-14 Remote A, connect the D-sub pin 1 (MIC 1), 2 (MIC 3), 9 (MIC 2), 10 (MIC 4) to ON and pin 8 (Ground) to 0V.
Now you will be able to operate the ON AIR light by fading up any of the MIC faders.
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