The PM1.5a is being used in a bi-amp setup, on the low end and driving Infinity K9's. (That is, it will until fate and great good fortune shall direct me to a 600-2 that I can acquire to do that! )
It is a PIA switching all kinds of equipment on and off each time I power up the sound system (as I'm sure we all appreciate) and I'm rigging a power bar to activate through a 40 amp (at 12 volt) relay to be turned on by the 12 volt output on the TGP-5 when it powers up, the way that processor turns on its companion TGP 400-7.
I don't want to run the PM1.5a on this relay as well though, due to the greater current needs of a power amp and in fear that this might overload the relay. I'd like to use the Carver power up system for the PM1.5a, but the problem comes with labeling and what it really means.
The TGP-5 output is logically indicated to be 12 volts and the terminals are clearly marked, 12 volts positive and negative, not to draw more than 500 Ma total.(The TGP 400-7 only draws 20 Ma.)
The PM1.5a however has low voltage terminals on the back for it's start up 'sequencer' that are marked 'receive' and 'send'! (huh?) I have no manual for the PM1.5a.
What does receive and send mean?
Are these things compatible and can the PM1.5a be switched on by the TGP-5's 12 volt output?