Programming the P10 to delay powering up Zones


#1

Hi to all

I am trying to set my P10 to delay Zones D&E (my monos are plugged into these zones) for a 60 second delay.

I logged into remotely and set these zones to 60 seconds but when I turn them on through the front screen, the amps power up within a second or so.

Could somebody please help me with setting the delay as I am obviously doing something wrong?

Thanks to all for your help.


#2

Did you click the upper right icon to save the changes you made?


#3
Elk said Did you click the upper right icon to save the changes you made?
Yes I did.

Still no change. Even when I check the status through the front screen, it does log the delay as 60 seconds.

Thanks


#4

When you access the setup screen on the P10 itself, it shows a programmed delay for the correct zones? And, yet, there is no delay?

If true, I suggest completely turning off the P10, unplugging it for a bit, and plugging it back in. This may reset the unit.

Also, check to make sure you have indeed plugged components in to the zones you intend. It is easy to plug them in wrong.


#5

libbyandjan,

I am assuming that your P10 is connected to the internet. Would you please email me at davep@psaudio.com with the serial number of your P10? There are some things I can check remotely through Globalnet.

Dave


#6

Hi Dave

Thanks for that. I will email you tonight (Australian time) and advised it is connected to the internet and you can do your checks.

The serial number is 072129

Thanks again Dave


#7
Dave P. said libbyandjan,

I am assuming that your P10 is connected to the internet. Would you please email me at davep@psaudio.com with the serial number of your P10? There are some things I can check remotely through Globalnet.

Dave


Hi Dave

The P10 is now connected to the internet. The unit number is 072129.

Any information you can supply is appreciated.

Thanks Dave


#8
Elk said When you access the setup screen on the P10 itself, it shows a programmed delay for the correct zones? And, yet, there is no delay?

If true, I suggest completely turning off the P10, unplugging it for a bit, and plugging it back in. This may reset the unit.

Also, check to make sure you have indeed plugged components in to the zones you intend. It is easy to plug them in wrong.


Hi Elk

I unplugged from the wall for a few minutes and then tried again. No luck and still no time delay. I then tried setting delays on the other zones and no luck either.

Thanks for the advice and I will email Dave to see if anything can be done remotely.


#9

Is Globalnet and your Internet browser showing the same configuration?

You can access both from your control point.


#10
Frode said Is Globalnet and your Internet browser showing the same configuration?

You can access both from your control point.


Hi Frode

I just checked the Global Net and it reads the same as the internet browser. I am pointing to me doing something wrong as the P10 looks hunky dory.

Just for my sanity, I log into the internet browser and set the delay for on and this can be done once I change the switch mode to programmed.

Then I hit the save changes and that should be it. I have checked the screen on the P10 and it too reads the same delays. So, all three checkpoints are the same.

When I turn on the monos or zone D & E the relay clicks in and a second or two later the monos activate.

Beats me.

Thanks


#11

It appears you are doing everything correctly. I suspect mulched firmware.

I am interested in learning what Dave concludes.


#12
Elk said It appears you are doing everything correctly. I suspect mulched firmware.

I am interested in learning what Dave concludes.


Hi Elk

It seems that I was doing everything right except my misunderstanding of the programming operation. The delays are only active from the front master switch (blue icon top left on front facia) when used.

Everybody probably knows that except for me. So, no error from the P10 and functions as specified.

It would be nice if the P10 would not turn on automatically when power is cut from it. I would like to see that it needed to be activated again after the power was cut. But, thats just a personal preference and in no way diminishes the current performance of the P10 which I am no less than excited about.

Thanks for your advice Elk.


#13

Good news, but a bit frustrating.

I agree; if there is a power outage or cut power the P10 should remain off when power is restored.

Thanks for following up!


#14

But I believe that during P10 power restore, the P10 will return to its original zone settings, meaning that if e.g. Zone A is set to programmed and not permanently on, zone A will not be powered automatically.


#15
Frode said But I believe that during P10 power restore, the P10 will return to its original zone settings, meaning that if e.g. Zone A is set to programmed and not permanently on, zone A will not be powered automatically.
Maybe you are correct Frode. I am going to try this out. I generally leave my cd, pre amp and speakers on (Quads). So, if there is a power outage, the P10 will go out and when it comes back on, it will reboot to the original settings. In this case, it would be nice if it did not reboot like this but that the owner would have to manually activate the zones again to be on.

Though I will try this on zones that re not on like my amps and see if it reboots them to green instead of orange.

As a quad owner (and this is the only reason I have raised this issue), you do not want to have the power cut in and out a number of times in short bursts. this operation means that multiple current bursts from amps can fry the Quads in a short space of time.

I believe this is what happened to me (not any fault of the P10, it functions exactly as it was manufactured) thereby rendering my Quads to have all panels replaced with significant costs.

Thank you for your help as well Frode.


#16
Frode said But I believe that during P10 power restore, the P10 will return to its original zone settings, meaning that if e.g. Zone A is set to programmed and not permanently on, zone A will not be powered automatically.
Hi Frode

You are correct. I set my zones with the programmed option and when activating the front master switch, the delays operate as per delayed settings.

Today, I switched the mains power off from the wall and turned back on immediately and no zones were activated. I did this with the zones first in the orange and then I had three zones active when the power was cut. All times no zones when the P10 powered up returned to green.

So, if the zones are programmed any cut in power to the P10 will result in the zones not becoming active after the power has been restored. This is very good.

When my Quads had been fried, the zones were not set to programmed, hence when the cut in power happened a number of times in a short time, this caused the Quads to fail.

Thanks for the advice.