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MAXPRO3000+  


OBSOLETE PRODUCT

This product was sold-out and cancelled, please use MAXPRO2015+ or MAXPRO 6015+. The difference between the two is that the 2015+ is smaller version without DIGIAMP connector. Technically the two boards perform more/less the same. The last few boards of MAXPRO3000 are for sale on eBay here.

MAX PRO 3000+ FM exciter is a complete redesign of our old and extremely popular MAX PRO 3+ board covering entire FM band from 87.5 to 108MHz (extendable for japanese band down to 76MHz) without any tuning. We have taken the best of the old and added an impressive number of new hot features such as power/swr readout, temperature readout, modulation level readout, complete supervising of optional output amplifier with power, swr, voltage and current readout and remote control via RS232/USB. Units also feature easy connect Maxlink socket, DIGIAMP socket, improved silent cooling system and the new ALC (Automatic Level Control) system. SWR and TEMP alarms can be adjusted via LCD and protect the unit from destruction. See the manual for a full list and explanation of all the features, a number of usefull guides are included as well!

This is a workhorse rugged FM exciter designed to run silently and cool 24/7.

The exciter carries a one year limited warranty on parts and labor against defects in materials and workmanship, except the RF final transistor.

You can find the manual for this (and other products) here.

Technical specifications:
- RF Output Power: 0 to 15 Watts (22W max., 14-18W typ, fully variable via LCD or trimmer)
- Some units do up to 25W, but pushing them above 15W is your responsibility (may reduce life)
- Output connector: BNC
- Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
- Frequency range: 87.5-108MHz (76-108 via DIP switches, reduced output)
- PLL Steps: 5KHz (10/25/50/100/200KHz adjustable via lcd)
- Frequency stability: +/- 20Hz
- Spurious/Harmonic rejection: Harmonics: >50dB, Spurious: >50dB
- Power Supply: 11-15V/2.5A or car battery (does not require 15V anymore)
- Power connector: 2.1mm power socket, center (+)
- Quartz Locked PLL Frequency Control
- Ultra Stable, Ultra Clean Output
- No Expensive Test Equipment Required
- Audio performance: Less than 0.5% distortion, 20Hz-75KHz
- RF output ruggedness: SWR protection
- Polarity protection, temp protection
- Pre-emphasis, 50uS, 75uS or none
- Audio Input Impedance: 10Kohm, unbalanced
- Audio Input Level: 0 dB
- S/N ratio: >90 dB
- PC Board Size: Same as MAX PRO 3+, 100x125mm
- Audio connectors: RCA jack, optional MCX

(*) In extended frequency band PLL/VCO support 40-54MHz without modifications, but output stage requires modifications to reach full output power and required filtering.

What parameters can I change via remote control?
Its best that you look at the screen capture below. The program may change slightly over time as we make enhancements, but the main features will remain as below:

PC control software

What is the Predrilled LCD front panel?
- This is a rectangular piece of aluminum with predrilled holes for LCD display, buttons and LED diodes. It also has 4 holes in the corner so you can easily mount this to your case. This makes it much easier to mount the transmitter into a nice looking case (eliminates the hard work with the LCD).

What is the RS232 IO board and why do I need it?
IO board is required, if you want to control MAXPRO3000+ remotely via RS232. It plugs into the LCD control module. RS232 cable is not included.

What is the USB IO board and why do I need it?
IO board is required, if you want to control MAXPRO3000+ remotely via USB cable. The module plugs into the LCD control module. USB cable is not included (standard USB cable is available everywhere).

What is the Software+IOBOARD for changing logo?
This is a combination of special unlocked version of software and RS232 IO board, which is required to control MAXPRO3000+ remotely via PC/RS232. It plugs into the LCD control module. Software lets you change welcome text (logo); you can replace that text with your company name for example. Your customized text will be saved and used at every power-up.

What is that tiny switch?
This is the switch we use in our 19" racks, it also has a built-in LED diode for better effect.

What is PCSLPF6000+ 1KW PTFE LPF with DIGIAMP?
This is a low pass filter with directional coupler (power and SWR meter) that simply connects to MAX PRO 3000+ via flat cable. Only used when you install this exciter in an enclosure together with amplifier. It can than be connected between the exit from amplifier and antenna connector to provide power, swr, temperature and voltage information to the FM exciter. Flat cable is ordered separately (DIGIAMP flat cable). You can read more about this in the manual.

What is PCSLPF7000+ 1.5KW PTFE LPF with DIGIAMP?
This is a low pass filter with directional coupler (power and SWR meter) that simply connects to MAX PRO 3000+ via flat cable. Only used when you install this exciter in an enclosure together with amplifier. It can than be connected between the exit from amplifier and antenna connector to provide power, swr, temperature and voltage information to the FM exciter. Flat cable is ordered separately (DIGIAMP flat cable). You can read more about this in the manual.

What is the ControlMini1 board and do I need it?
ControlMini1 board is only used when you install this exciter in an enclosure together with amplifier. It can than be connected to mains power supply to control the voltage and with that the output power. It plugs into the MAXPRO3000+ via flat cable. You can read more about this in the manual.

What is the ControlMini2 board and do I need it?
ControlMini2 board is only used when you install this exciter in an enclosure together with amplifier. It can than be connected between the exit from filter and antenna connector to provide power, swr, temperature and voltage information to the FM exciter. It plugs into the MAXPRO3000+ via flat cable. You can read more about this in the manual.

What is transmitter keylock?
It lets you lock the keyboard to prevent users from changing frequency. Connects to the LCD display (just remove jumper and connect to this keylock).

NOTE: To use this unit with LCD display you also need to order LCD display unit. MAXPRO3000+ can also be used without LCD display (DIP switch mode). LCD modules can be used in DIP switch mode as well, but it is not required (in such case it shows frequency, but it is locked and can only be changed via DIP switch).

To look for a suitable antenna check: here.
To look for a suitable coaxial cable check: here.
To look for a suitable stereo encoder check: here.
To look for a suitable case check: here.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 July, 2008.
 *Please select the quantity for each item you wish to order and click the 'Add To Cart' button below.
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    Name   Model   Select   Price 
MAX PRO 3000+ FM Exciter (no LCD)  MAX PRO 3000+ FM Exciter (no LCD)     79.99EUR  65.00EUR
LCD module for MAX PRO 3000+  LCD module for MAX PRO 3000+     24.99EUR
Predrilled LCD front panel  Predrilled LCD front panel     4.99EUR
USB IO board + 20cm 6-pin flat cable  USB IO board + 20cm 6-pin flat cable     19.99EUR
14-pin DIGIAMP flat cable (40cm, 2 connectors)  14-pin DIGIAMP flat cable (40cm, 2 connectors)     5.99EUR
ControlMini1 mains power supply control board  ControlMini1 mains power supply control board     49.99EUR
ControlMini2 amplifier control board  ControlMini2 amplifier control board     49.99EUR
Universal 14-pin DIGIAMP flat cable (40cm) with 3 connectors  Universal 14-pin DIGIAMP flat cable (40cm) with 3 connectors     6.99EUR
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