The Anytronics Aurora 12 lighting desk is a 12 channel 2 preset manual lighting desk designed primarily for schools and small drama groups. It is a low voltage unit, obtaining its power from the dimming packs to which it is connected. Apart from the expected features of "Blackout" and "Flash" switches, it does have a number of features normally only associated with more expensive desks, such as flash level slider, slaving facilities - even an optional gooseneck light.
Obviously we would prefer Anytronics dimming packs to be used in conjunction with the desk and these are perfectly capable of providing the power required (however, this is not a perfect world and you may have some other manufacturer’s dimming packs). Most OEM packs will provide a suitable DC supply which should be between 18 V to 25 V at a current of 70 mA, and this is enough current to run the desk alone, but if a lamp is to be used then 200 mA of current will be required. In case the dimming packs you are using do not have a suitable supply or if it has been utilised for something else, the separate DC supply will be needed (see price list).
The desks are supplied with the sides fitted for table top use, however, these can be reversed to allow the desk to be 19" rack mounted (see front image).
Connections to the dimming packs are via 2 ring locking 8 pin DIN sockets, whilst the slaving connections are via non locking 5 pin DIN sockets.
‘B’ Preset master is reverse connected to allow smooth one handed manual crossfades whilst two timer slides, one for each preset are provided for crossfades, from one second to six minutes.