The Furman M-8L is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for many rack mount systems. Install an M-8 in the top slot of your rack, and the eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel will power up and protect all your equipment up to a 15-amp load.
M-Series conditioners protect your delicate electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting supression circuit quickly responds and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent noise from fluorescent lights, certain dimmers, radio transmitters, and similar sources of “electronic pollution” from contaminating the AC line and from there, leaking into sensitive audio, video, or computer circuits. The M-8L is NRTL/TUV listed.
For safety, a circuit breaker is provided on the rear panel. If the total load on the Power Conditioner (combining all outlets) exceeds the 15A (or 1800 watt limit), the circuit breaker will trip. If this happens, it may be easily reset by pushing in the button. There is no need to replace fuses.
The M-8L includes two pull-out light tubes for rack illumination. For convenience in traveling, the lamps may be pushed in, safely out of the way. When the rack is again ready to use, they pull out easily (up to 2.75 inches, or 7 cm) and may be adjusted to provide optimum illumination for your equipment. The units come supplied with 5 watt night-light bulbs. Cooler-running 4 watt bulbs or even colored Christmas tree bulbs may be substituted, if desired. Replacements are readily available at most hardware stores or almost anywhere household light bulbs are sold, and can be ordered from Furman. Bulbs are easily replaced without removing the unit from the rack by unscrewing the cap on the end of each light tube.
The M-8L has a convenient master switch for the rear outlets which glows when the power is on. There is a separate “Rack Lights“ switch for the lamps, plus a dimmer control knob which increases the lamps’ brightness.
All Merit Series Power Conditioners are protected by a limited one year warranty covering manufacturer defects. Warranty service is provided by Furman Sound, Inc.
Maximum Output Current:
15 amps (1800 watts at 120 VAC)
6 ft. captive, 14 AWG, with three conductor Edison plug
2 x 5 watts
90 to 140 VAC
Spike Protection Mode:
Line to neutral
188 Vpk peak @ 3,000 Amps (133 VAC RMS)
Maximum Surge Current:
Transverse mode: Greater than 20dB, 1.5 to 200 MHz