Mains Multiplier 8+
The Mains Multiplier 8+ is not a regular multiple socket, more a work of art made on a CNC machine that shapes this form out of one piece of synthetic material. Yes… synthetic! The results speak for themselves, optical as well as electrical.
The type of the eight sockets is chosen because of the high contact pressure, which is obvious when putting in or pulling out a power plug. More contact pressure and an optimal contact surface do create a low resistance value which is very important for a good power distribution.
The wiring from phase, neutral and earth is connected by a star principle. Every output has its own wiring towards the input connector. Peaks in the current or interference signals that appear on the earth contacts of one socket will now have less effect on the other sockets.
Group II filtering
Group II contacts each have their own high frequency Common Mode filter, so in total four filters can be found in this group. Connected loads do not “see” each other and disturbances from the mains supply or disturbances induced by one of the loads will not have a negative effect on the overall audio performance.
Unique Ground-Bridge selector
The Mains Multiplier 8+ is equipped with our unique Ground-Bridge selector. It offers you the option to connect to an external earth instead the earth from the wall socket which is shared with all other devices in your house. In most cases this external earth is a special copper electrode placed deep into the ground, outside your house, preferably it is used for your audio only.
With the Ground-Bridge placed between the black and the green connector you have your Mains Multiplier 8+ connected to the wall socket earth. With the Ground-Bridge placed between both black connectors you can feed the external earth to the green connector on your Mains Multiplier 8+.
Clever phase indicator
The Mains Multiplier 8+ has a very clever way to indicate that it is connected to the mains supply the right way. Two LED’s will show you if the Mains Multiplier 8+ has an input voltage, if earth is present and if the mains supply’s phase is connected properly.
If the Mains Multiplier 8+ is connected the right way, you will see two green lights. If one light is off or one light is red, something is wrong with your connection. Have a look at the figure for an explanation of the different indications.