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Niles CS12V

Current-sensing 12-volt trigger

Item # 190CS12V

This Niles current-sensing 12-volt trigger lets you automatically turn on a secondary device when you power up the...

This Niles current-sensing 12-volt trigger lets you automatically turn on a secondary device when you power up the...

Item # 190CS12V

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About the Niles CS12V

This Niles current-sensing 12-volt trigger lets you automatically turn on a secondary device when you power up the first. For example, activate a motorized projection screen when you turn on your front projector. Plug the Niles trigger into an AC outlet, and connect your projector to the trigger's AC input. Then run a mono minijack cable (not included) from the Niles trigger to your screen's 12-volt trigger input. Fire up your projector, and the screen extends — you're ready for movie night.

This Niles current-sensing 12-volt trigger lets you automatically turn on a secondary device when you power up the first. For example, activate a motorized projection screen when you turn on your front projector. Plug the Niles trigger into an AC outlet, and connect your projector to the trigger's AC input. Then run a mono minijack cable (not included) from the Niles trigger to your screen's 12-volt trigger input. Fire up your projector, and the screen extends — you're ready for movie night.

Note: Due to the CS12V's current limitations, we recommend not using high-current components like most home theater receivers and amplifiers as the triggering device.

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Product highlights:

  • powers up an accessory like a fan or a motorized screen when you turn on your projector or TV
  • choose from three delay settings: 0 seconds, 5 seconds, and 10 seconds
  • compact design
  • integrated mounting wings for horizontal or vertical installation
  • UL-listed
  • 9-1/16"W x 1-5/8"H x 6-1/8"D (with cables connected)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FG01173
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What's in the box:

  • Current sensing 12-volt trigger
  • 70" AC power cord
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Installation guide
  • Safety instructions

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Niles CS12V

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 4/3/2018

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I have this trigger hooked up to a receiver and amp. Some times the amp will come on even when I don't turn on the receiver. I guess its better then having the amp on all the time but I am a little disappointed.

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Great upgrade for components lacking the 12V trigger

Crutchfield customer from Bethesda, MD on 4/28/2017

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This product works as advertised. When setting it up, the Niles CS12V is "nulled" to the standby current of the control component, so that even components that don't draw much current when switched on can trigger the CS12V. I have it slaved to a Schiit Audio SAGA mini-preamp that draws less than 25 watts when on, and the CS12V triggers a Benchmark AHB2 power amp on and off without any problems. The CS12V also has a delay function, although I have it defeated. The Niles CS12V is a convenient way to upgrade components that do not have the 12V trigger function built-in.

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Works great !!

EMC from Brentwood TN on 10/15/2010

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Works great !! Does what its supposed to . Turns on a Niles FM-1 Cooling fan unit.

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Dubinvero from Cornelius, NC on 3/16/2008

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My new projector did not have a screen trigger. The Niles CS12V was exactly what I needed. The Niles product is small enough to hide behind my shelf mounted projector. Installation was simple. Plug the Niles CS12V into the AC outlet, plug the projector and the trigger cable into the CS12V. A thorough instruction booklet comes with the product. My only critique of the initial set-up instructions is that it fails to explain that you need to press AND HOLD the adjust button. The CS12V is working perfectly. It is very well constructed. I am very pleased with it's performance.

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Features

Overview: The CS12V is a current sensing 12-volt (DC) trigger. Plug one of your system components into the 3-prong AC outlet and the CS12V senses the current draw when that component is turned on, and energizes the 12-volt output to turn on a second component.

Note: According to Niles Audio, the power consumption on the component plugged into this unit must be at least 30 watts to trigger the 12 volt output.

Delay: You can delay the 12-volt output when the connected component is turned on. The delay time options are zero seconds, five seconds, and 10 seconds.

Idle Current: Most components draw some nominal current when they're off. With the connected component turned off, set the CS12V to account for that current.

Specifications:

  • Input: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz
  • AC Output: 120 volts, 60 Hz; 5 amps max, 600 watts max
  • Trigger Output: 12 volts DC, 200 mA
  • Output Plug: 3.5mm mono, tip positive

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I needed this so my vintage Marantz 1180dc integrated amplifier would be able to trigger my Panamax 5100 unit which in turn triggers my subwoofers and other components to come on. Have used one of these on another vintage system with great success. [ Barry  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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Hoping this will solve the problem of the Sonos Connect not having a 12v trigger to turn on and off my amplifier [ Gary  Jun 29, 2016 ]

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