The firing module is equipped with 18 separate firing cues that support the firing of multiple igniter types. For the current max firing values please see the continuity clarified document.
Important! By default, the firing module is configured to fire e-matches with a 100ms pulse (1/10 of a second) for each cue. You can also configure the firing module to fire 2 seconds per cue.
E-match Mode - For 100ms pulses, press SYNC and CH- at the same time. “0.1” will display briefly on the channel display.
Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clip Mode - For 2s pulses, press SYNC and CH+ at the same time. “2.0” will display briefly on the channel display.
You can configure each module separately and can use them interchangeably in the show. For example, you can configure two modules for E-matches and 1 module for Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clips.
Insert E-match/Talon/Clip-on Igniter clips
Insert the E-matches or Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clips by folding the end of the wire in half and inserting directly into the cues by pressing the red and black terminals. Tug lightly on the wire to ensure there is a firm grip. The wires can be placed interchangeably into the red or black terminals. To avoid shorting of wires and to create a better connection, fold any long-exposed leads in half before inserting.
Test E-matches/Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clips
The COBRA 18M enables you to test-fire cues directly from the firing module or Controller.
- From the firing module – To test the E-matches/Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clips from the firing module, press and hold the TEST Button on the firing module. While pressed, the corresponding Cue #’s LED will display GREEN if the E-match or Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clip is functional. If the corresponding cue # LED does not display green, then the E-match or Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clip is faulty and it should be replaced.
- From the Controller - To test the E-matches/Talon/Clip-on Igniter Clips, press and release the TEST button on the Controller. This places ALL synced firing modules into TEST mode. Since the Controller can be synced to multiple firing modules on the same channel, the Controller cue LEDs represent the status for firing modules set to the selected Controller channel.
If there are multiple modules set to the same channel and partial continuity exists, the green LED will blink rather than display as solid. The LED will blink in proportion to the number of modules on the same channel. For example, if you have three modules on the same channel and one module has no continuity, the LED will blink once every three seconds. Therefore, if you have a high number of modules on the same channel, a general rule of thumb is to wait 2 seconds for each module to make sure the LEDs stay solid to represent good continuity. For example, for 5 modules on the same channel, wait 10 seconds (5 x 2) to ensure the LEDs stay solid where you expect continuity across all modules.