ptx C3

„Keeping it simple“ was one of the main goals when we developed the ptx C3 controller. This extremely lightweight controller allows you to manually select and fire single firing cues as well as running a preprogrammed fireworks show manually or along a timeline. The C3 has a built-in radio module and can use cable-based and radio communication at the same time. The internal high capacity lithium ion battery ensures great firing power and operates the controller independant from external power supply.

LCD Display

A big illuminated and clearly arranged LCD display informs you about the system status and test results. A menu driven setup utility lets you configure the controller to fit your environment.

Quick Access Buttons

20 illuminated buttons give you direct access to safety zones and spare cues as well as up to 3200 firing cues, which are organised in banks of 20.

Rugged Peli Case

The device is built into a rugged and water resistant pelicase for easy transportation and quick setup. Simply open the lid and you are ready go. Waterproof plugs protect the connections from rain, snow, ice and sand.


A PC software for programming shows and transferring them to the controller is included.

Main Features
Communication bidrectional via cable and radio at the same time
Radio-Frequency 16 available channels, 868 MHz (SRD Europe) and 915 MHz (ISM Region 2)
Radio-Range 1000m with standard antenna
Max. individual Cues 3200
Max. simultaneous ignitions 32.000
Display background illuminated LCD display
Programming Programmable via PC software
Firing Modes Automatic, Manual, Mixed
Other Features 10 freely assignable safety zones, 10 spare ignitions, Deadman function,

Input and Outputs
PTX Line Outputs Two independant PTX line outputs, optically isolated with separate fuses
Radio Built-In radio module
Antenna Connector gold plated SMA female
Timecode SMPTE Timecode Generator Output (XLR male), SMPTE Timecode Input (XLR female)
Safety features Connector for optional ptx Deadman Switch (XLR female)

Power Supply
Power requirements AC 230V, 50Hz (UK/Europe)
AC 110V, 60Hz (USA/Canada)
Battery Built-In high capacity lithium ion battery
Battery Charger Internal charger with overload protection

Dimensions (W x H x D) 420 mm x 180 mm x 330 mm
Weight 6.2 kg
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
ptx C3 User Guide manual_ptx_c3_en.pdf
This manual describes setup and usage of the ptx C3 controller.