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PortaCom COM-40FC 4 Headset Intercom System

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PortaCom COM-40FC 4 Headset Intercom System
Key Features
  • 2-Channel Wired Intercom System
  • PC-100 Powering Console
  • 4x H-200 Noise Cancelling Headsets
  • 4x BP-200 Beltpacks
The Portacom COM-40FC is a low-cost, complete wired intercom system that serves the production communication needs of video and film, broadcast sporting events, cable access television, houses of worship, and educational institutions.
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PortaCom COM-40FC-D Overview

The Portacom COM-40FC is a low-cost, complete wired intercom system that serves the production communication needs of video and film, broadcast sporting events, cable access television, houses of worship, and educational institutions.

The COM-40FC is a two-channel wired intercom system, consisting of a central power supply, 4 belt packs, featuring a volume control knob and call light, mic on/off and A/B channel select buttons, a branch box, and 4 dual, noise cancelling headsets with an adjustable dynamic microphone. A rugged, foam lined carrying case holds the system in place for transportation and storage.

The COM-40FC offers support of up to twenty headsets, made possible by the use of separately purchased, additional branch-box expander units, and connections are made via standard 3-pin XLR cables. The system provides either AC or battery powered operation, and the portable base station power supply may also be rackmounted.

PC-100 PortaCom Two-channel Power Console
Two channel power console with four outputs; powers up to 20 BP-200 belt packs with purchase of additional branch box expander units
Uses 6 D-cell batteries
Powers 8-10 headsets for 6-8 hours
Powers system via non-US (European) wall current
H-200 Dual Earpiece Headset
Lo-Z dynamic mic and headphones with 6' cable and XLR-4 connector
Noise cancelling, adjustable dynamic microphone
BP-200 Belt Pack
Small lightweight belt pack with volume control, A/B channel switch, mic on/off switch, call light and call button
Has standard XLR-3 line connector and XLR-4 headset connector
Rugged aluminum construction
UPC: 643906939953

PortaCom COM-40FC-D Specs

System
TypeTwo-channel Wired Intercom
Distortion< 0.5%
Interconnecting Cable3-pin XLR Male to Female, Standard 1-pair, Shielded
Power Console
TypePC-100 Two-Channel Power Console with External AC Power Adapter
# of Output Connectors4 x 3-Pin XLR Male
Voltage Output to Belt Packs22 V DC
Maximum Current Capacity400 mA
Maximum # of Belt Packs20 BP-100 Belt Packs
Input Power Requirement24 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz, 750 mA
30-40 V DC, 500 mA
Dimensions1.75 x 8.5 x 4.5" (45 x 216 x 114mm)
Weight3.6 lbs. (1.7 Kg.)
Beltpack
TypeBP-200 Belt Pack with Volume Control, A/B Channel Switch, Microphone Mute Switch and Call Light
Input Line Connector3-Pin XLR Female
Headset Connector4-Pin XLR Male
Bridging Impedance10k Ohms Minimum
DC Current Requirements20 mA Maximum
Dimensions3.6 x 2.6 x 2.1" (91 x 66 x 53 mm) DxWxH
Weight0.46 lbs. (0.2 Kg.)
Branch Box
Input Line Connector1 x 3-pin XLR Female
# of Output Connectors3 x XLR Male
Dimensions1.9 x 4.1 x 4.25" (48 x 105 x 108mm)
Weight1.2 lb (0.5 kg)
Headset
TypeH-200 Dual Earpiece Headset
MicrophoneYes, Lo-Z/Dynamic, Noise Cancelling Microphone
Type of Connector4-Pin XLR Male
Cable Length6' (1.8 m)
Dimensions3.5 x 7.4 x 7.9" (89 x 188 x 201mm)
Weight16 oz (453.4 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 20 x 10"

PortaCom COM-40FC-D Reviews

Not impressed! Broke a few times

By Chris
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-12

I teach a Broadcast class and I thought these would be great, but to only find out that they break very easy! We have 3 broken headsets and 2 broken transmitters. I'm very disappointed on the quality. Not worth the money!!!

Great Solution for us!

By mlaxson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-11-18

We use this product in our Church so the video switcher operator can talk with all the camera operators. This does a great job at cancelling out outside noise as well.

Exelecent Choice in Intercoms

By Jon the Builder
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2009-09-25

We use these headsets in a Masonic Temple Theater that seats about 200. They connect the sound table, light panel, spot light room, prompter and director. The system is far superior to anything we have previously used and we are considering expanding the system. The page button and LED are next to useless because they are located on the belt box where they cannot be seen. If the page would sound a beep in the head set it would be much more useful. If you are considering ordering this set ask for the single ear head sets. That allows you to hear sound near you without having to lift the ear set off your ears.

Great product.

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2008-04-10

Works great in our church sanctuary to communicate between stage and sound booth and video booth.

Perfect

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-02

We are using these at our church for our switcher and camera operators. We were needing something good on a budget and these are ideal. Took them out of the box, connected them, and they work great and have great audio quality. They appear to be well-made and sturdy. I highly recommend them.

Great Intercom for Church

By guitarguy2008
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-22

We use this intercom for our video switcher and camera people. The audio quality is excellent. The headsets allow you to hear very well even in loud surroundings.

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Does this have a US power supply? The specs say, ...

Does this have a US power supply? The specs say, &quot;Powers system via non-US (European) wall current&quot;
Asked by: Scott
The USA power supply is available as a separate accessory purchase from PortaCom: Distributed by Anchor Audio: 800.262.4671 x782
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-03-18

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Are there any types of requirements that a space would have to have in order for this product to work, i.e. intercom wall jacks?
Asked by: Anonymous
This sytem will include everything necessary to operate in any location. You will only need a wall jack for AC power.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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can you use a xlr Y adaptor to use 2 belt backs at one place?
Asked by: Resti
An XLR Y adapter would not be recommended for these applications. There is a splitter box designed to allow you to expand the number of beltpacks https://bhpho.to/2gZ6wWW
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Are the headsets self-monitoring? If so, is there any apparent latency?
Asked by: Anonymous
The headsets are self-monitoring with a very , very low degree of acceptable latency.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can the system be interfaced into an existing Clear-Com TW type system without an expensive bidirectional universal interface product?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is not compatible with Clear-Com or other intercom systems.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How do you charge the belt packs?
Asked by: Anonymous
The belt packs are not charged. It's a wired intercom system. The bottom of the BP-2000 has a female 3-pin XLR female input (line) connector and 4-pin XLR male headset connector. Power is supplied via the line cable connected to the PC-2000.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can a wireless headset be added to this system?

Can a wireless headset be added to this system?
Asked by: Scott
No. This is a wired system only.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-03-18

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How do you charge the headsets and belt packs? I feel like there is something missing from the box that the system came in??
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a wired intercom system. Nothing gets charged. Power is supplied through the base.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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