Cobra Firing Systems - 18M Module

Manuals & Usage Instructions

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions 20.92cm x 16.43cm x 4.16cm
    8.24” x 6.47” x 1.64”
  • Keypad Backlit fire-retardant silicone
  • Enclosure Material Impact resistant and fire-retardant ABS
  • Power 3x 9V batteries
  • Battery longevity 20h sleep / 8hrs active
  • Antenna +5 dBm 8.5" Omnidirectional
    Rubber Duck Antenna
  • Radio compliance FCC CE, IC certified
    (ID: U90-SM220)
  • Frequency 2.4 ghz
  • Range 500m (1,650 ft) direct line of sight range w/ built-in link quality detection
  • Extendable Range with MESH Technology +450m (1,500 ft) per device (up to a total of 10 hops per device)
  • Encryption IEEE Mac Address / Encrypted Data
  • Firmware version 6.02
  • Number of channels 200
  • Number of cues (per module) 18
  • Firing accuracy 1/100th second
  • Onboard terminals Mini Speaker Terminals
  • Max clip on igniters per cue 2 (Paralel)
  • Max MJG igniters per cue 8 (Parallel)
    5 (Series)

Rent starting from $50.00 per day

Available for rent canada wide - contact us for a quote

The 18M is a compact and rugged 18-cue firing module that functions universally with the 18R and 18R2 Controller and is perfect for both indoor and harsh outdoor environments. Each cue is capable of firing up to 8 series-wired e-matches, or 5 parallel-wired e-matches or 2 parallel-wired Clip-On Igniters per cue.

NOTICE: This is a restricted rental.

This product is only available for rent to professionals in the SFX and/or pyrotehchnics industry. You must be able to supply proof appropriate licensing as well as have adaquate liability insurance to rent and operate this equipment. It is the responsibility of the renter to follow all local, provincial and/or federal rules and regulations and obtain any and all necessary permits from the jurisdiction having authority where the equipment is to be operated. We have technicians available if you are unable meet these requirements.

The 18M is a compact and rugged 18-cue firing module that functions universally with the 18R and 18R2 Controller and is perfect for both indoor and harsh outdoor environments. Each cue is capable of firing up to 8 series-wired e-matches, or 5 parallel-wired e-matches or 2 parallel-wired Clip-On Igniters per cue.

Each firing module can be set to one of 100 unique channels (200 unique channels on firmware 6.0.0 or higher) by simply pressing the + and - buttons on the module. Then, using the 18R or 18R2 Controller channel controls, you can fire any modules on the same channel. You can fire unlimited modules at the exact same time by setting them to the same channel.

This version of the 18M comes with 3 Onboard Cue Strips. For more information on onboard cues, please watch Cobra's Onboard Cues video.

Rental includes:

  • 18M Module
  • 9V Batteries
  • Antenna
  • Armoured Case or Silicone Boot Cover

You may also need:

  • Additional 9V Batteries
  • 18R Controller
  • Igniters

Reserve your gear today, availability is limited.

Our SFX rental gear is allocated on a first come, first served basis, taking into account transit times to and from your location if you are not located in the Calgary area. Call us at 403-201-9975, or use the form below to request this gear (Cobra Firing Systems - 18M Module) for your event or project. Someone from our team will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability and get your rental reservation setup. Please note a deposit of 50% of your rental fee is required to secure your reservation.

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Please note:By declining our technician service, you may be required to provide proof of necessary license(s), insurance, and/or other credentials before being permitted to rent this equipment. Restricted rentals are for qualified customers only. Customers who do not meet our requirements will require a technician to attend your event.

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Frequent Questions About Our SFX Rentals

  • I just need it for a few hours. Can I get a discounted price?

    Sorry, but the answer is no. Really when you think about it, most people only need the gear for a few hours during an event. However, it takes time and effort from our team to prep your rental order, make sure it gets to you (whether you are picking it up, or having it delivered or shipped), provide any necessary support during your usage period, and of course receive it back from you and inspect and return it to our inventory. 

    Our pricing has been thoughtfully crafted to be fair and appropriate. Some of our more specialized equipment is rented out by the day, whereas some of the more consumer-focused items are rented with a 5 day initial rental term, with additional days being calculated at 1/5 of the initial rate.

    Why do we price our equipment like this? The 5-day rentals are designed to allow you to rent something from us on a Thursday or Friday, and return it the following Monday or Tuesday. Since we are closed on the weekend, this saves you from having to pay for additional days you are not using simply because you are physically unable to return it. Equipment listed as being priced "per day" are generally more specialized rentals that are in high demand.

  • I'm not located in Calgary. How does shipping work?

    If the item you want to rent is marked as being available Canada Wide, you can request a rental and we will provide a quote for the entire order, including shipping. 

    Please allow at least a week prior to your event for our team to ship your equipment. Larger items require to be sent via freight services, whereas smaller items will be shipped via Purolator or Fedex. A return label will be included and we will arrange to have the equipment picked up when you are done with it.

  • Is insurance required?

    Liability Insurance: You are solely responsible for the safe operation of the equipment you rent from us. It is highly recommended that you have liability insurance coverage for yourself, your organization, or for your specific event. For some of our equipment marked as a restricted rental, we do require that you have appropriate liability insurance and can provide a certificate of insurance with us as an additional insured for the duration of your rental term.

    Loss/theft/damage Insurance: Some of our equipment is very expensive to replace, and as with any rental agreement you assume responsibility for that equipment while it's in your possession. We recommend that you purchase appropriate insurance for the gear you are renting in case of loss due to theft or damage.