All the mixers in our GEM series (GEM-05USB, GEM-08USB & GEM-12USB) feature Phantom Power, also referred to as "+48v". Phantom Power provides direct current to microphones requiring power to drive active circuitry, such as condenser mics. With the "+48v Phantom" button switched on, the mixer will send 48v to your microphones via the XLR input jacks and XLR cable.
Remember that with Phantom Power on, 48v are sent to any microphone connected to the mixer via XLR. 48V Phantom Power should not cause any issues with most dynamic microphones though the current will damage some specialty microphones, such as vintage ribbon mics. Always confirm your microphone can accept phantom power before turning it on, to avoid damage. Be sure to check with your microphone's manufacturer to ensure that your mic can safely receive phantom power before activating the +48v button.
Please ensure the channel volume is down when connecting or disconnecting XLR cables when Phantom Power mode is on, or you'll hear a loud pop.