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A plasma manifold, also known as an EPS manifold or plasma distribution manifold, was a component that channeled electro-plasma through a (warp) power distribution system in a starship or space station. The technology was based on the 21st century ion distributor. (VOY: "One Small Step") One component of the plasma manifold was a phase compensator. (DS9: "Return to Grace")
The plasma manifolds of NX-class starships required an occasional purging. (ENT: "Unexpected") Klingon Birds-of-Prey possessed more than one plasma manifold, having at least one backup manifold. (DS9: "Return to Grace") Cardassian plasma manifolds used a beta-matrix compositor. The Federation was unable to replicate this sort of technology but, however, was able to replicate replacements for their own starships. (DS9: "Empok Nor"; VOY: "One Small Step")
In March 2153, Captain Archer and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed placed charges on the EPS manifold aboard the Borg-assimilated Arctic One-type transport Arctic One which were detonated by using a remote control. (ENT: "Regeneration")
In 2371, during an illicit attempt to use a spatial trajector, the USS Voyager's plasma manifold was bombarded by antineutrinos from the trajector field and destabilized almost the point of a warp core breach. B'Elanna Torres was able to avert this by destroying the trajector. (VOY: "Prime Factors")
When Tom Paris played the Insurrection Alpha holonovel in 2373, he was slightly too eager to join Chakotay's mutiny, causing Chakotay to assign him to lubricating the warp plasma manifolds in suspicion. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")
In 2375, Torres informed Emck that the plasma manifolds on his export vessel could be used instead of radiometric converters for breaking down theta radiation as the engineering principles were the same. (VOY: "Night")