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IR Receiver to work with Cat5e cable

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I'm looking for an IR Receiver which I can connect upto using the

Brown & Brown / White Wires and
Blue & Blue / White

Can anybody recommend such I item.

The nearest thing I have found (despite an extensive search - although searching is not that easy when your not 100% sure what your looking) for is a Opus Keypad at £130 - But I only want the IR receiver and, I would have thought £10 - £20 would find such a thing, or, even less if I can find one which I can solder to the Cat5e cable myself.

Many many thanks
Mark
 
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IR recivers need to be powered as they are active devices what will it be wired to? I would suggest a QED room link IR pick up http://www.qed.co.uk/i165c192-191/Accessories/Roomlink/WM22_Reciever_Eye.htm
THis is for use with the QED driver kit. An alternative is the Xantech 480B-00 "Dinky Link"

It will be wired to a cat5e cable which originates from an Opus MCU, I would be powered by 24V comming from the Brown / Brown & White wires the cat 5 cable.

Using this receiver I will be able send an IR signal to the MCU from my RFX9600, whilst at the same time, keeping the ability to send a IR signal from the room the speakers are in.

I know this will work as I have tested this by connecing two cat5 cable into one cat5 inptut on the mcu, e.g. cat5 from the speakers into a 2 into 1 connector and cat 5 frm the wall unit (brown & blue wires only connected) into the connector as well. It works:thumbsup:

Just need a cheaper IR receiver solution than using the opus wall swith

Mark
 

hornydragon

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erm well the MCU is only designed to be used with opus units, not all IR is equal especially that which is piggy backed on Cat5 used for other purposes. One manufacturer reverses the IR data stream which means specialist hardware. the 24V power wil be the hard part....Xantech is 12V so is QED roomlink
 

vex

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Hi Mark,

Ware you using RF back to the hub and then IR at that point? or are you running IR only on your Pronto?

V.
 
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Hi Mark,

Ware you using RF back to the hub and then IR at that point? or are you running IR only on your Pronto?

V.

Hi,

I am trying to control my Opus audio hub from the room which the speakers are in and from any room in the house. I have successfully done this by.

1) Connecting a CAT5E cable from the Active Speakers into a 2 into 1 Cat5E splitter which then goes into my Audio Hub: Result equals any infra command sent from the room in which the speakers are located - control the audio hub and any source equipment via an IR emitter comming from the hub

2) Connecting a CAT5e cable (Brown / Brown & White - Blue / Blue & white only) from an Opus Keypad into the (same as mentioned above) 2 into 1 Cat5e double Result equals, using an IR emitter from my RFX9600 to the IR receiver in the Opus Keypad I can controlthe audio hub and any source equipment via an IR emitter comming from the hub

SO the upshot is, that by feeding two cat5e cable into one and then inot the HUB I have two different control options and, it works a treat. Issue is, I don't think it is practical to spend £520 (£130 each) on four keypads which will sit underneath my stairs and only be ever used for receiving IR signals.

I have tried (did not work) cutting of an one of the Philips IR emitters and connect the two wires to the blue wire in the cat 5 cable thinking that this would send the IR signal directly into the hub. I was expecting that I could simply buy a IR receiver which had four connection i.e. Power, GND, IR & IR grond which I could then simply solder the Brown / Brown & White - Blue / Blue & white cat53 cable to.

Hope the above makes sense any many thanks VEX and HD for taking the time to reply

Mark
PS The audio hub is 12v not 24 as previously stated by me
 
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Have now ordered the Opus wall Keypads (just to use the IR receiver only and store well out of reach under my stairs:eek:)

Mods please delete, close or archive

Cheers
Mark
 

vex

Prominent Member
Sorry for the delay Mark,

I was waiting for a chance to speak to Opus to check this out for you and the way you are doing it is the only way. There is a unique modulation technique used between the Keypads and the hub that can not be replicated easily. So your only chance is using the keypads that you have now ordered.

Sorry it wasn't prompter.

PS Is this for a incognito hub or Opus, apparently there are subtle differences that mean they may not work together.

V.
 
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Sorry for the delay Mark,

Don't be daft, absolutely no delay on your part at all and, please don't think that I was chasing you I certainly was'nt and, I am allways gratefull for your FREE advice.

Regards
Mark
 
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PS Is this for a incognito hub or Opus, apparently there are subtle differences that mean they may not work together.
V.

Luckily for me it is a OPUS Hub and OPUS key-pads (Odly they can be sourced cheaper than the C-Audio equivalents. THat would make me think that the C-Audio is slightly improved by the sbtle differences. Although, I would have thought (if one is better than the other) that the OPUS units would be the better of the two.

Anyway thanks a lot VEX and luckily for me I paid £41 for one keypad and £44 for the other.

All the best
Mark
 

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