Sunday, 29th March 2015
Xantech 480-85 Dinky Link LCD/CFL Friendly Infra-Red Receivers
Miniature IR receiver that features surface mount technology. The 480 Dinky
Link was originally developed in response to requests from many of Xantech's
custom installers for a small, inconspicuous receiver. It was designed for
placement in very tiny spaces. One example is between the grille and baffle
board of an in-wall speaker. The high sensitivity of this receiver gives you
the ability to place the 480 behind a grille and still receive the IR
commands up to 20 feet away. If longer range is necessary, you must drill a
3/8-inch hole in the grille.
- CFL and LCD TV Friendly version, with adjustable IR frequency, and mini 3-conductor 7 ft. ribbon cable and separate screw terminal block (supplied). Terminates in bare wires
You would normally use these products to control devices that are
out of sight (in a cupboard for instance), for hardwiring infra-red
distribution around the house, or for sending commands back to
a home controller, like HomeVision.
480B-85 - CFL and LCD TV Friendly version, with adjustable IR frequency, and mini 3-conductor 7 ft. ribbon cable and separate screw terminal block (supplied). Terminates in bare wires
- Extremely small package, 7/16" x 5/16" x 2-1/8" (11mm x 8mm x 54mm)
- Works in normal 3-wire mode
- Talkback red LED tests system for correct wiring as well as indicating infrared reception
- Available in white, black or silver
480W-85 - Same as the 480B-85 except with white case.
480S-85 - Same as the 480B-85 except with silver case.
Except for the variations noted above, each unit in the 480 series has the same features and specifications.
- Infrared modulation frequency bandwidth: 30-100 kHz
- Nominal reception range: > 30 feet
- Nominal reception angle: 55 degrees off axis
- Cable requirements for long lengths: three-conductor/24 gauge up to 200', 22 gauge up to 600', 20 gauge up to 2000' and 18 gauge up to 5000' (unshielded OK)
- Maximum cable length: One mile with 18 gauge
- Maximum current output: 100 mA
- Power requirements: 12 volts DC @ 10 mA
Note. Does NOT include Block (eg CB12, 789-44, etc), emitters or 12V power supply
NOT suitable for use near Plasma screens
Q. I can't make this work with Sky+ or SkyHD
A. The receiver has 2 infra-red inputs that pickup different frequencies. To
make this work with Sky you need to cover up the first IR window with some
good insulation tape, so no IR light can get in. Like this:
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