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IR Repeater Components
IR to RF to IR Systems
Compatibility
Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
RF Transmission
Features
Battery Operated
LED Feedback
Rechargeable
Single Emitters
Frequency
418 MHz
Ease of Installation
Beginner (Installs < 10 minutes)
Brand
Next Generation Home Products
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Make Any IR Remote Control Work Through Walls and Doors
NextGen IR to RF to IR Remote Control Extender Kit, 418 MHz
NextGen IR to RF to IR Remote Control Extender Kit, 418 MHz
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RF Base Station Rechargeable Batteries Sleeve Adapter
Transmitter in a Remote Control
NextGen IR to RF to IR Remote Control Extender Kit, 418 MHz
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Overview

  • Control A/V components up to 100 feet away through walls, floors, doors and windows
  • Converts an IR signal to RF and back to IR
  • Works with remotes that use AA or AAA batteries
  • 418 MHz RF frequency

Essential Info

Infrared (IR) remote controls have limited range and generally only work in the same room as the audio/video (A/V) component it controls as line of site is needed for communication to occur. The IR to Radio Frequency (RF) to IR Remote Control Range Extender Kit, uses an internal transmitter to converts your remote's IR signal into a RF signal, giving you the ability to control your components up to 100 feet away, through walls, floors, doors, and windows. Simply slide one of the rechargeable batteries into the transmitter and switch that out with a battery in your remote control; it works with remotes using AA or AAA batteries (AA sleeve adapter included). When the remote control is used, the IR signal is converted to RF and is sent to a small, AC-powered receiver (RF base station), which is placed facing the components you wish to control. The receiver then converts the signals back to IR and sends them to your components, all in a fraction of a second. Ideal for home theater setups that have components behind closed doors, you have the freedom to move throughout your home and control components that are out of sight. This device operates on a 418 MHz RF frequency; it is also available in a 433 MHz RF Frequency.

How it Works
IR to RF to IR Remote Control Range Extender Kit

Important Note: This kit is NOT COMPATIBLE with remote controls using built-in rechargeable battery packs.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • 1x - IR to RF transmitter
  • 2x - Mini AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries (quantity 2)
  • 1x - AA adaptor sleeve adapter
  • 1x - RF base station
  • 1x - Single eye emitter with an 8 foot cord
  • 1x - AC power adapter
  • 1x - Owner's manual
  • More Info

    The internal RF adapter has a AAA-size transmitter and AA-size sleeve, so it can extend your existing remote control's operating range, regardless of which type of battery it requires. It will work with almost any remote control you'd like. Want to use it with more than one remote? Not a problem: add as many Extra RF Transmitters, sold separately, as you'd like. For homes where maintaining the d├ęcor is a prime concern, the system can be hidden from view by using the included Bright Eye Emitter, an unobtrusive, adhesive-backed LED at the end of a 6-foot cable.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Next Generation Home Products
    Manufacturer Product No.:ATH-418-KIT
    UPC:830022004188
    Operating Range:Up to 100+ feet (30 Meters)
    Operating Frequency:418 MHz
    A/C Adapter Voltage:
  • Input: 110V AC, 60HZ
  • Output: DC 12V, minimum100mA
  • Battery:1.5V 2/3 AAA (Rechargeable)
    Certifications:FCC


    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: NextGen Innovative Product Solutions, Tel: (727) 834-9400

    Images/Video

    RF Base Station  Rechargeable Batteries  Sleeve Adapter  Transmitter in a Remote Control 
    RF Base Station  Rechargeable Batteries  Sleeve Adapter  Transmitter in a Remote Control 

    Reviews

    145 Ratings
    5 star: 69%  (100)
    4 star: 16%  (23)
    3 star: 3%  (5)
    2 star: 4%  (6)
    1 star: 8%  (11)
    Average Customer Rating
    (145 customer ratings)
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    KENT -- cherokee, NC   11/18/2013
    everything seems to be working fine, a little slower than normal
    DORIS -- shoal creek, AL   11/11/2013
    Worked as advertised. Easy to install and just great.
    DEBRA -- pacific, MO   8/8/2013
    I had a NextGen for years and loved it, but it stopped working so I thought I would try a new one. Would not work. Requested help from customer service, via email - never responded. After playing around with it for a week, finally got it to work by using the new base station, but with my old RF transmitter and the new battery.
    Barry -- belleville, ON   8/6/2013
    Excellent product; performs as advertised without fuss or bother. I use it in the RV to control the front-mounted satellite receiver from the rear bedroom and couldn't be happier with it.
    Red2 -- pacific, MO   7/24/2013
    Got this to replace one I have had for years. Would not work. Sent request for 'Help' Customer service never responded. After playing around with it for a week, finally got it to work by using the new base station, but with my old RF transmitter and the new battery. I had also ordered another RF transmitter and tried that one also with no luck.
    CYNTHIA -- roy, UT   6/12/2013
    This is a totally awesome product and it works perfect just as they advertised.
    SEAN -- newark, DE   5/30/2013
    The next gen units worked great Easy install.
    FRED -- richmond, VA   5/10/2013
    This device allowed us to wall mount the tv in the kitchen and put the stb in a clost nearby. It eliminated some clutter in the kitchen. Works like a charm. Several people who were involved in a kitchen reno saw it and would not believe it worked until I set it up and showed them that it did in fact do what it is said to do. Comments ranged from "Gotta have one of those" to "Coolest thing I have seen".
    GERMAN -- san francisco, CA   4/18/2013
    Works as advertized
    FREDERICK -- chesterfield, VA   4/18/2013
    I connected the NextGen IR Kit as instructed but had to select channel "B" on the NextGen IR for the TV remote to work properly. I then placed the IR emitter bulb over the Set Top Box sensor. The TV kept changing stations periodically without my input due to the TV getting stray signals from the IR so I wrapped the NextGen IR with aluminium foil to prevent the stray signals from affecting the IR. The IR Kit was receiving stray radio signals from another outside and unknown source. Now the NextGen IR Kit works GREAT after I worked out these bugs. I definitely would recommend this product provided you understand how this product is designed to work and how to fix any unwanted outside interference the IR might receive. I am very happy now with the modifications I implemented. No More Problems and works as advertised. All my friends and family members are truly amazed at this new technology.
    MARION -- atlanta, GA   3/21/2013
    Great solution when you do not have to point at an TV and need to go around walls to operate your TV...I have three now of these and they work exceptionally well. Plan to add another soon to a TV with an IR remote.
    MIKE -- totowa, NJ   3/8/2013
    Works well through the doors I have it behind. Does a good job! I would rec to a friend. Easy to install once you find the right spot to place the eye. Michael J.
    RAYMOND -- huntsville, AL   2/18/2013
    Received quickly, and products are as advertised.
    STEVEN -- cedarburg, WI   2/1/2013
    This is a disappointment - I am not sure whether the IR blaster is insufficient to 'wake-up' my cable box to respond to my commands or the RF signal from the transmitted in the remote is strong enough. All I know is my old one with a remote IR receiver wirelessly connected to the IR remote blaster was a good deal more reliable and stronger.
    SHELDON -- boca raton, FL   1/20/2013
    Excellent! Works perfectly, simple set up. Completely solved my problem. Thinking of buying more just to have. Did not even have to use stick on emitter, just put everything in cabinet and it works.
    SERJ -- van nuys, CA   12/10/2012
    Great product, works like a charm.
    JAMES -- staunton, VA   10/26/2012
    Works great, easy setup
    steven -- United States   10/7/2012
    if i get another one for tv's on the other side of the house will ALL them change
    CONRAD -- lorton, VA   9/11/2012
    This device was a snap to install. I connect to my FIOS receiver, which is in my closet, thru an HDMI cable that I ran thru my wall to a connection point on a wall where I hang my TV. I have no visible cables or wires. it only took a few minutes to set up after charging the battery. Excellent product.
    SHAWN -- jacksonville, FL   8/13/2012
    Interference or range issues make the buttons start changing channels.

    Accessories

    Extra RF Transmitter for the IR to RF Remote Control Range Extender Kit, 418MHz       
    Extra RF Transmitter for the IR to RF Remote Control Range Extender Kit, 418MHz       

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