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3.5mm Connectors
Sensor Type
IR for A/V
3 Feet
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Verify Video Signal Presence with a Video Out Sensor
Global Cache GC-SV1 Video Out Sensor
Global Cache GC-SV1 Video Out Sensor
Global Cache GC-SV1 Video Out Sensor
Item# 8119
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  • Determines powered state of video equipment

Essential Info

Global Caché's GC-SV1 Video Out Sensor monitors the power status of video equipment by detecting the presence of a composite video signal. The Video Out Sensor is an excellent way to determine the power state of video equipment. When your VCR or DVD player is powered up, a video signal will be present even if the tape or DVD is not in play mode. The Video Out Sensor can be plugged directly into the Global Caché's GC-100 Network Adapter connecting the sensor to the network. Additionally, the Video Out Sensor will work with other controllers that provide 5V power and accept digital logic (TTL) input. The Video Out Sensor connector is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack. It requires +5V to operate, and it provides a sensor output representing the presence of a composite video signal.


What's Included

  • Video Out Sensor
  • More Info

    Global Caché's Video Out Sensor is designed to connect seamlessly to Global Caché's GC-100 Network Adapters. It detects video standards employing negative-going sync NTSC, PAL and SECAM signals with amplitude from 0.5V to 2.0V p-p.



    Global Caché Product No.: GC-SV1
    UPC 810466010105
    Dimensions:1" x .75"
    Cord Length:3 feet (approx.)
    Specifications Minimum Typical Maximum
    Sensor output to video present - - 40mS
    Sensor output to video absent - - 40mS
    Composite video input level 0.5V p-p > - > 2.0V p-p
    Sensor output ON @100µA Vcc - 0.1V - -
    Sensor output OFF @100µA - - 0.1V
    Supply voltage 4.50V - 5.50V
    Supply current - 50µA 100µA

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Global Cache, Tel: (541) 899-4800


    5 Ratings
    5 star: 20%  (1)
    4 star: 40%  (2)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 40%  (2)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (5 customer ratings)
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    EDDIE -- bellevue, WA, WA   2/28/2013
    Work perfectly for my VeraLite Z-wave controller
    RUSSELL -- lakewood, WA   1/21/2012
    Thing works like a charm.
    CRAIG -- riverside, CA   11/19/2011
    Two things keep me from giving a higher rating here. First, to use this with an iTach interface requires a crossover cable, as documented at the Global Caché website. Second, I'm seeing signal degradation with the sensor; I haven't found a way around this yet.

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