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Control up to Four Audio/Video Components via Infrared (IR) Using this Plasma Resistant IR Repeater System
Dinky Link Designer IR Kit, Plasma & CFL Proof - Black
Dinky Link Designer IR Kit, Plasma & CFL Proof - Black
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Dinky Link Designer IR Kit, Plasma & CFL Proof - Black
Item# 81208BK
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Overview

  • Use your IR remote on components behind closed doors or walls
  • IR receiver resists interference from plasma TVs, Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and sunlight
  • IR receiver can be mounted on your TV, wall, ceiling or other stealth locations
  • IR receiver talk-back LED confirms commands
  • IR receiver accepts IR commands from up to 30 feet away

Essential Info

There is no longer a need to leave entertainment cabinet doors open simply to use your IR remote control. The Dinky Link Designer IR Kit makes it possible to control up to four different audio and video components behind solid doors or walls using your existing IR remote. The included Dinky Link compact, IR receiver was designed for mounting in very small spaces and has been engineered specifically to resist IR interference caused by Plasma TVs, CFL's and sunlight. The included connecting block supplies power to the IR receiver using the included power supply. The connecting block receives IR signals coming from the IR receiver and distributes the IR signals out to your audio and video components using the included designer IR emitters. The use of this kit will leave you with the clean lines of your entertainment center without looking at unsightly stacks of equipment and cables. You can continue using your existing IR remote with the confidence it will communicate with your AV equipment behind doors and walls and in the presence of your plasma TV, CFL's and sunlight.

This product is also available in an LCD & CFL Proof IR Kit, sold separately.

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What's Included

  • Dinky Link IR Receiver, Plasma & CFL Proof
  • Connecting Block
  • Power Supply
  • Designer Emitters (4)
  • More Info

    Dinky Link IR Receiver, Plasma & CFL Proof
    Use this Dinky Link IR receiver when you want to use a small hidden sensor. Xantech's Dinky Link includes a 'talkback' LED so you'll know the command was received and sent to the emitter. This version of the Dinky Link is plasma and CFL proof, so you can install it anywhere in a room with a plasma display and/or CFL lighting. It can be mounted to almost any surface using the included double-sided foam tape.

    Extend the reach of your sensor with a 50 foot male to female cable, sold separately. This three-conductor cable has 1/8" male and female plugs molded onto a high quality cable.

    Connecting Block
    The included connecting block supplies power to the IR receiver, receives IR signals coming from the IR receiver, and distributes the IR signals out to four devices using the included emitters. The four parallel emitter ports with 470-Ohm resistors drive four single emitters (included) or four dual emitters, sold separately.

    Power Supply
    A high-efficiency power supply specified to provide power to the connecting block. A versatile plug has a locking indentation ring providing a secure connection. A small form-factor allows tighter installation and reduces a clumsy rack-installation.

    Visible Designer Emitters
    The Dinky Link Designer IR Kit includes four single emitters. Each emitter is 10 feet long and plugs into the connecting block via a 3.5mm mono mini plug. The emitters attach to the IR window of your audio and video equipment using clear adhesive film; the emitters also come with three pre-cut adhesive backings for replacement purposes.

    Specifications



    Specifications

    General Kit Specifications
    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No.: 48095DBKIT
    UPC:042777316656
    Dinky Link IR Receiver
    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No.:48095DB
    Dimensions:7/16" x 5/16" x 2-1/8" (11m x 8mm x 54mm)
    Infrared Modulation Frequency Bandwidth:30 - 100kHz
    Nominal Reception Range:30 feet
    Nominal Reception Angle:55 degrees off axis
    Maximum Current Output:100mA
    Maximum Number of Directly Driven IR Emitters:Up to four connected in series (Use Xantech Connecting Blocks for emitter expansion)
    Power Requirements:12 volts DC @ 10mA
    Rejects interference from:Plasma TVs, CFL, sunlight
    Connecting Block
    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No.:789-44
    UPC:042777789443
    Dimensions:2 15/16" W x 1 3/4" D x 13/16" H
    Inputs:1 four-terminal VGS block for wired connection; 1 3.5mm mini plug
    Outputs:4 3.5mm mini jacks
    Power Requirements:12VDC Power Supply
    Power Supply
    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No.:781ERGPS
    UPC:4277791342
    Input Power:100-240VAC, 0.3A
    Output Power:+12VDC, 500mA
    Barrel Connector:2.1 mm coaxial secure-fit plug
    Cable Length:Six feet long
    Emitters
    Manufacturer:Xantech
    Manufacturer Part No:283D
    Quantity Included:4
    Termination:3.5mm mono mini plug
    Wire Length:10 feet
    Blink:Visible, red


    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355

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    Typical Installation Diagram       
    Typical Installation Diagram       

    Reviews

    18 Ratings
    5 star: 72%  (13)
    4 star: 6%  (1)
    3 star: 6%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 17%  (3)
    Average Customer Rating
    (18 customer ratings)
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    GINGER -- pikeville, KY   2/13/2010
    One of the best things I have ever ordered on line. Thanks smarthome!
    GARY -- pasadena, MD   1/18/2010
    This was my second unit.....the first one had interference issues, and eventually stopped working all together. Did a no-hassle return and received the replacement. Working flawlessly so far. I love the almost invisible sensor and the ease of hooking this up is a no brainer when you need to hide your equipment.
    SHARON -- monroe, NC   1/17/2010
    I love this IR Kit, the CSR suggested I use it with my cable box, I attached the "eye" in a hidden area on the outside of my cabinet with all my components inside...amazing!
    GERALD -- new city, NY   1/4/2010
    Installs in three minutes and works as advertised
    MICHAEL -- islip terrace, NY   11/30/2009
    works perfectly,never a problem with Dinky Link products
    GARY -- pasadena, MD   11/12/2009
    I ordered this because we have 2 flanking bookcases that I knew I wanted to place the electronics in for our wall mounted 42” Panasonic Plasma TV. The adjacent room has CFL’s in all sockets. This unit is easy to install and the IR receiver looks nice, but it is by far Plasma/CFL “proof”. Now that the wires are buried in the wall, I am not about to rip back into them to relocate the unit somewhere else. It does get the signals sent to it, but if you want to hold down a button to scroll through a menu, it sometimes will not scroll. Also, entering channels are about 90%. This is a good unit for the money, but I think it needs some additional work. I don’t understand why its so difficult to repeat an IR signal. The IR signals work 100% without the unit, why not with the unit.
    CRAIG -- auburn, WA   11/6/2009
    Easy to install and works great.
    Euge -- long island, NY   10/25/2009
    Although this is billed as plasma proof, I could not get it to work with my plasma. The receiver continued to get interference and would work intermitently at best.
    BRIAN -- n. merrick, NY   10/11/2009
    Snap to install. Works as advertised. Great product.
    CODY -- torrance, CA   9/21/2009
    Easy to install, and works wonderfully!
    COREY -- lewis center, OH   8/19/2009
    Very great product. Hides all your wires and connections. Would reccomend to any customer. Thanks Smarthome Corey
    PATTY -- gallatin, TN   3/8/2009
    It is not plasma 'proof'

    Accessories

    50 Foot Emitter And IR Sensor Extension Cable  Emitter Shield Cover For Xantech Designer IR Emiiters     
    50 Foot Emitter And IR Sensor Extension Cable  Emitter Shield Cover For Xantech Designer IR Emiiters     

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