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Connector Type
3.5mm Connectors
Sensor Type
IR for A/V
IR Repeater Components
IR Sensors
Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
2-way IR Support
CFL Resistant
LCD Resistant
Ease of Installation
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A Small Peep-Hole Style Infrared Repeater Assembly for Controlling A/V Devices Behind Doors, Walls or Closets
Xantech ML85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver
Xantech ML85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver
Xantech ML85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver
Item# 81223
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  • Miniature IR receiver featuring surface-mount technology
  • Works with LCD displays and CFS lights
  • 7-foot cable with mini 3-conductor and separate screw terminal block (supplied)
  • Works in normal 3-wire mode
  • Talkback green LED tests system for correct wiring indicates IR reception

Essential Info

The Xantech ML85 Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver is a small peep-hole style infrared repeater assembly. The Micro Link IR receiver is equipped with a 7-foot cable and a 3.5-millimeter stereo mini plug, which is plugged directly into the IR RCVR jack on the connecting block, such as the models 789-44, CB60, and 791-44. The Micro Link IR receiver is primarily intended for use in installations where the connecting block is within reach of its 7-foot cable as when installing the Micro Link IR receiver in a cabinet where the controlled equipment is behind closed doors. This version of the Micro Link receiver is Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL proof, so you can install it anywhere in a room with a Plasma/LCD/LED display and/or CFL lighting; it is even resistant to sunlight.

Please note: Connecting block, power supply, and emitters are sold separately - or they can all be purchased together as a kit.



Manufacturer Product NoML85
UPC 042777318384
Infrared Bandwidth30-60 kHz
IR Reception RangeUp to 80 feet
depending on remote control output strength
Reception Angle55 degrees off axis for 50% range reduction
Cable requirements3-conductor, use 24 gauge up to 200 feet
22 gauge up to 600 feet
20 gauge up to 2000 feet
18 gauge up to 5000 feet - unshielded OK
Maximum Transmission Length1 mile using 18 gauge wire
Maximum Current Output100mA
Dimensions1/2" diameter x 2" deep (13mm x 50mm)
Power requirements+12VDC, 20mA
Important notes:
Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


10 Ratings
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LOUIS -- douglasville, GA   8/5/2013
Just as advertised!!!
GUSTAVO -- caracas, XX   9/5/2012
A litle big for the original use, but after a modification in the housing hole, fits and work.
BRIAN -- malverne, NY   2/18/2012
Had a few...this one works great..never misses a click of the is installed about 3 inches below my tv, flush with the wall..I have a vizio 55" led/lcd ..
ROBERT -- bloomington, MN   12/23/2011
This was an easy to install replacement for the IR sensor that we had before. It completely fixed the interference problem with our remote that appeared when we replaced our old CRT TV with a new LCD model. Now the system correctly recognizes the signals with only one click of the remote.
MICHAEL -- gainesville, FL   9/15/2011
I orignally had a ML25 Receiver which I purchased several years ago for use with a projection TV. When I switched to a LCD TV the IR interference was horrendous. I purchased the ML85 as the replacement and I now have no issues with IR interference.
CODY -- hebron, KY   8/18/2011
product works great after I ordered parts from amazon and ha to order replacement from here. Never again will I buy electronics off amazon. Product came when projected to be delivered and work flawlessly. Very easy set up.
KURT -- ashland, MA   12/11/2010
Is not LCD proof, it would not work with my LCD TV! Spoke to Xantech about the problem and they had no solution. Ended up returning product.
RJF -- nootdorp, XX   11/25/2010
I used to have an old TV that worked perfectly with a Xantech IR receiver, but my flatscreen didn't (signal overload).I bought this item because it's supposed to be LCD proof. Unfortunately it isn't. It simply doesn't work (still overloads) and it's a waste of my money.
CLIFF -- baton rouge, LA   11/15/2010
Delivered on time. Fantastic price. I would buy from Smarthome again.
GERALD -- battle ground, WA   9/25/2010
Shipment was fast and the emitters work as advertised.

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