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A Complete IR Repeater System Kit for Controlling A/V Devices Behind Doors, Walls or Closets
Xantech ML85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver Kit
Xantech ML85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver Kit
Xantech ML85K Plasma/LCD/LED/CFL Proof Designer Micro Link IR Receiver Kit
Item# 81223K
Price: Normally $240.00 
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  • Works with LED, LCD & plasma TV’s and CFL lighting
  • Small size, mounts in 1/2" diameter hole, 2 inches deep
  • Quick-connect 3.5mm stereo mini plug on 7 foot cable for direct plug-in to Xantech connecting blocks
  • Works in normal 3-wire mode (12VDC), (IR, GND)
  • Green talkback LED for system verification

Essential Info

The Xantech ML85K LCD Proof Designer Micro Link IR Recdsfzeiver Kit is a small peep-hole infrared repeater assembly. The Micro Link IR Receiver is equipped with a 7-foot cable and a 3.5mm 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. The ML Series Kit comes with everything needed for a complete IR repeater system. With a Xantech IR Kit, equipment can now be concealed for clean room design. In addition, a centralized IR receiver means there is only one IR target resulting in improved remote control interaction. Featuring color-coded connectors, a Xantech IR Kit is now an easy to install, and allows a worry-free installation. 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.

Smarthome also offers a similar product under the Smarthome brand name - Smarthome LCD Compatible IR Receiver Kit with Flush Mount Sensor.


What's Included

  • 1x - ML Series IR receiver
  • 1x - 789-44 Connecting block
  • 4x - 283D Designer emitters
  • 1x -781ERGPS power supply
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product NoML85K
    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


    68 Ratings
    5 star: 85%  (58)
    4 star: 9%  (6)
    3 star: 3%  (2)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 3%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (68 customer ratings)
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    C ROBERT -- miami springs, FL   5/17/2014
    I have other Xantech IR repeaters and they work great, this one not installed yet, will control AV equipment in an enclosed cabinet. It will also be linked to AV equipment in a closet. Ski
    RICHARD -- duarte, CA   1/3/2014
    This is my second IR repeater. It works awesome especially with my Sharp Aquious. It puts out a lot of IR noise and this repeater is the only one that has worked properly. Great product.
    LOUIS -- douglasville, GA   8/2/2013
    Product works great!!!
    RICHARD -- watersmeet, MI   3/21/2013
    Great problem solver. Installation is super simple. The quality is great and my friend got the "closed door" functionality he didn't know he could have and now will never do without. His wife knows only that "good magic" is at work in her own living room.
    SCOTT -- westville, NS   2/19/2013
    I had my components (Bell Satellite Receiver, Xbox 360, and LG Blu Ray Player) housed inside a TV stand with a glass front, before moving everything into a storage closet. I control the whole system with one Logitech harmony remote. I find it actually works better now that I have this IR Kit. The components are more responsive and 99% of the time on the first click on the remote. Also, the system was dead easy to set up. Plug in and go.
    JOHN -- chicago, IL   1/3/2013
    Easily installed. Works perfect. Recommend it without reservations.
    DANA -- huntington beach, CA   1/3/2013
    Worked as advertised and would recommend to anyone. Dewivery was tiemly and in good condition.
    CARL -- tampa, FL   11/7/2012
    This is a very easy product to install and it works great. We have been very pleased with it and the shipping job SmartHome did.
    MARK -- bromley, UK   10/21/2012
    Fast delivery to the uk , great product Thank you
    GEOFF -- monterey, CA   9/12/2012
    Very good product. Took about 30 minutes from opening the box to full installation, setup and testing. Yeah, it was that easy. Compatible with all my devices and Harmony universal remote. No more having to leave the cabinet door open!
    Joey Sandbox -- Florida   7/25/2012
    Extremely happy with product. Took 5 minutes to drill and set it all up.. Piece of cake and works exactly how it should. THIS ITEM WILL WORK WITH A SAMSUNG AND CISCO CABLE BOX for bright house / Comcast networks.
    JEFFREY -- pennsauken, NJ   4/18/2012
    Product is ok...have issues when initially turning tv on takes a few minutes before can change channels...not sure what the issue is! Otherwise installation was a breeze and hides nicely!
    BRADRICK -- houston, TX   3/21/2012
    Works great, but be sure that your satellite receiver is compatible, I need to get the amplified module.
    JEFFREY -- bixby, OK   3/15/2012
    Great Product. Great Quality.Works every time. What else can I say.
    KEVIN -- saskatoon, SK   3/15/2012
    As advertised.
    FABIO -- cologno monzese (mi), XX   3/9/2012
    John -- Long Island NY   3/6/2012
    I purchased and installed the ML85K IR Receiver Kit. The cable Box Samsung SMT-C 5320 would not work? After reading all the trouble shooting listings which was a little confusing I keyed in on the Maybe there is interferance from the other units? The DVD Player and the surrond sound Amp all worked fine. SO I took some Duck Tape Which fixes everything and covered the front left side of the cable box over the IF Sending device. Guess what.. It WORKS. So either it's now getting a better signal or no interferaqnce?. Hope this helps someone?
    CHARLES -- green bay, WI   2/20/2012
    Very easy to install & set-up
    JAN -- weddington, NC   2/12/2012
    Very complete kit to extend the reach of your remote - even with a Plasma screen. Everything worked right out of the box once connected, all I had to add was an extender the the remote eye.
    bjc -- ocranside, NY   2/5/2012
    had to others before this 1 ..this 1 works the best every time ...hooked up to a vizio lcd tv

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