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In-Wall Sensor
IR for A/V
IR Repeater Components
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Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
Plasma Friendly / Plasma Proof
CFL Resistant
LCD Resistant
LED Resistant
Plasma Resistant
# of Gangs
1 Gang
Trim Plate Design
Decora / Paddle
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Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
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IR Receiver Mounts in a Single Gang Electrical Box for a Professional Finish
Xantech WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver
Xantech WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver
Xantech WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver
Item# 81232
Price: Normally $164.00 
Hot Deal $89.91
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  • Working range up to 80 feet
  • J-Box Mounting with Decorator-style insert
  • 4-screw terminal block for interface to Xantech Connecting Blocks
  • Works in normal 3-wire mode
  • Improved Compact Fluorescent Light rejection
  • RF Grid included for EMI reduction
  • Talk Back LED for IR reception and full system operation indication

Essential Info

The WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver is designed to reject interference from Plasma, LCD, LED Displays and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) from entering the IR signal line. This IR Receiver mounts easily into a single gang, electrical J-Box, is supplied with mounting screws, and comes with a Decorator-style insert, allowing the installer to use a Decorator-style wall cover plate. This provides an integrated look for control of A/V equipment behind closed doors or any IR Repeater System that is in close proximity to light sources described above.


More Info

Placement of the IR Receiver does matter when used in the presence of a Plasma Display. Ideally it should be placed somewhere around the Display with the front of the receiver flush with the front of (or set back from) the Display. If the WL95 needs to be placed in front of the display (such as on an adjacent side wall perpendicular to the display), make sure it is placed at a location at least 45 degrees off axis from the corners of the unit. The presence of Direct Sunlight and Fluorescent Lighting should not affect the reception of this unit.


  • Infrared modulation frequency bandwidth: 30- 60 kHz
  • Reception range: up to 80 feet, depending on remote control output strength and ambient conditions.
  • Reception angle: 55 degrees off axis at 50% range reduction
  • Cable requirements: 3-conductor. Use 24-gauge up to 200' (61M), 22 gauges up to 600' (180M), 20-gauge up to 2000' (600M), 18-gauge up to 5000' (1.5KM) -- unshielded OK.
  • Maximum transmission length: One mile using 18-gauge wire (1.6KM)
  • Maximum current output: 100 mA (pulse)
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4" W x 4-1/8" H x 1-1/8" D
  • Power requirements: 12 volts DC @ 20mA
  • Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


    23 Ratings
    5 star: 83%  (19)
    4 star: 9%  (2)
    3 star: 9%  (2)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (23 customer ratings)
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    ED -- jackson, TN   1/13/2014
    Excellent product and easy to install, however we waited over 4 months for the product to arrive. Way to long for any back ordered product. It finally came when we suggested a substitute at a lower and discounted price, one week later!
    RAJIB -- coppell, TX   1/11/2014
    Works perfectly! A little pricey, but outside of that its an easy install and works great for a remote IR solution.
    JULIEN -- edmundston, NB   1/12/2013
    very nice product, looks amazing on the wall. lights come on when receive ir. only think, angles are a bit limited but still very good
    BILL -- fernandina beach, FL   6/21/2012
    Replaced old non "LCD friendly" ones with these and they work like champs. Thanks!
    KEVIN -- cupertino, CA   3/9/2012
    Fantastic... stopped interference from LED TV... great Product
    DINSHAW -- orleans, ON   12/24/2011
    Excellent product,easy to install works perfectly remotely wired 4o feet away
    GLENN -- brick, NJ   12/1/2011
    Replaced a plasma w/ an LCD and it drove my IR repeater system crazy. This unit solved the problem 100%.
    ED -- sneads ferry, NC   10/16/2011
    Easy to install,very responsive
    PATRICK -- helena, MT   4/1/2011
    I will start off by saying that the 5 star rating is for how the product works only. I will say that the customer service when I ordered the part was very good but always room for improvement though. I find that the product is just a little steep on pricing for the technology. I agree it is very nice to be able to have my media cabinet in another romm leaving my media room free of equipment clutter and excessive noise but $100 for a small ir receiver is a bit steep. I will research a little more if I have to purchase again. As far as the product I was disappointed that it only came with the dark tinted cover and not the white cover also as shown in the manual. Smarthome should check with Xantech on this. Overall I would rate my experience and the product a 4 star because of the steep price and because of the missing white plate. I would definitely buy from Smarthome again when in the market for electronics.
    THOMAS -- birmingham, AL   1/22/2011
    very prompt,Great customer Service.
    JAMES -- thousand oaks, CA   12/26/2010
    Works well but you need an extra box for this. You cant co-locate it in the box with a 120v circuit.
    ANDRE -- hacienda heights, CA   12/20/2010
    Works great. I have it connected to a Xantech whole house i.r. system and use it to control a Tivo in another room.
    DANIELE -- saint cloud, FL   12/18/2010
    Randomly it gets interference from my Toshiba LCD TV even with the TV back-light off. It is not facing the TV in fact is on the same wall and with a fire place frame in between
    JASON -- denver, CO   12/2/2010
    I have been pleasantly surprised with the range and quality of signal to the devices. It was also a breeze to install.
    FEROZ -- centreville, VA   11/30/2010
    Bit pricey but other than that I had no issues, instructions are clear and works interference experienced after using for more than a month.

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