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Send IR Remote Control Signals to Satellite Receiver Over Coaxial Cable
Xantech IR/RF Coupler
Xantech RF/IR Coupler
RF/IR Coupler
Item# 81290
Price: Normally $16.00 
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  • Coupler extracts IR remote control signals sent over coaxial cable
  • System allows control of satellite receivers, cable boxes, or other A/V components
  • IR/RF injector required and sold separately

Essential Info

Send remote control signals to your satellite dish, cable box, or VCR using a standard IR remote, even if the component you wish to control is located in another room. The Xantech RF/IR Coupler works with the RF/IR Injector (sold separately) to deliver your IR signals over your coaxial cable, regardless of the distance to the actual component. Simply attach any Xantech IR Receiver with a 3.5mm stereo mini plug to the RF/IR Injector, which attaches to your coax cable between the satellite or cable input and the television you'll be watching. The RF/IR Coupler extracts the IR commands on the other end and delivers them to the satellite dish or other components via a stick-on IR emitter. The IR Receiver, IR Signal Coax Cable Splitter/Injector, and IR emitters are sold separately, as is a 12-Volt Regulated Power Supply, which is required to power the RF/IR Injector.

What's Included

  • Coupler
  • Instructions
  • More Info

    How it Works
    Located in the equipment area, the IR Signal Coax Cable Splitter/Injector extracts the remote control signal from the coaxial cable and passes it to the emitters that control the source equipment. Two 3.5mm mono mini emitter jacks with 470-Ohm resistors drive two single or dual IR emitters, for control of up to four components.

    Additional Expansion Options
    If you'll be configuring multiple rooms, be sure the RF splitters used are DC passing types. Be sure to install a DC IR Signal Block on the cable line of any television set in a room without an IR receiver to prevent the IR control signal from shorting out. If you encounter interference from direct or reflected sunlight, a sunscreen filter can be installed. Select the filter that will work best for your Dinky Link or Micro Link IR receiver.



    Manufacturer Product No.:CPL94B
    Dimensions:3" x 1 3/8" x 7/8"
    Connections:2 F-type coaxial jacks; 2 IR emitter 3.5mm mini stereo jacks

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


    11 Ratings
    5 star: 91%  (10)
    4 star: 0%  (0)
    3 star: 9%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (11 customer ratings)
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    ROBIN -- christchurch, XX   6/5/2014
    Great product, really works well
    MARCELLO -- lissone, XX   5/13/2011
    Simple installation to distribute IR signals on coax cables (use with item #81280)
    MIGUEL -- doral, FL   12/28/2010
    good product, but for customers like me who buy a lot and very often there should be discount codes incentives or free shipping as a customer checkout everytime
    JONATHON -- foster city, CA   5/19/2010
    Been a Longtime Fan of Xantech. Works as supposed to.
    JONATHON -- foster city, CA   5/19/2010
    Been a Longtime User of Xantech Products Works as designed.
    CHAD -- indio, CA   1/8/2010
    works great
    KENNETH -- st.john's, XX   12/4/2008
    Easy to install
    BERTRAM -- solana beach, CA   7/18/2007
    Using this with the 81280 Xantech RF/IR Injector works like a champ and compared to the other solutions I was looking at it was a real bargain too.


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