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IR Sensor Offers Low Profile Mounting With Brass Finish
Xantech Micro Link Round IR Sensor
Xantech Round Micro IR Sensor
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Micro Link Round IR Sensor (Brass)
Item# 8130BR
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  • Control audio/video equipment from 40 feet away
  • Unobtrusive design allows for stealth installations
  • Installation and trim hardware included

Essential Info

Xantech's Micro Link IR sensor is only ½ inch in diameter and 2 inches deep. It comes with seven feet of 3-conductor ribbon cable and separate screw terminal block for connecting to a connecting block or additional cable. A RF grid in the sensor's pick-up windows helps reduce EMI (electro magnetic interference). Typical range is 30 feet and an acceptance angle is 110 degrees. Has a superior infrared modulation frequency bandwidth of 30 to 100 kHz. Requires a Xantech connecting block as well as IR emitters and power supply (sold separately).

NOTE: The status LED on your IR repeater should only be lit when it is receiving an IR signal from your remote control. If you notice that the LED is always on, you may be getting interference from your television or the ambient light in the room. This will cause the system to overheat and will burn out prematurely. There are LCD Plasma safe kits which filter out the interference coming from your television.


What's Included

  • Round Micro IR Sensor - 490-00
  • Terminal block
  • Mounting screws, washers
  • More Info

    The sensor has its electronics housed in a brass cylinder. The "business end" of the unit is a small round lens. This small receiver is designed to be placed in very tiny spaces. One example is a small corner of an equipment cabinet. A single, 1/2-inch hole will accommodate the sensor. The high sensitivity of this receiver gives you the ability to place it farther away from the hand held remote, increasing the placement options you have.

    Talkback green LED tests system for correct wiring as well as indicates infrared reception.

    The Micro Link IR receiver is also available with a white bezel.



    Manufacturer Product No.:490-00
    Power Requirements:12 volts DC @ 10 mA (sold separately)Power Supply
    Infrared Bandwidth:30 - 100 kHz
    Dimensions:1/2" (13mm) diameter, 2" (51mm) deep
    Cable Requirements for Long Distances:three-conductor/24 gauge up to 200', 22 gauge up to 600', 20 gauge up to 2000' and 18 gauge up to 5000' (unshielded OK)
    Nominal reception range:>30 feet
    Nominal reception angle: 55 degrees off axis

    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


    Example Setup Diagram       
    Example Setup Diagram       


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    SEAN -- chicago, IL   5/8/2008
    Very nice product. My only wish is that it had a more obvious talk-back LED.
    BRIAN -- lisle, IL   8/2/2007
    Terrific product, looks perfect when installed
    JamesInLV -- las vegas, NV   5/19/2007
    Works great. Range is a little weaker than my components, but only that I can't control the family room components from the kitchen dining table as consistently. Put my own $150 combo together of Xantech components and they work great with ALL of my devices.
    JEFF -- san francisco, CA   2/20/2005
    Excellent, reliable, well built.


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