Xantech WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver

Xantech WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver

IR Receiver Mounts in a Single Gang Electrical Box for a Professional Finish
  • 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



List Price: $164.00

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  • What's Included
  • The WL85 Universal Wall Link IR Receiver rejects 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.

    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° off axis from the corners of the unit. The presence of Direct Sunlight and Fluorescent Lighting should not affect the reception of this unit.

  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Xantech
    Manufacturer Product No. WL85
    UPC 042777318445
    Dimensions 1.75 inches (W) x 4-1/8 inches (H) x 1-1/8 inches (D)
    Infrared Modulation Frequency Bandwidth 30kHz - 60kHz
    Reception Range Up to 80 feet (18M), depending on remote control output strength and ambient conditions
    Reception Angle 55° off axis at 50% range reduction
    Cable Requirements 3-Conductor. Use 24-gauge up to 200 feet (61M), 22 gauges up to 600 feet (180M), 20-gauge up to 2000 feet (600M), 18-gauge up to 5000 feet (1.5KM) - unshielded OK.
    Maximum Transmission Length One mile using 18-gauge wire (1.6KM)
    Maximum Current Outpur 100mA (pulse)
    Power Requirements 12 Volts DC @ 20mA
    Manufacturer Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 16

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    Review of 81232 Review by ERIC
    Review of 81232

    much cleaner IR signal than the older, cheaper one it replaced.

    Posted on 1/16/2014

    Review of 81232 Review by ED
    Review of 81232

    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!

    Posted on 1/12/2014

    Review of 81232 Review by RAJIB
    Review of 81232

    Works perfectly! A little pricey, but outside of that its an easy install and works great for a remote IR solution.

    Posted on 1/10/2014

    Review of 81232 Review by JULIEN
    Review of 81232

    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

    Posted on 1/11/2013

    Review of 81232 Review by BILL
    Review of 81232

    Replaced old non "LCD friendly" ones with these and they work like champs. Thanks!

    Posted on 6/20/2012

    Review of 81232 Review by KEVIN
    Review of 81232

    Fantastic... stopped interference from LED TV... great Product

    Posted on 3/8/2012

    Review of 81232 Review by DINSHAW
    Review of 81232

    Excellent product,easy to install works perfectly remotely wired 4o feet away

    Posted on 12/23/2011

    Review of 81232 Review by GLENN
    Review of 81232

    Replaced a plasma w/ an LCD and it drove my IR repeater system crazy. This unit solved the problem 100%.

    Posted on 11/30/2011

    Review of 81232 Review by ED
    Review of 81232

    Easy to install,very responsive

    Posted on 10/15/2011

    Review of 81232 Review by PATRICK
    Review of 81232

    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.

    Posted on 3/31/2011

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