View Full Version : How to use the Transporter IR input jack?

2015-01-14, 04:33
Hi all,

I've changed my A/V furniture lately, and my Transporter is now out of sight.
I've been thinking about using its IR input jack to get the IR signals forwarded to it, but the IR cable I already own doesn't seem to get the job done (I had bought it back in the days when I used the IR-Blaster plugin, though, so that's probably an IR emitter rather than a receiver).

However, I'm still a bit confused about what kind of montage/cable I should use to reach my goal.
Here's what the doc has to say:

Infrared Input and Output
Transporter is equipped with an infrared input for control from other systems (IR repeaters,
home automation controllers with IR blasters, etc.) Transporter will respond to signals on this
input identically to signals received via the IR receiver on the front panel and can be directly
connected to IR transmitter devices via a 3.5mm to 3.5mm mono cable as if connecting to
an IR LED dongle.

So, it looks like only mono cables are used, although most cables I can find (like this one (http://www.amazon.fr/Servimat-infrarouge-TSV7600HDU-TSF8600HDU-IRSERVIMAT/dp/B00O238O18/)) seem to be stereo.
And that's where I'm lost...

Can I use a passive cable to forward IR signals to the Transporter?
If so, could somebody point me to some possibly cheap cable reference that's known to work?
If not, any advice on active IR signal repeaters?

Thanks for your insight.

2015-01-15, 11:47
Why not making it yourself ?



Je suis Charlie

2015-01-15, 16:02
Well, I'm right handed, and kind of born with two left hands. ;)
I suck at soldering things, and lose patience quickly, so I'd prefer something either really simple to build (crafting a jack cable with a couple components should be okay) or ready to use.

Thank you anyway! :)

Now, if DIY is your thing, could you tell me if I am right thinking that a typical IR receiver uses a three pins layout (power, ground, signal) and that if the Transporter only features a mono jack connection, it would probably only take care of the signal and ground pins? Unless the signal pin could also carry power?