Installing an IR Repeater System
First - Meet the Components of the IR repeater system
We are installing the Package with the ShelfTop IR Taget and IRB-4 Connection Block
Shelftop IR Receiver
There are numerous types of IR "Targets" (or "Receivers") - Shelf Top, Stealth, In Wall, Wall Plate, Ceiling mount and even outdoor
Back of Shelftop IR Receiver
The IR Receiver Target picks up the IR signals from the remote control and transmits those signals through the connection block out to the IRBug emmiters into the IR ports on all of your Home Theater Components. You need to connect the Receiver to the IRB4 with CAT5 cable or other easy to find cable or wire.
The IRB-4 Package consists of:
(1) IRB-4 Connection Block
(4) IRBug-PL IRBug Emitters
(1) 12V Power Supply
Connection Block front connections - you plug in the IRBugs here.
Using the IRB-4 and "PL" (plug) version of Emitters is handy - they just plug in, what could be easier?
IR4B Connection Block back
Connections for power, another Emitter port for single or multiple wiring of additional IRBugs, and the connections to wire up the IR Receiver to the connecting block.
IRBug IR Emitter with plug
Extension cables are available, if necessary.
Plugs into IRB4 Connection Block and powers the IR emitters, IR receiver target and the connection block.
Installing the IRBug IR Emitters
Locate the IR port on the Component to be controlled.
It is generally a round, cutaway in the front panal of the Receiver, DVD player or Set top box.
Shown above is the Toshiba HD-DVD player.
Peel the adhesive backing off the back (actually the front) of the IR emitter and fasten it over the IR receiving port of the device.
Finish installing the remaining IR Bugs to the rest of your components.
Route all wires as neatly as possible to the place you will be locating the IRB4 Connection Block.
Connecting the IR system
You'll need a small Screwdriver, Wire Cutter/Strippers, and some wire.
CAT5 cable or regular lamp cord is fine for the power and IR "signal" connections .
No needto buy bulk, you can just order a patch cable of the length that you need and cut-off the connectors.
Follow the wiring diagrams to wire up the power and data lines from the receiver to the IR4B Connection Block.
Here the Receiver is connected.
Here, the IRB4 Connection Block is wired.
Now, Connect the IR bugs to the IRB-4 Connection Block, connect the power supply to an AC outlet and you should be ready to go!