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Old 04-28-2007, 03:16 PM
peternm22 peternm22 is offline
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Where to buy IR emitters in Canada?

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know where to buy IR emitters in Canada that are compatible with the USB-UIRT?

Something along the lines of http://cache.smarthome.com/images/8171.jpg


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-Peter
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:36 AM
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Why not build one? It's simple.

http://65.36.202.170/phpBB2/viewtopi...4e5695727cbb4f
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:34 PM
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I built my own 2 zones emitters based on the instructions on the USB-UIRT forum. It is really easy !
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:28 PM
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Great Project... easy!

Heres another site:
http://www.modders-inc.com/how-to-story--16.html
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the responses.

Would these parts work for making an emitter?

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=2740244

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=2760142


I would still prefer to buy a premade solution, since I don't have a solder iron and don't have much experience in this type of thing.

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-Peter
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for the responses.

Would these parts work for making an emitter?

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=2740244

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=2760142


I would still prefer to buy a premade solution, since I don't have a solder iron and don't have much experience in this type of thing.

Thanks.

-Peter
When I made mine, I used parts I got from The SourceCC. However, what you need is an IR emitter (the ones you found are emitter/receiver I believe) and I am quite sure a 1/8" stereo plug. Just take the USB-UIRT with you to make sure you have the right jack and pick an emitter.

I looked at premade emitters in Canada but never found any for a reasonable amount. You could buy some on eBay and have them shipped, but at the end of the day, it all adds up for a pretty simple project. MHO.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:18 PM
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I don't see The SourceCC selling the emitter's separately. It looks like you can only get it in a pack with the receiver too... unless I'm missing something?

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-Peter
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:32 PM
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I just made up a pair of them here on the couch.

Pair of IR emitters from Radio Shack, old cat 5 patch cable for wire, pair of mono 1/8 plugs from RS and a stereo to mono splitter from RS.

I realized after I got home I didn't have any solder, so for now it's a twist job until I make it back to Radio Shack (30 min from here), unless Wal-Mart has solder.

First, I cut the modular connectors off the end of the cat 5 and stripped the sheath off, leaving me with 4 twisted pairs to use for the emitters.

Connected one end of a pair to the 1/8 mono plug, then the other end to the 2 legs of the LED.

The splitter comes in because the plug on the usb-uirt is a stereo plug, think one channel for each emitter. But, since RS didnt have a 1/8 stereo plug, I got a stereo to mono splitter to let me use the mono plugs.

Should have a chance to test it tomorrow, but it's pretty simple wiring and I can't imagine it wont work.

Total cost was $12 US, which is cheaper than I can get even a single emitter shipped to me. A little heat shrink and some solder and I will have a nice pair of emitters.

But, now that I have 3 total emitters and only 2 tuners, it looks like I will have to add a 3rd tuner to fully utilize my capacity Somehow I don't think my wife will agree with my logic.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:42 PM
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Just got mine actually installed and setup today.

I wonder if there is a market in making these.....
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