4. Set the dipswitches to LP ON (or HP ON if using highoutput emitters). Set NET ON at one of the IRD4s and NET
OFF on the other one.
5. Plug a power supply into only ONE of the IRD4s.
6. All components should now be controllable from either room.
Note: Up to ten IRD4s may be wired into other rooms on
the same IR network. In every case, be sure only ONE of
the dipswitches on the network is set to the NET ON position – all the others must be set to NET OFF!
High-Output Emitter Operation
Fig. 5 shows a typical basic system using the ELAN IRE3 HighOutput Emitter to control a stack of components.
Stacked Components in Cabinet
IRE3
Remote Control
High-Output
Emitter
IRS5
Shelf Top
IR Receiver
Shelves
EM ON
EM ON
NET OFF
BL ON
BL ON
NET ON
EMITTERS /
BLASTERS
12V DC
REGULATED
To 120V AC
(unswitched)
EMITTERS
STATUS IN
5~24V DC
Cabinet
Door
PWR2
Power
Supply
+12 V
GND
ST OUT
IR IN
IR
RCVR
IRD4
Amplified Connection Block
2nd IRE3
IRD4
(use if needed)
Amplified
Connecting Block
Fig. 5
1. Plug the IRE3 High-Output Emitter into the LP/HP IR OUT
port on the ELAN IRD4 (see Fig. 5).
2. Set the dipswitch on the unit to the HP ON position.
CAUTION: The HP ON position sets the IRD4 to high output
power. Be sure to return the dipswitch to LP ON position when
driving normal mini-emitters. Failure to do so will damage the
emitters!
3. Connect power to the IRD4. Assuming other system connections have been properly made, the components will now
respond to high-output emitter control.
Note: Use a PWR3 Power Supply when connecting two or
more high-output emitters.
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IRD4
Power Requirements
DEVICE
CURRENT DRAW
IRE1
IRE1D
IRE2
IRE2D
IRE3
IRE4
IRS1
IRS2
IRS3
IRS4
IRS5
IRS6
IRS7EP
IRS8EP
6mA
12mA
6mA
12mA
12mA
6mA
6mA
6mA
6mA
6mA
6mA
6mA
12mA
12mA
Amplified IR
Connection
Block
Introduction
Power Supply Note: The ELAN PWR2 12VDC 200mA Power
Supply is adequate for most installations using only ELAN IR
sensors. However, if you use one or more keypads in the
system, be sure to add up all the currents for each keypad, IR
sensor, IR emitter and High-Output emitter (if used) and determine the total current (see specifications for the keypads, IR
sensors, etc.). If the total current exceeds 200mA, then the
ELAN PWR3 +12VDC 1.5A power supply should be used.
The ELAN IRD4 is a single input, four output Amplified IR
Connection Block designed to provide a convenient way of
interconnecting IR control products. This unit includes a
robust, wide-bandwidth amplifier with reverse voltage protection so that it has the ability to drive both mini-emitters and
high-output emitters reliably.
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Limited Warranty
ELAN HOME SYSTEMS, L.L.C (ELAN) warrants this product to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for five (5) years from date of purchase. If within the warranty
period purchaser discovers such item was not as warranted above and promptly notifies
ELAN in writing, ELAN shall repair or replace the items at the company’s option. This warranty shall not apply (a) to equipment not manufactured by ELAN, (b) to equipment which
shall have been installed by other than an authorized ELAN installer, (c) to installed equipment which is not installed to ELAN’s specifications, (d) to equipment which shall have
been repaired or altered by others than ELAN, (e) to equipment which shall have been subjected to negligence, accident, or damage by circumstances beyond ELAN’s control,
including, but not limited to, lightning, flood, ,electrical surge, tornado, earthquake, or any
other catastrophic events beyond ELAN’s control, or to improper operation, maintenance or
storage, or to other than normal use of service. With respect to equipment sold by, but not
manufactured by ELAN, the warranty obligations of ELAN shall in all respects conform and
be limited to the warranty actually extended to ELAN by its supplier. The foregoing warranties do not cover reimbursement for labor, transportation, removal, installation, or other
expenses which may be incurred in connection with repair or repacement.
Except as may be expressly provided and authorized in writing by ELAN, ELAN shall not be
subject to any other obligations or liabilities whatsoever with respect to equipment manufactured by ELAN or services rendered by ELAN.
THE FORGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESSED
AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES EXCEPT WARRANTIES OF TITLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Features (Refer to Fig. 1)
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Fig. 1
1. Connection Terminals accept wire sizes 14 to 28 AWG for
connection of:
• +12V DC-Powers connected IR sensors, keypads, etc.
• GND-Return for Power, IR signal and STATUS indicators
• ST OUT-Connects STATUS voltage to STATUS indicators
on IR sensors, keypads, etc.
• IR IN-Receives IR control signals from IR sensors,
keypads, etc.
2. Mounting Holes-Attach the IRD4 to any flat surface
using the two screws provided.
3. LP IR OUT-Two 3.5mm jacks drive two emitters at low power.
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4. LP/HP IR OUT-Two 3.5mm jacks drive two mini-emitters at
low power or two high-output emitters at high power.
5. Dipswitches:
• LP ON/HP ON-Switches between low power and high
power on LP/HP IR OUT connectors.
• NET OFF/NET ON-allows the IR IN and IR SENSOR
inputs to be terminated with a 500Hz resistor (NET
ON), or un-terminated (NET OFF). The NET ON position should be chosen when using long lengths of
wire (over 50') between the IR sensor, keypad,
etc., and the IRD4. If using two or more IRD4s in a
parallel network system (see Fig. 4), be sure only
ONE of the IRD4 terminators is set to the NET ON
position.
CAUTION: The HP ON position causes the IRD4 to produce a
high-output signal. Be sure to return the dipswitch to LP ON
position when driving mini-emitters. Failure to do so will
damage the emitters!
6. 12V DC REGULATED-Connect PWR2 Power Supply.
7. STATUS IN 5-24V DC-2.1mm jack, TIP = +, Sleeve = GND accepts 5V through 24VDC power dupply. Provides
power for STATUS indicators on keypads, IR sensors, etc.
8. IR SENSOR-Use included cable to connect IR sensors to the
IRD4.
Stand-Alone System Connections
1. Plug in the IR sensor and emitters as shown.
Note: Since the IRD4 employs emitter current sharing, you may use ELAN IRE1, IRE1D, IRE2, IRE2D,
IRE3, and/or IRE4 IR Emitters in any combination.
Other standard 12V IR emitters can also be used.
2. Set the dipswitches to LP ON and NET ON or NET OFF
(see p. 2).
3. Connect the power supply.
4. The IRD4 system should now control the components.
B Multi-Room System
See Fig. 3 for an example of a multi-room (not multi-zone)
system. Three remotely located IR sensors and one local IR
sensor are routed to three IR devices.
ROOM 1
IRS6
ROOM 3
IRS2
ROOM 2
IRS2
Striped
Side
IR OUT
IR OUT
GND
GND
+12V
STATUS
+12V
STATUS
Connection Block
Supplied w/ IRS2
Rear View
Add a Resistor at each IR
sensor to reduce STATUS
brightness, if desired.
See text.
STATUS Brightness
Fig. 3 also shows how a resistor can be added to reduce the
brightness of the STATUS LED’s on ELAN IR sensors. In this
example, a PWR2 12VDC Power Supply is used to indicate
ON/OFF status of an AV Receiver. Choose a resistor value that
achieves the desired brightness (about 2.2k to 12k, 1/8 W).
Connect it in series with the STATUS terminal on each IR
sensor, as shown.
Surface-Mount
IR Sensor
Surface-Mount
IR Sensor
In-Wall IR Sensor
3. Connect the wires from each of the IR sensors to the
appropriate connection terminals on the IRD4.
4. Connect the various emitters to the IRD4.
5. Set the dipswitches to LP ON (or HP ON if using high-output
emitters) and NET ON.
6. Plug the local IR sensor into the IR SENSOR jack.
7. Plug in the power supply.
8. The IRD4 should now control the components.
Wh/Blue IR
Blue STATUS
Brown GROUND
Wh/Green +12 VDC
To
Switched
AC Outlet
Bi-Directional IR Control
Fig. 4 is an example of a two-room system using two IRD4s for
bi-directional control on a common IR network. This type of
connection permits IR sensors or keypads located in each room
to control the sources in both rooms, whether local or remotely
located.
IR Network & Power Cable Bus
(Cat-5. See text.)
Connection Terminals
A/V Receiver
Note: For ELAN system connections, please refer to the appropriate ELAN Multi-Room Controller’s installation manual.
IRS1
IR Sensor
PWR2
IRE1 Emitter
STATUS
Supply
Satellite
A. Basic System
Fig. 2 shows a typical stand-alone IR routing application. A
single IR sensor is being routed to three IR devices.
To additional
IRD4s, if needed.
See text.
WH/BLUE
BLUE
BROWN
WH/GREEN
To additional
IRD4s, if needed.
See text.
Connection
Terminals
Connection
Terminals
IRE2 Talk-Back Emitter
CAUTION: Connect
this Power Supply
ONLY! See text.
DVD
CAUTION: Do NOT
connect a power
supply to this or
subsequent IRD4s
on the Network.
See text.
IRD4
Amplified IR
Connection Block
PWR2
Remote Control
IRS1
Power
Supply
Digital Music Server
Miniature
IR Receiver
+12V
GND
PWR2
Fig. 3
STATUS IN
5~24V D C
IRD4
Amplified Connection Block
Satellite
IR OUT
ST OUT
IR IN
IR
RCVR
J5
J6
IRE2 Talk-Back Emitter
LP ON
LP ON
NET OFF
J8
Power
Supply
To 120V AC
(unswitched)
HP ON
HP ON
NET ON
LP/HP IR OUT
12V DC
REGULATED
PWR2
J7
DVD
IRD4
Amplified
Connecting Block
2
IRE2
Talk-Back
Emitter
Fig. 2
Talk-Back Emitter
To Additional
Controlled Unit
To 120V AC
(unswitched)
IRE2 Talk-Back Emitter
J4
X
IRE2D Dual
Power
Supply
To 120V AC
(unswitched)
ROOM 2
ROOM 1
Fig. 4
1. Pull Cat-5 wire from each room (home runs) to the IRD4 near
the controlled components.
Note: MAX DISTANCE of ALL Wire Runs is 2000 ft using
Cat-5 cable. When using long lengths, the dipswitch must
be set to the NET ON position and a 500 Ohm resistor must
be used (see p. 2).
2. Connect IR sensors in each room to the wire runs as shown.
1. Pull Cat-5 wire between each room and connect to the IRD4s
as shown.
2. Connect the local IR sensors in each room to the IR SENSOR
jacks or in parallel with the Cat-5 runs at the IRD4
connection terminals.
3. Plug the various emitters into both IRD4s
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