Audiovox LF30S Transmitter/Receiver System

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97P007A
LF-30S
Owner’s Manual
LF-3OS
Wireless A/V Transmitter and
Receiver System
Important Safety Precautions:
LF-30S
1. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture. Do not use near a bathtub, wash bowl, sink or
laundry tub, in a wet basement or around a swimming pool.
2. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the case of
this product.
3. Operate this product using only the power supply included with
the unit or supplied as an accessory.
4. Do not overload electrical outlets or extension cords as this can
result in electrical shock.
5. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Disclaimer: This product is designed for lawful use as a wireless
system for transmitting audio and video signals from one location
in the home or office to another location. Audiovox Corporation
hereby advises the consumer to consult with local officials and
other legal authorities regarding the proper use and application of
this product in compliance with all applicable state and federal
laws. Audiovox Corporation shall not be responsible for any
misuse or unlawful application of this product by any individual or
entity under any circumstances.
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Introduction
LF-30S
Leapfrog LF-30S - 2.4GHz Wireless Convenience
The TERK Leapfrog LF-30S uses the latest in wireless technology
to deliver consistently sharp and clear video images and stereo
audio up to 150 feet away.
By transmitting at a super-high frequency of 2.4 GHz,
the FCC-approved LF- 30S avoids the crowded frequency band
used by many cordless phones and other wireless A/V
transmitters, and utilizes FM rather than lower quality AM signal
modulation. The use of state-of-the-art circularly polarized
directional transmitting and receiving antennas maximizes signal
range and minimizes interference from unwanted signals.
The LF-30S is compatible with all types of TVs, both new and old,
and A/V components. You can even add more receiver units
(Model LF-30RX, sold separately) to accommodate additional TVs
or A/V components and expand your home entertainment system.
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Introduction (continued)
LF-30S
The LF- 30S gives you the convenience to wirelessly:
• Watch cable, satellite programming or DVD movies on any TV in
your home, without the hassle and expense of running extra
wiring, moving your A/V source or buying another one.
• Set up a TV anywhere inside or outside your home (where you
have access to an AC outlet).
• Listen to stereo music on powered speakers inside or outside
the home.
Remote Control Extension Function:
• Control the A/V source from the remote TV’s location using the
A/V source’s remote control.
• 4 channel frequencies lets you choose between channels for
best reception.
LF- 30S gives you safety and security:
• Monitor your baby or children on any TV in your home using your
camcorder or a miniature CCD security camera.
• See who is outside your door, in the backyard, on the playset or
in the pool.
Simply connect the transmitter unit to any A/V source component
you want to view or hear at another location, and then connect the
receiver unit to the TV or powered speakers in that location.
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Package Contents
LF-30S
The following items are included in the LF-30S box. Please check
that they are all present before discarding the box and beginning
the installation.
1 - LF- 30S Transmitter (Model LF-30STX)
Sends wireless A/V signals to the receiver
1 - LF- 30S Receiver (Model LF-30SRX)
Receives wireless A/V signals from the transmitter
2 - Audio/Video (A/V) cables
Connects the transmitter and receiver to your TV sets and/or
A/V components
2 - Power adapters
Provides 15V DC power to the transmitter and receiver
1 - Coaxial cable with two type “F” connectors
1 - IR Extender
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Controls and Features
LF-30S
The transmitter and receiver units look virtually alike but are
labeled accordinly on the front of the units. However, the receiver
can also be identified by the threaded RF coax connector labeled
“TO TV” on the back panel.
A - Directional 2.4GHz antenna (both units)
Sends and receives A/V signals.
Caution: Do not attempt to rotate the antenna a full 360 degrees,
or permanent damage to the antenna and mechanical stopper
will occur.
B - Channel Selection Switch (both units – underneath unit)
Both the transmitter and the receiver must be set to the same
channel for proper operation.
C - On/Off Switch (both units)
Turns the transmitter and receiver on or off.
D - 15V DC Power Port (both units)
Both adapters are the same and are interchangable.
E - Audio/Video Jacks (both units)
Right and left stereo audio (red/white) jacks and a composite
(yellow) video jack are used for connection to A/V components
and/or TV sets.
F - RF Connector (receiver only)
Used to connect the RF output from the receiver unit to the RF
input of a TV set.
G - Channel 3/4 Video Selector Switch (receiver only –
underneath unit)
Set the output of the receiver unit to either channel 3 or 4, to
correspond to the TV channel you wish to watch the A/V source
video on.
H - IR Extender Jack (transmitter only)
Allows you to remotely control the A/V source that is
connected to the transmitter.
I - Antenna (both units)
Sends and receives remote control signals.
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LF-30S
I
A
Transmitter
Receiver
RIGHT
IR
EXTENDER
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
–
RIGHT
+
DC 15v
C
TO TV
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
–
+
DC 15v
F
H
D
B
(under both
units)
E
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G
(under receiver only)
Connecting the Transmitter to a
Video Component
LF-30S
Connecting the transmitter to a video component such as a DVD
player, satellite receiver, VCR, PVR or camcorder.
1. Make sure the transmitter’s On/Off switch is “Off.”
2. Connect one set of red, white and yellow A/V cables from the
A/V jacks on the back of the transmitter to the LINE OUT A/V
jacks on the back of the A/V device.
Be sure the red, white and yellow plugs on the A/V cables match
the red, white and yellow jacks on both the transmitter and the
A/V device.
If the A/V device has only one output for audio (mono sound only);
connect the white plugs on the cable to that single audio output
and to the transmitter’s AUDIO LEFT jack.
3. Plug the small end of the power adapter into the back of the
transmitter and the other end into a standard A/C wall outlet.
Turn the On/Off switch to the “On” position.
4. Make sure the receiver and transmitter units are set to the
same channel.
5. Locate and orient the transmitter unit according to the
“Orienting the Transmitter and Receiver Units” (page 14)
section of this manual.
DVD, Sat, DVR
Transmitter
RIGHT
LEFT
–
+
AUDIO
IR
EXTENDER VIDEO IN
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VIDEO
AUDIO IN
DC 15v
LINE IN
LEFT RIGHT
LF-30S
VCR users:
If you want to view your VCR on a TV located near the transmitter,
connect a coaxial cable (not supplied) from the CABLE/ANT OUT
(or OUT TO TV) on the VCR to the CABLE/ANT IN port connector
on your TV.
Cable/Antenna
VIDEO
CABLE/ANT.
IN
CABLE/ANT.
VCR
AUDIO
LEFT RIGHT
LINE OUT
OUT
CABLE/
ANT. IN
VIDEO
IN
AUDIO IN
LEFT RIGHT
Television
Transmitter
RIGHT
IR
EXTENDER VIDEO IN
8
LEFT
AUDIO IN
–
+
DC 15v
Connecting and Using
the IR Extender
LF-30S
The IR extender allows you to remotely control the A/V device
that is connected to the transmitter from the room you have the
receiver located in.
Connecting the IR Extender:
1. Extend the thin antenna upwards.
2. Plug in the IR extender into the connector on the back of
the transmitter.
3. Extend the IR extender cable to the front of the A/V device that
is connected to the transmitter.
4. Locate the IR window (dark, nearly opaque plastic) on the A/V
device connected to the transmitter. Look into the window and
try to locate the IR receiver behind the plastic.
5. Remove the adhesive pad on the IR extender and adhere it to
the window in front of the IR receiver on the A/V device
connected to the transmitter.
Transmitter
RIGHT
IR
EXTENDER VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
–
+
IR window
A/V device
DC 15v
IR Extender
Controlling the A/V device remotely with your remote control:
Operate the A/V source’s remote control (the A/V device that is
connected to the transmitter) as you normally do while pointing
it at the receiver. The receiver wirelessly sends the infrared
command to the transmitter which then transmits it via the IR
extender to the A/V source device.
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If you are having difficulty controlling the A/V device make sure
that you verify that your IR extender is positioned correctly in front
of the IR emitter on the device.
Connecting the Transmitter to
Audio Components
LF-30S
To enjoy sound from your CD player, cassette deck or other audio
component in another room, you can connect the transmitter
directly to that component. To use this feature, you must connect
either powered speakers, another stereo receiver, or an amplifier
to the receiver at the remote site.
1. Make sure the transmitter’s On/Off switch is “Off.”
2. Connect one set of A/V cables from the red and white AUDIO IN
jacks on the back of the transmitter to the LINE OUT audio
jacks on the back of your audio component. Be sure the red and
white plugs on the A/V cables match the red and white jacks on
both the transmitter and audio component. (The yellow video
plugs will not be used.)
3. Plug the small end of the power adapter into the back of the
transmitter and the other end into a standard A/C wall outlet.
Turn the On/Off switch to the “On” position.
4. Make sure the receiver and transmitter units are set to the
same channel.
5. Locate and orient the transmitter unit according to the
“Orienting the Transmitter and Receiver Units” (page 14)
section of this manual.
Transmitter
CD Player, Cassette Deck
RIGHT
IR
EXTENDER VIDEO IN
10
LEFT
–
+
AUDIO
LEFT RIGHT
AUDIO IN
DC 15v
LINE OUT
Connecting the Receiver to a TV
LF-30S
After connecting the transmitter to your A/V source, you must
connect the receiver to a TV or another component.
There are two ways to connect the LF-30S Receiver to a remote TV
(a TV in a remote location away from the A/V source):
1 - Connected directly to the remote TV
2 - Connected directly to a VCR, which is then connected to the TV
Note: If your TV has picture-in-picture (PIP) capability, you can
also view any image sent by the transmitter (such as a sleeping
baby monitored by your camcorder) in the small inset picture
while enjoying other programming on the rest of the screen.
Consult your TV owner’s manual for instructions on using its
PIP feature.
1. Make sure the receiver’s On/Off Switch is “Off.”
2. Connect one set of red, white and yellow A/V cables from the
A/V jacks on the back of the receiver to the LINE IN A/V jacks
on the back of the TV.
If your TV has A/V jacks (red, white and yellow for a stereo TV
or only white and yellow jacks for a mono TV), connect one end
of an A/V cable to the TV’s A/V jacks and to end of the cable to
the receiver.
Be sure the red, white and yellow plugs on the A/V cables match
the red, white and yellow jacks on both the receiver and the TV.
If your TV has only one input for audio (mono sound only), connect
the white plugs on the cable to that single audio input and to the
receiver’s AUDIO LEFT jack. If your TV does not have A/V jacks,
use a coaxial cable to connect the RF output jack of the receiver to
the coaxial input of the TV.
Note: If you already have an antenna or cable connected to your
TV, use an A/B switch or modulator (not included) and additional
coaxial cables to connect the receiver.
3. Plug the small end of the power adapter into the back of the
receiver and the other end into a standard A/C wall outlet. Turn
the On/Off switch to the “On” position.
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4. Make sure the receiver and transmitter units are set to the
same channel.
5. Locate and orient the transmitter unit according to the
“Orienting the Transmitter and Receiver Units” (page 14)
section of this manual.
LF-30S
Television
Receiver
RIGHT
TO TV
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
LEFT
CABLE/
ANT. IN
RIGHT
OR
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VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
–
+
DC 15v
Connecting the Receiver to
Powered Computer Speakers
LF-30S
Since the LF-30S only receives stereo audio signals and does
not amplify them; the speakers you use to listen to wireless
sound must be self-powered or attached to an amplifier or
stereo receiver.
1. Make sure the receiver’s On/Off Switch is “Off.”
2. Connect the speaker input cable from your powered speakers to
a “Y adapter” mini phone jack adapter (3.5mm to stereo RCA
plug - not included).
3. Connect the red and white plugs of the “Y” adapter to the red
and white audio jacks of the receiver.
4. Plug the small end of the power adapter into the back of the
receiver and the other end into a standard A/C wall outlet. Turn
the On/Off switch to the “On” position.
5. Make sure the receiver and transmitter units are set to the
same channel.
6. Locate and orient the transmitter unit according to the
“Orienting the Transmitter and Receiver Units” (page 14)
section of this manual.
Powered Speaker
Powered Speaker
Receiver
RIGHT
TO TV
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VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
Mini Stereo
Phono Jack-to-Stereo
RCA Adapter
(not included)
–
+
DC 15v
Orienting the Transmitter and
Receiver Units
LF-30S
The LF-30S system broadcasts video and audio using the square
directional antennas and your remote control signals using the
whip antennas.
For optimum performance, both the transmitter and receiver
antennas should be carefully oriented towards each other, and the
whip antennas should be positioned vertically.
IMPORTANT: The square antennas are directional antennas – the
textured side of each antenna should face towards each other.
For best performance, the units should be placed as high as
possible to minimize the possibility of interference from people
walking between the transmitter and receiver.
Both the LF- 30S Transmitter and Receiver should be placed on a
flat, stable surface to prevent damage from falling.
For maximum range between the transmitter and receiver units,
try to minimize the number of obstacles between the transmitter
and receiver units, such as your TV, other electronics, large
furniture or appliances.
Note: Although the antennas have been designed to pivot, they
have limited rotation in either clockwise or counter-clockwise
directions. Do not try to force the antennas to move beyond their
range of motion or permanent damage may result. Under no
circumstances should you try to fully rotate the antennas.
Always make sure the receiver and transmitter units are set to the
same channel.
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Important:
The textured side of
each antenna should
face each other
Troubleshooting
LF-30S
Problem
Possible Solutions
No picture or sound
Check that the power on/off switches on
both the receiver and transmitter are
both switched on.
Make sure the receiver and transmitter’s
power adapter cords are firmly inserted
into the units and into a power source.
Check that the power to all components
(DVD, VCR, TV etc.) in use connected
to the receiver and transmitter are all
turned on.
Make sure that the receiver and transmitter
are both set to the same channel.
Check to make sure that the TV is set to
the same channel (3 or 4) as the switch
on the bottom of the receiver.
Interference: Noisy
picture or sound
Adjust the receiver and transmitter’s
antenna orientation.
Change the channels that the
transmitter and receiver are using.
If a microwave is on, turn it off.
Move a microwave from between the
path of the receiver and transmitter.
Unplug a 2.4 GHz telephone from an
electrical outlet.
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Specifications
LF-30S
Approvals:
UL/CSA/FCC/ISC
Channels:
4
Operating Frequencies:
Channel A
2.413Ghz
Channel B
2.431Ghz
Channel C
2.45Ghz
Channel D
2.468Ghz
Channel Bandwidth:
18 Mhz
Care and Maintenance:
Clean the outside plastic housings with a soft cloth. Never use
any type of abrasive scouring powder, cleaner or solvent.
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Government Approvals
LF-30S
USA – This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
assistance.
Canada – This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) this device
may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
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