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VIDEO 4
POWER INPUT
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AUDIO
4
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R
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R
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VIDEO 3
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VIDEO
AUDIO
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STATION 3
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VIDEO
STATION 2
AUDIO
URCE INPUT
A/ V SO
VIDEO 2
AUDIO
R
A/V SELECT OUTPUT
L
R
VIDEO
STATION 1
AU DIO
AUDIO
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VIDEO
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STATION 4
VIDEO 1
AUDIO
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AUDIO
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MASTER
STATION
AUDIOSELECT OUTPUT
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VIDEO
AU DIO
1
SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION BOX
MODEL : SDB
STATION 5
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AUDIO
SDB
Signal Distribution Box
CS
Control Station
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MAIN
POWER
VOLUME
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IR
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Owner’s Manual
IMPORTANT NOTICE
It is unlawful in most jurisdictions for a person to drive a
motor vehicle which is equipped with a television viewer or
screen that is located in the motor vehicle at any point
forward of the back of the driver’s seat, or that is visible,
directly or indirectly, to the driver while operating the
vehicle.
Materials included in this package:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
SDB
CS
CSDIN
CSSC
SDBSC
SDBPC
SDBHP
Signal Distribution Box
Control Station
Control Station DIN Cable
Control Station Source Cable + DC Power Pigtail
Signal Distribution Box Source Cable
Signal Distribution Box Power Cable
Signal Distribution Box Hardware Package
(Screws/Washers)
(1pc)
(2pcs)
(2pcs)
(2pcs)
(2pcs)
(1pc)
(1pc)
Optional Enhancements (Not included, must be purchased separately)
MCS
GCS
Master Control Station
(See page 10)
Game Control Station
(See page 10)
(1pc)
(1pc)
SDB45 System Overview
The SDB45 is a versatile audio/video switching system and has the capacity for four Audio/Video inputs and five Audio/
Video outputs along with a separate audio output for connecting an FM modulator to the vehicle radio.
The SDB45 consists of a Signal Distribution Box (SDB) and two Control Stations (CS) along with cabling for two signal
sources (SDBSC) and cabling (CSSC) for connecting two video screens.
Additional control stations (CS), Signal Distribution Box Source Cables (SDBSC), a Master Control Station (MCS) and
a Game Control Station (GCS) can be purchased to further enhance the system.
Each CS is comprised of a control station, a trim ring, a DIN cable for connecting the control station to the SDB, a
control station source cable (CSSC) for connecting the output of the SDB to a video screen. Each control station has
a volume control and two headphone jacks for listening to the selected source. In addition, each control station has an
IR sensor that allows each user to control the source component that is selected on the control station.
The Optional MCS is comprised of a master control station, a DIN cable for connecting the master control station to the
SDB, a control station source cable for connecting the audio output of the SDB to an FM modulator (which is included)
and a trim ring.
The MCS can switch the audio from any of the four A/V sources to the FM modulator (or to the low-level input of a
receiver) so that the audio can be played through the vehicle radio. The MCS also has the capability of setting a
10-minute delay. When the delay is enabled, the system will remain on for 10 minutes after the vehicle is turned off.
The MCS also has an IR sensor for controlling the source components.
(NOTE: The MCS is NOT required for the system described above.)
The optional GCS is comprised of a game control station that has RCA jacks on the front and back, a 15-foot RCA to
RCA cable and a trim ring. The GCS can be used as a game port for easy access when connecting a video game,
camcorder, portable DVD or other A/V input device.
The SDB45 can be used with essentially any source component and any video screen available.
(NOTE: The IR repeater in this system may not work with non-Audiovox components.)
GENERAL INSTALLATION APPROACH:
1. Decide upon system configuration and options that
will be installed (i.e.: what components, VCP, DVD,
TV Tuner, Video Game, Monitors, etc.).
2. Review all manuals to become familiar with electrical requirements and hook ups.
3. Decide upon mounting locations of all components
and method of mounting.
4. Prep the vehicle by removing any interior trim necessary to gain access to vehicle’s wiring as well as
all areas where interconnecting wire harnesses will
need to be located. If any access holes need to be
cut into the vehicle (headliner, other trim components
etc.), this should be done now as well.
5. Route the wiring harnesses throughout the vehicle
as necessary. (Refer to the Wiring Diagram Sheet
attached as well as the wiring instructions for the
individual components and accessory options being installed). Be sure that all wiring is protected
from sharp edges and is routed in such a manner
that it will not be pinched when all components and
interior trim are fully installed. Be sure to leave
enough slack in the wiring at each component to
allow working room.
6. Remove all A/V system components from their
packaging and place them loosely in the vehicle at
their respective locations.
7. Connect all components together (electrically) and
verify proper operation of all system functions.
Note: This is best done BEFORE components have
been permanently mounted.
8. After verifying proper operation of the system,
proceed to mount each component.
9. When all components are mounted recheck the entire
system to be sure it is functioning correctly and
ensure that no wiring was pinched or connected
improperly during final installation. Use the supplied
cable clamps on the control station interconnect.
VEHICLE PREPARATION
1. Locate a constant power source (+12 Vdc at all
times) and an accessory power source (+12Vdc
present when the ignition key is in the accessory
and run positions. 0Vdc should be present when
the ignition key is in the OFF position). Generally,
these wires can be found at the ignition switch or
fusebox. (NOTE: Ensure that the constant and
accessary power are fused at their sources. Failure
to do so may result in vehicle wiring damage.)
Ground the Black wire to a chassis ground close to
the mounting location of the SDB box.
2. The mounting method and location will vary from
vehicle to vehicle, so this manual will only focus for
the installation of SDB45 A/V Signal Distribution
System in the package.
3. Generally, the best locations for SDB45 System
components are:
a) SDB
Trunk
b) MCS
Door pillar near driver, dashboard or
console
c) CS
Door pillar near passenger or console
d) GCS
Rear deck or console
Note: A template is included at the back of this manual
for mounting the control station.
Output Connector Layout of the SDB
A/V SELECT OUTPUT
STATION 5
L
R
VIDEO
R
VIDEO
STATION 2
AUDIO
AUDIO
L
AUDIOSELECTO
UTPUT
STATION 3
STATION 4
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
R
STATION 1
AUDIO
L
R
AUDIO
VIDEO
L
MASTER
STATION
AUDIO
R
VIDEO
L
R
1
MONITOR 5
DC 12V
MONITOR 4
DC 12V
MONITOR 2
DC 12V
MONITOR 3
DC 12V
FM MODULATOR
DC 12V
MONITOR 1
DC 12V
2
STATION 5
CONTROLLER
STATION 4
CONTROLLER
STATION 3
CONTROLLER
STATION 2
CONTROLLER
4
1. Audio Output L/R (RCA Jacks)
These jacks accept the red and white RCA plugs
from the Master Control Station Source Cable and
transmit the left and right audio output signals to
the FM Modulator (MCSFMM). (Note: In order to
route the signals to the modulator, a master control
station is required. The MAIN POWER button must
be pressed along with the FM POWER button on
the Master Control Station.)
2. Master Control Station Input (8-pin Din)
This 8-pin jack provides the interconnection from
the SDB Audio Video Signal Distribution Box to the
Master Control Station.
STATION 1
CONTROLLER
6 5 7
MASTER
CONTROLLER
3
NOTE: This cable is different from the other 5-Din
cables. Be sure to use Din cable part
number MCSDIN.
3. 12VDC Output for FM Modulator
This jack accepts the black barrel type power
connector from the Master Control Station Source
Cable. This supplies power to the FM Modulator.
4. Audio Output L/R (2-RCA Jacks)
These jacks accept the red and white RCA plugs
and apply the left and right audio output signals to
the user monitor; (Example LCM4000, LCM5600
etc.). Use the Control Station Source Cable
(CSSC).
5. Video Output
This jack accepts the yellow RCA plug and applies
the video signal to the user monitor; (Example
LCM4000, LCM5600 etc.). Use the Control Station Source Cable (CSSC).
6. Monitor 1 (12VDC Output)
This jack accepts the black barrel type power connector from the Control Station Source Cable. This
supplies power to the user monitor.
7. Station 1 controller (8-pin DIN Jack)
This 8-pin jack provides the interconnection from the
SDB Audio Video Signal Distribution Box to the
Control Station. The cable part number is CSDIN.
Note: Items 4-7 apply to each of the five audio/video
outputs.
Input Connector Layout of the SDB
A
/VS
O
U
R
C
EIN
P
U
T
L
AUDIO
1
R
VIDEO 1
L
AUDIO
2
R
VIDEO 2
L
AUDIO
3
R
POW
ER INPUT
AUDIO
4
VIDEO 3
L
R
VIDEO 4
2
1
TO SOURCE 3
TO SOURCE 1
DC 12V
IR REPEAT
DC 12V
IR REPEAT
DC 12 V
IR REPEA T
DC 12 V
IR REPEAT
1
1
3
4
2
2
1 – GND
2 – C ONSTANT
1. Audio Input L/R (RCA Jacks)
These jacks accept the red and white RCA plugs
5
from the SDBSC
cable and routes the audio signals
1
3
3 – IGNITION
to the SDB (Signal Distribution Box) from the source
component (Example VCP, DVD etc.). Use the
SDBSC cable.
2. Video Input Jack
This jack accepts the yellow RCA plug from the
SDBSC cable and applies the video signal from the
source component (Example VCP, DVD etc.).
3. Source Component 12 VDC Output
This jack accepts the black barrel type power connector from the SDBSC cable. (This supplies power
to the source component).
4. IR Repeater Output
This jack accepts the 3.5mm mono plug of the
SDBSC. (NOTE: The IR repeater in this system may
not work with non-Audiovox components.)
5. Power Supply Input
This jack accepts the Molex 6-pin connector from
the Signal Distribution Box Power Cable.
1
1
2
1
2
1 – GND
3.
4.
2 – CONSTANT (YELLOW)
3
3 – IGNITION (RED)
5.
OPERATING THE SDB45 SYSTEM
(Without the Master Control Station)
Control Stations:
A. Turning the SDB45 On and Off:
1. Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
2. Press the Main Power on the Control Station
(The Power symbol will light up bright red and
6.
the volume up/down buttons and the Select
button will illuminate). (Note: Some LCD
screens such as the LCM0505, 0565, 4000 and
5000 require that the power button on the
screen be turned on in order to view program
material after the Main Power button on the
control station is pressed).
Select the source you wish to view by pressing
the “S” button on the control station. (Note:
Pressing and holding the “S” button for more
than six seconds will pass infrared control of
the sources to the control station. The source
LED will start blinking to indicate that that control station has control. A remote control can
then be used to control that video source when
it is pointed at the control station.
Turn on the source to be used (VCP, DVD etc)
either manually or by the remote control for
that device.
Plug in a set of wired headphones into the control station to listen to the selected source. Use
the volume up (+) and volume down (-) buttons to adjust the volume to the wired headphones.
Repeat steps 1-5 for each additional control
station and monitor.
Description of
CS (Control Station)
3
1
4
MAIN
POWER
1
2
5
VOLUME
3
4
S
S1
S2
S3
S4
6
IR
2
1. System Power Button
MAIN POWER ( ) button
– Press to turn the Control Station on. The LED
indicators and 1 source LED indicator will illuminate.
– Press to turn the Control Station off. The LED
indicators will turn off and the MAIN POWER
( ) (1) will dimmed.
2. Source Select Control Button
– Press the source SELECT (S) button (2) to step
through the different Audio/Video Input Sources,
each press button of the SELECT (S) button
(2) will advance to the next input source. The
source indicator LED (3) will light in the following sequences:
– Before attempting to operate the Remote Control, press and hold the source SELECT button
(2) for 6 seconds until the source indicator LED
(3) begins flashing. Once the indicator is blinking the Control Station will accept Infrared input command signals from an Infrared Remote
Control device. To remove the Infrared Control
function from the Control Station press and hold
the button for 3 seconds.
– If source indicator LED (3) is blinking the S1
position, the Control Station has selected to
control the Audio/Video Input at Source 1. To
change the sources, press the source SELECT
button (2) to view the following sources.
S1
S2
S3
S4
3. Source Indicator LED
– Indicates the video source that can will be
viewed.
4. Remote Sensor Eye
– When the source indicator LED (3) is flashing,
this indicates that the source equipment can
be controlled remotely by pointing the remote
control device at the remote device sensor.
5. Volume Up/Down Button
– Press the “+” button to increase headphone
volume.
– Press the “–” button to decrease headphone
volume.
6. Headset (3.5mm Headphone jacks)
– These jacks provide connections for stereo
headphones for private listening at each station.
(Note: Plug the headphones in before putting the
headphones on. Adjust the volume to a low level
before putting the headphones on.)
Operating the SDB45 System
(With the OPTIONAL Master Control Station)
Master Control Station (MCS):
A. The master control station is used to turn the entire
system on and off. In this configuration, Control
Stations cannot be turned on or off without the master
control station being turned on. (Note: Once the
master control station is turned on, follow the directions in the previous section for control station operation.)
B. The master control station also has a power button that turns the FM modulator on and off.
C. In addition, the master control station has a source
select button that allows the user to select which
of the four inputs is routed through the vehicle
sound system. There is also an IR eye that allows
the user to control the source through the master
control station.
D. The master control station’s Main Power button has
three functions:
1. Power On – Press and release once to turn
the system on.
2. Power Off – Press and hold for three seconds
to turn the entire system off.
3. 10 minute delayed turnoff – Press and release once to enable the 10-minute delay (the
Main Power LED will blink on and off to indicate that the SDB is in the delayed turnoff
mode).
Note: For complete MCS operation see Owner's
Manual included in the MCS kit.
Game Control Station (Optional)
The game control station is a set of RCA jacks that
allow the user to plug in the audio/video outputs of a
video game, camcorder, portable DVD or other audio/
video source into the SDB45 system. It provides a
readily accessible A/V input without having to access
the jacks on the SDB box.
Viewing a Video Source/Video Game Using the GCS
To use the GCS, plug in the A/V source to the GCS
RCA jacks, turn the source on and use the source select button (S) on the control station to access the
source to which the game control station is wired.
Specifications**
Inputs
Input Signal Level
Audio:
Video:
Outputs
4 A/V inputs (RCA)
Up to 3 V p-p (10,000 ohms)
1 V p-p (75 Ohms)
5 A/V outputs
1 Audio Output
Output Signal Level
Audio:
Audio S/N ratio:
Video:
Video S/N ratio:
Up to 3 V p-p (10,000 ohms)
Greater than 60 dB
1 V p-p (75 Ohms)
Greater than 55 dB
DC Input (Battery):
DC Input (Accessory):
10 – 16 VDC (Battery wire - 10 Amps Max)
10 – 16 VDC (Accessory wire – 1 Amp Max)
12 VDC Source Current Capability:
Input Source 1 through 4:
2 Amp Max each for Source Components (DVD, VCP etc.) *
Output Source 1 through 5: 1.5 Amps Max each for LCD screens, etc. *
* Each 12 VDC output jack is protected with an electronic fuse. If the current capability of the jack is
exceeded, the fuse will open up. Remove the overload and wait 15 minutes for the fuse to reset. If
it is necessary to supply more current than the output jack is rated, use an automotive relay. Wire
the coil to the output jack and ground and hardwire the 12 V Accessory to the common terminal of
the relay and wire the N.O. terminal of the relay to the load.
** Specifications subject to change without notice.
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