Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver With Auto Switching

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Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver
With Auto Switching
To suit all connection wireless cameras
If this device does not work when you first
plug it in, do not take it back to the store.
Warranty Information
Swann Communications warrants this product against defects in workmanship and material for
a period of one (1) year from it’s original purchase date. You must present your receipt as
proof of date of purchase for warranty validation. Any unit which proves defective during the
stated period will be repaired without charge for parts or labour or replaced at the sole
discretion of Swann. The repair or replacement will be warranted for either ninety days or the
remainder of the original one year warranty period, whichever is longer. The end user is
responsible for all freight charges incurred to send the product to Swann’s repair centres. The
end user is responsible for all shipping costs incurred when shipping from and to any country
other than the country of origin. The warranty does not cover any incidental, accidental or
consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this product. Any costs
associated with the fitting or removal of this product by a tradesman or other person or any
other costs associated with its use are the responsibility of the end user. This warranty applies
to the original purchaser of the product only and is not transferrable to any third party.
Unauthorised end user or third party modifications to any component or evidence of misuse
or abuse of the device will render all warranties void.
Contact the Swann Helpdesk using one of the Toll-Free
numbers shown on the back cover of this booklet.
Most problems can be quickly and easily fixed with a
quick chat with one of our friendly technical staff.
(Toll-Free available in the US and Australia only)
Note: Wireless Networks (WiFi) may interfere with and/or experience interference caused by
the transmitterin this unit. Changing the receiver to another channel/frequency or setting the Wireless
Network (i.e. Wireless Access Point) to a frequency further away from the camera’s set frequency can
alleviate this problem. Consult the documentation of your Wireless LAN device for information on how
to change the transmission frequency. These cameras work with most wireless camera receivers that
support 2414MHz, 2432MHz,
Installation Guide
Technical Specifications
Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver comes with...
Receiver Features
Installing Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver
Important Information about this product
Troubleshooting, Hints & Tips
Technical Specifications
Help Desk / Support Details
Warranty Information
Back Cover
Back Cover
The Swann Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver incorporates the latest in advanced technology. We feel
confident that you will be pleased with the quality and features of this product.
The Swann Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver allows you to receive pictures from a suitable wireless
camera with ease. As the radio waves it uses have a frequency of 2.4GHz, they can be received
within a radius of up to 330ft/100m in open line of sight, depending on the capabilities of your
camera / transmitter.
Please note: The Swann Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver receives video that is broadcast in the
public domain. The video signal is not encrypted and could potentially be viewed by anyone
with a similar 2.4GHz receiver unit. Please keep this in mind when positioning and using any
wireless camera equipment.
Wireless 2.4Ghz Receiver comes with...
• 1 x Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver
• 1 x Antenna for Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver
• 1 x Mains Power Adaptor
• A/V socket to RCA adapter Cable
• This Instruction Sheet
If any of these items are missing, please contact your retailer.
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
Including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver
Receiving Channel Frequency:
Video input/output:
Audio input / output:
Operating Power:
Power Consumption:
Size (D x W x H) :
Channel 1 ~ 2414MHz,
Channel 2 ~ 2432MHz
Channel 3 ~ 2450MHz
Channel 4 ~ 2468MHz
1V p-p @ 75 ohm
1Vp-p @ 600 ohm
50ohm SMA
3½” x 2¾” x 5/8” / 89 x 70 x 15mm
FCC Notice
We, Swann Communications of 10612 Shoemaker Avenue, Bldg A, Santa Fe Springs, CA
90670 USA, declare under our sole responsibility that the product:
To which this declaration relates:
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 to radio communication. However, there is no
guarantee that 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CE Notice
This product complies with standards including Low Voltage Device Directive 73/23/EEC;
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. It passed the subject tests by
authority concerned and it authorized to bear CE mark.
Troubleshooting, Hints & Tips
Receiver Features
Poor Picture: Realign antennas until image quality improves, slightly adjust the position of the
Camera or Receiver. Change the location of the Camera, or use a different height or angle to
see if the image improves. In some cases interference may be caused by another device on a
similar frequency to the channel you are using.
Monitor or TV
Lines only - no clear picture: Check to confirm there is no microwave oven or other 2.4GHz
equipment operating close by ie; Cordless Telephones, Wireless Baby Monitors, Wireless
LAN equipment etc . Make sure the Receiver is on the correct channel.
Power Adaptor
Picture ghosting or interference: Some home appliances such as Wireless LANs, 2.4GHz
portable telephones and Microwave ovens operate on or near the 2.4GHz frequency. If you
receive interference from such an appliance, try moving the Camera or Receiver to location
further away from the appliance or in the event of interference from a Wireless LAN device,
try changing the Wireless LAN to a different channel to improve the signal quality.
No picture: check the receiver to confirm it is turned ON and make sure the A/V connection
of the Receiver is not plugged into the Audio Out socket. Make sure the Receiver is on the
correct channel. Check to ensure the camera is plugged in and has power. Check that the
channel on the receiver is the set to the correct Channel.
To Audio and
Video IN
External antenna
Red haze over picture: In some cases where the sun shines into the front of a camera a faint
red glow can be seen. Move the camera to a shaded location, or fit a hood to stop sunlight
entering the camera lens directly.
Foreground is dark while background is too bright: If the camera is looking from a dark area
towards a light area in some cases the automatic exposure can find it difficult to balance the
image correctly. Change the location of the camera so that the point of greatest interest has the
largest area of the image. If you want to see the bright area, move the camera so that almost all
of the screen shows this area. If you want to see the darker area, move the camera so that
most of the image shows this area.
Loop / Normal Switch
Audio / Video
Out Socket
The receiver was on a different channel, but has now gone to channel 1: After the power
to the receiver is interrupted the unit resets to channel 1 after power is restored.
Installing Wireless 2.4Ghz Receiver
The Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver features an omni-directional antenna which is most
effective when used in the UPRIGHT position.
Connect both your Wireless Camera and the Receiver to their respective power
Connect the Receiver to the equipment you wish to view the camera on (monitor, TV,
VCR etc) using the supplied RCA cable If you only have one audio input use the white
RCA connector for the audio output.
After connecting both the Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver and the camera make sure the
receiver is switched to the correct channel. Press the SEL button on the receiver until
you see a clear picture. Take note of which Blue LED is lit, as this shows what channel
your camera is transmitting on for future reference. If the channel LEDs flash and the
receiver scans through all 4 channels, switch the Loop/Normal selector at the back of the
receiver to Normal. Obtain the best picture by adjusting the position of the Wireless
2.4GHz Receiver and Receiver unit to suit. Try slightly different locations of either unit for
optimum results.
If you have more than one camera and you wish to have the receiver automatically
switch through each channel you can switch the Loop/Normal selector to Loop. This
allows the receiver to scan through and display the signal of all 4 channels.
Align the antenna of the receiver toward the antenna of camera. The antenna can be
swivelled to face in the appropriate direction by loosening the nut connecting it to the
antenna socket. Once the antenna is correctly positioned, finger tighten the nut to lock
the antenna in place.
Please note: To take advantage of the other channels not used by your camera, Swann has
additional accessory cameras available for separate purchase. We suggest the Night Hawk Extra
Camera (SW-P-WOCEX) which is a Wireless Weatherproof Outdoor Camera with Night
Vision or the MicroCam 4 (SW-P-MC4) Indoor Color Camera. Both of these camera models
have DIP switches to allow them to use of any of the other available channels on your Wireless
2.4GHz Receiver.
Important Information about this product
Best Results are achieved where there is a clear “line of sight” between the Wireless
2.4GHz Receiver and the camera / transmitter.
Try to avoid obstacles such as trees, walls, cars, trucks and buildings when maximum
range is required.
Interference from certain electronic equipment or the moving human body can also affect
the range obtainable.
Please test all devices before final installation because transmission quality can often be
improved by moving the components slightly.
Turn off the transmitter and receiver if the system is not in use.
Do not touch the antennas when the system is switched on.
Do not place the receiver behind a monitor or TV.
To avoid the risk of damage to Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver, use only the supplied power
Don’t place above or near a heat source which may cause the equipment to overheat.
Microwave ovens can cause interference and diminish the quality of the signal if the
Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver or camera are located close by.
Beware of humid locations. Water droplets or spray may damage the units. If
condensation does occur, do not use until the equipment has dried out.
Never paint or attach metallic labels or stickers of any kind.
Do not use two Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver systems operating on the same channel at the
same time in the same area. This will result in picture interference. If you wish to use two
receivers at the same time you will need cameras on two different frequencies.
Do not cut the DC power cable of the Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver to fit with another
power source. This may result in damage to the Wireless 2.4GHz Receiver & any
unauthorised modifications will void your warranty.
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