Purchased an IR repeater from Radio Shack but the transmitter does not seem to be working (no LED at all). Receiver alone works when remote is activated at closer distances (LED flashes) Both receiver and transmitter are plugged in using supplied 120v adapters. Should there be an LED present in the transmitter?
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I have read some very bad reviews about that product, you may be better off returning it to the store and asking for a replacement, and maybe you could ask the guys at the store if you set it up correctly first.
USE ONLY WITH SERIES II ELECTRONICS.<br />
Older Transmitters and Receivers will not work with these new
electronics. There are no Security Code Switches inside the Door
Operators, Transmitters and Receivers.<br />
To Program Receiver <br />
Step 2-1 Locate the Learn Code Button and Radio Signal Indicator on the Power Head Receiver of your Door Operator.<br />
Step 2-2 Press a Transmitter Button once within 30 seconds.<br />
Step 2-3 Press and release the Learn Code Button<br />
• The Radio Signal Indicator will blink approximately 2 times per second.<br />
• The Radio Signal Indicator stays lit - SOLID.<br />
Step 2-4 Press the same Transmitter Button within 30 seconds.<br />
• Radio Signal Indicator will go out.<br />
NOTE: If a second Transmitter Code is not confirmed within 30 seconds or
if a different Transmitter Code is sent, the Radio Signal Indicator
will blink approximately 4 times per second, then programming will
stop. If programming stops, repeat Steps 2-2 through 2-4.<br />
Step 2-5 Repeat Steps 2-2 through Step 2-4 for each Transmitter, Wireless Keypad or other access device to be learned.<br />
NOTE: A maximum of 7 Transmitter, Wireless Keypad and other access
device Codes can be stored into Receiver Memory at one time. If a
Transmitter becomes lost or if you want to delete a Transmitter,
Wireless Keypad or other access device, proceed to ERASING ALL RECEIVER
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Multi-Button Transmitters</span><br />
NOTE: Only ONE button of a Multi-Button Transmitter can be programmed
into a single Receiver. The other buttons are to control other Door
NOTE: If you are replacing a lost or stolen Transmitter:(1) Erase ALL
Transmitter Codes from the Receiver memory. (2) Reprogram the Receiver
with the remaining Transmitters Codes.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Erasing All Receiver Memory</span><br />
Step 4-1 Press and HOLD the Learn Code Button for 10 seconds or until Radio Signal Indicator goes out.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">ALL Transmitter Codes are erased from Receiver memory.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" />
Step 4-2 Reprogram the Receiver with the remaining Transmitter Codes (Repeat Steps 2-2 through 2-4).<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 5-1 Battery replacement</span><br />
• Slide Battery Cover off of Transmitter back.<br />
• Replace with new batteries.<br />
• Slide Battery Cover back on.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;"><br />
Step 5-2 Visor Clip installation</span><br />
• Slide Visor Clip into back of transmitter until it snaps into<br />
Are you using a repeater system if so then you need to reposition the flasher on the front of the receiver you need to move it around till you can control it consistantly. If this still does not fix issue you can meter the flahser or simply replace it and then use info above to achieve consistant control. also if sticky tape is missing or gone you may use a silicone to adhere it to the correct spot. Household Goop is the best for this application as not to damage equipment.Hope this solves your issue.
SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE
If your device does not respond to the remote after
trying all codes listed for your brand, or if your
brand is not listed, try searching for your code. For
example, to search for a code for your TV:
1. Press TV once.
2. Press and hold P until the red LED blinks
twice, then release.
3. Enter 9 9 1. The LED blinks twice.
4. Aim the remote at the TV and press Power.
The remote sends IR codes from its library to
the selected device, starting with the most
popular code first.
5. If the TV responds, go to step 6. If the TV
does not respond, press CH+. The remote will
try the next code. Continue until the TV
NOTE: Press CH- to try the previous code.
6. To lock in the code, press P once. The LED
7. To search for other device codes, repeat steps
1 to 6, substituting the appropriate device
I have also purchased one of these over ebay without a manual. I have gotten it to work as an extender from my basement satellite receiver to the upstairs living room theater TV. I use a channel converter to remote the RF audio and video and this Jensen IR remote to allow control from the living room.
There should be five items in this set. Two dome shaped items, two power supplies and a hockey puck looking IR emitter.
First locate the dome that says transmitter on it. This you want to put at the remote location. This is the dome that you point your remote control at to do your bidding. Make sure its little antenna is extended and the power supply is plugged in. You should be looking at the dome with the antenna tail behind it. The range that you can operate this seems to be somewhat limited. More on this later.
Second, locate the receiver dome. It says receiver on it and has two plug jacks, one for the power supply and one for the IR emitter. Don't worry about that yet, you don't need to plug it in. Raise its antenna, connect its power and set this in front of the devise that is being controlled remotely. You do not need the hockey puck for this to relay your IR beam. Make sure it faces the device being controlled. The antenna tail should face away from the device being controlled.
You should now be able to relay the IR signal. Start by being close to the transmitter. Try a simple on off to verify you have a connection. You can then work at moving away a bit to get an idea on the range capability. I have read several reviews that say this range is very limited, maybe only 5 feet ! I am not sure if this is true in all cases, but be aware of it. Secondly experiment with the receiver placement to get reliable relay to controlled device.
The hockey puck can be used to put the signal in a closed in spot like behind a door in a cabinet etc. In this case, plug it into the receiver and stick it over the IR led on the item being controlled. By the way, I have not gotten this to work on the unit I have. Not sure why. I am also clueless on the visible red LED in the receiver. It seems to glow when I pass my hand around the antenna and does flash when a signal is relayed. It would be nice to know what this is intended to do.
I hope this helps.
If anyone has the manual, I would be interested as well.
Possibly your new equipment doesn't use IR (infared) as the media for the remote. I have used the pyramid and different versions of it for DirecTV/Dish and most everything else for years with no major problems. occasionally a unit will fail, but that happens. If the red light blinks on the "transmitter" (no antenna) it should indicate that it is receiving IR from the remote. The "receiver" (antenna) has to be oriented correctly in front of the unit to be controlled. I put the receiver no closer than 5' to the unit. The signal coming out is a cone shape and it's easier to aim the further away you are. As a test, you could try using the remote to control a stereo or something else, even a fan. If the remote has a led or a dark red plastic cap on the front end, it should be an IR unit.
Which receiver do you have? If you have a 29110, it may be that you have a florescent light or natural sunlight interfering. This may also attributed to an LCD or Plasma TV. If you have a 29180 it may be plasma or sunlight interference. If either one of the above is true you may want to consider the 29195. This may also be true with the two receivers connected together. Hope this helps.