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    Blackbird Dual Band IR Repeater
    Product # 18533
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    Blackbird Dual Band IR Repeater

    Control up to four audio/video components located behind closed doors or walls in an entertainment cabinet or closet using this Dual Band IR Repeater from Monoprice!

    This IR repeater lets you store your equipment out of sight, yet still operate it with its infrared remote control. The repeater supports dual band IR signals with frequencies between 30-60KHz. The kit includes an IR receiver with a 3 foot cord, which you need to place so that you can point your remote control at it.

    The receiver then transmits the signal to the repeater, which sends it out to all four transmitter bulbs, which should be placed over the IR "eye" on each of your components. The kit comes with two transmitter cables, each with two IR transmitter bulbs and 6 foot cord.

    The box measures a scant 3.1" x 2.1" x 0.9" and has mounting holes so it can be attached to a wall or inside a cabinet. The repeater is powered by the included AC adapter (5 VDC, 0.5A) and can be expanded by adding one more receiver and three more transmitter cables.

    Note that the cables use standard 3.5mm mono and stereo plugs, so they can be lengthened by using a 3.5mm audio extension cable.


     
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    How many of the sensor heads does it include with the Product # 18533 and can you purchase additional heads up to the Max (5)?
    A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I comes with 1 receiver. There are no others for sale on Monoprice. Specs are not included in the documentation. I bought another 30-60 receiver. It didn't work.
    What is included?
    Block, power supply, ?x IR emitters, ?x receivers ???
    Moshe K on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: 1 x receiver
    1 x emitter, with 2 heads
    Can an additional receiver be purchased?
    A shopper on Dec 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: At the point, we do not have the receiver's separately available. Truly sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding in the matter.
    description above states "kit comes with two transmitter cables, each with two IR transmitter bulbs". So it sounds like it can control 4 devices? Is this accurate?
    A shopper on Jan 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Despite the description, this kit only comes with:
    (1) Receiver Cable
    (1) Transmitter Cable (Two Heads)
    (1) Power Supply
    (1) IR Unit

    You will only be able to control two devices with this unit. This is also a Dual Band IR Repeater, so you cannot buy #8059 or #8060 as they do not work with Dual Band systems. The IR frequency on this unit is 30-60KHz, which means that the IR cables from other manufacturers may not work with this system either as they operate at 36-60KHz (generally).
    What voltage and amperage is the power adapter that comes with this? I misplaced the power adapter that came with mine.
    Evan R on Aug 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 5V 1A 120-240V 50/60 with "M" connector. and I suspect it doesn't draw too much power that you could probably power it over USB with the appropriate cable. and Positive polarity center, and "M" is what RadioShack lettered the tip size of the standard 5mm? that everybody uses.
    Hello, is there a manual explaining those LEDs on the Blackbird IR repeater? I don;t see the green LED on my repeater anymore. Thanks
    New User U on Aug 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I believe there is. but one LED is for power which stays on. and the others are 2 IR receiver input activity and light up when there is IR activity on that incoming port.
    Can I extend this using a standard 3.5mm extension cable? What would the maximum distance be if so?
    Austin B on Jun 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can certainly extend the cable using a 3.5mm extension cable. Such as our Premium 22AWG 3.5mm extension cables. The thicker 22AWG will assist in sending a strong and reliable signal. Unfortunately we would not have the maximum distance available, though I would recommend using the extension on the IR Emitter output of the IR repeater rather than using it IR Receiver input.

    I added links to some of the extender cable lengths below. We do have more lengths available should you click on one of them you will find the other lengths.
    6ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    6ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    10ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    10ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    15ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    15ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    20ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    20ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    25ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    25ft Premium 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG Extension Cable (Gold Plated) - Black
    Does this support RC-MM?
    A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
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    Works but range is terrible
    The unit works well as long as you are within 10ft. of the sensor. However my room is 24x18 and from my couch I have to get up or really stretch for the sensor to respond (w/new batteries). If your area is small go for it if not look for a better option.
    January 26, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Response from Monoprice
    I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at reviews@monoprice.com with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    April 13, 2017
    New User UStaff
    Works Great
    I tried the older ir repeater box and it did't work for me but this box with the old ir emitters or the new ones works great
    March 11, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    good deal with minor issues, and a cheap fix.
    we happen to have a closet on the opposite side of the room and a fireplace on the other side which was just begging for all the equipment to go in the closet with the TV mounted over the fireplace. so needless to say IR repeaters were on my mind. then we got DirecTV and the wireless RF remote mode is horrible, it has a ton of delay but works through walls! And is nondirectional! ( and in that mode it also has the side benefit of being able to change the channels even when it's buried underneath stuff on the couch, say your bottom in the middle of a show you're watching! ) Yeah every day I cursed the thing saying I need an IR repeater. so the next order to monoprice I decided to order 2x as we decided to do a remote TV with the receiver in the basement as well.
    they were really good however there seems to be a defect in the plastic over the IR receiver that blocks IR signals, it was easy enough to pop the plastic apart and then twist tie the receiver somewhere on the TV bracket(s) it does occasionally pick up random IR light signals and you can tell that by the LED blinking on the unit. however it works really well this way and at some point I will take the plastic pieces in cut out a square in tape over some red film and put them back together and I suspect that this will probably fix the issues.

    we have a Visio TV which seems to have some trouble with the angles and distance of any remotes, so I made another IR transmitter with a short cable and taped it to the TV. so this repeater repeats the signal back to the closet and to the TV and it has solved that issue as well. I currently have the edge of the main unit wedged behind the mantel of the fireplace so it sticks up and I can see the lights blink whenever i use the remote which is handy to tell if the batteries are dead in the remote. if the light doesn't blink the remote is either not reaching the repeater or the batteries are dead, if the light blinks but nothing responds the batteries are weak and the remote is sending a signal of garbled data and the device doesn't know what it was meant to do with that data.
    August 30, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Doesn't work
    I cannot seem to get the item to function with my Arris Box from the cable company. Indicator lights come on but no reaction from the box I am trying to control.
    February 2, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Only Controls Two Devices
    This item is essentially useless for the overwhelming majority of the work that I do as I generally need to control more than two devices. I would rate the unit higher if it came with (2) transmitter cables to control four devices.
    January 22, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago

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