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hardware:ir-blaster

IR Blaster

The CommandFusion IR Blaster is a multi-function IR device, capable of both sending and receiving IR signals.
Using the IR receivers (on-board or via an external receiver input) you can trigger rules within the CFLink network, essentially using macros to control anything within the CFLink network.

Quick Reference Guide

The IR Blaster Quick Reference Guide provides the basic information required to get started on a printable, black and white document that can be easily taken with you to a job site. Find the IR Blaster Quick Reference Guide here.

IR Rules

The IR Blaster can be used to recognize incoming IR codes, then trigger a macro of actions on the CFLink bus or on the IR Blaster itself, such as transmit another IR code from the internal blasters. We call this feature ‘IR Rules’.

See the IR Rules guide to see how to implement or to learn more about this feature.

Information Panel

The information panel can be found on the top of the IR Blaster.

LEDs

  • Power (Blue)
    • Off = Power off
    • Flashing = Booting or firmware missing
    • Solid = Power on and ready
  • CFLink Fault (Red)
    • Solid = Fault discovered on CFLink bus. Remain solid until reset.
    • Reset unit to clear CFLink fault flag and turn off LED.
  • CFLink Activity (Amber)
    • Flashing = CFLink activity is detected on the CFLink network.
  • Blast (Amber)
    • Flashing = IR Signal being emitted via the on board IR blaster output.
  • Out 2 (Amber)
    • Flashing = IR Signal being emitted via the external IR emitter connector.
  • Recv
    • Flashing = IR Signal being received via either the on-board receiver or the external receiver connector.

Pinhole Buttons

  • Setup
    • Only used for Factory Reset.
  • Reset

Ports

On-Board IR Blaster Output

The front and sides of the IR Blaster contain high power IR emitters, capable of flooding a room with IR.

On-Board IR Receiver Input

The front of the IR Blaster contains an IR receiver.

OUT 2

An IR emitter can be plugged in via the first 3.5mm mono jack, allowing a second channel of directional IR output.

Pinout

  1. Tip = IR+
  2. Sleeve = IR-

IN 2

An external IR Receiver can be plugged in via the second 3.5mm jack.
You can use an IR receiver module such as the following one from Vishay:
TSOP4838 - http://www.vishay.com/docs/82459/tsop48.pdf
There is no receiver shipped with the unit.

Pinout

  1. Tip = IR Receiver Output (Signal)
  2. Ring = Vcc (3.3V)
  3. Sleeve = Ground

The 5-pin CFLink connector is used to communicate with other CFLink devices on the network.

Pinout

  1. Isolated Ground
  2. Data +
  3. Data -
  4. Power (9-30V DC)
  5. Ground

MicroSD

The MicroSD slot is used to expand the on-board memory via MicroSD cards.

Factory Reset

For information on how to rest your device to factory settings, see the Device Resetting Page.

hardware/ir-blaster.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/28 18:22 by jarrod