Niles Audio RCA-TT2 User Manual

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I N S T A L L A T I O N G U I D E

REMOTE CONTROL ANYWHERE!® KIT

RCA-TT2

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for choosing the RCA-TT2 Remote Control Anywhere! Kit from Niles. With proper installation and operation, you should enjoy years oftrouble-freeuse.

Niles manufactures the industry’s most complete line of custom installation components and accessories for audio/video systems. To see the complete Niles product assortment, visit us on the internet at: www.nilesaudio.com.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Introduction

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Contents

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Features and Benefits

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Installation Considerations

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Installation

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Specifications

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Limited Warranty

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Warranty Registration Card

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Introduction

The Niles RCA-TT2Remote Control Anywhere! Kit enables you to operate your remote controlled audio/video equipment from virtually any location. Now you can place your audio/video (A/V) components out of sight (behind cabinet doors, in the rear of a room, or in a different room) and still conveniently control your system.

CONTENTs

Check that your RCA-TT2Remote Control Anywhere! Kit contains the following:

• Connection hub

• Tabletop sensor

• 12VDC power supply

 

Connection Hub

Tabletop Sensor

MicroFlasher® (3)

 

CAT-5sensor cable (50’) (15.24 meters)

 

 

12VDC Power

MicroFlasher (3)

 

Supply

 

CAT-5Sensor

Cable (50ft)

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS – REMOTE CONTROL ANYWHERE! KIT

COMPLETE SYSTEM

Everything needed to assemble a complete IR extender system is included in one box:

ONE INFRARED SENSOR

Receives/initiates the IR commands and routes them to the Main System Unit

ONE MAIN SYSTEM UNIT

Amplifies and distributes the commands to each infrared MicroFlasher®

IR MicrofLASHER® (THREE)

Transmit the IR commands to the audio/video components

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS – IR SENSOR

HIGH-FIDELITYWIDEBAND DESIGN

Ensures compatibility with virtually any brand of equipment, even those using faster, more difficult to reproduce IR codes

PATENT PENDING UNIVERSAL NOISE SUPPRESION Design

Enables operation in virtually any IR environment: near plasma and LCD displays, compact fluorescent lights, and direct sunlight

EXTENDED IR RECEIVING RANGE

Enjoy the convenience of 20’ to 35’ of remote control range (6.1 meters to 10.6 meters)

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Our printed circuit board uses surface mount technology (SMT) to ensure reliability

COMPACT SIZE

Tabletop design fits almost anywhere; only 2-7/8”wide x1-1/16”high x3-1/8”deep

(7.30 cm wide x 2.70 cm high x 2.86 cm deep)

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS – MAIN SYSTEM UNIT

UNIVERSAL SYSTEM

Compatible with virtually all brands of audio/video equipment and remote controls

VERSATILE CONNECTIONS

Accommodates one IR MicroSensor® with removable screwless connector plus four flashers via 3.5 mm jacks

SYSTEM FEEDBACK LED

Confirms proper operation

3-30VAC/DC STATUS INPUT

Provides system status to connected sensors and keypads

EXPANDABLE

An IRH610 IR Expansion Hub can be used to provide additional inputs

INTEGRATED MOUNTING WINGS

Both horizontal and vertical installation is supported

POWER SUPPLY

UL listed regulated power supply with universal voltage capability

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS – MICROFLASHER®

MINIATURE AND DISCRETE

MicroFlasher mounts directly to the IR remote sensor window of your audio/video equipment while maintaining a clean appearance

INFRARED BLOCKING COVER

Useful when controlling several identical TVs (or audio/video components) that use the same remote control and IR commands

TRANSPARENT TO IR COMMANDS

Even though the MicroFlasher covers the IR remote sensor window, you can still directly operate your equipment using a remote control

EASY INSTALLATION

A strip of self-adhesivetape provides secure mounting

CONNECTING WIRE

A 10’ connecting wire (3 m) is fitted with a 3.5 mm mono mini-plugto provide a secure connection to the MSU

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Installation CONSIDERATIONS

WARNING – To prevent possible injury, the following basic safety precautions should be observed in the installation and use of your RCA-TT2Remote Control Anywhere! Kit.

1.Read through the entire manual – Before attempting any installation, read this manual thoroughly and keep it for future reference.

2.Avoid contact with all high voltage electrical wiring and equipment.

3.Keep away from water and moisture – Never use or install electronic products near water, ie., near a bathtub, sink, washing machine, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else the product may be exposed to water or moisture.

4.Power supply cord protection – Do not run the power cord where it may be subject to wear or abuse. Do not allow anything to rest on or roll over the power cord which may damage it.

6.Lightning – It is suggested that you remove the power supply from the wall if your system will not be used for long periods of time. Power surges due to lightning strikes may damage your equipment.

7.Check your local building and electrical codes – There may be specific requirements regarding running low voltage in your area.

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INSTALLATION

TOOLS REQUIRED

Pencil

Drywall saw

• Standard screwdriver

• Phillips screwdriver

Wire strippers

Drill (and assorted bits)

GETTING STARTED

While the Remote Control Anywhere! Kit is compatible with most brands of audio/video components, there are a few exceptions. You should perform a temporary hook-upto test for compatibility before you conceal wire or permanently mount any parts.

Steps One through Five describe how to perform a quick and easy check for compatibility. Once you have determined that all of your remote controlled A/V components are compatible, proceed

with the rest of the installation.

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INSTALLATION (continued)

Step 1 – Placing the Connection Hub

Place the Connection Hub so that the MicroFlasher wires will reach the components.

Never place the connection hub closer than 1’ away from a television set (Figure 1).

Figure 1 Connection Hub Placement

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