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Offline Chimpware

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SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« on: November 19, 2011, 06:11:23 pm »
Anyone know if I can directly wire from one of the IR Blaster wires directly into an IR input such as on an Aton Speaker Selector?

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Re: SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 04:36:15 am »
In case anyone is interested I did directly wire the SQ Blaster IR output (Red to IR and Black to Ground) to the ATON IR input for Room 1 and it worked brilliantly.  I can now control the DLA4 directly from SQ Remote.

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Re: SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 06:22:45 am »
Can you only control room 1 or does that single wire allow you to control all zones? I am thinking about picking the 6 zone up and was wondering about that.



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Re: SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 08:57:04 am »
Can you only control room 1 or does that single wire allow you to control all zones? I am thinking about picking the 6 zone up and was wondering about that.

Single connection allows control of all zones/rooms using discrete IR codes, which are available in SQ Blaster.  In my setup I can control all 4 zones/rooms using the one connection to Room 1 IR.

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Re: SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 05:52:28 pm »
Just a warning, direct wiring like I did , although it works and does not appear to create any permanent harm, did reduce the reliability of the SQ Blaster requiring almost hourly reboots.  Now that I wired in an IR sensor for the ATON and left SQ Blaster just sending IR signals it is much more reliable.

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Re: SQ Blaster Direct Wiring to Aton
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 07:16:23 pm »
@Chimpware, not surprised it affected the reliability... I can't recommend doing any wiring like this... For those who are interested, I'd be happy to send them the schematic of the 'output' driver. Basically, we have a 5 V supply from the USB power supply that is connected to a 36ohm resistor and goes to the center pin of the jack. the outer connector is connected to a switching FET that when turned 'on' by the blaster, switches it to 'ground'.

I would suggest that a small opto coupler or similar may be the best way of interfacing to these types of devices...

Mat