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How-To: IR Dongle V2


Overview

The IR Dongle V2 - Flux Capacitor V2 - adds IR support to the Just Add Power 3G product line by converting the serial port into an IR blaster. Pronto, Global Cache, and Global Cache Compressed IR code formats are supported.

  • Baudrate is 115200-8n1
  • RS232 Feedback
  • LED indicator
  • LED responds on successful command
  • Support for commands formatted as:
    • Pronto
    • Global Cache
    • Global Cache Compressed

If the IR Dongle does not have 'V2' printed on it, please see the article for IR Dongle V1


Included Wiring

The IR Dongle V2 ships with 4 cables:

  1. IR Emitter (3V, 0.1A)
  2. 3.5mm-to-3.5mm stereo plug
  3. USB Type A to Micro USB cable
  4. Y-shaped USB power tap

IR Dongle Connections


Requirements

3G devices must be on justOS firmware B1.2.1 or later

2G devices must be on firmware A6.5.9-LTS or later


Null Modem Jumper Position

The RS232 port on the Just Add Power device has a null modem jumper on the bottom that determines the transmit/receive pin position of the RS232 port. Only one position is correct when using an IR dongle.


505POE/508POE/705POE/707POE/708POE Jumper Position

For baseline 3G devices, the null modem position is bottom.


515POE/518AVP Jumper Position

For 3G+ Receivers, the null modem position is bottom.


715POE/718AVP Jumper Position

For 3G standard units, the null modem position is left.


717HIFI Jumper Position

For 3G standard units, the null modem position is left.


Setup

3G

  1. Enable Layer 3 access to Just Add Power devices
  2. Set the Null Modem Jumper in the crossover position. The positioning varies by device.
  3. In the web interface, select Endpoint Control and set the Serial Mode to Flux IR Dongle (v2)
  4. Reboot the unit


Setup 2G

  1. Enable Layer 3 access to Just Add Power devices
  2. Set the Null Modem Jumper in the crossover position. The positioning varies by device.
  3. Telnet to the Receiver and send the command flux.sh v2
    • Alternatively, to set all Receivers to use Flux IR Dongle V2 with a single command, send commandallrx.sh "flux.sh v2"
  4. Reboot the unit

Programming

Please see documentation for the Control System being used.

IR Dongle V2 supports Pronto, Global Cache, and Global Cache Compressed formats

Telnet to the IP address of the device at port 4998 and send the IR commands followed by a carriage-return (\r below)
sendir,1:1,1,38000,1,1,127,63,16,16,16,48,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,48,16,16,16,1000\r

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