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How-To: IR Dongle v1


Overview

The IR Dongle V1 - Flux Capacitor V1 - adds IR support to the Just Add Power 2G and 3G product lines by converting the serial port into an IR blaster. Pronto and Global Cache IR code formats are both supported.

  • Baudrate is 9600-8n1
  • No RS232 feedback (simulated feedback from shell script only)
  • No Power-LED indicator
  • No LED Response on successful command
  • Support for commands formatted as:
    • Pronto IR
    • Global Cache IR (GC)

If the IR Dongle has 'V2' printed on it, please see the article for IR Dongle V2


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Included Wiring

The IR Dongle V1 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

2G devices must be on firmware A5.3.1 FC+4+ or later

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


Setup

  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. Set the Serial over IP mode in the web interface and Apply
    • For Ax.x.x firmware, set to Type 3 - CLI Access with Baudrate 9600, Data bits 8, Parity None, Stop bits 1
    • For Bx.x.x firmware, set to Flux IR Dongle (v1)
  4. Reboot the unit

Programming

Please see documentation for the Control System being used.

IR Dongle V1 supports Pronto and Global Cache 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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