I'm working on installing an IR distribution setup, and have some really basic questions about hooking up the cables. specifically about how to connect phono jacks to the cables.
I have a basic xantech kit with a sensor, control block and sensors. all of this uses 3.5 mm mono jacks. what I want to do is have the sensor installed at the front of my room, run a ~20' cable back to the control block in my cabinet, then run another ~20' cable to my projector for one of the emitters.
I picked up 2 IR Emitter keystone jacks at parts express for this, and unfortunately the instructions are very vague. I want to connect cat5 to these jacks, and terminate the remote end with a 3.5 mm phone jack (philmore part no 502v).
I'm unclear how the cable should be connected between the 2. the IR emitter jack has +/- terminals, and my phone jack is a stereo jack, with the normal tip/middle/sleeve connectors (I mistakenly got a stereo jack rather than mono, but believe this should still work).
the 2 questions I have:
- the philmore part does not document which connector is the tip and which is the middle. one is squared off and the other is rounded, but I have no idea how to tell which is which. every how-to site I've googled seems to skim over this point, so I suspect it's so basic as to be understood.
- how do I relate the +/- terminals on the IR emitter jack to the phone jack connectors? the instructions gloss over this as well.