Originally Posted by Steve Smith
A while back I posted a question about controlling 2 Aspen Eagle's separately which is needed fo a 4 way masking system. TeeCue posted this IR relay board http://www.electronickits.com/kit/co...lec/ck1615.htm
I don't understand how this would work. It looks like you send it IR commands to turn on relays to activate things. What I need are IR addressable ports where you can send IR commands and have them routed to only specific IR emitters that would be attached to the front of the Aspen Eagle's IR receiver. Am I missing something
Steve, the way this should work is :
You need a Universal remote with Macros.
The IR receiver (sensor) in the Eagle Aspen needs to be routed through one of the relays in the kit, so that the received signal to the EA
(Eagle Aspen) is forwarded to the control board only if the relay on the kit is activated (relay closed)
. For this you will have to physically cut ONE side of the cable from the IR sensor in the EA and connect through a relay in the kit
Do this for both EA receivers. You will now have two relays, relay 1 controlling the IR SENSOR for horizontal masking EA
and relay 2 controlling the IR SENSOR for vertical masking EA
Now you program a TWO STEP macro in your universal remote for EACH ONE of the EAs.
For the HORIZONTAL:
First teach the Universal Remote the code for RELAY 1 . Then teach it the code from the EA transmitter for horizontal masking setting.
There will now be one button on the uniersal remote that will first trigger the relay 1 and then send the signal to the horizontal EA whose IR sensor will send the received signal to the main control board......During this the vertical EA control board will be blind
to the signal from the IR sensor because Relay 2 is open
For the Vertical: Similar process.
The Universal remote FIRST sends a signal to CLOSE relay 2 and then sends the signal for the vertical masking. During this the horizontal EA control board will be blind to the signal because Relay 1 is open.
You will end up with TWO buttons on the Universal Remote, each controlling an Egle Aspen independant of the other
The relays have to be set at "MOMENTARY"
No clue about the Eale Aspens being discontinued.
PM me with any questions.