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  • 01-08-2012 12:48 PM

    B&O IR Eye??

    I have a 1658 passive unit hooked up to my system and would like to mount the IR Eye on a distant wall...  What I would like to know is am I just able to extend the wires(white cable) for the IR Eye??   Or do I need a whole new wire(white cable) for the eye to function properly.   I was hoping I could just crimp or solder on some extra wire of similar gauge and be done with my install.


    THANKS for the help...

  • 01-08-2012 2:31 PM In reply to

    Re: B&O IR Eye??

    I can't see that you will have a problem if you add extra wire as you are thinking but there does seem to be a maximum length you can have.

    I saw this in the Masterlink Manual when talking about  BeoLink Active  -

    The cable between IR receiver and BeoLink Active must not exceed 5 metres

    A special 15-metre low-capacity cable can be ordered, order no. 6270668.

    It does not say about BeoLink Passive but I would hazzard a guess it has the same limitation!


  • 01-08-2012 3:18 PM In reply to

    Re: B&O IR Eye??

    At the moment I am at the 5m length.  I would just like another few feet or so but I am not sure if it will cause any problems with the unit or damage it.   I am a bit hesitant to try in other words to just add some wire!!



  • 01-09-2012 10:08 PM In reply to

    • Matthew
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    Re: B&O IR Eye??

    During my install I did last year (Passive amp with IR eye) I was in the same position you're now in with a shortage of about 2m. I had some spare cable from another unused IR eye that I simply soldered in to make the extension. I was a bit worried about how it would go, but it has been working just fine for the last 12 months or so (fingers crossed!).

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