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SnapAV Dual Flashers on a MRF260
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Post 1 made on Monday July 16, 2012 at 23:08
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Do the snapav dual head emitters work on am MRF-260? Have a client that was too "Value Minded" to purchase the MRF-350 in the beginning saying it was overkill. Now he's adding equipment and surpassed the 4 outputs. I almost never used a 260, hence my reason for asking.
Post 2 made on Monday July 16, 2012 at 23:15
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On July 16, 2012 at 23:08, cgav said...
Do the snapav dual head emitters work on am MRF-260? Have a client that was too "Value Minded" to purchase the MRF-350 in the beginning saying it was overkill. Now he's adding equipment and surpassed the 4 outputs. I almost never used a 260, hence my reason for asking.

Not sure, but I would tell him you can't exceed the 4 ports and he will now have to buy another MRF260.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday July 16, 2012 at 23:19
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I am charging him an hour labor just to plug in the two dual emitters, not to mention the labor adding the two new sources to the remotes. That hour of labor is more than I would make on an additional MRF-260. This grand theory goes out the window if it doesn't work and I spend 2 hours jacking around with it trying to make it work.
Post 4 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 00:09
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On July 16, 2012 at 23:19, cgav said...
I am charging him an hour labor just to plug in the two dual emitters, not to mention the labor adding the two new sources to the remotes. That hour of labor is more than I would make on an additional MRF-260. This grand theory goes out the window if it doesn't work and I spend 2 hours jacking around with it trying to make it work.

Well I wold imagine they would work. I have used xantech dual emitters without issue. I have also spliced two emitters onto one 3/8 plug without issue. Worst case you should be able to do that if the Snap emitters don't work.
Post 5 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 08:36
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i have used xantech dual head emitters with URC.  i don't see a reason why the snap ones wouldn't work.  

edit:  did anyone hear an echo in here?  :)
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Post 6 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 09:36
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On July 17, 2012 at 08:36, Duct Tape said...
i have used xantech dual head emitters with URC.  i don't see a reason why the snap ones wouldn't work.  

edit:  did anyone hear an echo in here?  :)

An echo in here?
Post 7 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 09:56
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The voltage and current required to drive an IR LED is minimal. Unless the MRF-260 was so under-specified to be on the fringe of powering 4 single emitters, it's going to work.

And pretty much every IR LED around is the same, so you can wire up whatever you want within reason.

Now, I wouldn't necessarily recommend connecting 10 emitters to each port, but even that's no problem if you simply provide additional power for the other emitters - by using a powered connecting block for example.

Telling the customer that you can't do it would be both lazy and dishonest, so it's nice to hear you didn't go that route. If you didn't want to do it, you would be better off being honest and telling them that a dual emitter exists, but you don't know if it will work in his system and you'd rather not do it.
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Post 8 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 10:01
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On July 17, 2012 at 09:36, goldenzrule said...
An echo in here?

i had realized that i copied what you wrote and didn't feel like deleting it. ;)
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Post 9 made on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 10:02
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in the future, i wouldn't even offer the mrf260 as an option since it can be a headache to deal with if you have rf issues.  
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Post 10 made on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 19:46
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On July 17, 2012 at 10:02, Duct Tape said...
in the future, i wouldn't even offer the mrf260 as an option since it can be a headache to deal with if you have rf issues.  

+1 that's why I never sell it
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Post 11 made on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 21:12
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On July 18, 2012 at 19:46, MattBrotzge said...
+1 that's why I never sell it

+2
OP | Post 12 made on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:28
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The flashers worked well. Time will tell if any interference creeps up.
Post 13 made on Thursday July 19, 2012 at 01:02
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On July 18, 2012 at 19:46, MattBrotzge said...
+1 that's why I never sell it

-1 never a problem.
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OP | Post 14 made on Thursday July 19, 2012 at 08:42
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I have had interference with 260's before, but it's hit or miss with when/where it happens. HDMI has always been my biggest culprit with 260's. Usually moving it is fine. My process is to set it to "0", turn everything in the cabinet/rack on and playing and then move the 260 until I get no interference feedback, then set the basestation to whatever I set in the program.
Post 15 made on Thursday July 19, 2012 at 10:16
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On July 19, 2012 at 01:02, Tom Ciaramitaro said...
-1 never a problem.

that's what I used to say before I had a problem with one that cost me a ton of time.
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