Infra-red controller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by boatsman, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. boatsman

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Some years ago I was given a plug-in attachement which converted a manual Akai video recorder into a remote controlled one. The unit consists of a small plug in-unit with a four-pin polarized plug with three wires. This was apparently plugged into the front of the receiver. The unit is brand new and I would like to utilize the fact that I have an infra red transmitter and receiver to use for remote controlling for example a wall lamp or some other appliance. Is it at all feasible. Any advice appreciated.
  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Unfortunately to use this you'll need to know what it used to output to the recorder. It's not likely a simple relay to control power, in my opinion. It's probably a low power signal of some kind, and could be digitally encoded. An oscilloscope might help you sort it out.