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PixController RF Specifications
Board Operating Conditions
Operating Voltage: 5V - 14V DC
Recommended Operating Temperatures: 120°F to -10°F
Recommend Board Mounting: (4) #6-23 machine screws
Small board size: 3.50" X 2.70"
Battery Life: 1 month with a 4 AA alkaline battery supply. Actual
times depend on operating temperature.
8 Position DIP Switch: Adjust board operating settings
Single Turn Day/Nigh Sensitivity POT: Adjusts light detection levels
Piazzo sound buzzer
X10 Wireless PIR Sensor: Passive Infrared motion sensor.
Detection range out to 20-40 feet depending on temperature and
CDS Photo Sensor: Detects light/dark for day/night operation.
2.5mm Stereo Connector
Sony/Canon LANC Port
Sony ACC Terminal Port
RS-232 Camera Connection
Camera Port: Camera/Device connector
Phone Jack Port: 4 position - 4 conductor Phone Style Connector
DC Power Port: Connect 5V to 14V DC board power supply
External Light Port: External lights, IR lights, device power
Antenna Port: Connect antenna
External Trigger Port: Future use to trigger other devices
such as the CellularEye™ and DVREye™.
Descriptions and Wiring Information
Above photo shows solder jumpers
J10 and J4 bridged. This is for a LANC configuration of the
PixController RF board has an on-board 2.5mm stereo connector,
which can be configured for a LANC port, RS-232 port, or RSS
port with the solder jumpers J4 - J12. By using your soldering
iron you can build a solder bridge over the desired jumper.
Below is a list of the jumpers and what control each jumper
(make one of the following jumpers)
J6: RS-232 Tx
||J7: Power On/Off
J9: RS-232 Tx
J12: RS-232 Rx
LANC and ACC
(Sony/Canon LANC camcorders, Sony ACC digital camera)
Solder Jumper: J10, and J4
(Olympus cameras such as the
D-340R and D-360L)
Solder Jumpers: J6, J8, J12
How to make a solder jumper
When soldering a jumper you must
connect both pads with solder to make a good connection. This is
known as a solder bridge. To do this heat up the pad with the
tip of your soldering iron and then apply solder. Simply drag
the tip of your iron to the other pad and adding solder at the
same time. You will get a small bubble of solder connecting the
pads. See photo to the left.
Camera Port connector can be used for all of the camera control
features of the PixController RF board. Functions include Camera
Shutter, Camera Refresh (auto focus), Camera Power On/Off, LANC
camcorder functions J-LIP, RS-232 Rx and RS-232 Tx, 5V
output controls, and Common/Ground.
The 5V Output 1 and 2 controls can be use to interface the
PixController Opto Board.
Phone Jack Port:
Phone Jack Port
Another useful camera connector is the "Camera Phone Jack Port".
This is a "4 position - 4 conductor" phone style jack
used in phone head sets. This connector has the following camera
control functions: Camera Shutter, Camera Refresh (auto focus),
Camera Power On/Off, and Ground/Common. This is a great
connector for the
RSS, RSP, RSP3i and RSP4i camera wiring methods.
Note: The included phone cable for the phone jack can
come in 2 different types of configurations: Please make note if
you have the Standard or Reverse Cable.
If the wiring for the phone line you have is BRGY
Black -> Shutter
Red -> Refresh
Green -> Power on/off
Yellow -> Common or Ground
If the wiring for the phone line you have is YGRB
Yellow -> Shutter
Red -> Power on/off
Black -> Common or Ground
DC Power Port:
This is the
connector where the control board is powered. Connect between a
5V to 14V DC battery supply. A
4-AA Cell battery supply (6V) is recommended. Be sure to use
Alkaline batteries, and not rechargeable NiMH batteries. NiMH
rechargeable batteries will only be a 4.8V supply since they are
lower in voltage than Alkaline batteries. Never use a
rechargeable NiMH 9V battery! Be sure to add a main power switch
so you can turn the unit on/off. Add the main power switch on
the “red wire” of the supplied (red-black) power cable.
External Light Port:
External Light connector you can connect any external light
source to your PixController RF board. This connector will be
active when a photo is shuttered, and only during low light
conditions. Any light source can be used if it draws less than
4.2A, and is under 60V. You can connect any light source such
as a floodlight, which is great for filming MPEG movies, or an
IR LED Array for taking IR Photos. Use the supplied
(white-black) external light cable.
Form a simple
antenna wire directly to the antenna port (J15) on the
PixController RF board. Keep the wire as straight as possible.
The ground pin of J15 can be left open. For more information
please see the
Antenna RF Page.