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Terk Leapfrog® LF-30S

Wireless A/V distribution system and IR repeater system

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Item # 209LF30S

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Overview

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Send TV shows, DVD movies, and stereo music to any room your home wirelessly — Terk's Leapfrog LF-30S system makes it easy. Just connect an A/V source component to the compact transmitter, and hook up the identically sized receiver to any TV or audio system within a 150-foot radius. Terk even includes all the connecting cables you'll need, so you can achieve multi-room audio/video in minutes.

Send TV shows, DVD movies, and stereo music to any room your home wirelessly — Terk's Leapfrog LF-30S system makes it easy. Just connect an A/V source component to the compact transmitter, and hook up the identically sized receiver to any TV or audio system within a 150-foot radius. Terk even includes all the connecting cables you'll need, so you can achieve multi-room audio/video in minutes.

Another great feature: the LF-30S can also transmit infrared remote control commands from your secondary viewing or listening room back to your main system. That means you can use a universal remote in your second room to pause the DVD you're watching, change channels on your cable box, skip a track on the CD you're listening to, adjust the volume of your music — whatever you like! Terk even includes a wired infrared flasher that connects to the transmitter unit. This lets you hide the transmitter behind your components or elsewhere out of sight without losing the ability to relay remote commands.

The system includes one transmitter and one receiver. The LF-30S uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band for a clear signal over longer distances — you won't believe it's wireless. Cables and AC adapters included.

What's in the Box:

  • LF-30S-RX receiver
  • LF-30S-TX transmitter
  • 2 AC adapters (Output: 15VDC/300 mA) each with an attached 73" cord terminated with a barrel style connector (+ center contact)
  • 32" RG59 coax cable
  • Two 34" A/V cables (each has left and right RCA audio connectors and an RCA composite video connector on each end)
  • IR Extender with an attached 6' cable terminated with a mono mini-jack
  • Owner's Manual
  • Terk brochure

Product Highlights:

  • transmits video and/or stereo audio from TVs, receivers, PCs, DVD players, CD players, cable TV boxes, satellite receivers, and other A/V components
  • built-in infrared repeater system lets you control components via a remote from your secondary viewing/listening room
  • wired infrared flasher (allows placement flexibility for receiver unit)
  • transmitter has composite A/V input
  • receiver includes standard RF output and composite A/V output (compatible with all TVs)
  • up to 3 more receiver units can be added to accommodate multiple TVs or audio systems
  • reception up to 150 feet away in most locations
  • can function as a child monitor or part of a home security system when connected to a camcorder and TV
  • connecting cables included
  • 4"W x 1-11/16"H (5-11/16" with antenna up) x 7-1/4"D (transmitter and receiver are identically sized)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features

Overview: The Leapfrog LF-30S system by Terk wirelessly transmits audio/video sources to remote TVs, or audio only to remote receivers or powered speakers throughout a home. They use the 2.4 GHz frequency band for transmission for the clearest signal over long distances and eliminate the need for in-wall or external wiring.

Connections: The transmitter may be connected to any audio/video device with RCA audio/video outputs; there is no coax input on the transmitter, so the device connected to the transmitter must have RCA audio and/or composite video outputs. The receiver has RCA audio/video outputs and a RF coaxial output, so it can send signals to any device with RCA audio/video inputs or a RF coaxial input, such as a VCR, TV, camcorder or audio/video receiver.

Adjustable Antennas: The antenna on the receiver and transmitter can pivot and rotate. For best results, the inside faces of the antennas should be facing each other and perpendicular to an imaginary line drawn between the two units

Compatibility: This unit can be used whenever you need to transmit high quality video and/or audio from devices such as DBS receivers, DVD players, camcorders and CD players to a TV or audio receiver located in a remote location of your home or business.

Inputs, Outputs and Controls

LF-30S-TX Transmitter

  • Rear Panel:
    • AC adapter jack
    • Stereo RCA inputs (Left and Right)
    • Composite Video RCA input
    • Mono mini plug jack for use with the IR extender
  • Bottom of Unit:
    • Channel switch allows you to select one of four channels to transmit. You will use the same channel as selected on the receiver.
  • Left Side of Unit:
    • On/off switch
  • Right Side of Unit:
    • There is a square, directional antenna on the top of this unit that swivels and that can be rotated for best reception. There is also an LED that illuminates in red when the power is on.  There is also a non-retractable 4.5" plastic antenna on the right hand side of the unit.

LF-30S-RX Receiver

  • Rear Panel:
    • AC adapter jack
    • Stereo RCA outs (Left and Right)
    • Video RCA out
    • Threaded RF coax output (for use with TVs without AV input)
  • Bottom of Unit:
    • Channel switch allows you to select one of four channels to receive. You will use the same channel as selected on the transmitter.
  • Left Side of Unit:
    • On/off switch
  • Right Side of Unit:
    • There is a square, directional antenna on the top of this unit that swivels and that can be rotated for best reception. There is also an LED that illuminates in red when the power is on.  There is also a non-retractable 4. 5" plastic antenna on the right hand side of the unit.

Specifications

LF-30S-TX Transmitter:

  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 to 2.48 GHz
    Channel A = 2.411 GHz, B = 2.434 GHz, C = 2.453 GHz and D = 2.473 GHz
  • Modulation: FM (video and audio)
  • Video Input Level: 1 V p-p
  • Audio Input Level: 1 V p-p

LF-30S-RX Receiver:

  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 to 2.48 GHz
    Channel A = 2.411 GHz, B = 2.434 GHz, C = 2.453 GHz and D = 2.473 GHz
  • Input Sensitivity: <= -45 dBm
  • Video Output Level: 1 V p-p
  • Audio Output Level: 1 V p-p
  • RF Output Level: 60dBuV (minimum) NTSC Channel 3/4 (switchable)

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