SANUS Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater

SANUS Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater

SANUS Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater

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SANUS Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater

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  • Control Up To Four Components
  • Only One Small IR Receiver is Visible
  • Tabletop and Hole-Mounted Options
  • Works With Most Components
  • 25 to 40 Foot Typical Range
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SANUS ELM501 overview

  • 1Description

The Sanus Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater is like a dispatcher for infrared remote signals. All that's visible is one small IR receiver. You can aim up to four different remotes at it and it will send the correct signal to the correct unit, even if it's concealed behind a cabinet door.

The ELM501 allows you to keep a neat, clean appearance. Your A/V equipment can be stored in cabinets or behind your projection screen as long as the discreet little IR receiver is in line of site of your viewing position. It can be on your TV set or on a nearby table or counter. You also have the option of drilling a hole in a wall or cabinet so all that's visible is a small dark disk. (Everything needed but the drill is included.)

The unit's method of operation is clever yet simple. From the IR receiver the signals travel by a built-in discreet 36" wire to the 1 x 1 x 4 1/2 inch repeater hub. Plugged into the hub are two wires with two infrared signal repeater heads each. Each repeater head is secured in front of each component's infrared receiver.

Undesirable signals from sunlight and plasma TVs are automatically filtered out and you have complete control over four components that can be "invisible" as far as your guests are concerned.

Note: Attempting to lengthen repeater connection cord will result in loss of signal strength and possible malfunction of the unit

Effectively replicates infrared signals from remote controls to reach components stored remotely or hidden in enclosed cabinets.
All-in-one kit contains all necessary elements to control up to four components.
Filters undesirable signals from sunlight and plasma TVs to provide error-free operation.
LED status lights provide power and IR signal indication.
Frequency range of 30 KHz – 60 KHz works with multiple AV components.
Tabletop and hole mounting options included in package.
In the Box
SANUS Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater
  • Tabletop Mount
  • IR Receiver Hole Mount
  • IR Receiver Holster
  • 4 x IR Emitter Holster
  • Power Cord
  • 2 x IR Emitter Cord With Two IR Emitters Each
  • Instructions (English, French & Spanish)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    SANUS ELM501 specs

    Power Supply Voltage 8 – 12 V DC
    IR Frequency 30 kHz – 60 kHz
    IR Operating Distance 40' (12.2 m) @ 38 kHz
    25' (7.6 m) @ 56kHz
    IR Emitter Outputs 4
    IR Receiver Head Dimensions 0.65 x 0.35 x 0.35" (16.5 x 8.9 x 6.4 mm)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.25 x 1 x 1" (108 x 254 x 254 mm)
    (Repeater Hub)
    Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.3 x 3.1"
    Note: The ELM501 is not compatible with Bang & Olufsen products.

    SANUS ELM501 reviews

    Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from functions as should, could be improved The cable length on the senders is adequate and they disconnect from the unit for easy cable routing. However, the RECEIVER unit is hardwired to the box and has a SHORT cable, greatly compromising the versatility of installing and locating the whole thing. (They got it backwards). The whole idea of having a repeater is to have the ugly part hidden in a cabinet and locate the RECEIVER out in the open. It is hardwired, forcing you to drill a larger than necessary hole if you want to pass it though a cabinet wall or shelf. They should have all the senders and receivers able to disconnect from the box and provide some extra length to the receiver cable so it can be located farther away. None of this is apparent by looking at the photos. Functionally, it works well.
    Date published: 2015-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Neede! I used the IR repeater to be ablle to mount our satalite receiver behind a mule chest. The wife wants only to see a flat screen and no components. It allowed for that. In addition it provided the funtionality I needed and had no delay which was my biggest concern. I now own two of these and will probably add one or two more in the near future.
    Date published: 2011-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pricey but effective... I set this up to control a cable box in my basement at a TV location in my kitchen. I love that the IR Receiver is so small and up until now it works like a charm. On others the IR receiver is easily twice the size. My only complaint is the price since others can be had for about $ less.
    Date published: 2013-01-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well easy to set-up, allows me to hide all AV equipment inside cabinet. Only drawback is reception angle of IR receiver is a little limiting - had to spend a bit of time optimizing receiver location for best reception from most points in room.
    Date published: 2011-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elements ELM501 All-In-One IR Repeater Product works great, used the product for my PVR which is dual frequency without any issues. It's best to be straight on to the receiver when setting up as much as possible.
    Date published: 2012-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked much better than expected !!!!! I used the repeater system to hide audio components in a closet. It worked exactly as advertised...it could use a longer receiver cable( only 3 feet in length)
    Date published: 2012-12-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for Long Runs Good cheap option for short runs. The discreet wire connecting the IR repeater to the receiver is only 36 long. No mention of that anywhere in description.
    Date published: 2012-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from repeater worked great Easy installation.Worked as advertised.Great value and high quality
    Date published: 2011-10-04
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