I've been searching the net and can't find anything definite, but I am having problems controlling my stereo (actually a Logitech speaker system with an infrared remote) due to where I have the control box located. I would like to remove the IR sensor led from the control box and extend it using about 30' of cable. I am thinking (and read an old post) that I could use shielded microphone wire, using the shield as ground, and the twisted pair inside for the other two leads. Will this work? The IR sensor is a pain to get at-I'll have to cut the leads and do some CAREFUL soldering which I can do, but I don't think I can put it back if it doesn't work. I have the control unit in a cabinet and would like to have the sensor mounted by my monitor. How much sensitivity will I lose using that length of cable, and/or will it work at all?
17 years ago