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UH_OH_5_OH 01/11/2008 10:36 PM

OT HELP: LED Light Indicator
I need to know if there is a way to hook up a small light, LED, or similar size to an Audio/Visual jack that feeds into a TV Monitor.

Here's the sitchiashun.......The TV's are hooked to cameras that are watching animal enclosures. There are numerous TV's and no way to tell WHICH TV the noises are coming from.

So I am thinking a small indicator light that hooks into the AV wire jack just prior to it entering the AV jack ! (Don't know if I'm using the correct terms here !)

Anyone....? Anyone....?

BeanAnimal 01/11/2008 10:50 PM

Can you explain the setup a little bit more. How many cameras feeding each monitor. What kind of cabling and jacks?

Kentanner11 01/11/2008 11:26 PM

an easy thing to do would be to check out line level monitors from pro dj/audio websites. I would recommended [url]www.allprosound.[/url]

UH_OH_5_OH 01/12/2008 12:08 AM

Ken...the link didn't connect...! But I'd like to take a look at their stuff !

UH_OH_5_OH 01/12/2008 12:11 AM

The TV's are hooked to B/W cameras that feed an image through an RCA jack....into the TV. What I want is to hook a small light that will light up to indicate sound is coming from that particular camera.

Sort of like when a light goes off on the telephone of someone that is hearing impaired to let them know there is an incoming call.

I think it should be just a matter of a small adapter that plugs into the the male end of the wire just prior to it going into the RCA jack ! Does this make more sense ???

melev 01/12/2008 12:34 AM

RCA jacks carry sound and video (somehow), not power. LEDs need power. I've got no idea how you could do that.

funman1 01/12/2008 01:05 AM

I think your best bet would be to get or make a small device that lights up when audio is present,
and put "THAT" in the cage with the animals and visible to the cameras.
I'm sure there's a small project like this on hobby websites. It could prolly even be battery operated.

Just my thoughts on how I'd tackle the issue..

UH_OH_5_OH 01/12/2008 04:07 AM

The 'animals' in question.....are Falcons. They are already in the breeding chambers and absolutely cannot be disturbed. Putting anything into the breeding chambers other than food...simply is not an option; but thank you for the suggestion !

UH_OH_5_OH 01/12/2008 04:19 AM

Thanks Marc !

kgross 01/12/2008 04:29 AM

It should not be to hard to do. I'm not sure what the line voltage is on your audio in, but you could use a op amp and relay to turn on the LED if the voltage was above 1/4 max, or even just little bit above the background noise level.

Get a multimeter and measure the voltage on the jack and see what your average voltage is, should be zero with no sound, make some noise and see what voltage you get with sound, and then you could use a comparator to turn on the relay when ever the voltage on the line is above the set voltage. If you know much about electronics it would not be to difficult to build.

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