IR Extension Setup

IR basics and instructions on setup and configuration

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Technical Data

IR extension

  • 1x IR Interface
    • Can be connected to up to 8 IR modules
      (1 IR module included)
    • Parallel Wiring
  • Loxone Link Port
  • Configuration with Loxone Config
  • Dimensions: 35.5 x 88 x 57 mm (2 modules)
  • 24VDC power supply
  • Power consumption approximately 30mA
  • Ambient temperature: 0 to 50°C

IR module

  • 2x IR emitter connections (3.5mm jack)
  • IR receiving diodes
  • Learning diode has a frequency range of 20-60kHz
  • Receiving diode has a frequency range of 38kHz +-5%
  • Supports all common infrared remote controls
    (Except Bang & Olufsen)
  • Simple learn mode for assigning remote controls
  • Loxone Config software support for CCF-Files
    (For importing templates for remote controllers)
  • Connection to the Loxone IR Extension
  • Simple wiring with an RJ-45 port
  • 24VDC power supply
Technical data



  • Each IR module should be connected to the IR Extension on the distribution board with a network cable
    (Cat 5e/Cat 6/Cat 7)
  • Up to 8 IR modules can be connected to the IR Extension, the maximum length of the IR bus is 500m
  • 2 IR emitters (eyes) can be connected to each module (with a 3.5mm jack)
  • If connecting only one emitter, it must be plugged into the left socket
  • The last IR module must be terminated with a jumper (on pin 2/3)

The IR emitters need to be directly attached to the IR receiver on the device you are trying to control!


Connect your IR extension


Pin Description Colour coding B Colour coding A
1 + 24V Orange / white Green / white
2 Ground Orange Green
3 Next IR module B Green / white Orange / white
4 Input B Blue Blue
5 Input A Blue / white Blue / white
6 Next IR module A Green Orange
7 + 24V Brown / white Brown / white
8 Ground Brown Brown

Configuring Extensions


To add one or more extensions to the program the simplest way is to connect up the extensions to the Miniserver using the Loxone Link and looping power. Then do a search in Loxone Config by pressing the button "Peripheral Search", which will bring all the connected extensions. You can highlight a single extension, give it a name and then click Create device which will add in the highlighted extension. Or you can click on Create all devices which will add all the connected extensions in to the program with the correct serial numbers. 


If you have installed several extensions of the same type and cannot identify which one is which (for example 2 DMX extensions) then you can use the software to identify a device. Simply click on the device in the periphery tree and the extension will flash red, green and yellow very quickly so you can identify it.


If there is no physical extensions connected to the Miniserver they cannot be found in the search. However you can add the extensions to the program so you can configure a system before installing. In the configuration software, connect to your Miniserver and download the existing configuration (if there is one) from the Miniserver.

Select the 'Devices' drop-down menu on the Periphery tab and select the required extension, then fill in the serial number in the properties.

Extension Replacement

If an extension has been replaced you need to add the serial number in the properties. Click on the extension in the periphery tree. Enter the serial number of the extension in the properties section. 

Serial number
The serial number is on the back of your extension. You can find the number just below the barcode (see picture).

An Extension can also be replaced in the Peripheral Search.

Mount the new Extension and run the Peripheral Search. Highlight the Extension (not used) and choose the device you would like to replace in the drop-down menu.

Finally press "OK" and save your program into the Miniserver. The Extension has now been replaced.

Adding IR modules

Once the program has been saved in the Miniserver, the LED on the IR Extension should blink green. Select the IR Extension in the Periphery tree and change to the Context tab. Click on 'Search IR Extension'. The IR modules now show up in the search box. Choose the IR module and click on 'Create Device'.

Enter the IR module's serial number in the module's Properties window, then save the program in the Miniserver.

Configure remote controls and IR commands

Insert a remote control

In the Periphery tab, you can find and insert the remote control in the 'Common' drop down menu.

Learn in the remote control

Now we can start to assign the buttons on our remote control. First select the IR module with which you are using the remote control, then start the learn mode by clicking on 'Learn Device' in the Context tab. The module signals that it is in learn mode by blinking orange / green. Point the remote control at the IR module a short distance away and press the button you wish to assign.

Assign a remote control button

The IR monitor will then display the signal sent by the remote control. Next to 'Remote Control', select the remote control and give the button you have just pressed a name. Finally, select the command line with the IR command and click on assign.

Important: Watch out for toggle codes. Remotes that use IR toggle codes alternate between two different IR codes every time the button is pressed. You can highlight the first command and 'Assign' and then highlight the second command and press 'Assign toggle'.

Assign more buttons

The procedure for assigning more buttons is exactly the same as that for the first button described above. The assigned buttons are then listed in the Periphery tree section:

Assigning IR commands to the module

You can now assign the buttons to your IR module by dragging and dropping, you can decide if the commands should be sent to a device by the module or be received from the remote control to the module.

For Example: To define an 'On/Off' button as a command to be sent from the Miniserver to the device.
Select the 'On/Off' button and drag it (by holding down the left mouse button) to the transmitter for the correct IR module.

Using the IR commands in the configuration

Finally it is possible to use the commands when configuring your smart home. To do this, just drag and drop the IR commands to the relevant pages as and when you need them:

Setting up complex IR control systems

Use the IR controller function block

For complex IR control, use the 'IR controller' function block from the 'Controllers' drop down list. You can find more information on this function block in the Loxone Config help.

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