Hydra Mini REVISED by Lotharek

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Description

Hydra Mini REVISED

Hardware, manuals, FAQ, and other info on manufacturers website – HERE

Please, be prepared for delayed postage. At least 10 days.

Fully automatic SCART switch with full galvanic inputs separation.

 

Features

  • 5 SCART inputs ( RGB, s-video, composite)
  • 1 SCART output
  • “Knight rider” style active SCART detection
  • Full ROHS
  • Extra protections for NCS CHIPS on each scart input
  • Improved signal detection hysteresis – all cables shall work now
  • AVR controller with firmware future updates
  • HQ Plexi
  • STEREO RCA audio output
  • IR controlled
  • manual/automatic mode
  • Dedicated remote sold separately – soon; thus You can always use any NEC/ENEC compatible one You may already have – Please, check the FAQ tab above
  • DC/AC 5/2.1 mm power supply connector (any powers supply ranged 9V-15V will work); optional power supply sold separately

 

Do not use garbage power supply – any decent micro USB mobile charger will do the work.. and please be careful with USB SOCKET 😉

NEVER connect/disconnect SCART PLUGS  while HYDRA is POWERED ON especially when CONSOLE/COMPUTER is also POWERED ON!

I’ve put much effort into the ability to pass through many types of signals: from composite to component. To protect the device and not to cut signal range, HYDRAs have additional ESD protection diodes, but for a short period of time when scanning for active SCART, Hydra is defenseless. If You got to hit that moment by plugging a powered-on device, You will damage the RGB chip with ESD voltage that may reach thousands of volts (not dangerous for you, but electronics is fragile..). This chip may become very hot and protection will probably brick hydra till one of the chips is replaced (NCS2564). The cost of repair is 10Euro !!!

Possible symptoms:

  • knight rider effect stops
  • one SCART port doesn`t work
  • Interferences between ports
  • HD led doesn`t work anymore
  • only one port gives the correct picture; others are darker…

USE SIMPLEST SCART CABLES POSSIBLE

  • No tricky electronics inside as NOT NEEDED. Hydra has built-in all necessary features
  • Hydra accepts the following sync signals at pin 20 of SCART:
    • Composite video
    • Luma
    • Composite sync  ( please, read FAQ tab above)

BUTTONS:

  • left – scan for active source to the left from active one (if active is far left, no action)
  • right – scan for active source to the right from active one (if active is far-right, no action)
  • middle – HD/LOW PASS filter – default ON
  • the left-right pressed – disables “knight rider led effect”

 

Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg
Case

Plexi, Metal