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W-Hydra

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Weight: 1.6 kg

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Fully automatic SCART switch with full galvanic inputs separation.

  • 16  scart inputs ( RGB, s-video, composite)
  • 1 scart ouput
  • "Knight rider" style active scart detection 
  • full ROHS
  • AVR controller with firmware future updates
  • HQ plexi transparent ( made by me ;-) at my laser machine)
  • MICRO USB power supply (regular mobile phone charger 5V will do the job - please, use sth decent - approx 1A)

 

How doees it work ?

      Imagine, You have many retro system in use. Amiga, Atari ST, ZX spectrum, etc... And You have only one classical TV/Monitor with one SCART INPUT. Each time, You want to switch system, You have to connect Your machine to Your monitor. Everytime, You do it - You damage scart socket inside. Those days are over. Connect up to 8 computers/consoles to HYDRA, then connect HYDRA to Your TV/Monitor and power on hydra with You mobile phone charger with MICRO USB plug. Since now, HYDRA will detect active scart input and forward all signals to Your monitor. Simple and efficent.

 

 

NEVER connect / disconnect SCART PLUGS

while HYDRA IS SCANNING for ACTIVE PORT

 

You may ask why..

           Designing device, I put much effort  into ability to  passthrough many types of signals: from composite to component. To protect device and not to cut signal`s 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 hit that moment plugging powered on device, You will damage RGB chip with ESD voltage that may reach thousands of  volts (not dangerous for you, but electronics is fragile..). This chip will become very hot and protection will brick hydra. Probably knight rider effect will stop, Hydra will be unusable, until one of chips replaced (NCS2564).

 

 

USE SIMPLEST SCART CABLES POSSIBBLE

 

  • No tricky electronics inside as NOT NEEDED. Hydra has built in all necessary features
  • Hydra loves composite video or luma at pin 20 of scart
  • When You have fun, Hydra does plenty of work – let it work.
  • Hydra doesn`t like and will not lock on scart with TTL csync as it doesn’t follow scart 75ohm standard – nevertheless source connected directly to Your TV works OK.

 

and please, do not forget:

  • ALL DEVICE ARE PRODUCED BY ME
  • BEFORE POSTAGE EVERY DEVICE IS TESTED PERSONALLY BY ME

 

 

BUTTONS:

  • left - scan for active source to the left from active one (if active is far left, no action) /  next scart in manual mode
  • right - scan for active source to the right from active one (if active is far right, no action) / previous scart in manual mode
  • middle - HD/LOW PASS filter (led on/off) - default ON
  • left+right pressed - disables "knight rider led effect"
  • middle + right - Automatic/manual mode

  


W-Hydra 1port scart switcher, may be “easily” expanded with  additional HYDRA HEADS devices to offer outstanding 24inputs scart functionality.

 

How does it work ?

       After establishing connection with flat cables between HYDRA (master unit) and HYDRA HEADS (slave unit), user  forces WHYDRA to work with HEADS expansion and 8 additional scart inputs it offers.

 

      

 

Additional Hydra Heads unit may be added to previously  installed one to achieve 24 inputs. JP2 jumper needs connection. 

 

 


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Please, refer to HYDRA FILES

 

Please, refer to  HYDRA FAQ