Are you a “Do-it-Yourself” person? Then perhaps building your own TV Lift Cabinet and installing our lift mechanism is the best solution for you.
One of our customers, who purchased our Uplift 3700 Lift mechanism, recently shared his project results with us. He was able to convert a birch dresser cabinet into his own TV Lift Cabinet. He removed the dresser drawers and installed a center compartment for his speakers. In the back of the cabinet he installed our Uplift lift Mechanism directly behind the speaker compartment. The end result is one impressive home-made TV Lift Cabinet!
This customer did, however, have a question regarding our 12-Volt Trigger feature.
How does one use the 12-volt power outlet located on the lift mechanism? I am trying to devise a way to get IR commands into the cabinet to activate a receiver, the lift mechanism and a 42-inch plasma TV.
To use the 12 volt trigger you will need a 1/8” stereo jack. Simply apply 12 volts for the lift to move up and remove 12 volts for the lift to move down.
Since you are also trying to activate a receiver and your TV, a better option may be to purchase our infrared relay system. The infrared system has a receiver eye that must be installed in the front of the unit to receive commands from your remote control. You would need to drill a hole in the front of the cabinet and screw in the receiver eye. The rest of the components are installed on the inside of the cabinet. The IR system (receiver eye, hub, power cord and 4 emitters) sells for $200.
Once you have the IR system installed, you can plug your TV into the “IR Current Sensing” outlet on the lift. When you turn your TV on, the lift will automatically raise. When you turn your TV off, the lift will automatically lower. Please feel free to call or write with any questions.