The ancestor switch was the scart switch which was tested by Bob. We have updated it so it is up to our latest technical standard. The housing is in blue-gray color. Buy a part of our history. Serial number is TXN-001.
The dream for retro fans. With the Taxon Scart Switch there is no need for annoying replugging. Connect up to 8 devices to the Taxon Scart Switch. Then connect the Taxon Scart Switch to up to 2 output devices. These can even be used at the same time. By default the Taxon Scart Switch switches automatically and you don't have to worry about it anymore.
The switching works by detecting a video signal (pin 20) in the scart cable. Each scart signal should send at least one video signal, ensuring that each input is switched automatically. Input 1 is switched through if no signal can be detected. Input 2 has a higher priority than input 1. If both inputs are active, input 2 is switched through. This has no negative effect on the device, but is intended to do so. If the prioritisation has to be overridden, the input can be selected manually with the rotary switch. The channel switching takes place in fractions of a second. In contrast to comparable devices, the switchover is silent.
The Taxon Scart Switch is calibrated manually so that the output levels of the video and RGB signals correspond to those of the input levels to within +- 5 millivolts. This is made possible by very accurate potentiometers. Calibration is done with our recommended Scart output cable. If you use another cable, the correct calibration cannot be guaranteed. You can buy the cable in the selection menu.
In contrast to similar devices, the Taxon Scart Switch is delivered without a microprocessor, which could interfere with the signals. Thus you profit from the best picture and sound quality with SD signals.
You like Sony PVM monitors? So do we. That's why the Taxon Scart Switch has direct connections to the individual RGB colours, making additional adapters superfluous.
The Taxon Scart Switch makes it possible to correct wrongly wired Scart cables. Sometimes not all ground connections in the cable are correctly connected. The Taxon Scart Switch offers a common ground potential for all signals and forwards them corrected to the output device. This can lead to a better picture and sound quality with these cables.
In contrast to comparable devices, the Taxon Scart Switch makes it easy to plug and unplug the Scart connectors when switched on. This is also part of our quality tests.
The Taxon Scart Switch has high-quality voltage converters with high energy efficiency. In operation, it requires a maximum of 4 watts. However, this is only the case when the outputs are fully loaded, otherwise the power consumption is even lower.
With passive Scart switches it can happen that the switching voltage of one device (up to 12V) passes over to the other connected devices. This switches them on even though they are not actually connected to the mains. In the best case, these interfere with the picture. In the worst case, the other devices are destroyed by the excessive voltage of the other device. The Taxon Scart Switch prevents these unwanted connections when it is switched on and also when it is switched off.
You live in the United States, Australia or the United Kingdom? No problem. Our power supply fits into all current sockets and supports all current voltages. Four interchangeable inserts are supplied.
For cost reasons, our housing is manufactured using 3D printing technology. We use PETG as printing material. We produce our own filament with the colours offered. Since we have bought a few sample colours and would like to use them, you can also order a random colour. The quality of an industrial housing cannot be achieved. Anyone who owns a 3D printer knows that the results are not always as desired. Therefore each housing is unique and does not entitle to return the product. The advantage is that you can choose the colour of the housing and thus design your product individually. In addition, non-slip and non-scratching feet are supplied. By the way: If you want to produce filament yourself, we also sell PETG pellets. If you own a 3D printer, we also sell PETG pellets.
We offer 2 years warranty. The product must be returned to us or brought past our company location. We then take over the repair and the return shipment.
This product was designed in Switzerland. Almost all production steps take place in Switzerland. The product will be shipped from Switzerland.
The signals are: Audio right / Audio left / Video signal / RGB Red / RGB Green / RGB Blue.The Nintendo NES has grey bars/disruptions when using the Taxon Scart Switch?
Please use a good RCA cable with thick wires (i.e. AmazonBasics Component Cable) and our Scart adaptor cable for AC coupling to solve this problem. Try different inputs, they may provide a different result. The Nintendo NES contains output capacitors, which are placed relatively close to the voltage converter. The Taxon Scart Switch is somewhat less tolerant when these capacitors show signs of aging. Replace these capacitors if it does not work even with the recommended setup.I need 2 Scart outputs, because I want to use a CRT TV and an upscaler. Is that possible?
It is recommended to use the Scart output for the CRT TV and the RCA output for the upscaler. A suitable adaptor cable for the OSSC or XRGB-mini Framemeister can be ordered.Can I use another power supply?
In general, we recommend to use the included power supply. We guarantee the correct functionality of the device only with our power supply. If you use your own, you need an 18-28 Volt power supply with at least 0.5A.Can the switches be connected in series?
Yes, this is basically possible and intended. With 2 switches you switch 15 devices automatically. Connect the second Taxon Scart Switch to input 1 of the first one.Is HD signal supported?
HD signals can be fed in using an adapter. However, the Taxon Scart Switch has not been optimized for HD signals and quality losses must be expected. We are working on a new version to support higher resolutions.Is pure sync mode possible?
Pure Sync mode is possible with an additional adaptor cable.What signal levels are supported?
These cables work perfectly as long as they are supplied with 5 volts switching voltage. Higher voltages have not been tested and are not recommended. However, we recommend not to use these cables and to use our own sync stripper cable at the scart output instead.Must duties be paid?
That depends on your country. You will have to expect additional import duties. Contact your customs administration. Taxon Tools declares all shipments correctly.How is the switch used in practice?
If you want to see your own pictures here, feel free to send them to us.