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DECA and Power Conditioners

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by krholmberg, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 #1 of 11
    krholmberg

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    I had D* installed this morning. I got three hr24 DVRs with WHDVR. Yes I like redundancy :). Anyways, each DVR is plugged into its own power conditioner. Two are APC units with battery backup and one is an older Panamax. The question is can I run the coax cable through the power conditioners? I ask because the fine print on all surge protectors says in order for them to cover attached equipment under warranty, all attached cables must run through the surge protector. Having the coax not go through the power conditioners gives them an out if my equipment ever gets fried.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 #2 of 11
    Stuart Sweet

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    I would not run the coax through the power conditioners unless you are completely sure they are rated for the full bandwidth necessary for DECA.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 #3 of 11
    hilmar2k

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    You could just try it. It would either work, or it won't.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 #4 of 11
    thewallfisher

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    Most are not compatible for satellite.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 #5 of 11
    Richierich

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    I run my Coax thru my APC S15 and an APC J15 and it works like a Champ.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 #6 of 11
    krholmberg

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    And you use WHDVR? If so I'm in great shape!
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 #7 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    I wouldn't because there really isn't "an upside" and more likely will be "a downside".
    The whole idea of "conditioners" is to protect hardware from outside surges, which are common with things like CATV, AC power, phone, etc.
    DirecTV is isolated for the most part from all of these.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 #8 of 11
    thewallfisher

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    Unless there are grounding issues.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 #9 of 11
    hilmar2k

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    Which are better solved by proper grounding, not running the coax through a power conditioner.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    I just ask all those interested in this to "think about" what's going on and how this "might help", or not.
    More often than not, these have zero use/function for the DirecTV coax, and I've read where they can or have been "the cause" of problems.
     
  11. krholmberg

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    The upside is I know my multy thousand dollar HT equipment will be covered under warranty should I have a nasty surge. The downside is I try it, it doesn't work, then reconfigure without going through the power conditioner. I'm not doing it to make the signal better. I'm doing it to cover my you know what!
     

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