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Power Inserter and Long Run of Cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by YCT, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. YCT

    YCT Cool Member

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    I have a slimline dish (formerly) with 5 LNBs running through a SWM8. I changed the LNB to a SWM3 and removed the SWM8. I have probably a 150 foot run of cable.

    The SWM3 LNB did not power up via the PI-21. I installed the PI-28 that was used to operate the SWM8 and the system powered up and is running great.

    My question: Am I going to do long term harm running the PI-28 or is the voltage loss over the long run of cable compensating for the "incorrect" power inserter?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "Nope", the SWiMLNB in the test group came with the PI 28, which I'm still using over about 100'.
    I'd say, it just isn't a good idea to do this with copper clad coax, so make sure/stay with solid copper core.
     
  3. YCT

    YCT Cool Member

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    I am using solid copper. Thank you very much for the quick response.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Think mine has been this way for 4 years. ;)
     

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