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Power LNB for single receiver?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wal_ags, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. wal_ags

    wal_ags New Member

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    I have a SL3S4NR2-01 lnb on slimline dish. This will only be used at tailgates for a single hd receiver. Can I run a cable straight to the dish or do I need a power inserter?

    tia
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

    That's an SWiM LNB so you need the PI.

    You'll need power for the HD receiver. Can you plug the PI in there too?

    You could get a non-SWiM LNB and you'll be good to go.

    Mike
     
  3. williammck

    williammck Mentor

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    You have to have a PI. The receiver cannot power the dish by itself. But if the LNB is not SWiM capable, you need to have a SWiM5/SWiM8 or a multiswitch. Btw, the multiswitch does not need to be powered.
     
  4. wal_ags

    wal_ags New Member

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    thanks for the quick replies. guess i will go ahead and pickup another power injector for our tailgate setup. 3 weeks till kick off!
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm not sure I undersatand this.

    If it is a non-SWiM LNB then you won't need anything else. You can just terminate the unused connections, hook up the receiver, and you're good to go. You don't need any other switches or power cords...unless I'm not understanding what you meant. :scratchin

    Mike
     
  6. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    Yeah, I'm as confused as Microbeta... :confused:

    The OP is asking about connecting a single receiver to a SWM LNB. In that case the correct advice was given (they would need a PI.)

    Should the OP want to hook that same receiver to a legacy LNB then he would NOT need a SWM5/SWM8 or legacy multiswitch. All that's necessary is to connect the receiver directly to the LNB. In this case the receiver DOES power the dish (or more correctly the LNB.)

    And yes, if you utilize any kind of SWM switch it NEEDS to be powered.
     
  7. williammck

    williammck Mentor

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    Sorry. I thought you needed all outputs from a non-SWiM LNB plugged into a multiswitch/SWM* to make it work. Mistake on my part. ;)
     

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