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SWiM16 Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Jacob Braun, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    I just had more equipment installed today and went up to a SWiM16, and the tech told me it needed a dedicated power line due to the 29V PI. No big deal, one was already run to where we put the PI, but I noticed on the switch the first SWiM channel says SWM1/PWR. I was mainly curious as to why this is? Would this be for a second power inserter? What is the purpose of that?
    Just a minor curiosity!
    Thanks to anyone who knows.
     
  2. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    Either one will work for the power inserter(only one required). The way yours is installed is likely less problematic.
     
  3. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    Thanks so much, that's what I imagined the situation might be....29V is a lot of power to pass, so having a dedicated one works for me!
     

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