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swm ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bzmannn, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. bzmannn

    bzmannn New Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    what type if any power inserter do i need with a 5lnb dish and a h23 receiver
  2. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

    Dec 3, 2002
    On the road...
    For an SWM-8 you need a PI-29. If you're getting an SWM-LNB dish (which I think is a 3 LNB only, not a 5 LNB) it would be a PI-21.
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    SWM LNBs are available in both 3 and 5 LNB versions.

    SL3 = 3 LNB, non-SWM.
    SL3S = 3 LNB, integrated SWM switch.

    SL5 = 5 LNB, non-SWM.
    SL5S = 5 LNB, integrated SWM switch.

    PI-21s are used for all SWM LNBs.

    PI-29s are used for external SWM switches (SWM-5, SWM-8, SWM-16). The SWM-32 requires *2* power inserters, a 20v and a 24v, that are unique to the SWM-32.
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Pi 29 will work with the SWM LNB also.
  5. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

    Dec 3, 2002
    On the road...
    I didn't realize that there was a 5 LNB SWM dish. Good to know.
  6. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    The dish is the same, just a different LNB.

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