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swm16/swm8 power inserter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Phil17108, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Phil17108

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    Is the power inserter the same for the SWM-16 Multiswitch and the SWM-8 Multiswitch. both are 29 volts and there are not part # to tell them apart that I can find. Thanks
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    The 29 volt should be fine.
    It's the 21 volt that doesn't have the wattage.
     
  3. Phil17108

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    Thanks All I have to do is replace the SWM 8 with the 16
     
  4. Aug 1, 2013 #4 of 11
    jcthomas

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    VOS. My 29 volt power inserter failed (blinking green led) for my SEM16 and DirecTv sent me the 21volt replacement. Their tech department says that the 21volt will work "just fine". From your reply above I gather that they are incorrect as the voltage and watage are too low. Will the 21volt work untill I can find a 29 vlot part?

    I just got off of the phone with DirecTV and they claim the do not use the 29 volt power inserter any more

    Regards
     
  5. Aug 1, 2013 #5 of 11
    veryoldschool

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    They got it half right.
    It's the 21 volt they don't use anymore.
    The new 29 volt now looks like the old 21 volt.
    No one has ever had a 29 volt "not work", while some have had problems with the 21 volt.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2013 #6 of 11
    jcthomas

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    Thank you VOS. The part that DirecTV sent to me as a replacement for my 29volt failed PI is a 21 volt/25.2W output according to the lable on the part. Do you think itwould be ok to try until I can obtain the 29 volt/40.5W power inserter?

    Regards.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2013 #7 of 11
    P Smith

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    peds48

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    They got it half right.
    It's the 21 volt they don't use anymore.

    not sure where this came from, but the 21v is used everyday for the SWM LNBs
     
  9. Aug 1, 2013 #9 of 11
    peds48

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    VOS. My 29 volt power inserter failed (blinking green led) for my SEM16 and DirecTv sent me the 21volt replacement. Their tech department says that the 21volt will work "just fine". From your reply above I gather that they are incorrect as the voltage and watage are too low. Will the 21volt work untill I can find a 29 vlot part?

    I just got off of the phone with DirecTV and they claim the do not use the 29 volt power inserter any more

    Regards
    Blinking LED does not necessarily means the PI failed. there can be a short somewhere in the cable feeding the PI or a bad LNB as well. you can test the output of the PI with a multi meter or using the old school method, using your tongue
     
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  10. P Smith

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    do I smell roast-beef ? :D
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    do I smell roast-beef ? :D
    I do it sometimes when I forget which lines has the PI and do not want to go to my truck and get the meter. it feels just a little bit like a 9v battery
     
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