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SWM8 Power Inserter- quick question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by lawsab, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. lawsab

    lawsab New Member

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    Can I plug the Power Inserter into a surge protector, or should I just plug the Power Inserter into a wall outlet? I use the APC H-10.

    We have quite a few storms in my area, so I'd like to plug it into a surge protector, if at all possible.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    yes.
    mine has been this way from day one.
     
  3. Kansas Zephyr

    Kansas Zephyr Hall Of Fame

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    Do yourself a favor and get a UPS for both the SWM and IRD.
     
  4. Cmnore

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    I have my SWM in a structured-wiring enclosure. I've been looking for a SMALL UPS that I can use for the PI/ADSL modem/gigabit switch/etc.


    What I would LOVE would be a double outlet with a small UPS attatched to it. I have an unused outlet location at the bottom of the panel that would be PERFECT for this. I would even use a freestanding battery with a controller if it would just FIT inside the 4" of panel depth. DOes anybody know where I can find something like this? I thought Tripp-Lite might, but I can't find one.
     
  5. Cmnore

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  6. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    That looks like a solution for you Cmnore ;)

    The reason why there are not any VERY small full power UPS units is that the batteries to get any decent runtime are a size determining factor.
     
  7. Cmnore

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    Very true. Still, this isn't too shabby! 550VA! Here's the skinny:



    The AV550SC Backup Power Block provides the highest level of protection for structured cabling installations (ie. telephone, Internet and coax connections). With reliable battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI line noise filtering, the AV550SC provides a complete protection solution for audio/video distribution systems by supporting modems, routers, RF amplifiers, network interfaces, cameras, modulators and other equipment through all power problems. In the event of a power failure, the AV550SC includes an auto-restart feature that eliminates the need to perform an on-site restart. In addition, when a modem or router freeze-up occurs, the AV550SC features a recycle/reset button with sequential outlet startup for proper modem and router rebooting.
    Applications

    * Structured wiring installations

    Package Includes

    * AV550SC backup power block
    * Detachable 6 in. C14 power cord
    * Owner's manual with warranty information


    * 3 widely-spaced AC outlets (2 Auxiliary, 1 Modem)power, reset or start up connected equipment during a blackout or system freeze-up (provide battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI filtering) - 4 outlets total
    * 60-second delay-on AC outlet (router) powers and resets the router during a blackout or system freeze-up and delays router start-up for proper system rebooting (provides battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI filtering)
    * 12V DC (1-Amp) output connector provides an additional output power source for 12V DC devices as well as battery backup protection for 4 devices
    * Recycle/reset button resets connected equipment during system freeze-ups with sequential outlet startup
    * HD-compatible 2.2GHz coax jacks protect connected coax lines against surge damage and filter disruptive EMI/RFI line noise.
    * Tel/modem/DSL jacks protect connected telephone,modem or DSL lines against surge damage and filter disruptive EMI/RFI line noise
    * IEC power input connector accepts included 6-inch power cord
    * Diagnostic/Overload LEDs: Alert users to potential power problems before they affect connected equipment.
    * Resettable circuit breaker prevents dangerous system overloads
    * Auto-restart capability eliminates the need to perform an on-site restart
    * 550VA/300 watts standby UPS system
    * Convenient installation designed to fit in the bottom left corner of structured wiring enclosures without the need for mounting screws or brackets
    * Mounting screw holes are included on the back of the unit for convenient board, wall or ceiling mounting (for projectors)
    * Customizable labels for easier cord/cable indentification and maintenance
    * 2 year warranty

    And here's a review with a cuple of good pics:

    http://www.laaudiofile.com/tripplite_av550sc.html
     
  8. Grentz

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    Seems perfect to keep power to those devices you listed. None of them are huge power hogs so it should work pretty well.
     

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