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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:05 PM
Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:11 PM
I wouldn't plug/unplug it all the time. Think of a light bulb. On/Off/On/Off/On/Off is going to wear it out faster than on all the time (or off all the time!)
Plus you have to power down the receivers first, then when you want to plug it in, you have to turn the receivers on after it is powered up. This would be a PITA not only for having to unplug the receivers all the time but also for waiting for them to boot. You also wouldn't get any recordings if you have a DVR.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:51 AM
Do not unplug and plug it back in all the time, it should be left powered on.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:56 PM
Things with internal power supplies need to have an installation instruction. My first SPAUN multiswitch was mounted by my electrician with the power supply at the bottom. After a year the heat rise had ruined the adjacent ports.
During the warranty replacement phase I found the mounting instruction (supposed to be to the LEFT side which put the hottest point on the side at the top) and forwarded it on to the electrician for future reference and did the cut over to my replacement unit myself following the instruction.
I would doubt this "power inserter" generates heat in the coax realm.
Don "transformers, more than heats the device" Bolton
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