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2 SWM16 and polarity locker?


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#21 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

I don't like that image as it has a 4 way splitter for just 1 receiver.

"for the sake of clarity" the other receivers were omitted.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Does a SWiM have a built in Polarity Locker?

Common logic tells me yes - Common Sense says no as it would be an added cost and if there is a Polarity Locker in the SWiM series, why would a product such as the Sonara Polarity Locker and other such devices exist?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

It does not have a built-in polarity locker. Polarity lockers are a good idea for commercial installations and if you are driving more than one swm from the same dish, it would be smart to add one.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

Does a SWiM have a built in Polarity Locker?

Common logic tells me yes - Common Sense says no as it would be an added cost and if there is a Polarity Locker in the SWiM series, why would a product such as the Sonara Polarity Locker and other such devices exist?


It does not have a built-in polarity locker. Polarity lockers are a good idea for commercial installations and if you are driving more than one swm from the same dish, it would be smart to add one.

I beg to differ with the esteemed moderator, but the polarity locker "merely" power the LNB to one of its two polarities. This is exactly what a SWiM does.

Locker first came out before SWiM and at the time only the WB616 was a powered switch.

"Yes a locker" can be of use when you're feeding more than one [or two] SWiMs, and may need to use an amp, etc.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Mr. OldSchool, your point is well taken, and I think that as you explain it, it does make sense. As always I defer to your wisdom.

My intention was to get more to the point that using a SWM does not obviate the need for a polarity locker.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Well, using the same logic, wouldn't a WB616 would have a Polarity Locker just like a SWiM ?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Well, using the same logic, wouldn't a WB616 would have a Polarity Locker just like a SWiM ?

yes.
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