Has anyone modified a ViP211 with a DC-DC power regulator so inverters\generators are not required when camping where shore power is not avalable? amazon.com has may regulators, I have replaced the AC power for the DPP44 power inserter to nativly run off of DC power. Want to do the same thing with the receivers...
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ViP211 Native DC Conversion
Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:13 AM
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:17 AM
well, perhaps you don't know how many different DC rails coming out of internal PS ...
while it's doable, you must do some own research: collect all necessary data: voltages, current of normal load, rush current, ripples&nose figures... at least for start.
I'm not telling you must own the receiver to make such major modification and practically you should make new PCB to combine all 5 or 7 DC-DC converters instead of internal (not sure what 211 you have - 211, 211k or 211z) if it has separate PCB. If not (one common PCB with all parts inside) then your task would be much tedious ...
Edited by P Smith, 22 July 2013 - 11:21 AM.
Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:15 PM
Your right, found 3 rails and have them all powered but still no joy. Moving on to DirecTv they have external power supplies I can use dc-dc regulators on... If anyone is interestd in researching this let me know but at the end of my knowledge for the newer units.
Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:47 AM
Why are you using a DPP44 (this could have a big impact on your options with DIRECTV)?
Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:27 AM
Why don't you just use a cheap plug-in inverter. I have two 400w ones that I purchased for $25 or less.