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#26 OFFLINE   MrDad0330

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

LOL, I only have LED lamps in my home..  Ive changed out many an LNB on a dish before.  But....with the new dish's, I would have real issues re-pointing.  I installed my first D dish back in 1995.  Bought it from Sears and back then, I got two bills, one from D and one from USSB.  Awe the good ole days.. lol...



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#27 OFFLINE   MrDad0330

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

thanks jimmie... it will be interesting to hear your findings..



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

thanks jimmie... it will be interesting to hear your findings..

Here is a couple of pictures I took with my Ipad. The PI21 is next to the Kill A Watt in one pic and the other is closer with a flashlight on it so it is easier to read. It shows 8.8 watts.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:05 AM

I guess what I was really looking for was the actual watts that the SWM16 consumed and go from there.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

I've measured them, they draw 24 watts including the power for the legacy LNB. That's barely half a killowatt hour per day. If you want to save electricity, turning your AC up one degree would save more in a month than the SWM16 draws in a whole year.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

I purposely went RVU on 3 sets for this very reason.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

I purposely went RVU on 3 sets for this very reason.


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What reason?  SWM16 PI?  I dont think there is enough difference in running a SWM16 or a SWM LNB, 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

What reason? SWM16 PI? I dont think there is enough difference in running a SWM16 or a SWM LNB,


No, I didn't want to power 3 x STB 24/7. I think an HR24 is rated appx 35watts. Netting me a savings of about 105 watts


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:49 AM

No, I didn't want to power 3 x STB 24/7. I think an HR24 is rated appx 35watts. Netting me a savings of about 105 watts


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With the Cxx clients you may have saved 20 watts each - 60 total.

 

Edit:  Correction, just measured 7 watts each!!  21 total.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

With the Cxx clients you may have saved 20 watts each - 60 total.

Edit: Correction, just measured 7 watts each!! 21 total.


You are correct, however moving to a Genie enabled me to terminate my HR24's. Something one can't do without a Genie. RVU was a big selling point to me. I previously had Whole Home with my HR24's so not much else was gained with a Genie in my case. Plus the less clutter is an added bonus.


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