8 way splitter, how to install in a structured wiring panel

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  1. KOTULCN

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    That is a good thought. I need to identify and label all coax first. This may be an ignorant question, but is there any spell ohm rating I need for such caps?
     
  2. HoTat2

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    Yes;

    Standard 75 ohm coax termination caps ...

    You can get them from a Home Depot or other hardware stores ....

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  3. Michael H..

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    Sorry, I travel for work, and watch DirecTV via a Slingbox 500. If this discussion is still going on when I return home the weekend before christmas, I will take a picture of what I have. I have an 8-way splitter for DirecTV, another 8-way splitter for OTA, DirecTV and OTA power inserters, Voip terminal, 24-port ethernet switch and coincidentally an eero node installed in a standard panel. The splitters are oriented where the plane defined by the input and output ports are parallel to the panel so no coax connection is directed normal to the panel back and door and are of sufficient distance from the top, bottom and sides of the box, so that no coaxes are subjected to bending. Essentially the splitters are mounted on their sides to the back panel. The width of the splitters slightly exceeds the depth of the box, but the center of the door protrudes out so when closed, the door does not contact the splitters.

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  4. HoTat2

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    Sure ...

    The one I use is "Coax Explorer Plus" by Klein Tools I got from HD a while ago ...

    It's a slightly older model of this product, model # "VDV512-058" for about $15.00 at the time.

    But still works great ....

    The only drawback you might find about it, depending on how much you use it, is that it's a sealed unit, so the internal lithium battery is not replaceable. So once it's depleted you have to throw the entire tester away ...[​IMG]

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  5. KOTULCN

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    That would be much appreciated. Is your enclosure plastic or metal? If the latter how much does the metal interfere with wifi? Also, what did you use to mount the Eero?
     
  6. Michael H..

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    Didn't use anything to mount the eero. it is resting on its side at the bottom of the box. It's as ugly as it sounds...
     
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  7. KOTULCN

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    I’d still appreciate any pics of your setup if you can.
     
  8. Michael H..

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    The enclosure is metal. Not sure how it affects the wifi (I'm sure it wouldn't be good) because the ethernet out, in the eero in the panel, is connected by ethernet to the 24-port switch. The other 4 eero's are all connected by ethernet at locations throughout the house. I have 960 Mb down / 960 Mb up ethernet throughout the house, nominal 1Gb FTTH, and because all of the eeros are hardwired, wifi from those eero's typically 830 Mb down / 830 Mb up. If the eero's were not hardwired, the expected speed would be halved to 400 Mb down / 400 Mb up.
    Though I just set the eero in the panel on its side, in a metal enclosure, without concern for orientation, I did so because i wasn't relying on its wifi functionality, just the other 4 eero's. Also, I have seen a number of different "holster" wall mounts, on amazon, for eero's, some also accommodating the external power converter, that are in the $10 - $15 price range. These would work and look nice. As I mentioned, won't be home for a couple of weeks, but I will take and post a picture then.
     
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  9. KOTULCN

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    You mentioned earlier that you had OTA connections hooked up in your panel, are you using the DTV LCC? They sent me one during the latest dispute but I’ve not figured out best way to mount it.
     

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