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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by KOTULCN, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. HoTat2

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    Nov 16, 2005
    Oh Ok,

    Understand ...

    Thanks ....

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  2. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
    I apologize. The configuration of the splitters is NOT how I described. It has been a couple of years since I did this, and I forgot exactly what I did. The 8-way OTA amplified splitter power input, signal input, and signal output coaxes are all on one side, upper face in the picture. The 8-way DirecTV splitter powered signal input coax is on the side, facing out towards the door, and the signal output coaxes are all on one side, upper face in the picture, the same as yours. There are coax cables on all of the outputs. Also, I replaced the 2 x 12 = 24 port Ethernet switch with a 1 x 16 = 16 port Ethernet switch.
    20191222 01 Structured Panel.jpg 20191222 02 Structured Panel.jpg
    The bend radius on the DirecTV powered signal input is less than ideal, much less than I prefer, but in compliance with compression fitting specs, I have seen installations much tighter, and after two years has not caused any problems. It was important, and I followed, to minimize bending the closely grouped, 10 coaxes on the OTA and the 8 coaxes on the DirecTV switches, and as can be seen, all are straight with no bend at all. Your DirecTV splitter input was mounted at the extreme perimeter, requiring that the flange be cut out for the coax, and not being able to take advantage of the additional 1/4" afforded by the beveled rise from the edge of the panel door.
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