Anataomy of a Splitter

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  1. azarby

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    I decided to open up one of the Ideal splitters and see how thery were really put together. I did confirm that all four outputs are power passing. It looks like except for the high frequency isolation caps, all of the ports are connected together. Because of the way they cross couple each port with a ferrite beads and transformers, I would say you would be wise to terminate each unused output to make sure things don't get unbalanced.

    Bob

    P.S. the pictures are a little blurry as I had to use my scanner, as my camera is in the shop for warranty work
     

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  2. SAlBO

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    Thanks BOb......:)
     
  3. smiddy

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    Can you read the part number on those diodes?
     
  4. SFNSXguy

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    I used an Ideal model #85-333 (it passes power on only one leg). Install was fast and easy and the two HR20-700s connected work perfectly (so far).

    Eagle-Aspen SWM LMB > 1' RG6 quad > Ideal #85-333 three-way splitter>

    Leg One > 70' RG6 > wall plate > 4' RG6 > PI > 1' RG6 quad > HR20-700 (phone line)

    Leg Two > 60' RG6 quad > HR20-700 (phone line, hard-wired network & 750g eSATA drive)

    Leg Three > 50' RG6 quad > wall plate > un terminated at this time
     
  5. azarby

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    The diode is a 1n4007.

    Bob
     
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Those are some pretty stout diodes for the application.
     
  7. azarby

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    My thought exactly. Thes are 1 amp continuous service diodes. The internal wiring of the splitter is not very robust and will probley fuse at something a lot less than 1 amp. My guess is that 500ma is probably where you start to run into trouble.

    Bob
     
  8. MIAMI1683

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    Well i'm slow and missed it. Sorry
     

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