DPP and power inserter AFTER diplexer

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Ferguson, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. Ferguson

    Ferguson Cool Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    While debugging a professionally installed system's OTA problem I noticed that the power inserter going to the DPP44 is installed after the diplexer, e.g.

    Dishes -> DPP44 -> Diplexer (add OTA) -> Inserter -> Receiver

    This seems at odds with the instructions.

    It's been working almost a year.

    Did I misunderstand? Should it not be:

    Dishes -> DPP44 -> Inserter -> Diplexer (add OTA) -> Receiver

    Should I change? How can it be working?

    I can call the installers, but I wanted a sanity check. Actually it's a 2 minute change, I can also just change it, but want to make sure I know what "right" is.

    PS. The problem I was having is they used a TERK antenna, and it just is a piece of crap.
  2. nsafreak

    nsafreak Legend

    Mar 23, 2004
    I have to think that putting the power inserter after the diplexor is going to cause some problems. I say put it in the correct position. Even if it doesn't fix your OTA problems you've eliminated one possible source.
  3. dartonviper

    dartonviper Legend

    Mar 10, 2004
    Why would you think that it would cause problem? A diplexer it made to pass voltage on the satellite side. There should be no problem unless it is a real cheap diplexer.
  4. aim2pls

    aim2pls Icon

    Jun 18, 2007
    OLD adage... ain't broke ... don't fix it (and yes power passage is power passage)
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