Some more tidbits for all testers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - SWMLine Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 18, 2008.

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  1. Earl Bonovich

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    1) No one is to throw out or get rid of any parts they don't need or they think are defective.

    If you think they are defective, we will work with DirecTV to get them back to them so they can test them out.... that goes for EVERY part in the SWM combinatons (LNB, Dish, PI)

    2) Those that got a signal tester.... use it... after setting up your dish... test out the tester at all the wired in jacks/wires in the house, and note your results.... this tool is going to be similar to what installers will eventually receiver.

    If you are done with it... and are not going to use it again... we can make arrangements to see if those that don't have a tester, can get it from you... so we can share the testers, since there are only limited ones out there.

    3) The PI is 100% definently an indoor installation only device... it is not rated to deal with all the possible outdoor weather conditions.
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    Do weather conditions also apply to temprature?

    I would like to put the PI in the garage where the wires come into the house(understanding the distance requirements from the dish) and it will get as cold as it is outside.

    Mike
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    I have seen a max temperature of 55C... I have not seen a low.

    So if your garage doesn't get sub-artic cold... I would suspect that it will be okay.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    For those in southern climates, 55°C is only 131°F and it's a fair bet an attic can get hotter than that. Please plan appropriately.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    We get into the teens alot but rarely below 10°F.

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  6. smiddy

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    Most parts are speced for -40 degrees C so you should be good, especially if it is running, which will provide some heat to the components.
     
  7. smiddy

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    Roger that and understand all. I will put a note book together to capture the data to transcribe here.
     
  8. MIAMI1683

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    Ok so here in Fla. maybe my attic isn't the best place for the PI. So it will have to be in the house at the back of the TV on the power strip. Here it gets about 100' during the summer and i'll bet the attick may get well over the 55C max on it.
     
  9. bwaldron

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    I wouldn't put mine in the attic down here. I have it near one of my DVRs, and have both on a UPS.
     
  10. azarby

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    Earl,

    Is the SWM tester that wil be supplied the same as what we had for the SWM5. If so, I may have an extra one I could send on to someone else.

    Bob
     
  11. azarby

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    Similar problem here in Arizona. Outdoor temp easily gets to 115 deg. Attic temps can get to 160+ deg. Mine is inside behind the receiver tied to the UPS.

    Bob
     
  12. azarby

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    Earl, I just received the SWMline hardware today and the SWM testers are different, though they may functoin the same. The original SWM tester is a model SEM01 and has several more lights providing more details to the SWM status. The new SWM tester is model SIM01 and appears to be basically a go-nogo type of line tester. I won't be able to compare them until Saturday. I'll let you know then if I am able to send one of them on to another tester.

    Bob
     
  13. smiddy

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    Yeah, but its a dry heat...except in July and August, when the monsoon flows. :lol:
     
  14. RobertE

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    My oven is dry heat, but I'm not moving in there. :grin:
     
  15. smiddy

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    I lived in Tucson for 12 years and loved it, but it wore me out and I don't want to go back...130 on the flight line and the aircraft were even hotter and I had to put my hands inside them to remove parts. My hands got tough real quick, I can't imagine it now, I'm such a puss now.
     
  16. MIAMI1683

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    Well thats good to know. :lol:
     
  17. Earl Bonovich

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    One was an engineering tester, the other an installation tester.
     
  18. bakers12

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    Since attic installations have been mentioned for PI's, I checked mine and it's rated for 32-125 degrees F (0-52 C). This won't handle Chicago's cold and probably won't handle Chicago's heat either.
     
  19. azarby

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    That's why they invented air conditioning.:lol: :lol:


    Bob
     
  20. smiddy

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    Yep, I had a Swamp Cooler and during the monsoon it would be murder to deal with the heat. ;) :lol:
     
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