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wb68 and power inserter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tacua, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. tacua

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    I have a power inserter powering a wb68 multiswitch(since my hd box is more than 150 ft. away from the dish), can both be outdoors without damaging?
    Thanks for any reply.
     
  2. paragon

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  3. Mertzen

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    Properly installed a wb68 can be installed outdoors.

    A WB68 is a passive switch powered by the IRDs. You sure you don't have an older 4*8 switch since used to need a PI.

    To install properly: Install switch with connections east-west and wires coming from below. Add dielectric grease inside connectors. Maybe use weather boots.
     
  4. Johnnie5000

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    They're almost always installed outside. wb68's are made to be installed outside. Plain and simple.

    The power inserter (which is should not be hooked up to a wb68 at all) should never be outside.
     
  5. carl6

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    Perhaps the OP is referring to a Sonora power inserter/phase locker being used with the WB68? If so, the sonora itself could go outdoors, but the power supply for it needs to be indoors (it is connected via RG6 coax to the sonora). If you do put the Sonora and the WB68 outdoors, having some protection from direct weather is advised. Also, make very certain you use quality weatherproof connectors on all coax connections so that moisture does not get into the connections.
     
  6. doctor j

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    Sonora HRPID 1422 is a very effective power inserter - phase locker to allow much more reliable service of WB68 with longer than average (advised) cable runs.

    Agree with above that they can be outside but some direct weather protection would be advisable. Don't enclose HRPID1422 completly in a small,non ventilated box. It will get hot. Plug goes indoors and connects to HRPID1422 by 5th coax line. Dilectric Grease and/or Weather Boots helps to insure less troubled service.

    Doctor j
     
  7. paragon

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    Yea I was incorrect about that. I was confusing it with something else.
     
  8. tacua

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    Many thanks for your replies; and yes, it is a Sonora HRPID 1422 connected as you mentioned.
     
  9. tacua

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    Now, I am getting 0 signals only on transponder 3 & 4 on sat 103 c, the rest of them are o.k.(80+). What could be the reason for this?
    All other sats are fine(80-90,s)
     
  10. tacua

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    Dr.J :
    Will appreciate any thoughts regarding the two 0 signals since it still persists.
    Thank you
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    Is this happening on all receivers?
     
  12. tacua

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    Just in one receiver the H21-200 and not on the H20-600. Thanks for the reply.
     
  13. doctor j

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    are you missing any channels or getting searching for sat errors.
    The tuners on the H-2* models are sometimes flakey and made read ok the 0.
    Software issue being worked on.

    Doctor j
     
  14. tacua

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    Dr.J:
    I'm missing some channels, like 607-284-359 which are exactly in those transponders, Thanks for any ideas.
     
  15. tacua

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    I get searching for satellite errors.
     
  16. doctor j

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    Transponder #3 - 241;255:284:332:512

    Transponder #4 - 267:296:359:607:618

    Very peculiar since this would be both odd and even transponders and would suggest both 14v & tone and 18v & tone ports.
    Cabling still could be an issue but wonder if the WB68 itself is a problem. Grounding sometimes does funny things.

    Are this channels out all the time?

    Troubleshooting would start by getting direct line fom dish to receiver see if that works. If not ?LNB.

    If direct line ok ,add back in components till something fails and you'll know want to replace. Tedious but if you don't check every step you made not isolate the problem.

    My suspicion is LNB or WB68 is on the fritz.

    Doctor j
     
  17. tacua

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    Dr.J, I found a loose connection at one output of the WB68, everything is working fine now. Thanks a lot for your thoughts. My best regards,
     

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