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Old 02-03-2016, 02:08 AM   #11
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Questions. Do the King and Winegard run in 110 or 12 volt ? I do know the receivers run on 110. Also, how do you power these units when 110 is not available and you don't want to run the generator? I would think an inverter. And if so, what size would I need? And one last question. How long can you watch Sat TV on just battery power? Thx.
Ben, the power for the King Tailgater dish comes thru the coax cable from your receiver. True the receiver requires 110v and can be from either shoreline power, generator or an inverter. I used a 400 watt inverter to provide the 110v needed for the the receiver in my old Winnebago. My Dish ViP211z only uses 50 watts and the 400 watt inverter provided more than enough power. I don't recall how much amp draw there is off the house batteries when running, maybe 6ahr. Tomorrow, I am hardwiring my old inverter, placing it under the sofa. If you decide to get an inverter, make sure it's got a quiet fan. I bought a larger cheap one and it was too noisy to use.
I would recommend an 800+ watt.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:57 AM   #12
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Ben, you have me thinking about buying a larger inverter now. I like the Cobra 1500 shown in the link. Has an Led that gives volts and amp consumption and 1500 continuous-3000surge. Reviews say quiet fan when it does come on. You'll have to click on the 1500 watt.
http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-CPI890-C...36Q8DKXJCAXS22
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These two newer automatic dishes do not need an Aux power source. All you do is run the cable from the receiver's SAT IN to the dish. The receiver runs on 110v and it supplies 45v to the dish - via the coax - to power the positioning motors and logic boards.

The only way to watch SAT TV on battery power is to use an inverter. It wouldn't take a large one, a portable would do. But that's the one way you could do this.

Older and larger automatic SAT dish models did/do require Aux power - but it was always 12v power. The problem with that is that it was not always easy to get 12v power AND the SAT coax cable to where you placed the dish.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:39 AM   #14
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My King Flex, a portable sat. dish, gets it's power thru the coax and supports 2 different receivers, is Direct, Dish , Bell freindly......I use a 800 watt Psw inverter.....
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My King Flex, ... supports 2 different receivers.
All of these small dishes seem to have two raw SAT signal out connections - but they can only aim at one SAT at a time because they have only one LNB. So, if the main TV is watching programming on SAT 110W then any connected 2nd receiver could only watch programming on that same satellite.

The large home type of SAT dishes - the kind that fold up a large elliptical dish - have 2 or even 3 LNBs and can receive programming from all 3 SATs at one time. So, multiple TVs with multiple receivers inside the coach could easily watch different programming at the same time. But these typically cost $1200 or more - 3 times what these little dishes cost.
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Granted......I take another receiver from home for the outside tv, so I don't get stuck watch'n the cook'n channels all the time.....
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:53 PM   #17
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King Tailgater on sale at CW

CW has the King Tailgater on sale for $349 and my flyer from CW says take 10% off. That seems like an excellent price if the coupon works.
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Isn't the Tailgater Dish only?
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Isn't the Tailgater Dish only?
Yes Bob Dish only. That's what I have at home. You have Direct?
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These two newer automatic dishes do not need an Aux power source. All you do is run the cable from the receiver's SAT IN to the dish. The receiver runs on 110v and it supplies 45v to the dish - via the coax - to power the positioning motors and logic boards.

The only way to watch SAT TV on battery power is to use an inverter. It wouldn't take a large one, a portable would do. But that's the one way you could do this.
How do people power their inverters? Guess it depends on the size. We have a small inverter that we have used in cars and our old Mnnie Winnie that we just plugged into a 12 volt outlet. Our inverter would make a bit of noise when running a laptop that was plugged into a 110 socket of the inverter.
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