Originally Posted by rracer5
If your home dish is SWiM equipped, you probably have a power supply and splitters somewhere in the house. So, if you disconnect your dish outside to test installation to your Sandpiper you may also need a power supply like this DIRECTV PI-21 21V 1.5A Power Inserter for SWimLine dish (PI-21) from Solid Signal
, to power your SWiM LNB on your home dish. Then you install your splitter to feed your docking station.
There is a sequence to installing the power supply & splitter due to pass through voltage needed to allow the LNB switch to operate......I think..... I use a "non-SWiM" setup (4 individual coax leads coming from my 5 LNB head) which requires B-band converters with H21 receivers. I was given a 3 LNB SWiM head, power supply & splitter and instructed how & why to hook them up properly but, that was 2 years ago and now I can't remember exactly how to do it. The only advantage I see in SWiM vs non-SWiM is you only need one coax from the dish for multiple Tv's vs a separate coax from the dish for each Tv.
The main Genie box has the power inserter and it runs to a specific output on the splitter. The clients and the non genie box connect to the other three outputs. My plan is disconnect the boxes in the house and put them in the Sandpiper. I will then run cable (I have allot of spare cable and ends) to the docking station. I will end up with three cables from the splitter on the house running to the docking station (one cable per satellite "inlet"). I may even test out the non genie box, but considering it will be ran from the splitter directly to the box in the basement of the camper I don't see the need.
If this works then I will just need to purchase the dish / tripod and the same splitter that I have outside of the house.
I can't think of why it wouldn't work, other than the possibility of some crazy cabling and splits in the camper. The satellite inlets are supposed to be wired straight to their respective outlets in the camper, but this should determine if that is the case.
Four TVs to go camping? Ha! We don't really camp.... We go on vacations! My vacation consists of a little time on the beach followed by relaxing time in the AC with an adult beverage watching TV!
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