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Old 12-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Adding Additional TV Wallplate Amplifier

I recently installed a TV in the bedroom and want to know if I can replace the TV wallplate there with an amplified one. There is the standard amplified one in the living room for that TV but I want to be able to turn the amplifier on/off from the bedroom. If this would create a feedback problem I would only use one at a time. Can this be done?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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I would think you could install a splitter BEFORE the lr amp and then install your amp in the br. Both would work independent of the other without interference to each other.
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I really don't think that will work, at least not if you have the Winegard system. That wall plate passes DC voltage thru the coax to the antenna. Most splitters won't pass DC. Even without that problem, the second wall plate would then be passing voltage to the first wall plate, which might make it unhappy.
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Yes, I have the Winegard system. I'm just asking ... if I install an amplified wallplate in the bedroom will it work realizing that the main one in the living area will not be turned on at the same time. Is the main amplifier housed in the antenna and does the wallplate button send a signal to it there?
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Yes, the amplifier is in the antenna. The wall plate sends the power to it and receives the signal from it. I don't see how you connect one antenna to two plates, without a special splitter made to support this operation.
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I went to the Winegard site to see if they offered anything. They don't seem to. I did find out that most of the splitters they sell DO pass voltage through. This leaves the question about what happens when two supplies are trying to power the amp. I guess I'm now thinking that it might work, as long as you use one of their "AC/DC Passive" splitters. If it doesn't, you may destroy the wall plate(s).

The following link isn't talking about an RV antenna, but gives some insight into their thinking on the topic. ("One-port passive".)
http://www.winegard.com/phpbb3/viewt...hp?f=17&t=1361

They seem to have a good forum system there. I'd suggest just asking them about this specific configuration.
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Yes, I have the Winegard system. I'm just asking ... if I install an amplified wallplate in the bedroom will it work realizing that the main one in the living area will not be turned on at the same time. Is the main amplifier housed in the antenna and does the wallplate button send a signal to it there?
Just curious, why not wire IAW original tv system, two circuits off the amp. Then just leave it on?
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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I looked at the back of my Winegard wallplate in my old 2005 trailer. There's a switch, some electrical components, connections for 12v positive and negative, and three "F" plug coax connectors.

One "F" connector is marked cable, one is marked antenna, the other is marked set 2. The "F" connector to the first tv set comes out the front of the plate.

If your Winegard wall plate is similar to mine, I believe you should be able to connect your bedroom tv coax to the unused set 2 plug. Look behind your wall plate and see if it's the same.
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If you are receiving signal from the Winegard antenna, you turn the amplifier on and leave it on.

If you are receiving signal from the park cable or satelite feed, you turn the amplifier off and leave it off.

I did not understand why you would want to have two plates attempting to send power to your antenna. My answer is presuming you simply want to feed antenna or cable signal to your bedroom tv the same as it's sent to your living room tv.
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Oops, my trailer did not have a bedroom tv connection. Yours is likely already wired in to the set 2 connection. Sorry.
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