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Sun, Jul 28, 2019 11:25 PM

DirecTV SWM and power Inserter ?

Does the power inserter actually power the Dish or does it power the multiswitch.  When I hooked everything up in my Camper it was working fine at first then I had to reset breaker later that evening because of an overload using my PA Equipment outside playing music,  and the receivers started saying no SWM Detected.  The Equipment Im using is a SWM - 8 coming out of the dish with 2 outputs used, one on a straight wire into the camper into the tv in the back bunk room which is run in beside my slide,  the second wire runs into my satellite input on the side of my camper which runs into the Entertainment center in the living area.  At the entertainment center location it has another sat port going to the bedroom so I put another swm 2 in there so that I could split the incoming line to both the box in the living area and other in the front bedroom area.  I have the 21volt power inserter and all the power pass on the SWM are wired directly.  At first everything was working but not it is not.  I even tried swapping the SWM 8 out to another swm 2 switch and still cannot detect swm!

TexasBrit

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2 y ago

It powers the multiswitch, if you have a separate one. But you are getting confused with terminology. The SWM8 is a multiswitch that "converts" a non-swm dish to swm. There are also splitters, 8way 4way 2way these are not called SWM anything, if you look at the splittersI think you will find them labelled SWS not SWM.

I'm goiung to assume you have an SWM8 multiswitch (not an SWS8 splitter) connected by four cables to the dish and you are using two outputs. One of these outputs is going to the back bunk room. If that output is the one labelled power passing then the power supply (you need the 29v supply not the 21v one) should be there because it needs to be connected to the SWM8.

The other output goes to the entertainment area. It's important there are no pre-wired splitters in that circuit because standard splitters won't pass the Directv signal. Once you get to the entertainment area you can split the signal using an SWS2 and take one of the outputs to the bedroom. No other splitters!

If you run the power passing cable to the entertainment area you can put the power supply there, as an alternative.

If your equipment is different from my assumptions post back and tell what it is.

DIRECTVhelp

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2 y ago

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2 y ago

I do not have 4 cables coming to the multiswitch. The SL5 LNB only has 1 output so I have only 1 going into the msplit8r1-03 8 way splitter.  then from the 8 way I got one running to the bunk room and one to the entertainment center with another 2 way splitter msplit2r1-03 to send to the front bedroom tv.  However it run fine at first with the 21volt power supply.  I will try to locate a local tech and find a 29 volt power supply and see if that works.  However, My next question is doe the LNB Provide the tuners?  if so I should be able to eliminate the 8 way and just use 2 - 2ways correct?  I will only be using 3 tuners for they are all h25 boxes.  I wish they would have still had h24's available but they did not, it would have made life a lot easier.

shannon02

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2 y ago

The mutiswitch is part of the SWM LNB on the dish arm so either the power inserter is not working or the SWM LNB went bad or the coax to the dish is bad, you only need a 21v power inserter.

TexasBrit

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3 d ago

i replied to your other post. An SWM LNB needs a power inserter, it will not work without one. 

DIRECTVhelp

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3 d ago

Hi @Viper139, we're happy to help!
 
For security purposes we have marked this post as private. We would appreciate if you share with us your account info, phone number and we can get a better look to it.
 
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Matthew, DIRECTV Community Specialist
TexasBrit

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3 d ago

why on earth do you want to make this private? you don't need any of his personal info (account number etc)  we've answered his question.

detuch254

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3 d ago

good ol' @DIRECTVhelp at its best

@dustinw251 feel free to ignore the comment, @TexasBrit and @shannon02 already assisted you..



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