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Mon, Sep 20, 2021 3:26 AM

SWM splitter with all connections on one side?

I have a patch panel in the wall where all the room and external feeds come together.  All the cables come down in a parallel bundle through a punch out in the top of the panel.

There is a DTV SWM splitter and another basic splitter for the UHF antenna.  Because of the bend radius of the RG6 the splitter connections take a lot of space, as the input cable has to loop around to connect back up from the bottom, while the outputs go straight into the back side of the splitter.  There isn't enough slack, so it can't all be kept vertically oriented; everything gets pulled horizontal.  All the ethernet and telecom also come into this panel, so it's a bit of a cluster.

Is anyone aware of any splitters with all the connections on one side?  I've found 4-way non-SWM where there is IN and 2 OUT on one side, so thinking of using that with a couple of terminators for the UHF, but not finding similar for SWM.  It would really tid things if the splitters could just hang straight off all the connections.

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shannon02

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3 m ago

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2 m ago

Thanks.  Thinking of just using a generic passive splitter's two outs with a terminator on the input to make a "U-turn" like connection with a short jumper back up to the SWM.  I'll just have to leave a note attached for the next homeowner's "(Edited per community guidelines)?" moment. :-)

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shannon02

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2 m ago

You have to use a DTV SWM approved splitter.


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