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« on: Wed 26 October, 2011 - 12:35 pm »

possible to blow arse out of freeview decoder by shorting the cable going to lnb? ive had two customers today who have attempted to move the sat cable from one room to another and put joins in etc and both decoders (both strong) have s**t, my sig meter getting signal and quality, decoders getting nil of either........ just wondered if it could be the cause?
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« Reply #1 on: Wed 26 October, 2011 - 06:56 pm »

it can happen, and Strong, despite the name, aren't that strong. i've had them s**t themselves because they got too hot, suspected static, suspected shorts.
stick your meter on the loop out and see what is there. try it without power and then with, it will show if the box
has blown the LNB power supply.
If the box jumps into life when the meter powers the LNB then you know it's stuffed. you can do a bodge by putting a
power injector in line and powering the LNB with a power pack but it's easier to sell them a nice dish tv reciever.
The dual tuner PVR units are good, and they are dvbs-2 so you can get the Ch9 HD from aussie on a 85cm-1m dish
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« Reply #2 on: Wed 26 October, 2011 - 08:29 pm »

s**t, you guys would be fun at a party together  eek
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« Reply #3 on: Wed 26 October, 2011 - 08:52 pm »

it's alright granny, you wont be invited
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« Reply #4 on: Wed 26 October, 2011 - 10:16 pm »

it can happen, and Strong, despite the name, aren't that strong. i've had them s**t themselves because they got too hot, suspected static, suspected shorts.
stick your meter on the loop out and see what is there. try it without power and then with, it will show if the box
has blown the LNB power supply.
If the box jumps into life when the meter powers the LNB then you know it's stuffed. you can do a bodge by putting a
power injector in line and powering the LNB with a power pack but it's easier to sell them a nice dish tv reciever.
The dual tuner PVR units are good, and they are dvbs-2 so you can get the Ch9 HD from aussie on a 85cm-1m dish
sorry mighta sounded like a stupid question, just know what happens in the sparky world when you short out a power supply, and i know my nan had a strong decoder not long ago that shat itself for no particular reason and thought it might be the brand, have been selling dishtv decoders for the last 6 months or so without a problem, and yeah i could sell dual pvr with 85cm dish but i dont know any customers around here that would want the bill haha its cheap cheap cheap in this town
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« Reply #5 on: Thu 27 October, 2011 - 05:01 pm »

not a silly question.
the old sky boxes can handle a direct short for a few seconds with no problem (the makers obviously knew what type of installer would be doing the job) but your right abut Strong boxes, change channel too quick and they panic 
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« Reply #6 on: Thu 27 October, 2011 - 06:20 pm »

Like watching Luke and Yoda in here, it is, hmmm? eek
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« Reply #7 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 08:36 pm »

not a silly question.
the old sky boxes can handle a direct short for a few seconds with no problem (the makers obviously knew what type of installer would be doing the job) but your right abut Strong boxes, change channel too quick and they panic 
well this dude had one cable on the lnb and the other on the decoder powered up and was under the house faffin about with a stanley knife and a jewelers screwdriver joining the cables together.... if there was a short it would have been for at least a fortnight
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« Reply #8 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:08 pm »

 eek

they're still out there... be careful
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« Reply #9 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:10 pm »

all i can say is thank f**k for f type. cant go wrong, no more pissing about with a stanley knife and jewelers screwdriver under a house eek 
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« Reply #10 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:13 pm »

have you seen the one shot f-con from matchmaster?


http://matchmaster.co.nz/connectors-and-adaptors/rg6/08mm-si6q

use a cable stripper then push them on. can't pull them off again
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« Reply #11 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:17 pm »

have you seen the one shot f-con from matchmaster?


http://matchmaster.co.nz/connectors-and-adaptors/rg6/08mm-si6q

use a cable stripper then push them on. can't pull them off again
yes i have, but they for internal only, no rubber ring and bugger all thread to them?
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« Reply #12 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:19 pm »

yeah, but ideal for quickies behind the tv or in the roof
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« Reply #13 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:20 pm »

very true dont think ill be stocking them tho i stil a fan of the orange ring badboys
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« Reply #14 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:33 pm »

can't beat 360 radial crimps
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« Reply #15 on: Fri 28 October, 2011 - 09:41 pm »

i have had no issue with the matchmaster orange ones, the radials are good tho
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« Reply #16 on: Sat 29 October, 2011 - 09:40 pm »

by radials do you mean the cone ones? what do you use day to day?
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« Reply #17 on: Sat 29 October, 2011 - 10:14 pm »

WRO RG6 radial crimps.

yep, the conical ones, for everything
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« Reply #18 on: Sat 29 October, 2011 - 10:17 pm »

  i use these ones, hope they ok.....
havent had any probs as yet
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« Reply #19 on: Sat 29 October, 2011 - 10:34 pm »

they're fine
in fact sky are pushing those as the connector du' jour

but i think sky get kick backs anyway, but yeah those are fine.
some of them were even marketed as being waterproof!

but then who installs f-cons underwater?  oh, that's right... sky techs   
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« Reply #20 on: Sat 29 October, 2011 - 11:45 pm »

  goldfish love the living channel 
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« Reply #21 on: Sun 30 October, 2011 - 04:33 am »

yeah, but ideal for quickies behind the tv or in the roof
I knew it would turn to sex in here sooner or later with all your "horny tech talk"   Afro
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