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Topic # 26264 16-Sep-2008 18:00

I have been using the powered RF out for a while now, and recently needed to split that signal 2 ways for other TVs. I purchased a decent (all metal) splitter, but it doesn't seem to pass through the 9v power. Anyone have any ideas of how to do this?

If I unplug either of the outputs, it works with the splitter in place, but as soon as I plug in the second one, nada.

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  Reply # 164892 16-Sep-2008 18:25
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Hi what are you using the power for?? Does your splitter allow power to pass through it usually there is a redline going from the input to one or all of the outputs to indicate that the splitter is power pass.

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  Reply # 164903 16-Sep-2008 19:09
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splitters that pass dc backwards to both ports to support feeding dc from a source to several outputs are not common, normally the steering diodes stop this from happening. in the past i have modified splitter for this exact application, i am away for 8days but if you want such an animal pm me and i will build one.

cyril



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  Reply # 164905 16-Sep-2008 19:16

Thanks Cyril, I will do that.



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  Reply # 164908 16-Sep-2008 19:19

kevthesparky: Hi what are you using the power for?? Does your splitter allow power to pass through it usually there is a redline going from the input to one or all of the outputs to indicate that the splitter is power pass.


I operate the MySky remotely via "TVLinks" - these pass the remote signal down the RF cable and use the DC voltage to switcvh channels on the receiver. I just need it to do 2 TVs now. Hopefully Cyril can sort one for me.

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  Reply # 164917 16-Sep-2008 20:05
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Rexliz:
kevthesparky: Hi what are you using the power for?? Does your splitter allow power to pass through it usually there is a redline going from the input to one or all of the outputs to indicate that the splitter is power pass.


I operate the MySky remotely via "TVLinks" - these pass the remote signal down the RF cable and use the DC voltage to switcvh channels on the receiver. I just need it to do 2 TVs now. Hopefully Cyril can sort one for me.


I thought that it may have been for something like that. Cyril has ya back covered. I used to install these when I lived in the uk and they worked very well http://www.tvlink.co.uk/t-series-amplifiers.htm
I'm not sure if these are available in nz but I am pretty sure they would work some of the guys might know better.

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  Reply # 164928 16-Sep-2008 20:39
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yep all sorted, if Rexliz can send me his postal he has a splitter.

Cyril

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