Controlling 2 H-H motors with one receiver

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by vicdiaz, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. vicdiaz

    vicdiaz Thread Starter Member

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    Hi,

    Is this possible??? Motors are SG2100 and DG380. Receiver is a Openbox S10.
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  2. Magic Static

    Magic Static SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    It can be done with other receivers, but I don't know the OpenBox models. I use an 8x1 DiSEqC 1.1 uncommitted switch to combine /seperate the motors. You have to be sure the switch will pass enough power for the motors. A lot of switches post that power passing spec.
  3. SatelliteAV

    SatelliteAV SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Yes it is possible, but will exceed the maximum current rating of the receiver. An external power inserter would be necessary to power one of the motors.
  4. markbone100

    markbone100 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I have an 8x1 diseqc switch that has an a motor on the other end operated by an openbox s10. It works perfect for me, no voltage issues at all.

    id like to get a vbox and operate the bud with it too but havent broke down to buy one
  5. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    One solution

    We've had discussions here on the forum on modifying both those motors for external power.
    This thread might give some helpful info:
    http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads...-380-Separate-Drive-Power?highlight=Motor 380

    With both motors on 18-20 volts, they would be zippier.
    The receiver power supply would not be overloaded.
    Any old switch would work, because it only had to carry power for the LNBF.

    I'm curious why you'd want two motors on a single receiver?
  6. primestar31

    primestar31 SatelliteGuys Family

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  7. Mikey11

    Mikey11 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    i have done it with an ecoda 22khz switch before
  8. vicdiaz

    vicdiaz Thread Starter Member

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    Thanks all for your ideas!!!

    Planning on using my 1.2m offset as a mini-bud and the .90m for Ku, both motorized.

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