SG9120 / SG9120B HH DiSEqC Motor

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  1. WSInternational

    WSInternational Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member
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    So we've been selling the SG9120 & SG9120B HH motor with metal gear for a while now. So far, I have been very happy with the unit. Much less failure rate than the older models we used to carry and much better performance from what I hear from customers..... So far, so good.

    Since winter is upon us, I wanted to hear from customers again and see how the metal gear is holding up in the freezing cold. Please share with us how the motor is performing in the cold and if you have had any major issues or not. I'd really like to her from you.

    Thanks for taking the time.
     
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    Any luck with these and the Azbox Elite HD using DiSEqC?
     
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  3. Larobpra

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    So far the 9120B has performed well here in the cold in northern New York. It moves in temperatures that the SG2100 that it replaced had a hard time when it would work at all. Pretty much had to be above 30 degrees or the 2100 had problems. I would recommend the 9120 to anyone.
     
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    Using the SG9120 after getting 6-8 inches of snow yesterday. Lost most signal when snow started to stick (as to be expected), but it would still move at 20 degree temps. The sun came out and melted the snow off the dish's surface (even though temps never got above 32), and everything is back to normal.
     
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    I have a SG6000 (with the plastic gear) and have had no problem moving my heavy 84e for the last two seasons. Metal can only be better!
     
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  6. greg harris

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    One question.
    How much dish weight can this motor handle? I do not see a dish weight rating in the specs.
    Thanks.
    GregH
     
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    Robby, This spring I know I've got to get one though. My 2 year old SG2100 froze in 2 degree weather last week...not had that problem before. There's also a lot of play in my old 2100...so the metal gear could only be an improvement....Blind
     
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    it gets down to -20 to -30 here at times and i have not had any problems with my 39 inch dish and SG9120....my old SG2100 would get very slow in the winter and also froze solid a few times.....
     
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  9. mr3p

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    I'd say 30lbs is a safe estimate which is about the weight of my 1.2M WSI dish. If you really want to push the limit you can use SG9120 with a WSI 6ft dish
     
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  10. greg harris

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    Thanks for the info Mr3p but I would like to know what the manufacturer says the maximum weight limit is instead of guessing.
    30 Pounds is not much when you figure the weight of a good 1.2 meter dish, its lnb and coax, plus a little snow and ice. Motors that are overloaded usually do not last long.
    I would not even think of putting a 6 foot dish on this motor unless it was indoors because it is not designed or rated for it. GregH.
     
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    The 9120 is rated for 1.2m residential type dish which most (not all) weigh ~30lbs. Based upon my testing, the 9120 can handle ~35lbs through a full arc although I'm sure Robby can chime in to convey its official specs. The current generation of HH motors rated for 1.2m dishes all have similar weight tolerances and none of them will be rated above 40lbs so if you truly need more for snow/ice, an HHmotor isn't going to work for your needs. I also have a Stab HH120 and its rated for 37lbs. Stab HH120 is a nice motor but it has play/slack in it that doesn't exist in the 9120 and the 9120 moves faster. The 9120 isn't perfect, I wish they had designed the connetors so that they weren't pointed directly toward the dish however overall I've been pleased with the performance.
     
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  12. greg harris

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    So you are saying 30 pounds is its safe limit but it can handle 35??? I am sort of confused here.
    The owner's manual says not to exceed maximum dish weight. They need to tell us what the maximum is.
    I see what you mean about the way the connectors are pointed. A pair of 90 degree connectors may make things better.
    It is good to see no reports of this motor freezing in cold weather. GregH
     
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    No matter what number Robby or any supplier give us, its just a number like mpg ratings for a car. I've given you the best real world info I have (based upon many wasted hours) which I think is consistent with what you should expect if you end up using one. Thanks for the reminder on 90degree connectors. Its something I always forget about.
     
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  14. WSInternational

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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay in answering. I was at our Atlanta facility for a couple of weeks. Boy, the snow/ice storm they had was hellacious.

    The max dish weight that the motor should operate with no problems should be around 45lbs. However, just to be on the safe side, and not max it out, I would not put anything more than 40lbs on it.
     
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    I need a SG9120B. Will it fit GEOSATPRO90CM? Do you have them in stock?
     
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  17. greg harris

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    Thanks for the weight information.
    40 Pounds of dish weight is more than the StabHH120 is rated for.
    Please add this weight information to your motor specs.
    I have emailed and called Galaxy Marketing about this. Nobody would tell me Exactly how much weight this motor is supposed to handle. I got different weight numbers from different people.
    I have not seen any reports of people having problems with this motor working in the cold weather.
    GregH
     
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  18. PKII

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    Thanks just ordered it. :)
     
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    So far over the winter I had no problems with the snow, ice, cold temps. Over the weekend, we had a small coating of wet snow then the temps dropped in the teens at night. I guess the combination of this froze the motor up. Right now the highs are in the lower 20's and the lows in the teens. The dish is stuck on 97 W. Later in the week the highs are suppose to be in the 40's. I will work on the dish then.
     
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  20. PKII

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    Will a long RG6 cable run work? I have 100+ feet from the site I am thinking of placing my 90cm KU dish. I'm using a SG9120B.
     
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