C-Band dish cable quick disconnect. (1 Viewer)

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transco

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There used to be an inline connector on the market that would handle all of the lines going to a C-band dish. The idea was that, in the case of lightning, you could quickly disconnect the dish from the receiver. Anyone know if these are still being sold? Link?
 
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truckracer

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You could just do a quick combo by using two waterproof F connectors and a multi-conductor brake light/trailor wiring plug and receptacle.

Just mark your c and ku cables. Then send the servo and motor wires through the trailor connector. Just a thought.
 

Anole

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Hey, Truckie -

TWO points, bud.!. - :up - (yes, pun intended)
That's one of the best ideas I've seen posted in a long time. - :eureka
 

skitheberks

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This Saturday when I pull out my storage container with satellite stuff I will see if I still have the quick disconnect. I will PM you if I have it, just pay the USPS shipping.

I also think it did an extra coax for Ku.
 

gabshere

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Aug 20, 2006
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This Saturday when I pull out my storage container with satellite stuff I will see if I still have the quick disconnect. I will PM you if I have it, just pay the USPS shipping.

I also think it did an extra coax for Ku.

maybe some photos of it so it will give us an idea of what it looks like :)
thanks
 
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linuxman

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I get the part about the trailer connector for the Motor wires, and the servo wires, and that is a great idea.

I'm like George though. Still in the dark about a quick dis-connect for the coaxes.
 

Anole

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Sep 22, 2005
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Well, whenever I take a new dish or even LNB out to install it , I always attach a 6' coax cable stub.
I use that cable for peaking the dish/LNB, and when done then connect to a grounding block.
So, I have break-points close to the dishes at all times , anyway.

So far, I'm not running any of the other wires a C-bander would have, so this trailer connector is a new (and wonderful) idea to me.
I already had the coax problem solved.
Plus, we really don't have weather around here I'd worry that much about. - :cool:
 

linuxman

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I use that cable for peaking the dish/LNB, and when done then connect to a grounding block.
So, I have break-points close to the dishes at all times , anyway.
I have grounding blocks at the dish too, but for me, that's not a quick dis-connect in the event of a storm. :)
 

PopcornNMore

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Mar 20, 2005
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Oh the memories. I bought several disconnects from Shaun Kenny's Greensheet in the 80's. They worked really well. I must really be showing my age now. People are probably thinking who is Shaun Kenny. :) I LOVED his satellite TV guide as well that didn't last too long.
 

SatPhreak

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You can use a surge protector with connections for all the motor and servo wires if you are worried about lightning strikes. I have one from when I used to have a c band dish but I'll have to dig it out of storage to get the model number and brand.

It was pricey when I bought it about 9 or 10 years ago, about $250 give or take. They probably don't make them anymore since LSD's have killed the c band market. I'll get back to you with the specs.
 

SatPhreak

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It is a MAXSAT surge protector from PANAMAX. I checked there web site but it is not on there so I assume it is no longer in production. Maybe check ebay. I don't want to get rid of it because I might get a C band dish again. It is a modular system that can add or remove modules.
 

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Anole

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Sep 22, 2005
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I have grounding blocks at the dish too, but for me, that's not a quick dis-connect in the event of a storm. :)
Yea, that's why you monitor the National Weather Service , I understand.
To give you a full day's warning.
I'd need that too, if I had as many dishes as you do! ;)
 

skitheberks

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I checked in my satellite parts bin and no quick disconnect. When I upgraded the dish I must have thrown it away.
 
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