Can I relocate my power inserter?

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I've done some searching, but I'm finding conflicting info. Right now this is my setup:

Room 1: HR34 (room with power inserter)
Room 2: HR22
Room 3: HR21

I am doing some remodeling in room 1, and would like to permanently move the power inserter to room 2. I haven't been able to pull it all out yet, but I THINK the coax from the wall runs to a splitter, with one coax going to the inserter, and the other to the box (not 100% sure). Could I simply just replicate this set up in room 2, and everything will work fine? Some of the info that I read when I searched indicated that it MUST stay with the same line/receiver that it originated on, while some people made it seems like it would work in any room. Please clarify. Thanks!
 
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You.. could... move it.
The problem is at the splitter. The Cable the power inserter is on has to go to a specific port on the splitter (it's marked with a red line I believe). If you moved it, you'd have to switch the cables around on the splitter so the the cable going to room 2 is on the marked port.
Edit: Oh, once you've done that, then the cable from the wall goes to the power inserter (marked ODU or SWM), and then another cable goes from the power inserter (Marked IRD) to the receiver.
 
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You.. could... move it.
The problem is at the splitter. The Cable the power inserter is on has to go to a specific port on the splitter (it's marked with a red line I believe). If you moved it, you'd have to switch the cables around on the splitter so the the cable going to room 2 is on the marked port.

Are you referring to the splitter that is outside my house with the cable that leads to room 2? So you're saying on the splitter outside, I'd have to swap Room 1 and Room 2?
 
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There is only one port on the splitter that will pass the power to your SWM head. There is usually a line on the splitter that shows the power path. It is also marked by a red insert in the terminal, but you need to remove the coax line to confirm that. You will need to be sure that whatever lines runs from your new placement of the power supply to the splitter is attached to the "power" port. Then you just move the coax from your HR34 to the port that is now open.
 
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Quote:"Are you referring to the splitter that is outside my house with the cable that leads to room 2? So you're saying on the splitter outside, I'd have to swap Room 1 and Room 2?"
If thats the first splitter it goes to, then yes.
 
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If there are multiple splitters, then the one the power inserter is currently on is already on the right plug further up the line.
If the splitter its currently on feeds both room 1 and room 2, then all you need to do is swap the cables for the 2 rooms.
If the 2 rooms are on different splitters, then, the Coax from room 2 MUST be on the connector marked by the red line.. thats it.
Basically: follow the cable from the power inserter to the dish, every time theres a splitter, make sure its connected to the red line. It can be confusing, which is why techs do normally do this. But if you take your time, it's pretty simple.
Edit: Just re=read your last post.. You dont need to move the splitter. If the splitter feeds both room 1 and Room 2, just swap the cables on the splitter and be done.
Don't make it harder than it has to be.
 
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If there are multiple splitters, then the one the power inserter is currently on is already on the right plug further up the line.
If the splitter its currently on feeds both room 1 and room 2, then all you need to do is swap the cables for the 2 rooms.
If the 2 rooms are on different splitters, then, the Coax from room 2 MUST be on the connector marked by the red line.. thats it.
Basically: follow the cable from the power inserter to the dish, every time theres a splitter, make sure its connected to the red line. It can be confusing, which is why techs do normally do this. But if you take your time, it's pretty simple.
Edit: Just re=read your last post.. You dont need to move the splitter. If the splitter feeds both room 1 and Room 2, just swap the cables on the splitter and be done.
Don't make it harder than it has to be.

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Ok, here's the deal. After further inspection, this my setup...

Right now, the wire from outside (dish) goes into my house to room 1. From room 1 outlet, there is a coax going in to the above pictured splitter. From the splitter, one coax wire goes to the power inserter, and the other to the HR34. The wire from the dish outside to room 2 is totally separate. What do I need to do to move my power inserter to room 2? Thanks, and sorry for the confusion.
 
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Are you saying there are two wires coming from your dish? If so, then you must have a swm8 at the dish. That's the only way you could have two wires coming from the dish and still have a swm setup.
Edit: You must have at least a swm8 since you have 9 tuners in your setup. If you have only two cables entering your house, then it must be by the dish.
 
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Of course. I meant to type swm16. My point is still the same.
 
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TO OP

  • Yes I have a Swm16 outside and one 4 way splitter outside.
  • Now from the SWM16 I have one leg to the outside splitter and one leg to the 3rd floor 4 way splitter.
  • Now From my outside Splitter I feed Living room TV, and 3rd floor Bedroom TV, That's it on that Splitter! ( so I have a power inserter slot free and one open room feed left)
  • Now upstairs at my 2nd splitter , Its full. I have my power inserter, plugged in to 4 way splitter , Master Bedroom, and 3rd Bedroom, and my Cinema connection kit.
  • Now I could easily move my power inserter to the outside splitter. (but I wouldn't cause its outside)
I think you should get a 4 way splitter and replace that 2 way.
 
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