cheap DiSEqC Switches

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SatAdam

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I've been having switch troubles... again, I think this goes back to my "When you buy cheap stuff, you have cheap stuff" problems I got when I first started out.

I finally think I found the solution to my problem. I came across the Chieta WSD-2041

http://www.chieta.com/WSD.htm


Has anyone used this switch?
 

PSB

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Its a Chinese web site?

I have been using the same 2 way DiSEqC switch now for around 2 years with no problems! And its out exposed to the elements!
 

Mr Tony

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same here. I had one outside for 2+years. Back was all rusted tro hell but it worked like a champ. Took it down when I upgraded to the Invacom Quad and ripped the back off and took pictures for everyone :)
 

SatAdam

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What brand are you guys using? Right now I am using a DMSI one right now, but I am just waiting for it to go out too....
 

SatAdam

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Right now the DMSI ones are working for me, I am just looking for a heavy duty backup. I'm tired of climbing to change switches. I went through 4 of them quick like...
 

PSB

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The DMSi DiSEqC switch comes with a cover (see below)

One trick that REALLY helps is to make sure to have the switch sitting horizontally this helps keep the water out. The DMSi switch I have been using has no cover but does have dielectric grease in all connections.
 

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SatAdam

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my Dmsi switch didn't come with a cover.... oh well. :)

I am using EX6 connectors, plus I grease all connections. How all this started was the back seperated on my first switch, and all replacements I've gotten off e-bay have failed. The DMSI ones I bought seem to be working so far, but I am looking for a backup to put in there if/when I have a switch failure again.

I'm going to try out the Chieta ones, my 22k switches are the Chieta brand, and they seem to work well.
 

iammike

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I keep all my outdoor switches and splitters inside of a couple weather proof boxes. They keep everything nice and dry.
 

SatAdam

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I had my first one in a hoffman pushbutton enclosure. It was a "washdown duty" box, but the problem is the moisture that did get inside couldn't get out :)
 

Mr Tony

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Good idea. I have a few different brands of switches from receivers I have purchased. I do like that model where all the ports are on one side. All of my 4 way ones have 3 on one side and 2 on the other. Makes it a pain when running cables (have to contort 2 cables to get to those connections)
 
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