DP44 Power inserter issue

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romans8:28

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Looking for some advise/opinion......

Yesterday neither my 612 or 722 could acquire any satellite signals (they would try for hours if I let them). I unplugged the power inserter for about a minute, plugged it back in and the receivers then acquired the signals in a normal time. After about five minutes of normal operation, the receivers lost the signals again and once again the only way to regain the signal was to power cycle the inserter.

The cycle would then continue to repeat itself..... run a few minutes, lose signal, stay lost until the inserter was power cycle, over and over again......

Finally after about 6-8 episodes, I plugged the power inserter directly into wall outlet instead of the monster brand power strip/surge protector and presto no more problems..... receivers have worked fine ever since.

Why would this "fix" the issue?
 
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Looking for some advise/opinion......

Yesterday neither my 612 or 722 could acquire any satellite signals (they would try for hours if I let them). I unplugged the power inserter for about a minute, plugged it back in and the receivers then acquired the signals in a normal time. After about five minutes of normal operation, the receivers lost the signals again and once again the only way to regain the signal was to power cycle the inserter.

The cycle would then continue to repeat itself..... run a few minutes, lose signal, stay lost until the inserter was power cycle, over and over again......

Finally after about 6-8 episodes, I plugged the power inserter directly into wall outlet instead of the monster brand power strip/surge protector and presto no more problems..... receivers have worked fine ever since.

Why would this "fix" the issue?



monster power strips have been known to cause this problem. I dont know the technical reason that it happens, Im sure the answer is out there somewhere. Very often when we go to service/trouble calls, we have to do as you have done to make it all work - so you are not alone in this. Also, there are sometimes issues with running the SAT feeds thru one of these devices. Again a simple bypass fixes it.

hey monster! wtf???????
 
J. Allen Head

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I had this same problem way back when i was on all legacy equipment with an SW-64 switch power inserter and a Monster power strip - mine was doing it once or twice a week and then started doing it like every few hours and i did the same thing you did and bypassed the power strip and presto no more problems - I've upgraded everything since those days but it was a real pain in the arse untill i figured out what was wrong
 

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