Need help hooking up a Positioner (1 Viewer)

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John Popper

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Hello Satellite Guys, my first thread and post!

I am a semi-newbie when it comes to C Band, I was dusting off some of my old equipment and wanna give it one more go so I was wondering if anyone could help me set up this Pentec MTI positioner. Where should I connect the red and white cables that come from the actuator and where should I connect the thicker white and green ones!

THANKS!

here are a couple of pics of my positioner




 

John Popper

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I´m afraid something is wrong with the positioner because other than display "P5" it does nothing, not even turns off when I push the power button
 

Lak7

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The thickest wires "should" go to the motor. If it travels the opposite direction than you expect, switch #9 & #10

The thinner wires from the motor are for the motor's pulse sensor, should be #6 & #7 and possible #8 for ground.


Pop the cover off the motor take a look first, better yet, post a Pic of that too
 

Lak7

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I´m afraid something is wrong with the positioner because other than display "P5" it does nothing, not even turns off when I push the power button
I dunno about the Power Button, but all the Actuator Wires must be properly connected for it to work. If the sensor wires are not connected, the Positioner thinks the Arm is stuck and will stop trying to move.
 

John Popper

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Thanks for the help Lak, but I think the positioner is unusable, none of the buttons work, the only way to shut it off is to unplug it. I guess I'm gonna need another positioner
 

Lak7

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I'm assuming it's an Analog Only receiver.
Just an FYI, there is only a handfull of analog channels up there.
You should get a DVB Receiver.
 
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