- May 2, 2006
Is it possible to run 2 USALS or DiSEqC motors off one reciever?
Iceberg said:Can I ask why you'd want to do that? I've seen 2 motorized setups with 2 recievers but not 2 motorized on one receiver?
Good to know, Iceberg, thanks! I really wanted a 6000 a couple of months ago, but decided to go for building a HTPC insteadIceberg said:Tron
The only issue is you are limited on what satellite you can see. I tried that with my 6000. When you set it up, you can set it up for tuner 1&2, 1 only or 2 only. So I could set up tuner 1 as IA5-IA7 and tuner 2 from G3-Amazonas which saves wear and tear on the motor but you could only watch one show from a satellite this way (since the tuners do not overlap)
yes its two units in one but if you are watching a program (or recording it) you cant motor to another satellite (on either motor). Thats why I got rid of mine. Its two units in one but very limited on what it can do. I wanted to watch a satellite while I scanned another satellite. Only way to do it is with 2 receivers
SatelliteAV said:Most DVB MPEG2 receivers IF Inputs are rated 300 - 500ma. Placing two motors on a receiver running simultaneously plus an LNBF would exceed the rating. I can't even count the number of receivers that our technicans have replaced blown voltage regulators .... HUNDREDS! If it weren't for blown voltage regulators, we might have a few less techs working our benches.
Receivers are protected against short circuits, but repeated high current draws are the number one killer of DVBS receivers. We normally replace the standard VR with a higher rated unit to make sure the receiver doesn't come back to the shop for a blown regulator.