As long as any preamp can still get power, that splitter is fine. Just be aware that you can't send power THROUGH that particular splitter. Also realize this may cut down your signal level, and cause issues for you. However you can't know how bad that might be until you try.This would be for use splitting the signal coming out of the output of the Diniova Boss Mix antenna. I'm going to help the neighbor who lives behind me cut the cord by tying him into my antenna. So you're saying this splitter would work since it's post-preamp correct?
Just be really careful to check possible ground potentials between you and the neighbors tv set. Otherwise you really could fry it all right back to the antenna. That's no joke, I am not kidding in the slightest.Ok, thanks. That's exactly what I'm wanting to do.
It's a 4-plex and he lives right behind me. There's a utility room that runs down the middle of our building where all the MDU stuff lives. So it's really easy for me to get in there and add him to my antenna.If he lives in the other side of a duplex you share, than ignore this.
That should be fine then. It would be no different than you running an extra line to a bedroom, or other room on your side. The electrical system is all part of the same building.It's a 4-plex and he lives right behind me. There's a utility room that runs down the middle of our building where all the MDU stuff lives. So it's really easy for me to get in there and add him to my antenna.
In this particular instance, I was connecting my neighbor, whose unit is inside the same building (this is a 4-plex).Keep in mind the risks involved with connecting two separate homes together with coax that have separate panel grounds or even separate power transforners.
At a minimum NEC codes MUST be adhered to.
Since the coax will act as a bonding jumper between the entrance panels, huge differential voltages and currents could occur.
At a MINIMUM i would suggest using line "isolators" on both ends of the coax running between the buildingst to isolate both the shield and center conductors on both ends.
And install grounding blocks on both ends as well.
The arrows indicate the direction of flow of DC power from the power supply to the amplifier, not the direction of the TV signal flow..Next related question: this Rocketfish 3-way splitter shows power pass with the arrows pointing different ways (all pointing to the IN port, I'm assuming?)
So I could put the preamp in the utility room and the power supply inside the house with this type of switch, correct?
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