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Disecq motor

Pullet_Surprise

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I've got a Philips SC519DS lnb connected to a disecq motor. The motor can only be driven by one feed, via the receiver. The other feed goes into my skystar 2 card. Is it possible to drive the motor via the feed to the pc card. i.e is a certain motor, switch etc available to do this?
 

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Don't think that the Skystar 2 will drive a diseqC motor Pete, it probably doesn't supply enough power and is only DiseqC 1.0, so would only get 4 positions, even if the motor was one of the ones capable of working with the lower version.

The one I have will work, but haven't tried it, as it requires getting up to the motor and setting the positions manually.
 

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even if the motor was one of the ones capable of working with the lower version.
Aha Rolf, so if I had a seperate receiver connected to this feed (instead of the pc card) then Is there a motor available to drive the dish from two feeds?
 

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Don't think so, if I understand correctly what you are suggesting, you are looking to control one motor from two receivers. There certainly isn't (AFAIK) a motor made with two inputs and any switching arrangement would mean the use of one or the other receiver, but not both at the same time.
 

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I've got mine set up with a quad LNB, so the Hyundai controls the dish, but the SS 2 is connected to whatever the Hyundai is watching, not ideal, but as i have a separate dish for the Sky, it still gives me two sats to watch at the same time. :)