Is a Technomate 12volt after the p/s board?

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This was the best slot I could find for this Q .. No doubt Rolf :-worshipwill show me the error of my ways?:)

As I have a big dish on order at last, I thought i'd go for a patchable receiver for some fun.
I'm on solar panels so prefer 12volt rather than using an inverter where possible.....(I run the LCD TV that way with a voltage dropping lead).

Now I know some Dreamboxes (I'd love one, but don't think I could cope) have 12 volt in, but I can't see a Technomate pic that shows me what happens there. Do they have a 12volt socket & outboard 230 volt supply? - If not, does anyone know what the main board runs at please?

Any other well supported receivers with 12 volt facility?

Thxs :)
 

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Hi,

I Have a TM1000D and NO, there is not a 12V input.

Required input is 90V to 250V AC only. (50 to 60 Hz)
Maximum power consumption is 30W.

So with an inverter assuming a 75% efficiency, the max current
consumption would be approx 3.3 A from a 12V supply or 0.17 A from
a 230V AC supply.

The main board requires the following voltages

22V
12V
7V
5V
3.3V
5V

Cheers
Robbo
 

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Thxs for the reply Robbo, much appreciated.:)

I did get the bad news yesterday from a fleabay seller!!
Would you believe it, there was one who got his head around the concept!

It's dem various various voltages that ruin the plans.

There's a man the other side of the mountain from me trying to do the same thing, i.e. an all 12vdc system. It's just our luck that the patchable, sensitive-tunered STB with the most support can't be used on low volts DC:(.
Ah well, such is life.

I spoke to neighbour last night & he is thinking of a Silvercrest portable which he says has some support.
We both know some Dreamboxes are 12volt but they are not exactly plug&play are they:D

The search continuesO-zzz- it's exhausting work when you hardly know what you are talking about. It must be the thought of Linux for beginners looming?
 

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The DM500 would fit the bill and is not that complex if you use the right image.
 

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Hello Rolfw :)

It is when you don't know what the term 'right image' means. Yes, really!:confused
 

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A few hours spent in the Dreambox idiots' guide would set that straight, it is not as complicated as many think. ;)
 

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:)Oh dear. Seems I cannot get away from this Dreambox thingy.
So I have just been surfing & I read that some say that for a little more the 5620 is a better buy for a beginner :confused

Are we also ok with one in the outer reaches of Europe where expensive dishes roam the hillsides after the storms?

'Idiot's Guide' today then. I hope I enjoy it :)
 

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UPDATE:-

Still reading ............. Phew .................. :eek::confused

Y'know Rolfw, learning Portuguese doesn't seem so mind taxing,suddenly! - maybe it's the combination of the two that's causing the brain cells to complain? .... U-zzz


:-worshipto all those who stayed up to date with digits all the years?
 
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