Advice Needed using splitters before multiswitches

nadal liu

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,180cm prime dish with lo 10678 ku lnb for 110e bs/cs
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I need to set up multi receivers using multiswitch.
I plan to use splitters before two multiswitches.
However, the two multiswitches are different kinds, one 5 inputs and the other 9 inputs.
If the two multiswitches are the same kind, I understand I can use splitter between quad lnb and multiswitches as long as each of the output of the splitters go to the same input of multiswitch.
In my case, I am using different multiswitches, will it work?
4 input uses 12v/18v and 22k/0k. 8 input uses 12v/18v, 22k/0k, and diesq 1,2.

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Yes, should work if you use the four LNB A (or whatever the first or default LNB is called) inputs on the 9 input multiswitch.
 

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I would dump all the switches/spliters and get one switch to do the job, less to go wrong, and less system signal loss.

EMP makes a good line of multi satellite to multi receiver switch.
 

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If your multiswitches are both suitable for use with quad LNBs (not all are) and you have enough signal strength to cover the insertion loss, then should be OK, as long as port one goes to the same polarity, band and satellite on both switches. Probably better to use a quattro to make sure it works.

You can of course buy active splitters for use in such systems and may be worth considering one of those.
 
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