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Waterproof DiSEqC Switches

garym71

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My Satellite Setup
Pace TDS470N Sky+ Receiver, Technomate TM-5400CI+ FTA Receiver, Raven Gemini 70cm Mesh Dish with East & West offset LNB brackets, 2 x Inverto Black Ultra Single LNBs, Inverto Black Premium Quad LNB, Eurostar 4x1 DiSEqC Switch, Webro WF100 Cable
My Location
South Oxfordshire, UK
#1
How prone to the outside elements are most DiSEqC switches? I'm planning on mounting a 4-way one outside close to the dish but am concerned about the weather getting to it. The "waterproof" ones I've seen just appear to have some kind of cover/shroud over the top of them with an open bottom which to me only seems to be protection against downward rain and doesn't seem to be a very good design at stopping moisture getting into the switch that will eventually corrode the connections/contacts and circuit components.

I saw a 2-way switch on the Maplins website (_http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=47185) which does appear to have a fully enclosed waterproof box around the switch but they don't do 4-way switches of the same design :(

How are other people properly protecting their outdoor DiSEqC switches from the elements?

Thanks,
Gary
 

Robbo

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TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
#2
Hi,

Got mine in the plastic shround thing. The switch pushes right up inside of it. You can only see the cables coming out.

Bit of self-almagamating tape, round the connectors.

Robbo
 

dig deep

Prince of Birthdays
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Dream7020 and AZ Elite and a few DM800
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Sweden
#3
Have the same, working fine.
 

Turok

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1,25 Fibostop
Jäger Smr 1224 & Smo 36 Dual Axsis Motor
Dynasat F1
Monterey 140
Drembox 800
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Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
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My Location
Austria
#4
hi!
i bought 8 in 1 diseqec switch with water proof from alpha centraury

now,iam looking for reiver thatsupport 8 sat lnbs on one cable?
what modell can í use?
have no openbox x 810 would be okay?
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#5
Any receiver with DiseqC 1.1 or greater will do, simply set it to motorised and allocate the appropriate motor position to each port. :)

PS. It's EMP-Centauri. ;)

I have used Orbital DiseqC switches recently, they also have a plastic slip over cover.