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CROSSBONES

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#1
I am thinking of getting another V-box II, as the nextvision v-box I have, doesn`t have a 5V output to run my Gregorian dish motor.

Which is the best Vbox with 5v output to get?;)
 

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#2
I would say this one as opposed to Moteck.

Jaeger Superjack V-Box II DiSEqC Positioner

I'm surprised you didn't see these being sold on a certain 'For Sale' section crossbones.
 

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yes did see them, but only decided to get one in the last few days.

Is it only the Jaeger Superjack and moteck that have the 5v output?
 

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#4
even I want to change my nextvision v-box... it skips counts with my gregorian motor...

btw how do I connect the 5v to the greorian motor.. I have just got 4 connections going to the motor (2 for the motor and 2 for the sensors) ?
 

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#5
Not necessary if your motor uses reed switch pulsing. 5V only needed for optical switches.

Llew
 

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#6
CROSSBONES said:
yes did see them, but only decided to get one in the last few days.

Is it only the Jaeger Superjack and moteck that have the 5v output?
I saw these advertised with 5v output, and after checking by email, I ordered one. :)

Surprise surprise it arrived without the 5v output. The suppliers were quite apolgetic and did try and obtain the right one, but were unable to do so.'O'-red

They offered money back, but I decided to keep it as most of them have a 5v supply somewhere inside, have modded a couple in the past ;)

If you dont want to lose guarantee or do not like messing with the innards, one of the plugtop 5v will do the job. :)
 

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#7
olisun said:
even I want to change my nextvision v-box... it skips counts with my gregorian motor...

btw how do I connect the 5v to the greorian motor.. I have just got 4 connections going to the motor (2 for the motor and 2 for the sensors) ?
You need 5 connections to the Fibo motor :)

M1 - M2 - Ground - Pulse - 5v+

The 5v is only a few milliamps, you can run a single core taped to the main for the ground
 

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There's some info on modifying a V-Box to provide +5V here:
h**p://www.vetrun.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1771
 

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#9
Thanks, but I wont mess with the insides!:eek:

Ill try and get one with 5v output.

Llew the greg motor, does have an optical sensor, no reed;)
 

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#10
off topic but is the non 5volt vbox ok for actuators , jaeger 36v h2h motors ?

or do they still require the 5 volts ?
 

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wod said:
off topic but is the non 5volt vbox ok for actuators , jaeger 36v h2h motors ?

or do they still require the 5 volts ?
Runs my 1224 OK :)
 

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#12
off topic but is the non 5volt vbox ok for actuators , jaeger 36v h2h motors ?

or do they still require the 5 volts
If your using a motor with a reed switch then 5volts is not required;)
 

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#13
CROSSBONES said:
Llew the greg motor, does have an optical sensor, no reed;)
Quality kit then Crossbones. Like my actuator. No sticking reeds :-rofl2

Llew
 

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#14
Quality kit then Crossbones. Like my actuator. No sticking reeds
I wouldnt call the greg motor quality, as there known to fail. One of the biggest problems with these great dishes.

Mine did have a problem, but it was the common dry joint that they had. I have a couple spare, just in case.;)
 

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#15
johnsattuk said:
You need 5 connections to the Fibo motor :)

M1 - M2 - Ground - Pulse - 5v+

The 5v is only a few milliamps, you can run a single core taped to the main for the ground
Sorry for sound like a newbie, but does the gregorian motor (picture on the following thread) have the 5 volt connection?

http://www.satellites.co.uk/satelli...e-installations/82609-fibo-pics-olisun-2.html

I could only see 4 connections or if I can use it with the 1224 (I am planning to install the 1224 in the summer) ?
 

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olisun said:
Sorry for sound like a newbie, but does the gregorian motor (picture on the following thread) have the 5 volt connection?

http://www.satellites.co.uk/satelli...e-installations/82609-fibo-pics-olisun-2.html

I could only see 4 connections or if I can use it with the 1224 (I am planning to install the 1224 in the summer) ?
'Gregorian' refers only to the optical principle for the dish, I think that the motor in your pics is a 'jaeger', (others may be able to identify more accurately) which I believe was used by Fibo on later production.

The origional Fibo motor with optical sensor was like attached pics. :)
 

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#17
I think you have the reed, 36v motor on your dish. Its the early version of the mount. It should work ok with the 1224.

Here`s what the other motor looks like.

EDIT:
You beat me too it john lol
 

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#18
I would say this one as opposed to Moteck.

Jaeger Superjack V-Box II DiSEqC Positioner

I'm surprised you didn't see these being sold on a certain 'For Sale' section crossbones.
There not the 5v output:-doh2 'O'
 

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#19
I have in the past looked into the possibility of converting the Fibo motor from 'optical' to 'reed' output pulse but never persued it. :confused

There seems to be a bit of renewed interest in these dishes and motors at the moment, I now have three.:-slaphead

With the lack of suitable diseqc boxes with 5v out, I wondered if it would be of any interest to others if I found a fairly simple way of fitting a reed. I might make a bit more effort if there if it was not just a one off for myself.:D
 

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#20
I blame this forum for the increase in popularity of the fibo!

You dont help with your back to life mods;) :)

I might be getting a 90cm:cool: Andas you know I am after a 55cm, so ill have the full set:cool:


With the lack of suitable diseqc boxes with 5v out, I wondered if it would be of any interest to others if I found a fairly simple way of fitting a reed. I might make a bit more effort if there if it was not just a one off for myself
I would be very interested, but wouldn`t it be easier as you have said, just to mod the vbox?
 
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