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Another very common installation is the SW44 switch. It typically uses two inputs from 82 and 2 inputs from 91 which will allow 4 outputs but can also be used with 2 inputs from one sat to output 4 lines like a SW24. This switch also requires a power adaptor to be used.

Some people have said it works without a power adaptor but I personally would not recommend it because your receivers will then need to power the switch and lnb's.

It is an indoor and outdoor switch however needs to be plugged indoors.
 

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Typical install with one dish.

 

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or with two dishes.

 

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2nd request for help with SW44 switch

Hi,

I cannot get my 2nd tuner (on my new 9242) to work with the switch. Tuner one works fine, and when I bypass the switch, I can acquire a signal with tuner 2 (so I know it is not the receiver). I have disconnected the receiver from the switch, run the check switch test, then reconnected the receiver and still cannot pass the check switch test for the 2nd tuner. Is there anything else that I could be missing, other than the obvious (bad switch)? I have searched through this forum and found some ideas (e.g., the notion of disconnnecting the receiver and running the switch test again), but I would appreciate any additional help.

Thanks!
 

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Both tuners must have cables connected to do a check switch test. Swap the two tuner cables then go to point dish menu and see which tuner is or is not functioning. If tuner 1 is now o/s the problem is that cable going to sw44. Do check switch again just to confirm.
 

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SW44 upgrade

I currently have 1 dish with dual LNB's and 2 sw21 switches.. I am thinking of getting a 3rd receiver...what to I need? I am thinking a sw44? any help is appreciated.

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I currently have 1 dish with dual LNB's and 2 sw21 switches.. I am thinking of getting a 3rd receiver...what to I need? I am thinking a sw44? any help is appreciated.
Yes, a SW44 will do the trick as it will provide 4 outputs. Keep in mind that any dual tuner receivers required 2 outputs, but in your case it doesn't look like you have any dual tuners.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=79117
 

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SW44 switch

Thanks for the reply. Can I just install the sw44 inside using the 2 lines from the dish after my 2 sw21's. Or do I have to remove them? Thanks in advance.
 

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You need to remove the SW21's. You will need to feed the two feeds from sat 91 LNB to input 1A and 1B on the switch and the two feeds from sat 82 LNB to 2A and 2B. The switch needs all four inputs to work correctly.
 

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Although I prefer mounting the switch inside, you can also consider replacing the SW21s with the SW44 at the dish. Then run a third line to the location of your third receiver. This is a less flexible option, but may be easier and less expensive for you.
 

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I currently have 1 dish with dual LNB's and 2 sw21 switches.. I am thinking of getting a 3rd receiver...what to I need? I am thinking a sw44? any help is appreciated.

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Another way to get outputs for 3 receivers is a Dishpro Plus 1000.2 setup. I recently installed one and it works great. They are about $60 on ebay and have the switch integrated into the lnb.
 

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Keep in mind though that you can't mix legacy and DPP technology in your setup and that DPP is not officially supported by Bell. Running a single wire would seem to be more appropriate and cheaper in this case and would also use supported equipment.
 

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sw44 with one LNB

Hello all, I bought a sw44 powered switch for my Bell system with two receivers.
It has one LNB (91) with two lines coming off it.Each line goes directly to a receiver. I wanted to add a third receiver so I bought an sw44 switch.My question is about the sw44 , is it the right switch for a single LNB with two lines coming off it.
Or is there a specific way to hook up this application.
Thank You for your help

Gary
 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
Sw44 installations here

You need 2 lines from 2 satellites for it to work.


edited Feb25/08

**It looks like you actually can use the SW44 switch with only one satellite with 2 lines to output 4 lines.**
For anyone looking to futureproof but with no need of 82 programming at present this may be important.
 

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Sw44 Power inserter question!!!

Need help finding what type of adapter do I need to power the inserter, need to know what voltage and polarity configuration etc it is, any help would be greatly appreciated as I cant find any info on the net, bought the switch on craigslist but didn't realize u need power adapter! :(
 

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Sw44 Power inserter question!!!

The label on my Bell provided transformer for the SW44 power inserter says it is a Class 2 power supply manufactured by Ault

input 120 VAC 60 HZ 31W
output 24 VDC 1000 mA
the label indicates the outer shell of the plug to the inserter is negative and the center pin is positive
 

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I know this maybe a little late, but, you don’t need a SW44. (Unless you want to add a second LNB some day). You need a SW24 (or SW34). This will allow you to drive upto 4 receivers with your current 2 inputs from the LNB. They are cheap, and do not need an external power supply. Look on eBay.
 
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