1. Connection of cables
The switch P.168 includes 8 input connectors and 1 output connector. Coaxial cables from particular LNBs (satellite converters) shall be connected to input connectors (INP1 to INP8). It is advisable to note down assignment of the inputs. The output connector (OUT) shall be interconnected through a coaxial cable with a satellite receiver.
For a long-lasting operation of the switch it is advisable to use high-quality coaxial cables designed for frequencies up to approx. 2 GHz.
2. Receivers setting
Table 1 (V1):
|Sat System A:||committed A (1)||uncommitted A (1)|
|Sat System B:||committed B (2)||uncommitted A (1)|
|Sat System C:||committed C (3)||uncommitted A (1)|
|Sat System D:||committed D (4)||uncommitted A (1)|
|Sat System E:||committed A (1)||uncommitted B (2)|
|Sat System F:||committed B (2)||uncommitted B (2)|
|Sat System G:||committed C (3)||uncommitted B (2)|
|Sat System H:||committed D (4)|
|uncommitted B (2)|
Table 2 (V2):
|Sat System A:||committed none||uncommitted 1|
|Sat System B:||committed none||uncommitted 2|
|Sat System C:||committed none||uncommitted 3|
|Sat System D:||committed none||uncommitted 4|
|Sat System E:||committed none||uncommitted 5|
|Sat System F:||committed none||uncommitted 6|
|Sat System G:||committed none||uncommitted 7|
|Sat System H:||committed none|
B/ Setting according to DiSEqC 1.2 protocol
If a receiver does not support DiSEqC 1.1 version, but supports DiSEqC 1.2, receiver setting shall be carried out as if it has a DiSEqC motor. One of the satellites to be received shall be selected along with continuous holding of the push-button for motor rotation depressed (East or West) until the signal of respective satellite appears in a sufficient intensity and quality. Then stop the rotation immediately and save the found position. Repeat the search for all connected LNBs (all inputs)
C/ Setting according to DiSEqC 1.0 protocol
If a receiver only supports the basic version of DiSEqC standard, i.e. 1.0, then it is only possible to select the first four Sat Systems of the unit (Sat System A to Sat System D). In this case the receiver shall be set in the same way as for a common four-input DiSEqC relay, i.e. one of positions A, B, C, D, (1 to 4) shall be defined for each connected LNB.
Note: The configuration procedures for particular receivers can differ. The instructions included in the operating manual of a receiver shall be followed. Dreambox users can find detailed instructions in our download page.