A better way to connect your power inserter is by using the instructions in the manual.

The power inserter is used to make sure there is enough power for all the electronics.Older systems relied on the receiver themselves to power the dish, but SWM equipment does a lot more than that.

A single line is run to a splitter on SWM-enabled dishes.A cable is run from the red connection to the Power to SWM connection on the power inserter.A cable is run from the "Signal to IRD" connection to your receiver.

If you have a SWM8 or SWiM-16 multiswitch, you can run a cable from the SWm1 output to your receiver.

If you swap the connections on the power inserter for the SWM one, the receiver will be dead before you finish attaching it.Dollars to donuts.Don't ever connect a receiver to a power inserter.Get a terminator and cover the "Signal to IRD" port.

There are better ways to connect the power inserter that don't put it at risk.They give you an extra port on your splitter to make up for the one you don't use on the power inserter.

The power inserter can be used on SWM8 multiswitches.The multiswitches are designed to be used that way.

SWM-16 and DSWM30 multiswitches have separate DC/PWR connections.It works well.Instead of going through SWM1, I recommend using it.

You always want solid copper core wires when running cable from your power inserter.At the inner wire, look at the tip of the connection.Solid copper is not likely to have any silver on it.Solid copper is what power should be carrying.

This way of installing your power inserter will make your system more stable and ensure you don't accidentally smoke a receiver.

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