SB-20 Sadde Bracket 2" Replacement for QARL Heavy Duty LINEAR ACTUATOR Arm Dish Mover (HD)
SB-15 Sadde Bracket 1.5" Replacement for HARL Standard Duty LINEAR ACTUATOR Arm Dish Mover (HD)
Wiring The Actuator (wires not included with
The actuator line is comprised of five stranded copper wires.
Two 12 or 14 gauge stranded wires are used to
power the motor and
Two color-coded 18 or 22 gauge shielded wires
connect to the sensor.
These actuator wires should be connected to the
appropriate terminals on the back of the receiver (or a separate
actuator power supply).
Like the servo motor wires, the Two shielded motor sensor wires
provide pulse, and ground. The vast majority of actuator motors
do not require power to be hooked to the sensor. Look inside the
actuator housing. If there are only two wires connected to the
sensor, then hook up pulse and ground to their respective
terminals. IF there are three wires connected to the sensor, and
pulse and ground interchangeably to the other two sensor wires,
then use 3 wires.
The two large stranded wires connect to the large wire terminals
at the actuator motor and to the motor wire "M1" and "M2"
terminals on the back of the receiver or
controller. Now try to move the dish to the east or west; if
the dish moves in the direction opposite to the on intended,
reverse the wires connected to the motor wire "M1" and "M2"
Do I need a separate power line to connect to the HH Motor?
No. The motor gets its power from the receiver using the same coaxial cable running from the receiver to the LNBF on the dish. You simply disconnect the cable from the LNBF. Connect it to the HH Motor. Then run a short coaxial cable between the motor and the LNBF. You are set.
How do I control the motor to move it East / West?
The motor is controlled by the receiver's remote control. All receivers compliant with the DiSEqC 1.2, 1.3, or USALS protocol have the capability to run an HH motor. Once you initially
setup the motor on the satellite arc and store the locations of the satellites, you will be able to move between satellites by simply changing the channel.
Does the motor also adjust for variation in elevation on the dish for each satellite?
Yes it does.
Do I need to skew the LNBF on a motorized dish?
No you don't. Just set the skew at 0 and the motor will tilt the whole dish when it moves.
What is the benefit from motorizing my dish?
Well, by adding a motor to your system you will be able to receive satellite channels from several satellites instead from one only. That way you will gain many more channels economically without investing in many dishes and switches.
Where can I find out what channels are available free to air?
There are many
DVB free to air channels available in North America on satellites such as Galaxy 10R, AMC4, Telstar 5, AMC3, etc. There are channels from the USA and from around the world. See http://www.lyngsat.com/america.shtml for a complete listing of what is available. Any
DVB Channel with an F designation is FREE TO AIR.