- Twice the pulse count - Twice the
- 6 LED display Vs. only 3
- 99 Programmed satellite position
- Programmable Satellite Name vs.
- Re-sync function vs. None
The Choice is clear. The choice
is GBOX. (Read
the review below)
The Actuator (wires not included with actuator):
The actuator line is comprised of five stranded copper wires.
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
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
actuator 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
Guide on Installing a Large C-Band Dish (pdf)
Warranty: 1 year manufacturer's warranty serviced by us
if you purchase it from us with our receipt.
E2 Message on Display:
There is only one error message -- E2 message for GBox.
E-2 Message means NO PUSLES
- Re-check the wiring
connection from the actuator to the GBox
- Make sure the actuator is
not stopped due to Mechanical Limit.
- Check if the Reed Switch
Sensor in the actuator is broken.
- Check if the Motor is
- The Fuse inside the GBox
might be broken.
Satelliteguys Product Review: Dated 1/18/2008
I got a GBox V3000 from Sadoun a little
over a week ago, and have been testing it since the first day I got
I originally had it on a 10' Unimesh dish powered by a Pansat 3500
using a Von Weise VW-24LC actuator. About 4 days ago, I switched it
to my 8'3" Birdview dish with a H-H 34:1 gear ratio motor powered
and controlled by a Traxis 3500.
In both cases, the GBox has performed up to and exceeded my
This controller is to put it simply, "AWESOME".
You can read extensively about what I will say next in the
"Problem with VBox III Accuracy" starting in Post #41.
The GBox processor is sensitive enough to catch every single pulse
emitted by your reed-switch sensor and magnet assembly, and in many
cases will double the counts of whatever your former controller was
counting. I proved it in the above thread with two different
actuators on two different dishes. Somehow, it catches the pulse on
each side of the magnet as it goes past the sensor.
The end result is an extremely sensitive and accurate controller for
your big dish.
Until I got the GBox in my hot little hands, I thought I already
owned two of the best controllers for a big dish in existence, but
not any more.
Now I've got to figure a way to scrounge up the money to buy 2 more
Here are the features:
- Compatible with All DiSEqC 1.2
- Compatible with All Kinds of
Actuator and H-H Mount
- (Reed Switch Sensor)
- 99 Easily Programmed Position
- 60 Pre-stored Satellite Names & 30
Free Names at User's Choice
- 6 Digit LED Display
- 23 Keys Full Function IR Remote
- Fine-tune EAST / WEST Buttons for
- Recall Satellite Positions by 3
Control Buttons on Front Panel
- Wrong Wiring and Short Circuit
- Re-synchronizing Function
The unit can be used as a stand-alone
controller complete with it's own remote, or can be controlled by
any DVB receiver that issues DiSEqC 1.2 commands.
The very second you select the satellite and channel you want, the
GBox takes off and starts the dish moving. There is no hesitation,
no mis-fires, it just works.
It stops the dish precisely where you programmed it to stop down to
the exact count that you gave it. Given the fact that you have twice
as many counts to work with, the accuracy of the stopping point is
The digital display is capable of displaying over 2000 counts, and I
believe it will display up to 4000 counts. Read the thread above as
to why I think that.
If you would rather see satellite names displayed on the front of
the box, the GBox comes with 60 pre-stored names, and 30 that you
can program in.
One extremely useful function that ties into the previous one is
that for those of us who have a hard time remembering the old
satellite names or are using a 4DTV/Analog receiver slaved to or
tied to a DVB receiver, those old names can be programmed in to
display on the front.
It re-syncs all satellites if the dish is moved or re-tuned after
programming, just hit the re-sync button on the remote.
I have reset it to factory default 3 times, and every time it has
performed as designed.
I couldn't find anything that I didn't like about this controller,
so all there is left to say is this:
"Buy it. Install it. Program it. Love it!"
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