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Old 06-02-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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On my Escape factory tv hookup there is a power button and 2 coaxial hookups, the bottom one is the one I use, what is the top one for? If it is of no use or a duplicate, I'm wondering if I can replace the entire assembly with one of these pictured below and have the extra 12v outlet??
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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The outlet with the switch comes from your antenna. The other one is for when you are connected to cable at an rv park.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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I maybe mistaken but the bottom one also works when hooked up with cable? I'll have to check this out next time I have cable, thanks for the lead.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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I maybe mistaken but the bottom one also works when hooked up with cable? I'll have to check this out next time I have cable, thanks for the lead.
Hi: cpaharley...The push button is for the power amp for the antenna only. IMHO Alf
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The outlet with the switch comes from your antenna. The other one is for when you are connected to cable at an rv park.
There may be different versions - the one I have also has two connectors, however the one that does not have a switch is connected to nothing internally. In the board for the amplifier are 2 inputs, one for the antenna & one for cable, which is how Escape made the connections. The switch "switches" them so I only use the one connector.
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There may be different versions - the one I have also has two connectors, however the one that does not have a switch is connected to nothing internally. In the board for the amplifier are 2 inputs, one for the antenna & one for cable, which is how Escape made the connections. The switch "switches" them so I only use the one connector.
That is the way mine works too. There are two outlets but only the bottom one is functional. It took me a while to figure that out, and for a while I was convinced that there was a problem in the wiring.
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So I should be able to remove the old one and purchase one of these which gives me the same performance plus an extra 12v outlet? found here http://compare.ebay.com/like/3308383...Types&var=sbar
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If the current antenna amplifier is the same model as the one in your linked faceplate, it should work. If not, you may not have a way to connect to shore cable, or there may be a mismatch between the antenna & amp.
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2nd connection may be a straight through connection for use with satellite. You can not run satellite through the amplifier as it will lose the signal and has to be run straight from the dish to the receiver.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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No satellite connection on the exterior, maybe I'll ask the factory.
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