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Author Topic: Splitter before converter - a problem?  (Read 115 times)

drisley

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Splitter before converter - a problem?
« on: August 15, 2017, 07:22:26 AM »
Back where our converter is, there is a single electrical outlet to power it. My cable jack is also back there. In many places I need to use a coax amplifier to get tv in the park, which requires electric.

Is there any issue running a splitter before the converter, since there's just the one jack there? What I've been doing is running an extension cord from an outlet on the other side of the rig.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Splitter before converter - a problem?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 08:04:30 AM »
The amp draw of the splitter/amp is minimal and won't overload the outlet.  Just put a multi-tap in the outlet that powers the converter and plug both into it.
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John From Detroit

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Re: Splitter before converter - a problem?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 08:10:07 AM »
The short answer is "NO"

THe longsr answer is I've done it many times

NOTE: one POSSIBLE issue.. the plug on MY converter is a 20 amp plug. Most "Splitters" are only 15 amp outlets if yours is that way it won't work.. I have a home made "Adapter" that handles it... How to make adapter

You need at least 1 foot of 12ga Flexable cord, a 20 amp plug and a 15/20 amp outlet and Surface mount box and Cover plate.. get all of it at any hardware.. Assembly is obvious.. (oh and a cable clamp)
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drisley

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Re: Splitter before converter - a problem?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 08:44:11 AM »
OK will throw a splitter on there then and be done with it.
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