| "john" wrote
| > I need to fit a TV signal booster in the loft. Can I take a fused
| > spur off the lighting ring circuit in order to supply power to it ?
And make sure you take it off the unswitched live terminal otherwise you
will not be the first person to find the telly only works when the back
bedroom light is on!
We had a discussion on these lines about 6 weeks ago.
There wasn't a definitive 'no' although it was felt to be an
unsatisfactory solution by some.
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
are the best I've seen. I took eight points off of one, in a small nursing
home, and the signal didn't drop to any of them. A great little piece of
The connections were:
Amplifier unit is fitted on 36 inches of coaxial to the antenna and then
fixed on the mast keeping the cable quite straight.
From the amplifier unit to a diplex box, with eight connection points, with
a further 5 yards of coaxial cable to take it inside the loft area.
The power supply was connected on the end of one of the coaxial cables on
the ground floor level and it really seems to working very well indeed,
although I say it myself (you're allowed to blow your own trumpet once in a
while), and it has stopped all the flickering and ghosting of the pictures
on all the TV's connected to it.
So I can personally endores this little item. It does what it says on the
tin and not all that expensive for the job it does.
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