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Post by duffie on Mon May 25, 2015 4:51 pm

stupid question but i connected my lead to the external connector on my winchombe to the cc site booster and it didnt seem to do any good no better picture am i doing something wrong? i have read the book and it dosent seem right clear is there another internal aerial socket hidden somewhere that i might have missed?
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Post by Paulmold on Mon May 25, 2015 4:56 pm

You still need to connect your TV to the aerial, therefore you need a fly lead from the TV to an internal socket. Unfortunately I don't know where that would be on a Winchcombe. Often found on the same plate as a 12v socket, possibly near to shelf or worktop.

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon May 25, 2015 4:56 pm

The roof mounted aerial is connected to your tv. You need to disconnect that and connect the external socket to the tv instead. I don't know how your van is wired so don't know where that will be done - I'll see if I can find a handbook.

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Post by Peter Brown on Mon May 25, 2015 5:05 pm

As far as I can gather there is a multiple socket point adjacent to the TV. The external connection is wired to one of those sockets - not the one the tv is currently connected too. I presume the sockets are labelled as there is no detail in the handbook.

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Post by Jaytee on Mon May 25, 2015 5:22 pm

Yes, the external socket is wired to the double socket in the top cupboard and to the socket that requires the adaptor, not sure what it is called to convert it to the telly style plug.

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Post by duffie on Mon May 25, 2015 7:36 pm

the manual is a bit unclear do you mean use the spare connector in the cupboard that resembles the type of connector same as sat tv connector?
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Post by Jaytee on Mon May 25, 2015 9:52 pm

I think that might be the one. I have one on my signal detector. Smaller in dia at one end. Sorry to sound so vague rolleyes

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Post by inspiredron on Tue May 26, 2015 12:50 am

For some reason best known to Auto-Sleeper the external aerial socket (on my van at least) is connected to the F-socket on the outlet by the television and not to the normal TV Co-ax socket. You need an F-socket to Co-ax adaptor or a lead with an f-plug on one end and a normal TV Co-ax on the other.
There is another thread on this somewhere on this forum.


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Post by Jaytee on Tue May 26, 2015 7:45 am

That's the one allthumbz thanks Ron.

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Post by inspiredron on Tue May 26, 2015 3:30 pm

I was sure that I went back to insert ghe link, Peter - I even tested it. Must have forgotten to hit Send!

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Post by Peter Brown on Tue May 26, 2015 3:40 pm

Ron, the link was there but the...highlight=external+tv had dropped off the end.

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Post by inspiredron on Wed May 27, 2015 12:04 am

Peter Brown wrote:Ron, the link was there but the...highlight=external+tv had dropped off the end.

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I deliberately removed that to avoid red highlights!  It seemed to go to the right thread when I tested it. Not that I am bothered - I thought I was losing it when I saw your edit scratch head

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Post by Dave 'R' on Fri May 29, 2015 10:49 am

Auto sleepers have wired up the TV and Satellite connections in a very illogical manner.  A trip to the supplier and a rewire that connected all TV sockets together and all satellite sockets together sorted out the confusion.
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Post by Jaytee on Fri May 29, 2015 11:22 am

Dave 'R' wrote:Auto sleepers have wired up the TV and Satellite connections in a very illogical manner.  A trip to the supplier and a rewire that connected all TV sockets together and all satellite sockets together sorted out the confusion.

Interesting up! Did they do it under warranty?

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Post by Dave 'R' on Fri May 29, 2015 12:45 pm

yes, as it was initially seen as a defect as it did not work when connected up.
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Post by safariboy on Fri May 29, 2015 8:28 pm

The auto sleepers wiring seems odd but is quite logical and I would not change it. The TV socket is connected to the output of the aerial amplifier. It is not a good idea to connect the input from the bollard to this. Using the F type to TV adaptor is simple and not expensive.
It would be a good idea if autosleepers provided suitable adapters to save a trip to Maplins.
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Post by Dave 'R' on Fri May 29, 2015 9:20 pm

Having the external F type connected to the satellite lines and the TV socket to the TV lines is logical and more with standard convention so it would not need adapters.
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