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Old 06-05-2006, 01:44 AM   #1
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I am installing winegard automatic satellite on 2000 Journey 36G and I need to know where I can connect hot wire and GPS and ground wire in overhead cabinet. Instrutions said to connect hot wire to 12 volt but not to any wires that is connected to converter intended for 12 volt lights and has power with ignition off. The GPS wire must be connected to 12 volts that is hot with ignition on so it can update while you are driving. Thanks for any suggestions.
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I am installing winegard automatic satellite on 2000 Journey 36G and I need to know where I can connect hot wire and GPS and ground wire in overhead cabinet. Instrutions said to connect hot wire to 12 volt but not to any wires that is connected to converter intended for 12 volt lights and has power with ignition off. The GPS wire must be connected to 12 volts that is hot with ignition on so it can update while you are driving. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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Hi pridetide. You can download a PDF Manual and installation guide from here:-

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Pridetide: ask this same question in the Winnebago Owners Forum (scroll down a few forums) and also include your model in your signature. Good luck
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gary CA:
Pridetide: ask this same question in the Winnebago Owners Forum (scroll down a few forums) and also include your model in your signature. Good luck </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pridetide,I have added a link to your question in the Winnebago Owners Forum in order that other Winnebago Owners may see this question and have an answer for you...
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:13 PM   #6
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hey Pridtide, My installer took the power from the back of my inverter, he said it would be cleaner 12 volt power. Seems to work great for my K5 dish.
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For the satellite antenna power I used the Winnebago wires. Simply looked them up in the wiring diagrams. They were just laying there.

For the GPS you may have to run down the A-pillar and into the dash for key power. Some part of your GPS system (the antenna?) will be powered up anytime the key is on?

I just uploaded pictures on my antenna install again. Once they are approved, I'll add some descriptions and let everyone know they are there.
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:17 PM   #8
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I don't have the automatic dish, but this may still apply.
I have the Winegard digital elevation indicator and it was installed by a dealer using a built in 9 volt battery for voltage input, but it used batteries too quickly.
I called Winegard and they said the 12 vdc input needs to be very stable with no transients.
The voltage available behind the TV ant amp switch doesn't qualify as clean according to Winegard, so I got a 12 volt 3 terminal regulator IC from Radio Shack along with .01 mfd @ 50 volt and 450 mfd @ 50 volt capacitors.
I used it to regulate the 12 vdc (actually 12.8 at full charge and over 13 volts when the house or engine battery is being charged - whichever one is used) off the amp switch. It works well so far (several months).
if the current required by the automatic dish is in the range of the regulator IC - over one amp as I recall - you might do something similar.

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The .01 mfd cap goes from the input to ground, and the 450 fd goes from the output to ground.
The values are not critical and the voltage can be higher.
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I took power for the sattelite from power input to my Winegard input selector box for TV. Works great after 4 months of service.
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