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Old 02-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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TV switch box wiring?

Anyone have a wiring diagram for the Magnadyne VCS-7 Video control center? Need to know how the wires are labeled that connect to the box. Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Do not have one but on MOST video control centers the jacks are clearly marked.
This site had a graphic that may help.. If you can view it.. (kind of fuzzy)
RV VIDEO SWITCHING CENTER-MAGNADYNE TV/VCR Video Switching Center-VCS-7

Here is the company URL, but I could not find your switch Magnadyne Store
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It's not the video control box I'm having trouble with (it is clearly marked)-it's the wires that attach to the box. I feel sure that that most Monaco owners around my 2008 model probably have this same box. I need to know how the cables that attach to it are marked and which terminals they connect to on the box.
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Trial and error, you will not hurt anything.

Unhook the wires. Plug the antenna into the antenna jack, push the main button to the front tv. One wire at a time, connect to output jacks. When the signal appears, that is the right wire. Don't forget when completed to make a diagram and share it. (lol)
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Don't forget when completed to make a diagram and share it. (lol)
That's what I was hoping to get from this illustrious forum.
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It's not the video control box I'm having trouble with (it is clearly marked)-it's the wires that attach to the box. I feel sure that that most Monaco owners around my 2008 model probably have this same box. I need to know how the cables that attach to it are marked and which terminals they connect to on the box.

AH.. That is the problem

Well wires are either "TO or "FROM" now TO televisions is easy.. Turn on the tv, touch the center wire of the each coax.. the TV will "Respond" when you touch the proper one (the quality of the static will change) To be sure feed a signal (From a vcr or some such) to that cable.

Once you have identified all the TV"s. time to find the cable TO the vcr. (If you have one and it's hoked up_ running a cable FROM that Vcr to a tv, same procedure.

Now you need the cables FROM stuff.. Disconnect all other cables.

Disconnect the VCR out cable from the VCR and apply a small voltage .. Search for the cable with voltage on it.

Remove voltage and hook it up. (BOth ends)

Now the cable FROM the sat receiver.. Same procedure

When you ar edone you shoujld have one cable left.

Roof antenna.
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Fortunately, my Monaco -provided documentation showed wire routing source/destination.

But there are LOTS of A/V cables (3-wires: Yellow/Red/White) that all "look" the same. I had a bundle of colored, small-sized, cable-ties. So I put a red cable-tie on each end of ____, a green pair on _____, etc.....and then annotated this new marking scheme into the Monaco documentation.
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You can use this tool to run it down. Network Cable Tester with RJ-45 Crimping Tool SS35407-TEST Attach one end to say the bedroom cable and then attach the cables on the video control box to find the other end.

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