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Commscope CSAPDU5VP Power Input Options

I'm trying to figure out my options for powering  the Commscope CSAPDU5VP amplifier. I have an X1 cable box and an Arris TG1682G gateway. At the moment, the Cable Box is on port 1 with a power inserter. Overall, I highly dislike the setup, needing the extra power inserter, cable, and power plug near the TV.

 

What are my other options for providing power? Would it be a bad idea to switch the Gateway to port 1 and have the power inserter on the same line? At the moment, my downstream and upstream numbers are solid.

 

Is the best option to add an additional cable and use the dedicated power input plug on the amplifier itself? I would need to add an electrical outlet nearby in the basement for that option.

 

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP Power Input Options

If you only have the 2 devices I’d eliminate the amp altogether and replace with a 2 way splitter. Your present signal levels would still be well within range.
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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP Power Input Options

I know the technician had a difficult time getting the results he wanted. I think he had to put the amplifier in to get the numbers within range. The house is wired for 4 rooms, but we are only using two ports (Gateway and X1 Box). If I remove the power from the amplifier, neither the internet or cable work.

 

Here are my up and down stream numbers. Hopefully they can provide some context.

Index

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

Lock Status

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Frequency

669.00 MHz

501.00 MHz

507.00 MHz

513.00 MHz

519.00 MHz

525.00 MHz

531.00 MHz

537.00 MHz

543.00 MHz

555.00 MHz

561.00 MHz

567.00 MHz

573.00 MHz

579.00 MHz

591.00 MHz

597.00 MHz

603.00 MHz

609.00 MHz

627.00 MHz

633.00 MHz

639.00 MHz

651.00 MHz

657.00 MHz

663.00 MHz

SNR

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.98 dB

38.98 dB

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.61 dB

38.98 dB

38.98 dB

Power Level

5.50 dBmV

6.30 dBmV

5.90 dBmV

5.20 dBmV

4.60 dBmV

4.40 dBmV

3.70 dBmV

3.30 dBmV

3.40 dBmV

2.20 dBmV

2.50 dBmV

2.50 dBmV

1.30 dBmV

1.70 dBmV

1.60 dBmV

1.10 dBmV

2.50 dBmV

2.00 dBmV

3.20 dBmV

2.40 dBmV

3.20 dBmV

4.10 dBmV

4.10 dBmV

5.30 dBmV

Modulation

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

256 QAM

Index

1

2

3

4

Lock Status

Locked

Locked

Locked

Locked

Frequency

17.30 MHz

23.70 MHz

30.10 MHz

36.50 MHz

Symbol Rate

5120 KSym/s

5120 KSym/s

5120 KSym/s

5120 KSym/s

Power Level

34.00 dBmV

34.50 dBmV

34.75 dBmV

35.25 dBmV

Modulation

64 QAM

64 QAM

64 QAM

64 QAM

Channel Type

DOCSIS2.0 (ATDMA)

DOCSIS2.0 (ATDMA)

DOCSIS2.0 (ATDMA)

DOCSIS2.0 (ATDMA)