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    Question Lifespan Of C Band Lnb's


    What is the lifespan of c band lnb's. Give the advantages and disadvantages of various types e.g 15k, 17k etc Is it repairable anyway ?
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    technically speaking, you can't really say the "lifespan" of these things.

    again, it really depends on "what it was made of and where it was manufactured." as i've posted similar to this thread: i have a eurostar ku lnb it didn't last even a month.

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    Probably the same as a Ku band Lnb 5 to 10 years best change after 3 to 4 years or when performance drops off.
    I still have 3 x 0.6 Cambridge Ku band Lnb's on a fixed dish set up that are 9 years old.
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    I have a Gardiner C band lnb. Its about ~10 years old and a it was lying in the heat of blazing sun and rain. But it still works. I think its temp is 20k or something like that.

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    Havent had any problems apart from reduced quality
    or strength on c band lnbs as have had with some
    ku lnbs.
    C band seems to work forever if not in critical cases

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    in all my years in the hobby, I have only ever had one C-band LNB fall-over. And we think that was something over heating and breaking down. When it cooled down it started working again. And you can only use a packet of frozen Pea's for so long. So it was thrown away.

    Zinwell, or Pacific Satellites LNB's do it for me, and at about $20.00 each who's complaining.

    The big problem is Lighting strikes, and I,ve lost a few in that way. The worst night was when I lost 5 Ku's in one night, and I also got knocked back, from her down the road. So no Tellie, and no Pussie. So what is a dog to do.
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    Some lnbs work for years and some just fail after few days. It is just your luck. Around 97% are good and they work for years. I am not able to repair them and it is cheaper to buy a new one.

 

 

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