Advice Needed Technomate or alsat motor

Gladstones55

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Please advice which is better
Good reviews for Technomate on Amazon
 

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Depends what you mean by "better"?
 
jeallen01

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Depends what you mean by "better"?
Agreed - but if you go for an ALSAT motor, then get a "Superior Dark Motor" and not a "Supreme Dark Motor - that's cheaper and less likely in my own experience to suffer issues with some receivers (notably any that are"Enigma"/"E2"-based)
 
Gladstones55

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Ok thanks
It will be on Octagon SF8008 4K HDR UHD H.265 E2 Linux Dual WiFi Twin
Better means easy to install and reliability
I am leaning towards TM2600 as easily available through Amazon for easier warranty if needed
 
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jeallen01

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Ok thanks
It will be on Octagon SF8008 4K HDR UHD H.265 E2 Linux Dual WiFi Twin
Better means easy to install and reliability
I am leaning towards TM2600 as easily available through Amazon for easier warranty if needed
Have a read of this current thread before deciding on the TM motor.
 
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Had no problems with my TM-2600. Would deffo buy another one. Also with a bit of googling you can get the TM-2600 MK3 for ten quid cheaper than that :)
 
Gladstones55

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Had no problems with my TM-2600. Would deffo buy another one. Also with a bit of googling you can get the TM-2600 MK3 for ten quid cheaper than that :)
How old is TM 2600
Is it M2orM3
 
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funtime261

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How old is TM 2600
Is it M2orM3
MK2 I'm pretty sure...at least 4 years old and still works a treat, no play in metal gears even after all this time.
Would deffo buy another. Assume MK3 is even at least as good or better.
 
Gladstones55

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MK2 I'm pretty sure...at least 4 years old and still works a treat, no play in metal gears even after all this time.
Would deffo buy another. Assume MK3 is even at least as good or better.
Thank you for the detailed information
 
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Is Alsat still running as a business ?
 
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Somewhere on this forum is a thread that lists the various H to H motors and their Asian sources.

I recall the TM design is from the company Moteck, the Dark motors were linked with one of the competitors, Jaeger.

The Moteck from personal experience is much quicker across the arc but has a tendency to corrode, something to consider if you are near the sea.
 
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One clear advantage for me at one time was the wider arc offered by Alsat. Living on top floor flat meant that I had uninterrupted views to the east and the TM just couldn't reach those fringes - even with the hardware limit lugs removed. Alsat one could do 80 degrees in each direction, which meant it was enough to reach 72.1E - but only just!

TM could only reach around 64E. But this is a very specific use case!
 
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My old TM 2600 has failed after seven years, but I have a new TM 2600mk3 ready to be installed. I recommend the Technomate any day!!
 
Gladstones55

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Thanks all for your time and advice
I ordered TM 2600 from Amazon
 
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You won't regret it! Great choice! :)
 
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I have a new TM 2600mk3 ready to be installed.
What's the diameter of the output pole (or whatever it's called) on the Technomate motor? Going to motorise one of my zone 2 dishes but anything over 1.5 inches will require a rethink :)
 
Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
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North York Moors
What's the diameter of the output pole (or whatever it's called) on the Technomate motor? Going to motorise one of my zone 2 dishes but anything over 1.5 inches will require a rethink :)


Stub, I believe.
 
Tony1A

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Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
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North-East England, UK
The motor stub diameter is 2 inches.
 
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