I have just had Foxtel changed from Cable to Satellite dish. The dish provided is 65cm and operates quite well. To purchase the required equipment to take Foxtel in the caravan do we need as big as 83cm dish?. This would obviously be a bit harder to travel with.
This depends where you are travelling to.
A 65 dish will work fine on the east coast. However in central and western Australia a 78/83cm dish is the minimum requirement.
All our kits have the larger dish, but we do sell a smaller 65 for those just travelling in the east.
I have a Foxtel iQ3 box connected to satellite at home and Foxtel say that I can't move my Foxtel iQ3 box as it's paired to my home satellite dish. Is this true, or can I take this box with me in the caravan and get TV with your Pay TV satellite kit whilst on the road? I'll want to free camp a lot and as the Foxtel iQ3 box is 240 volt then can I run it on an inverter (which model) or will I also need to purchase a Vast 12 volt box to get free-to-air TV when in free camp areas?
If you read Foxtel terms and conditions, it states that the box is to remain at the registered address. If you choose to remove the box and use it with a mobile system then it will absolutely work providing it is a Foxtel satellite box and not a cable box. It is not paired to the dish and will work on any dish that is pointed to the correct satellite anywhere in Australia. For free to air you may require the VAST box. As far as power is concerned, you will require a small inverter to power up the Foxtel box on 12 V. They only use about 40 watts of power so the smallest PURE SINE WAVE inverter you can get will do the job. The lowest power one's I've seen are around 150 watts.
Hi Maybe a silly question but the weather proof wall plate goes on the outside of the van.If so is there covers for the plugs to stop dust etc from going in ?
Yes, the wall fitting has an architrave plate for the inside and a silicone rubber cap to keep out dust and water on the outside.