People use a cellular signal booster to improve signal reception and call quality in areas with bad connectivity. These devices receive weak cellular signals, amplifies them, and retransmit them to your cellular phone, ensuring a good connection. There is also the added advantage of improving data service speeds. The three major components of a signal booster are the outside antenna, the amplifier, and the inside antenna. Apart from these, there are other accessories used in its installation, and they also affect its performance. Listed below are accessories used for installing a cellular signal booster, read on to know more about them.
A cellular signal booster is used for boosting signals of medium strength, and when the signal is strong it causes a signal overload of the amplifier. This results in oscillation that reduces the quality of the output signal, as well as affects other electronic devices operating within the service range of the signal booster. It can be avoided by installing attenuators between the outside antenna and the amplifier to reduce the signal strength. These are usually 50 Ohm kits and offer 5dB, 10dB, or 20dB reduction in signal strength. It is typically installed in one or more numbers depending on the requirement.
Connectors are used to join coaxial cables between different parts of a cell phone service booster. There are two types of it, a male connector and a female connector, the former attaches to the latter. Besides, there are different types of connectors like N, F, FME, MCX, MINI, UHF, SMA, and TNC. To get your device working, you need to choose the appropriate connector according to the one on your cable or accessory.
Before installing a cellular signal booster, you must measure the cellular signal strength in your area. Using a signal meter allows you to precisely measure the spot and the direction from where you get the best cellular signal from the nearest tower. Installing the outside antenna in this spot will ensure that you get the optimal signal booster performance. Moreover, you can also use it to install the inside antenna(s) to get maximum coverage.
The quality of the coaxial cables used significantly affects the performance of the cell phone service booster. Apart from this, you must know that as the length of the cable increases, the signal strength decreases. The two types of cables used are 50 Ohms and 75 Ohms, of which 75 Ohms cables are the one commonly used in residential boosters.
On a final note, when installing a cell phone service booster at home or office, you must ensure that the ratings of the accessories mentioned above are according to industry standards.