Installation Manual
Broadband
House Amplifier
BHA-100S/P-R
BHA-100K/P-R
BHA-100A/P-R
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044
POWER SUPPLY
100 - 240 VAC
SERIAL NO.
870 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
BHA-87S/P
1003 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
BHA-87K/P
BHA-87A/P
FORWARD EQ
BHA-100S/P-R
+24 VDC
TEST POINT
BHA-100K/P-R
SLOPE
GAIN
FORWARD
JXP
POWER
BHA-100A/P-R
-20 dB
REVERSE INPUT
TEST POINT
RETURN
JXP
H
L
L
H
RETURN EQ
RETURN
JXP
-20 dB
REVERSE
OUTPUT
TEST POINT
IN
-20 dB
FORWARD IN
TEST POINT
-20 dB
FORWARD OUT
TEST POINT
CAUTION:
CONTAINS PARTS
AND ASSEMBLIES
SUSCEPTIBLE TO
DAMAGE BY
ELECTROSTATIC
DISCHARGE (ESD)
OUT
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
12. Power-cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so
1. Read instructions — All the safety and operating instructions
that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
should be read before the appliance is operated.
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
2. Retain instructions — The safety and operating instructions
appliance.
should be retained for future reference.
13.
Outdoor
antenna grounding — If an outside antenna or cable system
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the appliance and in the
is
connected
to the video product, be sure the antenna or cable system
operating instructions should be adhered to.
is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
4. Follow instructions — All operating and use instructions
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical
should be followed.
Code, ANSI/NFPA, No. 70-1984, provides information with respect
5. Cleaning — Unplug this video product from the wall outlet
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Exception: A product
conductors, location of Antenna-discharge unit. Connection to
that is meant for uninterrupted service and that for some
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
specific reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an
See figure 75.1
auithorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to
14.
Lightning — For added protection for this video product receiver
be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose,
during
a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
may exclude the reference to unplugging the appliance in the
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect
cleaning description otherwise required in item 5.
the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the video
6. Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by
product due to lightning and power-line surges.
the video product manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
15.
Power lines — An outside antenna system should not be located in
7. Water and Moisture — Do not use this video product near
the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power
water: for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, and
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to
the like.
keep from touching such power lines of circuits, as contact with them
8. Accessories — Do not place this video product on an unstable
might be fatal.
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The video product may
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as
fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
17.
Object and liquid Entry — never push objects of any kind into this
bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold
video product through openings, as they may touch dangerous
with the video product. Any mounting of the appliance should
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a
shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the video-product.
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9. Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided 18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video product yourself,
as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the video
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings
19.
Damage requiring service-unplug this video product from the wall
must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or
following conditions:
other similar surface. This video product should never be
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This video
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the video
product should not be placed in a build-in installation such as
product.
a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
c. If the video product has been exposed to rain or water.
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
d. If the video product does not operate normally by following the
10. Power Sources — This video product should be operated
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered
only from the type of power source indicated on the
by the operating instructions, as an improper adjustment of other
marketing label. If you are not sure of the type of power
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive
supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local
work by a qualified technician to restore the video product to its
power company. For video products intended to operate from
normal operation.
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
e. If the video product has been dropped or the cabinet has been
instructions.
damaged.
11. This video product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performancetype plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This plug
this indicates a need for service.
will only fit into a ground-type power outlet. This is a safety
feature.If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the ground-type plug.
20. Replacement parts — When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
21. Safety check — Upon completion of any service or repairs
to this video product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the video product is in proper
operating condition.
Model: BHA-100*
CATV DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIER
BHA-100S/P-R BHA-100K/P-R BHA-100A/P-R
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and in particular specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to
the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
CAUTION
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER(OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
Caution
These servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel only. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not perform any servicing other than that
contained in the Installation and Troubleshooting Instructions unless you are qualified to do so. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Special Symbols That Might Appear on the Equipment
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage levels are present within the equipment. These voltages are not
insulated and may be of sufficient strength to cause serious bodily injury when touched. The symbol may also appear
on schematics.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important
installation, servicing, and operating instructions in the documents accompanying the equipment.
For continued protection against fire, replace all fuses only with fuses having the same electrical ratings marked at
the location of the fuse.
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the Installation Manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense. CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment under the rules and regulations of the FCC.
Canadian Compliance
This Class A digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme À la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B
Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446 or 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044,
1-800-523-6678, declares under sole responsibility that the product identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device.
Each product marketed is identical to the representative unit tested and founded to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to
reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis
as required by 47 CFR 2.909. Operation is subject to the following condition: This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation. The above named party is responsible for ensuring that the equipment complies with the standards of 47 CFR,
Paragraphs 15.107 to 15.109
Copyright © 2008 by Motorola, Inc.
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Contents
Section 1
Introduction
Using this Manual ............................................................................................................................................................................ 1-2
Document Conventions................................................................................................................................................................... 1-2
If You Need Help............................................................................................................................................................................... 1-3
Calling for Repairs ........................................................................................................................................................................... 1-4
Section 2
Overview
Power Supply ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
Forward Amplifier ............................................................................................................................................................................ 2-3
Accessories and Options................................................................................................................................................................ 2-4
Return Amplifier ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2-4
Cable Equalizers...................................................................................................................................................................... 2-4
Section 3
Configuration and Installation
Mounting the BHA-100* ................................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Configuring the BHA-100*............................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Connecting Power............................................................................................................................................................................ 3-3
Installing the Equalizer and Input Pad ........................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Determining the Equalizer...................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Starline Cable Simulators – SCS-*......................................................................................................................................... 3-7
Installing the Return Amplifier Kit.................................................................................................................................................. 3-7
Appendix A
Specifications
Abbreviations and Acronyms
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Contents
Figures
Figure 1-1 BHA-100* broadband house amplifier.........................................................................................................................1-1
Figure 2-1 BHA-100* dimensions ...................................................................................................................................................2-1
Figure 2-2 BHA-100* functional block diagram ............................................................................................................................2-3
Figure 3-1 BHA-100* with outer cover removed ...........................................................................................................................3-2
Figure 3-2 BHA-100* fuse and plug-in accessories .....................................................................................................................3-3
Figure 3-3 Equalizer slope versus cable .......................................................................................................................................3-6
Tables
Table 2-1 BHA-100* models ............................................................................................................................................................2-2
Table 2-2 Amplifier accessories.....................................................................................................................................................2-4
Table 3-1 Starline Forward Equalizers – SFE*-* ...........................................................................................................................3-4
Table 3-2 Starline Cable Simulators ..............................................................................................................................................3-7
Table A-1 Specifications for models BHA-100S/P-R, BHA-100K/P-R, and BHA-100A/P-R...................................................... A-1
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
Section 1
Introduction
Motorola’s Broadband House Amplifier, BHA-100*, is a high performance, two-way distribution
amplifier. It is designed for the sheltered environment of multiple dwelling units (MDU), such
as apartment buildings, condominiums, and hospitals. The BHA-100* takes advantage of CATV
technology used in extended bandwidth cable systems and is capable of two-way signal
transmission with the addition of a return amplifier kit.
For more information regarding this product, consult the Motorola product catalog or visit the
Web site: http://broadband.motorola.com/catalog.
Figure 1-1 illustrates the BHA-100*.
Figure 1-1
BHA-100* broadband house amplifier
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044
POWER SUPPLY
100 - 240 VAC
SERIAL NO.
870 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
1003 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
BHA-87S/P
BHA-87K/P
BHA-87A/P
FORWARD EQ
BHA-100S/P-R
+24 VDC
TEST POINT
BHA-100K/P-R
GAIN
FORWARD
JXP
POWER
SLOPE
BHA-100A/P-R
-20 dB
REVERSE INPUT
TEST POINT
RETURN
JXP
H
L
L
H
RETURN EQ
RETURN
JXP
-20 dB
REVERSE
OUTPUT
TEST POINT
IN
-20 dB
FORWARD IN
TEST POINT
-20 dB
FORWARD OUT
TEST POINT
CAUTION:
CONTAINS PARTS
AND ASSEMBLIES
SUSCEPTIBLE TO
DAMAGE BY
ELECTROSTATIC
DISCHARGE (ESD)
OUT
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
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Introduction
Using this Manual
This manual contains information used to install and operate the BHA-100* amplifier. The
manual is organized as follows:
Section 1
Introduction provides a product description, the technical helpline, and instructions for
repair/return.
Section 2
Overview provides detailed information concerning BHA-100* functions and accessories.
Section 3
Configuration and Installation includes instructions to configure and install the BHA-100* in the
field.
Appendix A
Specifications presents a list of general specifications; complete specifications are available in the
product catalog.
Abbreviations
and Acronyms
The Abbreviations and Acronyms list contains the full spelling of the short forms used in this
manual.
Document Conventions
Before you begin using the BHA-100* amplifier, familiarize yourself with the stylistic
conventions used in this manual:
SMALL CAPS
Denotes silk screening on the equipment, typically representing front- and rear-panel controls,
input/output (I/O) connections, and light emitting diodes (LEDs)
* (asterisk)
Indicates that several versions of the same model number exist and the information applies to
all models; when the information applies to a specific model, the complete model number is
given
Italic type
Denotes a displayed variable, a variable that you must type, or is used for emphasis
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
Introduction
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If You Need Help
If you need assistance while working with the BHA-100*, contact the Motorola Technical
Support Call Center (TSCC):
•
•
•
Toll Free : 1-888-944-HELP (1-888-944-4357)
Direct: +1 847-725-4011or See Local Country Calling Numbers Below.
Motorola Online: http://businessonline.motorola.com
The TSCC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, Motorola Online offers a
technical documentation, repair status, shipping information, and low priority issue
creation/tracking. For specific Toll Free numbers when calling from outside of the United
States, please refer to your product manual or our web page.
Country
International
Toll Free
Number
Country
BELGIUM
0-800-72-163
LUXEMBOURG
0-800-2-5310
DENMARK
80-88-6748
NETHERLANDSHOLLAND
0-800-022-0176
FINLAND
0-800-114-263
NORWAY
800-15-670
FRANCE
0-800-90-7038
POLAND
00-800-111-3671
GERMANY
0-8001873019
PORTUGAL
800-81-3461
HUNGARY
06-800-18164
SPAIN
900-99-1771
IRELAND
1-800-55-9871
SWEDEN
020-79-0241
ISRAEL-Barak
1-80-931-5435
SWITZERLAND
0-800-561-872
ISRAEL-Bezeq
1-80-942-9181
UNITED KINGDOM
0-800-404-8439
ISREAL-Golden
1-80-925-2071
UNITED STATES
888-944-4357
ITALY
800-788-304
International
Toll Free
Number
If there are any issues contacting the TSCC, please contact us at toll number +1 847-725-4011
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
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Introduction
Calling for Repairs
If repair is necessary, call Motorola’s Repair Facility at 1-800-642-0442 for a Return for Service
Authorization (RSA) number before sending the unit. The RSA number must be prominently
displayed on all equipment cartons. The Repair Facility is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Central Time, Monday through Friday.
For after hours, or international customers, a request for an RSA can be submitted via e-mail to
nogrepaircenter@motorola.com. Please include the following information in the e-mail:
ƒ
Shipping address (for returning the unit(s) to you)
ƒ
Contact name and phone number
ƒ
Serial number(s) of unit(s)
ƒ
Detailed description of problem(s) for each unit
When shipping equipment for repair, follow these steps:
1
Pack the unit securely.
2
Enclose a note describing the exact problem.
3
Enclose a copy of the invoice that verifies the warranty status.
4
Ship the unit PREPAID to the address indicated on the RSA form provided by Motorola.
For customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), contact the Technical
Assistance Centre (TAC), which offers the following high levels of services:
ƒ
Toll-free phone numbers where available – see list above
ƒ
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, multilingual technical assistance (Spanish, German, and
French)
ƒ
Central tracking of all issues utilizing the Clarify Call Management System
ƒ
Automated escalation management, both technical and issue related, if necessary through
to the high-level development teams or senior account management.
The e-mail address for the Call Management System is: BCS.Helpdesk@motorola.com.
The new repair process enables you to track your issue by quoting your unique system ID or
Customer Service Report number.
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
Section 2
Overview
The Motorola BHA-100* is an 1003 MHz high gain indoor distribution amplifier with a silicon
power-doubled output stage.
It features variable gain and slope controls and is equipped with pad and equalizer facilities for
greater flexibility when adjustment is required. It uses standard Motorola accessories, including
JXP-*B pads, SFE-100-* forward equalizers, SRE-100-* return equalizers, and SCS-100-* cable
simulators. The unit also uses a product-specific BHA-100/RA-Kit/L return amplifier. Input and
output ports are standard 5/8-24 connectors.
The BHA-100* also features:
ƒ
Forward and return-path capability
ƒ
Operational gain of 34 dB
„
Line powering with 90–240 volts AC, 50–60 Hz auto ranging, switching power supply
ƒ
−20 dB directional coupler test points
„
IEC 320 connector to enable local power compliance flexibility
„
Compliance with UL safety requirements and FCC rules on RF emissions
„
Tamper-resistance with a rugged cast aluminum housing and heavy gauge cover
Figure 2-1 displays the amplifier’s dimensions.
Figure 2-1
BHA-100* dimensions
2.25 in
(5.72 cm)
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044
POWER SUPPLY
100 - 240 VAC
SERIAL NO.
870 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
1003 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
BHA-87S/P
BHA-87K/P
9.375 in
(23.81 cm)
BHA-87A/P
FORWARD EQ
BHA-100S/P-R
+24 VDC
TEST POINT
BHA-100K/P-R
GAIN
FORWARD
JXP
POWER
SLOPE
BHA-100A/P-R
-20 dB
REVERSE INPUT
TEST POINT
RETURN
JXP
H
L
L
H
RETURN EQ
RETURN
JXP
-20 dB
REVERSE
OUTPUT
TEST POINT
IN
-20 dB
FORWARD IN
TEST POINT
-20 dB
FORWARD OUT
TEST POINT
CAUTION:
CONTAINS PARTS
AND ASSEMBLIES
SUSCEPTIBLE TO
DAMAGE BY
ELECTROSTATIC
DISCHARGE (ESD)
OUT
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
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Overview
Several models of the BHA-100* are available to accommodate various forward and return
bandpass requirements, as described in Table 2-1:
Table 2-1
BHA-100* models
Model Number
Forward Bandpass
Return Bandpass
Output Stage
Forward Gain
BHA-100S/P-R
52 to 1003 MHz
5 to 40 MHz
Power-doubled
34 dB
BHA-100K/P-R
54 to 1003 MHz
5 to 42 MHz
Power-doubled
34 dB
BHA-100A/P-R
85 to 1003 MHz
5 to 65 MHz
Power-doubled
34 dB
The recommended difference in signal level between the low and high ends of the specified
bandpass is the amplifier output tilt. The recommended output tilt for the BHA-100S/P-R,
BHA-100K/P-R, and BHA-100A/P-R is 7 dB between 50 MHz and 550 MHz plus 4.5 dB between
550 MHz and 750 MHz, for a total of 11.5 dB.
For maximum security and durability, the BHA-100* is enclosed in a cast aluminum housing
with a heavy gauge cover. The housing is equipped with substantial heat sinking for efficient
heat dissipation. The BHA-100* is designed to be wall-mounted with external mounting
brackets molded in the housing for ease of installation.
The BHA-100*-R is equipped with standard built-in diplex filters at its input and output. When
two-way operation is needed, you can easily upgrade it by installing the appropriate return
amplifier (BHA-100/RA-Kit/L).
Power Supply
The BHA-100* contains an auto-ranging switching power supply that operates from 90 VAC to
240 VAC without adjustments. The power supply furnishes the 24 VDC required by the forward
and return amplifiers.
The BHA-100* is a Class 1 apparatus that requires a protective ground wire in the power cord.
For permanent wiring, a ground must be provided by the third conductor in the power cable. A
short power cord with an IEC 320 connector is furnished for power input connection to the AC
power line. This connector accepts standard domestic power cords and power cords from other
countries.
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
Overview
2-3
Forward Amplifier
Figure 2-2 illustrates a functional block diagram of both the forward amplifier and the optional
return amplifier, and applies to all models.
Figure 2-2
BHA-100* functional block diagram
-20dB
test point
RF
input
Attenuator
(plug in)
Preamp
-20dB
test point
Slope
H
H
Equalizer
(plug in)
L
-20dB
test point
Gain
L
-20dB
test point
Equalizer
(plug in)
Attenuator
(plug in)
Postamp
RF
output
Return amplifier
(plug in)
Switching
power
supply
Attenuator
(plug in)
+24Vdc
test point
5A/125V
+24Vdc
90-240Vac
2.5A/250V
The forward amplifier consists of a low noise pre-amplifier followed by a power-doubled output
stage to achieve low distortion. Between the two stages there are gain and slope controls for
level adjustment.
The input signal level to the pre-amplifier is controlled by a vari-losser with a range of 6 dB.
The vari-losser is controlled by the GAIN potentiometer. A JXP-*B socket is also incorporated in
the signal path to further reduce input signal amplitude. SFE-100-* cable equalizers can be
installed in the socket to supplement the slope control network.
A –20 dB directional coupler test point at the amplifier input monitors forward input signal
levels. Directional coupler test points are also available to measure forward amplifier output,
return input, and return output signal levels.
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Overview
Accessories and Options
You can upgrade all models to accommodate two-way service by installing an optional return
amplifier kit, model BHA-100/RA-Kit/L. This kit enables the unit to carry channels in the
extended bandwidth return path. Cable equalizers and plug-in pads are also available to
enhance equipment performance.
Table 2-2 lists accessories available for the amplifier:
Table 2-2
Amplifier accessories
Accessories
Function
LC-UL/CSA
3 foot line cord, 125 Vac, UL and CSA rated, NEMA 5-15P to IEC 320
JXP-*B
Plug-in pads (available in 1 dB increments from 1 to 24 dB)
SFE-100-*
Forward cable equalizer for 1003 MHz systems (available in 1 dB increments from
2 dB to 22 dB)
SRE-*-*
Return cable equalizer for 1003 MHz systems ( available in 1 dB increments from
0 dB through 12 dB
SCS-*
Cable simulator that compensates for cable properties and can be used in place of
fixed equalizers where the amplifiers are close together
BHA-100/RA-Kit/L
Return amplifier kit includes all components necessary to activate the return path in
the bandpass from 5 to 40 MHz, 5 to 42 MHz and from 5 to 65 MHz
Return Amplifier
Diplex filters for two-way operation are permanently installed at the input and output ports of
the amplifier. The BHA-100* employs three return bandpasses: 5 to 40 MHz, 5 to 42 MHz, and
5 to 65 MHz. You can add the return amplifier function to the BHA-100* by installing the
return amplifier hybrid and the return equalizer, model SRE-100*. Additionally, there are
JXP-ZX jumpers for the JXP-*B pad sockets to establish continuity for the return path.
You can use directional coupler test points to monitor signal levels at both the input and output
of the return amplifier.
Cable Equalizers
Cable equalizer model SFE-100*-* can be installed at the amplifier input. This equalizer
compensates for tilted signal levels due to cable attenuation versus frequency. Using the
equalizer results in lower signal levels at the lower channels. The equalizer compensates for
cable signal loss in 1 dB increments.
You must remove the ergonomic plastic shell before you install the SFE-*-* in the BHA-100*.
BHA-100* Broadband House Amplifier Installation Manual
Section 3
Configuration and Installation
This section provides information to configure and install the BHA-100*, including instructions
to:
„
Mount the BHA-100*
„
Configure the BHA-100* (add accessories)
„
Connect and supply power to the BHA-100*
„
Adjust the output level and slope
„
Install the return amplifier kit
Mounting the BHA-100*
The BHA-100* should be mounted on a flat surface and be positioned vertically. This position
results in maximum air flow and the lowest operating temperature. When mounting the
BHA-100*, choose a location protected from the weather, with available power in close
proximity. The BHA-100* should be mounted flush with the wall using appropriate mounting
hardware (not provided with the unit).
Configuring the BHA-100*
To put the BHA-100* into service, the following areas require attention:
„
Power connections
„
Cable equalizer and input pad selection and installation
„
Return amplifier installation
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Configuration and Installation
Figure 3-1 illustrates the BHA-100* with outer cover removed and the power supply and
amplifier board covers in place. The amplifier board cover shows the location of the options and
the adjustments.
Figure 3-1
BHA-100* with outer cover removed
101 Tournament Drive
Horsham, PA 19044
POWER SUPPLY
90 - 240 VAC
SERIAL NO.
1003 MHz BROADBAND HOUSE AMPLIFIER
BHA-100S/P-R
BHA-100K/P-R
BHA-100A/P-R
FORWARD EQ
+24 VDC
TEST POINT
GAIN
FORWARD
JXP
SLOPE
POWER
-20 dB
REVERSE INPUT
TEST POINT
RETURN
JXP
H
L
L
H
RETURN EQ
RETURN
JXP
-20 dB
REVERSE
OUTPUT
TEST POINT
IN
-20 dB
FORWARD OUT
TEST POINT
-20 dB
FORWARD IN
TEST POINT
RF
IN
CAUTION:
CONTAINS PARTS
AND ASSEMBLIES
SUSCEPTIBLE TO
DAMAGE BY
ELECTROSTATIC
DISCHARGE (ESD)
OUT
RF
OUT
-20 dB
Forward In
test point
-20 dB
Forward Out
test point
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Connecting Power
Power input to the amplifier can be 90 VAC to 240 VAC. Either 50 Hz or 60 Hz is acceptable
and no internal adjustments are required. The furnished line cord is terminated in an IEC 320
connector. This connector mates with power cords manufactured to meet local standards.
WARNING!
This equipment operates over the marked voltage and frequency range without requiring the manual setting of any
selector switches. Different types of line cord sets may be used for connection to the main supply circuit and should
comply with the product safety requirements of the country in use. This equipment requires a grounding conductor in
the line cord.
Figure 3-2 illustrates the BHA-100* with the power supply and amplifier cover removed. The
fuse and the locations for plug-in accessories are shown.
Figure 3-2
BHA-100* fuse and plug-in accessories
AC power
fuse
Forward gain control
Forward slope control
Surge arrestor
Return hybrid location
RF input seizure mechanism
RF output seizure mechanism
To ground
Installing the Equalizer and Input Pad
Consult your system drawings to select the appropriate equalizer.
To install the equalizer:
1
Remove the cover over the amplifier compartment.
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Remove the equalizer jumper and replace it with the appropriate value equalizer. The
location of the cable equalizer is shown in Figure 3-2.
If system drawings are unavailable, use the following procedures to determine and install the
appropriate equalizer. This procedure assumes normal input signal is present and the amplifier
is operational. Measure the amplifier input signal at the input cable (IN) and measure the
amplifier output signal at the amplifier output connector (OUT).
Determining the Equalizer
To determine the appropriate equalizer for use in the BHA-100*:
1.
Disconnect the input cable from the amplifier IN port.
2
Measure and record the signal level of a video channel at the high end of the bandpass,
generally a carrier near 550 MHz.
3
Measure and record the signal level of a video channel at the low end of the bandpass.
4
Reconnect the amplifier input cable.
5
Subtract the measurement of step 2 from the measurement in step 3 to obtain the input tilt.
6
Determine the proper cable equalizer for the BHA-100*.
Table 3-1 helps you choose the correct equalizer and also lists insertion loss at various
frequencies:
Table 3-1
Starline Forward Equalizers – SFE*-*
Frequency (MHz) versus Insertion Loss (dB)
Equalizer
Value
Equalizer
Slope
50
200
300
450
550
650
750
870
22
16.3
17.3
11.6
9.1
6.0
4.2
2.5
1.0
20
14.8
15.8
10.7
8.4
5.5
3.9
2.4
1.0
18
13.4
14.4
9.7
7.6
5.1
3.6
2.2
1.0
16
11.9
12.9
8.7
6.9
4.6
3.3
2.1
1.0
14
10.4
11.4
7.8
6.1
4.2
3.0
2.0
1.0
12
8.9
9.9
6.8
5.4
3.7
2.7
1.8
1.0
10
7.4
8.4
5.8
4.7
3.3
2.4
1.7
1.0
8
5.9
6.9
4.9
3.9
2.8
2.1
1.6
1.0
6
4.5
5.5
3.9
3.2
2.4
1.9
1.4
1.0
4
3.0
4.0
2.9
2.5
1.9
1.6
1.3
1.0
2
1.5
2.5
2.0
1.7
1.5
1.3
1.1
1.0
22
16.7
17.7
12.4
10.0
7.1
5.4
3.9
2.5
1.0
20
15.2
16.2
11.4
9.2
6.5
5.0
3.6
2.3
1.0
SFE-75-
SFE-87-
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13.7
14.7
10.3
8.4
6.0
4.6
3.4
2.2
1.0
16
12.1
13.1
9.3
7.6
5.4
4.2
3.1
2.1
1.0
14
10.6
11.6
8.2
6.7
4.9
3.8
2.8
1.9
1.0
12
9.1
10.1
7.2
5.9
4.3
3.4
2.6
1.8
1.0
10
7.6
8.6
6.2
5.1
3.8
3.0
2.3
1.7
1.0
8
6.1
7.1
5.1
4.3
3.2
2.6
2.0
1.5
1.0
6
4.6
5.6
4.1
3.5
2.7
2.2
1.8
1.4
1.0
4
3.0
4.0
3.1
2.6
2.1
1.8
1.5
1.3
1.0
2
1.5
2.5
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.3
1.1
1.0
Equalizer
Value
Equalizer
Slope
50
200
300
450
550
650
750
870
1003
30
23.3
24.3
17.6
14.6
10.9
8.8
6.8
5.1
3.1
1.0
28
21.7
22.7
16.5
13.7
10.2
8.3
6.5
4.8
2.9
1.0
26
20.2
21.2
15.4
12.8
9.6
7.7
6.1
4.5
2.8
1.0
24
18.6
19.6
14.3
11.9
8.9
7.2
5.7
4.2
2.6
1.0
22
17.1
18.1
13.2
11.0
8.3
6.7
5.3
4.0
2.5
1.0
20
15.5
16.5
12.1
10.1
7.6
6.2
4.9
3.7
2.4
1.0
18
14.0
15.0
11.0
9.2
6.9
5.7
4.5
3.4
2.2
1.0
16
12.4
13.4
9.9
8.2
6.3
5.2
4.1
3.2
2.1
1.0
14
10.9
11.9
8.7
7.3
5.6
4.6
3.7
2.9
2.0
1.0
12
9.3
10.3
7.6
6.4
5.0
4.1
3.3
2.6
1.8
1.0
10
7.8
8.8
6.5
5.5
4.3
3.6
2.9
2.4
1.7
1.0
8
6.2
7.2
5.4
4.6
3.6
3.1
2.6
2.1
1.5
1.0
6
4.7
5.7
4.3
3.7
3.0
2.6
2.2
1.8
1.4
1.0
4
3.1
4.1
3.2
2.8
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.5
1.3
1.0
2
1.6
2.6
2.1
1.9
1.7
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.1
1.0
3-5
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Figure 3-3 shows the equalizer slope versus equalizer value information presented in Table 3-1
as a graph. The amount of cable equals the equalizer value.
Figure 3-3
Equalizer slope versus cable
Refer to Figure 3-3 to determine the proper cable equalizer for the BHA-100*. For example, the
input tilt derived from a channel near 550 MHz and a channel at the low end of the bandpass is
6 dB. According to the graph, the appropriate (closest) equalizer is model SFE-100-8.
7
Install the selected cable equalizer in the amplifier.
8
Connect a signal level meter to the amplifier output and tune the meter to the highest
frequency on the system near 550 MHz.
9
Turn the gain control fully clockwise, and then reduce the gain by 1 or 2 dB, as indicated on
the signal level meter.
10 The signal level should be at the proper output level as noted on the system drawings. If the
level is excessive, install JXP-*B pads to reduce the signal to the proper level.
11 Tune the signal level meter to the low end of the band. Turn the slope control fully
clockwise, and then reduce the channel level by approximately 2 dB with the slope control.
The output tilt of the amplifier, between 52 MHz and 550 MHz, should be 10 dB.
12 If necessary, use the slope control to make corrections of 1 or 2 dB. Change the cable
equalizer if greater changes are needed to achieve the desired output tilt. Use a higher
value equalizer if the tilt is less than desired and a lower value if it is more than is required.
13 Replace the inner and outer covers of the amplifier.
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Starline Cable Simulators – SCS-*
The Starline Cable Simulators, Model SCS-*, are used in place of fixed equalizers in systems
where the amplifiers are located close together. The simulators are designed to fit in the same
location as the equalizers.
Table 3-2 helps you choose the correct simulators:
Table 3-2
Starline Cable Simulators
SCS-*
1
2
3
4
Frequency
5
6
7
8
9
10
Cable slope in dB
40 MHz
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4
45 MHz
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
50 MHz
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
72 MHz
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.3
-0.4
-0.4
-0.5
-0.6
-0.7
-0.7
108 MHz
-0.1
-0.3
-0.4
-0.5
-0.6
-0.8
-0.9
-1.0
-1.2
-1.3
150 MHz
-0.2
-0.5
-0.7
-0.9
-1.2
-1.4
-1.6
-1.9
-2.1
-2.3
211 MHz
-0.3
-0.7
-1.0
-1.4
-1.7
-2.1
-2.4
-2.8
-3.1
-3.5
250 MHz
-0.4
-0.8
-1.2
-1.7
-2.1
-2.5
-2.9
-3.3
-3.7
-4.1
300 MHz
-0.5
-1.0
-1.5
-1.9
-2.4
-2.9
-3.4
-3.9
-4.4
-4.9
350 MHz
-0.6
-1.1
-1.7
-2.2
-2.8
-3.3
-3.9
-4.4
-5.0
-5.5
400 MHz
-0.6
-1.2
-1.8
-2.5
-3.1
-3.7
-4.3
-4.9
-5.5
-6.2
450 MHz
-0.7
-1.4
-2.0
-2.7
-3.4
-4.1
-4.7
-5.4
-6.1
-6.8
550 MHz
-0.8
-1.6
-2.4
-3.2
-4.0
-4.8
-5.5
-6.3
-7.1
-7.9
750 MHz
-1.0
-2.0
-3.0
-4.0
-5.0
-6.0
-7.0
-8.0
-9.0
-10.0
870 MHz
-1.1
-2.2
-3.3
-4.4
-5.5
-6.7
-7.8
-8.9
-10.0
-11.1
1003 MHz
-1.2
-2.5
-3.7
-4.9
-6.2
-7.4
-8.7
-9.9
-11.1
-12.4
50 MHz loss (typical)
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
-1.0
Installing the Return Amplifier Kit
The model BHA-100/RA-Kit/L provides amplification for signals returned from in-home devices
to the headend.
To install return amplifier components:
1
Remove power from the amplifier.
2
Remove the outer cover.
3
Remove the inner cover over the amplifier compartment.
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Carefully install the return hybrid gain block in the location shown in Figure 3-2.
The pins of the hybrid gain block are fragile and bend when forced.
5
Fasten the component with the hardware provided to complete the hybrid gain block
installation.
6
Install the SRE-* return equalizer in the location shown in Figure 3-2.
7
Install JXP-*B zero attenuation pads in the appropriate locations.
Return amplifier gain, output, and slope are controlled by discrete components. Variable
controls are not provided. Return output level is adjusted by installing fixed pads, model
JXP-*B to meet system requirements. You can control the input level by installing JXP-*B
pads. JXP-*B pads are available in values from 1 through 24 dB.
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix contains tables listing general specifications for the various BHA-100* models.
Refer to the on-line product catalog for current information on the BHA-100*.
Table A-1
Specifications for models BHA-100S/P-R, BHA-100K/P-R, and BHA-100A/P-R
Parameter
Forward Amplifier
BHA-100/RA-Kit/L
Bandpass (MHz)
BHA-100S/P-R
BHA-100K/P-R
BHA-100A/P-R
52 to 1003
54 to 1003
85 to 1003
5 to 40
5 to 42
5 to 65
Minimum Full Gain (dB)
34
21
Gain Control Range (dB)
0 to 10
N/A
Slope Control Range (dB)
0 to 8
N/A
Flatness (dB)
0 to 6 dB tilt
7 to 9 dB tilt
±0.75
±1.0
±0.75
±1.0
Noise Figure (dB)
13
6
Reference Frequency (MHz)
1003/550/52
40
Output Level (dBmV)
44.5/44/37
41 flat
Channel Loading (NTSC)
77
4
Compressed Data Loading (MHz)
450
N/A
Test Points (all) (dBc)
20 ±1.5
Return Loss – minimum (dB)
14
Hum Modulation (dBc)
60
DC Voltage (Vdc)
+24.0 ±0.5
Power Consumption (W)
24
AC Input Voltage Range (Vac)
90 to 240
AC Input Frequency Range (Hz)
50 to 60
Parameter
Forward Amplifier
Housing Dimensions
H=10.00” (25.4 cm) W=7.25” (18.3 cm) D=2.75” (6.9 cm)
Weight
4.41 lbs. (2.0 kgs)
Ambient Operating Temp
−20°C to +55°C (−4°F to +131°F)
RF
General
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Abbreviations and Acronyms
The abbreviations and acronyms list contains the full spelling of the short forms used in this
manual:
A
ampere
BHA
Broadband (Apartment) House Amplifier
c/n
carrier-to-noise
CATV
Community Antenna Television
CSO
composite second order
CTB
composite triple beat
dB
decibels
dBm
decibels relative to one milliwatt
dBc
decibels, relative to carrier level
dBmV
decibels relative to one millivolt
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
IEC
International Electrical Code
LED
light-emitting diode
MHz
Megahertz
mW
milliwatts
NTSC
National Television Systems Committee
RF
radio frequency
RSA
Return for Service Authorization
TRC
Technical Response Center
Vac
Volt - alternating current
Vdc
Volt - direct current
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