Guide Installation Signal Booster Contents:
Signal Booster
Installation
Guide
Mobile Wireless
Dual-Band
Cellular / PCS
Smart Technology ™
Signal Booster
Contents:
How it Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Before Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Quick Installation Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing a Wilson Electronics Outside Antenna. . . . . . . . 2
Installing the Low-Profile Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster. . . . . . . . . . 3
Powering Up a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster . . . . . . 4
Warnings and Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Understanding the Signal Booster Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About Wilson Electronics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Guarantee and Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Signal Booster Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
Note: This manual contains important safety and operating information.
Please read and follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to
do so could be hazardous and result in damage to your Signal
Booster.
Installation Instructions for the Following Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters:
Mobile Wireless Dual-Band Signal Booster
Model # 271201, Part # 801201, 801212, 801215
FCC ID: PWO271201SA IC: 4726A-271201SA
Mobile Wireless Dual-Band Signal Booster
Model # 271701, Part # 801701, 801501, 801601, 801712
NOT FOR SALE IN USA / CANADA
Inside this Package
Wireless
Signal Booster
DC plug-in
power supply
Accessory Antennas
(301127)
Low-Profile
Antenna
(301103)
Magnet Mount
Dual-Band
(Included with
some kits)
(Included with
some kits)
(301113)
Mini
Magnet
Dual-Band
(Included with
some kits)
(301101)
Trucker
Mount
Tri-Band
(301130)
Marine
Antenna
Dual-Band
(301104)
NMO
Mount
Dual-Band
Wilson Electronics manufactures a wide variety of antennas to help you customize your
Signal Booster for your specific application. Several authorized antennas are shown above.
See your dealer or visit www.WilsonElectronics.com.
How it Works
Your new Wilson Signal Booster has been carefully engineered to significantly improve the
performance of your cell phone and cellular data card in mobile applications. Together with
an outside antenna, the Signal Booster’s state-of-the-art technology is designed to increase
your signal up to 20 times, reduces dropped calls and increase data communication rates
needed for 3G technologies.
The outside antenna will collect the cell tower signal and send it through the cable to
the Signal Booster. The signal is then boosted and sent to the inside antenna. Your cell
phone or data card then communicates with the improved signal. When the cellular device
transmits, the signal goes through the inside antenna, is boosted by the Signal Booster and
broadcasted to the cell tower through the outside antenna.
Before Getting Started
This guide will help you properly install your Wilson Electronics Dual-Band Mobile Wireless
Signal Booster. It is important to read through all of the installation steps for your
particular application prior to installing any equipment. Read through the instructions,
visualize where all the equipment will need to be installed and do a soft installation before
mounting any equipment. Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any
questions at 866-294-1660.
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Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
Quick Installation Overview
Installation Diagram
Outside
Antenna
!
Warning: In a wireless installation, do
not plug the Signal
Booster directly into
the cell phone and/
or data card using an
antenna adapter. It
will damage the Signal
Booster, cell phone
and/or data card.
!
Warning: Do not plug
in the DC power supply
until the outside and
inside antenna cables
are attached to the
Signal Booster.
Cell Phone
PDA
Notebook
Inside
Antenna
DC Power
Supply
Signal
Booster
Installing a Wilson Electronics Outside Antenna
To receive the best cell signal, select a location in the center of the vehicle’s roof 12 inches
away from any other antennas or windows.
Follow the specific antenna installation instructions included with the outside antenna.
Magnet - Mount
Antenna Shown
Part #301103
Carefully
Pull Down
Door Seal
Run Cable
Under Seal
Tuck Cable
Under Seal
The outside antenna must be installed
vertically. Signal performance will be
degraded if the antenna is not vertical.
The antenna cable may run through the
door to the Signal Booster.
For a more professional looking installation,
run the antenna cable under the door seal.
The antenna cable is small enough to easily
tuck under the door seal or plastic molding.
Carefully pull down the door seal. Run the
cable through the seal and push the seal
back into place. This prevents constant
wear and tear on the cable as the door
opens and closes.
!
Warning: The outside antenna must have
a separation of at least 20 inches from all
persons during normal operation.
!
Warning: Do not use any type of glassmount antenna with this Signal Booster.
The outside and inside antennas must
be shielded from each other to prevent
oscillation (feedback).
Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
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Installing the Low-Profile Antenna
Signal Booster
!
Warning: Do not install the low-profile
antenna within four inches of metal.
(Metal found inside the vehicle’s seat will
not affect the antenna’s performance.)
!
Warning: Do not plug in the DC power
supply until the outside and inside antenna
cables are attached to the Signal Booster.
Low-profile
Antenna
Place the Low-Profile Antenna on the
side of the driver’s seat for maximum
performance.
Install the Low-Profile Antenna at least eight
inches, but not more than 12 inches, from
where the cellular device will be used.
Install the Low-Profile Antenna at the same
angle as the cell phone when held in use, or
place next to the laptop’s cellular data card.
This will maximize the signal strength.
For a more professional looking installation,
the Low-Profile Antenna may be slid under
the seat cover or upholstery, high on the
driver’s seat.
!
Warning: The inside antenna must be
installed with a separation of at least eight
inches from all persons and must not
be located in conjunction with any other
antenna or Signal Booster.
Run the cable from the outside antenna and
attach it to the connector labeled “Outside
Antenna” on the Signal Booster.
Attach the Low-Profile Antenna cable to the
connector labeled “Inside Antenna” on the
Signal Booster.
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Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
Powering up a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster
Connect the power cable from the DC plug-in power
supply to the Signal Booster marked “6 V DC” and
insert the large end into DC power socket (the vehicle
power adapter outlet).
ON/OFF SWITCH
The Signal Booster may remain on all the
time. However, leaving the Signal Booster
on in a vehicle when it is not running can
discharge or drain the battery in a day or
two. Switch the power supply off when not
in use.
A good option is to power the Signal
Booster through the ignition switch so the
Signal Booster is turned on and off with the
vehicle.
IMPORTANT: Do not power up the Signal
Booster unless antenna cables are attached
to Signal Booster.
An available option to do this with is the
Hardwire Kit from Wilson Electronics.
Part# 859923 .
Warnings and Recommendations
Warning: In a wireless installation, do not plug the Signal Booster directly into the cell
phone or cellular data card using an antenna adapter. It will damage the
Signal Booster, cell phone or cellular data card.
Warning: Do not plug in the DC power supply until the outside and inside antenna
cables are attached to the Signal Booster.
Warning: RF Safety: The inside antenna must be installed with a separation of at least
8 inches from all persons and must not be located in conjunction with any
other antenna or Signal Booster.
Warning: RF Safety: The outside antenna must be installed with a separation of at
least 20 inches from any of the vehicle’s occupants or nearby persons and
must not be located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
Signal Booster. All roof mount antennas should be centrally located on the
roof of the vehicle. Mirror-mount antennas should be mounted as high above
the roof line as possible and leave at least 20 inches of separation from any
persons near or around the vehicle.
Warning: Use only the power supply provided in this package. The power supply must
be 6 V DC Output.
NOTE: The aluminum casing of a Wilson Signal Booster will adjust very quickly to the
ambient temperature of its environment. For example, in the summer, when the inside
of a car can reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the Signal Booster temperature may be 150
degrees or higher. The casing will be hot to the touch, similar to a metal door handle or a
steering wheel. Such high temperatures will not damage the Signal Booster, nor do they
pose a fire risk to the vehicle. As recommended in these instructions, install the Signal
Booster in a location with adequate ventilation, such as under the seat or under the
dashboard. Keep the area free of items that could block air flow to the Signal Booster.
Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
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Separation of the inside and outside antennas is very important. The metal roof
of the vehicle acts as a barrier and helps shield the two antennas from each other,
preventing oscillation (feedback).
If the vehicle has a sunroof, it is important to separate the inside and outside antennas by at
least five feet. This prevents the Signal Booster from overloading or oscillating.
Distance between antennas through
a sunroof must be 5 feet or more.
Understanding the Signal Booster Lights
The power light will turn green when the Signal
Booster is successfully powered up. When the
800 MHz or 1900 MHz lights are lit green, the
Signal Booster is amplifying the outside signal.
All green lights
If one or both frequency lights turn red, oscillation
is occurring and the Signal Booster has powered
down on the frequency with the red light to
prevent oscillation. The outside antenna needs to
be moved farther from the inside antenna. Move
the outside antenna on the roof of the car to the
rear of the car, but at least 8-12 inches from the
rear or side windows. Disconnect power from the
Signal Booster and reconnect power. This resets
the Signal Booster.
If the lights are now green, the Signal Booster is
working properly. If the red light is still on, move
the antenna farther away and repeat the process.
Red light on frequency indicator
Always use a magnet-mount or roof-mount
antenna. Do not use a glass-mount antenna, as
oscillation may cause continuous shut-down of
the Signal Booster.
A blinking amber light in either the 800 MHz or
1900 MHz position indicates overload from the
cell tower. The Signal Booster has temporarily
shut down and will automatically reset when
overload is no longer detected.
Amber light on frequency indicator
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Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
About Wilson Electronics
Wilson Electronics, Inc. has been a leader in the wireless communications industry for over
40 years. The company designs and manufactures Signal Boosters, antennas and related
components that significantly improve cell phone signal reception and transmission in a
wide variety of applications, both mobile and in-building.
With extensive experience in antenna and Signal Booster research and design, the
company’s engineering team uses a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, including an
anechoic chamber and network analyzers, to fine-tune antenna designs and performance.
For its Signal Boosters, Wilson Electronics uses a double electrically insulated RF
enclosure and cell tower simulators for compliance testing.
Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters feature patent-pending Smart Technology ™ that
enables them to automatically adjust their power based on cell tower requirements. By
detecting and preventing oscillation (feedback), signal overload and interference with other
users, these Smart Technology ™ Signal Boosters improve network cell phone areas
without compromising carrier systems.
All products are engineered and assembled in the company’s 55,000-square-foot
headquarters in St. George, Utah. Wilson Electronics has product dealers in all 50 states
as well as in countries around the world.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
All Wilson Electronics products are protected by Wilson Electronics 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any
reason the performance of any product is not acceptable, simply return the product directly to the reseller with
a dated proof of purchase.
1-Year Warranty
Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters are warranted for one (1) year against defects in workmanship and/
or materials. Warranty cases may be resolved by returning the product directly to the reseller with a dated
proof of purchase.
Signal Boosters may also be returned directly to the manufacturer at the consumer’s expense, with a dated
proof of purchase and a Returned Material Authorization (RMA) number supplied by Wilson Electronics. Wilson
Electronics shall, at its option, either repair or replace the product. Wilson Electronics will pay for delivery of the
repaired or replaced product back to the original consumer within the continental U.S..
This warranty does not apply to any Signal Boosters determined by Wilson Electronics to have been
subjected to misuse, abuse, neglect, or mishandling that alters or damages physical or electronic properties.
RMA numbers may be obtained by phoning Technical Support at 866-294-1660.
The term “IC” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
Disclaimer: The information provided by Wilson Electronics, Inc. is believed to be complete and accurate.
However, no responsibility is assumed by Wilson Electronics, Inc. for any business or personal losses
arising from its use, or for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties that may result from
its use.
Copyright © 2011 Wilson Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved.
One or more of the following U.S. Patent numbers may apply to the Signal Booster in this product – D596,614;
D596,615; D563,381;7,729,669; 7,486,929; 7,729,656; 7,409,186; 7,783,318; 7,684,838; 12,714,994.
Contact Wilson Electronics’s Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
Or email: [email protected] Hours: 7am to 6 pm MST.
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Wilson
Electronics, Inc.
®
3301 East Deseret Drive, St. George, UT 84790
For additional Technical Support visit www.WilsonElectronics.com
Phone: 866-294-1660
Fax: 435-656-2432
Part # AIG 110727 - REV.25 - 07.21.11
20 dB Bandwidth (nominal)
Power output (uplink) for multiple
cell phones:
Number of
channels
2
3
4
5
6
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
-4.5 dBm
-8.0 dBm
-10.5 dBm
-12.5 dBm
-14.0 dBm
6 V, .5 A - 1.5 A (subject to uplink power)
1800 MHz
900 MHz
3.5 dB nominal
> 90 dB
Maximum Power
9.9 dBm
9.9 dBm
9.6 dBm
-11.9 dBm
-15.4 dBm
-17.9 dBm
-19.9 dBm
-21.4 dBm
10.0 dBm
11.0 dBm
10.9 dBm
1800 MHz
23.1 dBm
19.6 dBm
17.1 dBm
15.1 dBm
13.6 dBm
900 MHz
1800 MHz
900 MHz
Maximum Power
1800 MHz
33.0 dBm
32.2 dBm
32.1 dBm
28.1 dBm
24.6 dBm
22.1 dBm
20.1 dBm
18.6 dBm
900 MHz
34.7 dBm
35.6 dBm
34.6 dBm
53.5 MHz / 47.7 MHz
102 MHz / 96 MHz
37 dB
43 dB
Dual Band Specifications
271201
801501 (900 MHz) 801601 (1800 MHz) 801701 (900/1800 MHz)
FME-Male
50 ohms
4.5 x 3.5 x 1.25 inch or 11.43 x 8.9 x 3.2 cm
1.5 lbs or 0.7 kg
880-960 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz
Notes:
1. Nominal gain is the maximum gain at any frequency in the passband.
Average gains are: 37 dB (800 MHz uplink & downlink) 43 dB (1900 MHz uplink & downlink)
2. Nominal bandwidth is the difference between two frequencies that are adjacent to the passband where the amplification is 20 dB
lower than the passband amplification. One of the frequencies is lower than the passband and the other is higher.
3. The Manufacturer’s rated output power of this equipment is for single carrier operation. For situations when multiple carrier
signals are present, the rating would have to be reduced by 3.5 dB, especially where the output signal is re-radiated and can
cause interference to adjacent band users. This power reduction is to be by means of input power or gain reduction and not by
an attenuator at the output of the device.
4. The maximum power for 2 or more simultaneous signals will be reduced by 6 dB every time the number of signals is doubled.
Noise Figure (typical)
Isolation
Power Requirements
Signal Booster Usage
Power output for multiple received
channels (downlink). The maximum
power is reduced by the number
of channels:
4
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
Number of
cell phones
2
3
4
5
6
Power output for single received channel
(downlink)
3
Uplink
Downlink
800 MHz (uplink/downlink)
1900 MHz (uplink/downlink)
Power output for single cell phone (uplink)
2
Model Number
Part Numbers
Connectors
Impedance (input/output)
Dimensions
Weight
Frequency
1
Passband Gain (nominal)
Signal Booster Specifications
20 dB Bandwidth (nominal)
9.6 dBm
6.0 dBm
3.5 dBm
1.6 dBm
0.0 dBm
1900 MHz
12.0 dBm
10.4 dBm
+9.2 dBm
1900 MHz
Notes:
1. Nominal gain is the maximum gain at any frequency in the passband.
2. Nominal bandwidth is the difference between two frequencies that are adjacent to the passband where the amplification is 20 dB
lower than the passband amplifi cation. One of the frequencies is lower than the passband and the other is higher.
3. The Manufacturer’s rated output power of this equipment is for single carrier operation. For situations when multiple carrier
signals are present, the rating would have to be reduced by 3.5 dB, especially where the output signal is re-radiated and can
cause interference to adjacent band users. This power reduction is to be by means of input power or gain reduction and not by
an attenuator at the output of the device.
4. The maximum power for 2 or more simultaneous signals will be reduced by 6 dB for each doubling of the number of signals.
6 V, 0.5 A - 1.5 A (subject to uplink power)
Maximum Power
1900 MHz
21.4 dBm
+21.2 dBm
+18.9 dBm
17.0 dBm
15.4 dBm
Signal Booster Usage
9.6 dBm
6.1 dBm
3.6 dBm
1.6 dBm
.1 dBm
800 MHz
Maximum Power
1900 MHz
33.6 dBm
27.7 dBm
28.8 dBm
3 dB nominal
> 90 dB
Number of
channels
2
3
4
5
6
11.3 dBm
9.3 dBm
8.8 dBm
800 MHz
23.2 dBm
19.7 dBm
17.2 dBm
15.2 dBm
13.7 dBm
800 MHz
800 MHz
34.5 dBm
30.1 dBm
29.7 dBm
31 MHz
72 MHz
55 dB
Dual Band Specifications
271201
801201, 801212, 801215, 801712
FME-Male
50 ohms
5.6 x 3.6 x 1.7 inch or 14.2 x 9.1 x 4.4 cm
1.2 lbs or 0.54 kg
824-894 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz
Noise Figure (typical)
Isolation
Power Requirements
Power output for multiple received
channels (downlink). The maximum
power is reduced by the number
of channels:
4
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
Number of
cell phones
2
3
4
5
6
Power output for single received channel
(downlink)
Power output (uplink) for multiple
cell phones:
3
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
800 MHz (uplink/downlink)
1900 MHz (uplink/downlink)
Power output for single cell phone (uplink)
2
Model Number
Part Number
Connectors
Impedance (input/output)
Dimensions
Weight
Frequency
1
Passband Gain (nominal)
Signal Booster Specifications
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