Installation - Communication Management Services
Signal Booster
Installation
Guide
DataPro™
800/1900 MHz
LTE DataPro™
700 MHz
Smart Technology™
Signal Boosters
Contents
Before Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Accessories and Antenna Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Quick Installation Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installation Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing a Wilson Electronics External Adapter. . . . . . . . 3
Installing Outside Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing the Signal Booster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Powering Up a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster . . . . . . 3
Installing Mounting Plate on DataPro Signal Booster. . . . 4
Warnings and Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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:
DataPro: FCC ID: PWO2B1225
IC: 4726A-2B1225
Model: 2B1225
The term “IC” before the radio certification number only signifies that Industry Canada
technical specifications were met.
Before Getting Started
This guide will help you properly install your Wilson Electronics 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. For further
assistance please call our Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team: 866-294-1660.
Inside this Package
Accessories packaged may not exactly match the below photos due to upgrades
DataPro
Signal
Booster
5V Power
Supply
6’ RG174
cable
Accessories & Antenna Options
Yagi Antennas
Omni Directional Antennas
Adapters may be required
Adapters may be required
700/800/900 MHz Multi-Band Yagi Cellular
Antenna (301111)
Mini
Magnet
(301126)
800/1900
MHz OmniDirectional
Antenna
(301201)
1900 MHz Yagi PCS Antenna (301124)
800 MHz Yagi Cellular Antenna (301129)
NMO
Mount
(301104)
Accessories
Adapters may be required
Lightning
Surge Protector
(859902)
1
Mounting Plate
(901138)
Magnet
Mount
(301125)
Trucker
Mount
(301101)
Marine
Antenna
(301130)
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or email: [email protected] Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
Quick Installation Overview
The following steps provide a summary of the Signal Booster/antenna installation process.
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660.
1.
Select a location to install the Signal Booster that is away from excessive heat, direct
sunlight, moisture and that has proper ventilation. Do not place the Signal Booster in
an air-tight enclosure.
2.
Select a location on the top of the structure to install the outside antenna. Use a cell phone
in test mode to find the strongest signal from the cell tower. Visit www.WilsonElectronics.com
to find test mode function for your particular cell phone.
3.
Run the outside antenna cable to the Signal Booster and attach it to the connector
labeled “outside antenna.”
4.
An external adapter is required to connect the cell phone or cellular data card to the
Signal Booster. The external adapter plugs into the included antenna extension cable
and directly into a socket on the cellular device. Run the extension cable from the
external adapter and attach it to the connector labeled “cellular phone or data card” on
the Signal Booster.
Note: Be careful when plugging the connector in so as not to bend the center pins on
the connectors. Ensure all cables have a tight connection.
5.
Before powering up the Signal Booster verify that both the outside antenna and the
inside antenna are connected and check that all connections are tight. An AC surge
protector is recommended for all installations.
Installation Diagram
(Figure 1)
Antenna
Cellular
Modem
Signal
Booster
AC Surge
Protector
Power
Supply
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How it Works
Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters are bi-directional devices that deliver service levels
consistent with what would be expected in areas of high cell network coverage. They
amplify a weak or shadowed signal in mobile, marine and in-building applications. When
using a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster in conjunction with Wilson Electronics antennas,
the outside antenna will collect the cell tower signal and send it through the cable to the
Signal Booster. Cell phones and cellular data cards then communicate with the improved
signal. When a cellular device transmits, the signal is amplified by the Signal Booster and
broadcasted back to the cell tower through the outside antenna.
Installing a Wilson External Adapter
An external adapter is required to connect the cell phone or cellular data card to the Signal
Booster. The external adapter is cell phone/data card-specific and may be purchased
through a local retailer. Refer to Wilson Electronics Adapter Guide to identify the correct
adapter for your cell phone or cellular data card. The adapter guide is available through a
local retailer or at www.WilsonElectronics.com. The external adapter plugs into the antenna
extension cable (included) and directly into a socket on the cellular device.
The external adapter and the extension cable are long enough to reach the Signal Booster
location. This allows for ease and convenience of use. Run the extension cable from the
external adapter and attach it to the connector labeled “cellular phone or data card” on the
Signal Booster.
NOTE: Depending on your specific cell phone, the adapter socket may be located beneath
a rubber plug.
Installing a Wilson Outside Antenna
Select a location on the top of the structure to install the outside antenna that has the most
unobstructed line of sight to the cell tower. To obtain maximum performance, the antenna
should point toward the cell tower. Follow the instructions included with the outside
antenna and the RF Safety Warning (page 5).
Lightning protection is recommended for all stationary installations. Take extreme care to
ensure neither you nor the antenna come in contact with any electrical power lines. Ensure
there are at least three feet of clearance in all directions surrounding the antenna.
Installing a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster
1.
2.
Select a location to install the Signal Booster that is away from excessive heat, direct
sunlight, moisture and that has proper ventilation. Ensure the Signal Booster is
installed within six feet of where the cell phone or cellular data card will be used (to
accommodate the six-foot adapter extension cable).
Run the cable from the outside antenna and attach it to the connector labeled “outside
antenna” on the Signal Booster.
Powering up a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Ensure that both the outside antenna cable and the adapter cable are connected to the
Signal Booster before powering up the Signal Booster.
Connect the power supply to the power input labeled with the USB symbol on the
Signal Booster. Plug the power supply into a wall outlet.
The indicator light on the top of the Signal Booster will be GREEN when the unit is
powered up and working properly.
If the light is off, ensure power supply connections are tight.
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or email: [email protected] Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
!
Warning: Verify that both the outside
antenna and the adapter extension cable
are connected to the Signal Booster before
powering up the Signal Booster.
!
Warning: Use only a Wilson Electronics
power supply. Use of a non-Wilson
Electronics product could damage your
equipment.
Carefully
insert the
power cable.
Testing a Wilson Electronics Signal Booster
To test your Signal Booster, go to a weak signal area where your cell phone registers only
1-2 bars without the Signal Booster turned on. Then, connect the Signal Booster to the
phone and you should see a signal improvement of 2 or more bars. Note: Many phones
take up to 30 seconds to reset the bar indicator.
Installing the Mounting Plate on DataPro™ Signal Booster (optional)
To purchase a mounting plate call Wilson Electronics Sales Team 800-204-4104.
Remove two screws from back of Signal Booster that
correspond with the mounting plate.
Place Signal Booster on mounting plate and reinstall the two
screws previously removed from back of Signal Booster.
Caution: Do not remove “Void Sticker.”
Mobile Installation
In-Building Installation
Outside
Antenna
(Point towards
cell tower)
Outside
Antenna
Connect to
cell phone or
data card
DC Power Supply
Lightning
Surge
Protector
Signal
Booster
Connect to
cell phone or
data card
Power
Supply
AC Surge
Protector
Signal Booster
This is the recommended install for in-vehicle
use. Contact our Technical Support Team for
more information at: 866-294-1660 or
[email protected]
This is the recommended install for in-building
use. Contact our Technical Support Team for
more information at: 866-294-1660 or
[email protected]
Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: [email protected] Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
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Warnings and Recommendations
Warning:
Verify that both the outside antenna and the adapter extension cable are
connected to the Signal Booster before powering up the Signal Booster.
Warning:
Use only the power supply provided in this package. Use of a non-WIlson
Electronics products may damage your equipment.
Warning:
RF Safety: All omni-directional antennas shown on page 1 must be
installed so that the distance from the antenna to any person is no less
than 8 inches. All Yagi antennas shown on page 1 must be installed
so that the distance from the antenna to any person is no less than 26
inches. Yagi antennas may not be used indoors or in a mobile installation.
Please contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team for safe
distances from other antennas.
Lightning protection is recommended for all in-building installations.
It is recommended to verify that outside building antenna installations comply with relevant
electrical codes (e.g. National Electrical Code).
NOTE: The aluminum casing of a Wilson Electronics 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 structure. As recommended in these instructions, install the Signal
Booster in a location with adequate ventilation. Keep the area free of items that could block
air flow to the Signal Booster. Do not install the Signal Booster in direct sunlight.
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 cellular telephone signal reception and transmission
in a wide variety of applications, mobile, in-building, and M2M.
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.
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Contact Wilson Electronics Technical Support Team with any questions at 866-294-1660
or email: [email protected] Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
Wilson Electronics Signal Boosters feature patented 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 Electronic’s 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 if located 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.
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.
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.
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.
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or email: [email protected] Hours: 7 am to 6 pm MST.
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Signal Booster Specifications
Dual-Band
800/1900 MHz Specifications
2B1225
SMA Female
50 ohms
Model Number / Part Number
Connectors
Impedance (input/output)
Dimensions
with mounting plate
without mounting plate
Frequency
1
Passband Gain (nominal)
3.9 x 3.1 x 0.95 in
3.9 x 1.9 x .085 in
824-894 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz
Factory set: 5 dB minimum to 15 dB maximum
2
700 MHz Specifications
746-787 MHz
Factory set: 5 dB minimum
to 10 dB maximum
20 dB Bandwidth (nominal)
700 MHz
800 MHz
1900 MHz
Power output for single cell phone (uplink)
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
WCDMA
LTE
Power output for single received channel (downlink)
CDMA
GSM
EDGE
WCDMA
LTE
Power output for multiple
received channels (downlink). The
maximum power is reduced by the
number of channels:
11 MHz
30 MHz
68 MHz
800 MHz
30.0 dBm
29.4 dBm
28.3 dBm
31.5 dBm
1900 MHz
32.7 dBm
29.0 dBm
28.9 dBm
32.4 dBm
800 MHz
-3.2 dBm
-2.4 dBm
-3.3 dBm
-3.8 dBm
1900 MHz
1.5 dBm
-1.5 dBm
-1.5 dBm
-2.0 dBm
700 MHz
28.5 dBm
700 MHz
-3.3 dBm
3,4
Maximum Power3
Number of
channels
2
3
4
5
6
800 MHz
1900 MHz
-10.9 dBm
-14.4 dBm
-16.9 dBm
-18.9 dBm
-20.5 dBm
-5.2 dBm
-8.8 dBm
-11.3 dBm
-13.2 dBm
-14.8 dBm
Noise Figure (typical)
Isolation
3 dB nominal
> 60 dB
Power Requirements
5V DC, 1A
700 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
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.
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