Mobile phone signal boosters are becoming more and more used in households and commercial buildings. Due to a quite considerable cost of these devices, their users are eager to secure their equipment and ensure their longevity. Outdoor antennas and antenna cables that are an integral part of any signal amplifier kit are susceptible to direct lightning strikes as well as to induced surges from nearby strikes, which, although less strong, may render ineffective amplifier parts of the device.
If the area where you live is frequently exposed to thunderstorms (like mountainous regions, coastal parts where the air during summer time remains dry, places with monsoon seasons), it would be highly advisable to protect a mobile signal repeater with a lightning surge protector. A lightning may not only cause damaging transients to the booster but also put a fire and hurt people in the immediate vicinity
Coaxial protectors are designed to protect equipment from damaging transients caused by lightning strikes. They contain a rechargeable gas discharge tube making maintenance rapid in the end-of-life scenario. These surge protectors should be installed in-line between the outdoor antenna and the signal booster. Thus, it will detect dangerously high voltage running thorough the cable and will disconnect the circuit.
Please read carefully the instructions provided with the coaxial surge protector to ensure safe and effective installation in terms of grounding and maintenance.
Do not risk your equipment and, what is more, the inside of your house/office by protecting them from lightning.
Please note that the warranty doesn't cover damage from lightning strikes.
You can try to build your own special mechanism to boost the cellular signal at home. To do this you will need: a piece of iron wire (35-40 cm), 2 connector blocks, small bolt and nut, 10 m of coaxial cable, a piece of a water pipe and a plastic container.
Hey, my name is Frank and I'm interested in getting better cell signal in my house. There is a lot of information about several devices, which can help to amplify the signal in the building, but before purchasing I need to know if all your repeaters are broadband and have ability to operate at 900 and 1800 MHz frequencies?
Hi, I'm Mandy. I need to be confident, that everything I do is right. I mean that I'm planning to buy an amplifier, because the quality of 3g signal drives me crazy! Frequent disconnections are usual for me but anyway I cannot and don’t want to get used to the fact that 3g connection in my house is bad and disgusting.
There are a number of cellular networks in Ireland covering the whole country with mobile signal. Each network is managed by a different provider. The most common are Vodafone, O2, Three, Meteor, eMobile, Tesco Mobile.
However, they cannot assure 100% effective coverage in every corner of Ireland. In some regions you can find it impossible to make any calls, never mind get online. The key factors that affect the quality of mobile network coverage include
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