Connected Grid Antennas Installation Guide
Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G Antenna (ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N)
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Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G Antenna (ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N)

Table Of Contents

Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G Antenna (ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N)

Technical Specifications

RF Specifications

Mechanical Specifications

Contents of the Antenna Kit

Safety Warnings

Safety Precautions

Antenna Installation

Tools and Equipment Required

Installing the Antenna to a Mast or Wall

Installing the Antenna

Connecting the Lightning Arrestor

Connecting the Antenna to the Router

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G Antenna (ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N)


The dual-port Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G antenna is designed to cover cellular 4G bands and is supported on LTE700/Cellular/PCS/AWS/MDS, global GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS/LTE2600, and WiMAX 2300/2500 bands, and supports the Cisco CGR 2010, 1240, and the 1120 routers. This document provides the antenna specifications and mounting instructions.


Caution Read the information in Safety Precautions before installing or replacing antennas.

This chapter covers the following topics:

Technical Specifications

Contents of the Antenna Kit

Safety Warnings

Antenna Installation

Connecting the Lightning Arrestor

Connecting the Antenna to the Router

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Technical Specifications

The Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G directional panel antenna features the following:

Supports 3G and 4G solutions

Supports bands

Wall mount, mast mount

Indoor and outdoors

Dual type N female connector

This section lists the technical information for the Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G antenna.

Figure 6-1 Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G Antenna

RF Specifications

Specification
Description

Frequency

698 to 960MHz

1710 to 2700 MHz

VSWR

2.0:1 Maximum

Gain

5.5 to 10.5 dBi (698 to 960 MHz)

6.5 to 9.0 dBi (1710 to 2700 MHz)

3 dB beamwidth (vertical plane)

55 to 70 degrees—698 to 960 MHz

53 to 98 degrees—1710 to 2200 MHz

60 to 70 degrees—2200 to 2500 MHz

55 to 70 degrees—2500 to 2700 MHz

3 dB beamwidth (horizontal plane)

55 to 70 degrees—698 to 960 MHz

50 to 90 degrees—1710 to 2200 MHz

F/B ratio

> 15 dB, typical 20 dB—698 to 960 MHz

> 17 dB, typical 23 dB—1700 to 2700 MHz

Isolation

> 30 dB

Polarization

Slant +/- 45 degrees

Nominal impedance

50 ohms

Radiation Pattern

Directional


Mechanical Specifications

Specification
Description

Mount style

Wall or mast mount

Environment

Outdoor

Connector

Dual type N female (direct connect or dual 12 in (30 cm))

Antenna length (height)

11.6" (2.95 cm)

Temperature Range (Operating)

-22 to 158-degrees F (-30 to 70-degrees C)

Storage temperature

-40 to +85° C

Wind rating

160 Km/H

IP rating

IP 54

Radome

Polycarbonate, UV resistant, white

Material substance compliance

ROHS compliant


The Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G antenna has Azimuth radiation patterns:

Figure 6-2 Multiband Panel 3G Antenna Radiation Patterns—Low Band

Figure 6-3 Multiband Panel 3G Antenna Radiation Patterns—High Band

Contents of the Antenna Kit

The multi-purpose integrated antenna is identical for all antenna models.

Antenna with integrated coaxial cable

Mounting bracket

Safety Warnings


Warning Avoid using or servicing any equipment that has outdoor connections during an electrical storm.
There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning. Statement 1088

Warning Do not work on the system, or connect or disconnect cables, during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001

Warning Do not locate the outdoor antenna near overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come into contact with such circuits. When installing the antenna, take extreme care not to come into contact with such circuits, as they may cause serious injury or death. For proper installation and grounding of the antenna, please refer to national and local codes (for example, U.S.:NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 810, Canada:Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54). Statement 1052

Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030

Warning To report a gas leak, do not use a telephone in the vicinity of the leak. Statement 1039

Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Warning This product is not intended to be directly connected to the Cable Distribution System. Additional regulatory compliance and legal requirements may apply for direct connection to the Cable Distribution System. This product may connect to the Cable Distribution System ONLY through a device that is approved for direct connection. Statement 1078

Safety Precautions


Warning Installation of this antenna near power lines is dangerous. For your safety, follow the installation directions.

Each year hundreds of people are killed or injured when attempting to install an antenna. In many of these cases, the victim was aware of the danger of electrocution, but did not take adequate steps to avoid the hazard.

For your safety, and to help you achieve a good installation, please read and follow these safety precautions. They may save your life!

For your safety, read and follow these safety precautions.

If you are installing an antenna for the first time, for your own safety as well as others, seek professional assistance. Your Cisco sales representative can explain which mounting method to use for the size and type antenna you are about to install.

Before you install an antenna, contact your Cisco account representative to explain which mounting method to use for the size and type of antenna that you are about to install.

Find someone to help you—installing an antenna is often a two-person job.

Select your installation site with safety, as well as performance, in mind. Remember that electric power lines and phone lines look alike. For your safety, assume that any overhead line can kill you.

Contact your electric power company. Tell them your plans and ask them to come look at your proposed installation.

Plan your installation carefully and completely before you begin. Each person involved in an installation should be assigned to a specific task, and should know what to do and when to do it. One person should be in charge of the operation to issue instructions and watch for signs of trouble.

When installing your antenna, follow these guidelines:

Do not use a metal ladder.

Do not work on a wet or windy day.

Do dress properly—wear shoes with rubber soles and heels, rubber gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.

If the assembly starts to drop, move away from it and let it fall. Because the antenna, mast, cable, and metal guy wires are all excellent conductors of electrical current, even the slightest touch of any of these parts to a power line completes an electrical path through the antenna and the installer.

If any part of the antenna system should come in contact with a power line, do not touch it or try to remove it yourself. Call your local power company to have it removed safely.

If an accident should occur with the power lines, call for qualified emergency help immediately.


Antenna Installation

The antenna installation includes the following procedures:

Tools and Equipment Required

Installing the Antenna

Tools and Equipment Required

In addition to the parts included in the antenna kit described in the section Contents of the Antenna Kit, you must provide the following tool to install the antenna on the router:

Phillips screwdriver

Open-ended wrench

Electric drill


Note This list does not include the tools and equipment required to assemble and erect the tower, mast, or other structure you intend to mount your antenna on.


Installing the Antenna to a Mast or Wall

Follow these instructions to install the antenna:


Step 1 Attach the antenna to the bracket and the first cable to the antenna prior to mounting the bracket onto the mast or the exterior wall.

a. Loosely hand-tighten the nut at first so that the cable can be attached easier.

b. Attach the cable to the antenna.

c. Hand tighten the N-connector to the antenna.

d. Tighten the nut of the antenna securely after the cable is installed.

e. Use weatherproof sealing tape (coax seal) at the connector junction. Start wrapping at the top of the antenna connector, wrap downward 3 times and end about 2 inches downward from the center of the connecter junction. Then wrap upwards another 3 times to reach the top of the antenna connector.

Step 2 Mount antenna bracket only after the antenna has been attached to the bracket and only after the cable is attached to the antenna for your safety.

a. Install the clamps provided if installing onto a mast. Align the antenna so the top of the metal bracket is even with or slightly above the top of the mast tubing.

b. Use the screws provided if mounting on an exterior wall.

c. Use both clamps and screws for extra security if required.


Installing the Antenna

Follow these instructions to install the antenna:


Step 1 Mark the desired location where you plan to mount the antenna and create a hole to receive the antenna.


Note The rubber washer is not required for ceiling tile installations.


Step 2 Make sure that the antenna is properly positioned, then tighten the washer and plastic nut to secure the antenna.


Connecting the Lightning Arrestor

To install a lightning-protection device, seeCisco Lightning Arrestors in Chapter 1 "Cisco CGR 1000 and 2000 Series Connected Grid Antennas Overview".

Connecting the Antenna to the Router

To attach the router-end of the cable to your router, see Connecting the Antenna to the CGR 1120 in Chapter 1 "Cisco CGR 1000 and 2000 Series Connected Grid Antennas Overview".

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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