Cell phone booster is a device that is growing popular for its ability to improve the quality of cellular communication at a place by amplifying the available cellular signals. Several factors are taken into account while selecting a cell phone booster. The value of gain and the type of outdoor and indoor antennas are factors crucial in booster selection.
What Are The Components Of Cell Phone Booster?
Cell phone booster has three primary components. They are:
The outdoor antenna of the cell phone booster is the starting point of its boosting operations. It captures signals from the outside and sends them to the next booster unit, the amplifier.
The input to the amplifier is supplied by the outdoor antenna. The amplifier works on the input to produce a boosted version of cellular signals as output, which is then sent to the next unit, the indoor antenna.
The indoor antenna receives boosted signals from the amplifier and broadcasts them to the cell phones within its coverage area.
How To Select Antennas For Cell Phone Booster?
There are different types of outdoor and indoor antennas. You simply can’t choose any random antenna type for your booster. The choice of an outdoor antenna is influenced by the following factors.
Multiple Carrier Boosting
If you want multiple carrier signals to be boosted, you can go for an omnidirectional antenna that captures signals coming from all directions. A unidirectional antenna captures signals coming from one direction alone. It is used when a single carrier’s signals are to be boosted.
Number Of Cell Towers In Your Area
If your cellular communication depends on a single cell tower of your area, your outdoor antenna has to be flawlessly directed towards that cell tower. In that case, you will need a unidirectional outdoor antenna. An omni-directional antenna comes of use only when there are several transmitting towers in your area.
The selection of indoor antenna is primarily affected by the nature of living space. If multiple floors of a building or long rectangular lobbies are to be covered, panel antennas are most suitable. The unidirectional inside antenna broadcasts signals along one direction and is mounted on ceilings or walls.
If a large area on a single level (for example the single floor of a building) has to be covered, a dome antenna is appropriate, as it broadcasts signals in all directions.