ZB545M (discontinued)

ZB545M (discontinued)

DISCONTINUED - zBoost SOHO MAX dual-band cell phone signal booster covers up to 3,500 sq. ft.

Setup Overview:

The package includes everything you need: base unit, indoor antenna, power supply, one 15 ft. and one 35 ft. RG-6 cable, flat window entry cable, external antenna and mounting hardware. The omni-directional external antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers.

 


Before installing, please note the following important factors in determining your zBoost performance:

    • At least 15 vertical feet is needed between the External Antenna (receives the outside signal) and the Indoor Antenna (rebroadcasts the signal indoors). Separation less than 15 vertical feet will result in decreased performance.
    • Keep the External Antenna at least 3 feet above any metal.


FIRST: Mount the External Antenna.

Choose a location for the External Antenna using your cell phone to determine the area of strongest signal - typically found outside, above the roofline or in an attic. The antenna must also remain at least 3 feet from any metal.

Keep in mind that the coverage zBoost provides is largely determined by the quality of signal received by the External Antenna. If your best signal is one bar, your coverage will be limited to one small room.

SECOND: Place the zBoost Base Unit where you want to create a Cell Zone.

Connect the Indoor Antenna to the Base Unit and place it where you need signal. For the widest possible signal area, position the Base Unit near the middle of a room. You may also mount it on an interior wall by first removing the bracket, screwing the bracket to a wall (screws not provided) then snapping the Base Unit back in place keeping the Indoor Antenna vertical. This Base Unit uses an omni-directional antenna that delivers signal in a circular pattern around the antenna.

Keep the Base Unit off the floor and at least 2 feet away from other cords, metal objects or other wireless devices such as wireless routers or wireless access points. zBoost Max performs best when there are no obstructions between the zBoost Base Unit and your mobile device.

Remember, the zBoost Max requires at least 15 feet of vertical separation between the Base Unit and the External Antenna. Generally, increasing this distance (up to 40 feet) will increase the performance and decreasing the distance will limit zBoost performance.

THIRD: Run the provided coaxial cable between the Base Unit and External Antenna.

Connect the two provided RG-6 coax cables (35 feet & 15 feet) using the provided window-entry cable. Use the attached cables to connect the Base Unit and External Antenna  through a window, positioning the window-entry cable at the window closing. See other cable setup options in User Manual.

FOURTH: Connect the zBoost Base Unit to the provided power supply and plug into a power outlet.

When your zBoost system is in place and fully connected, walk throughout your home and verify that you are able to reliably place calls. If the signal strength has improved, your zBoost is working. Remember, coverage varies based on outdoor signal level, building construction, and antenna placement. Coverage in adjoining rooms will be reduced by walls and ceiling/floors.


Upon initial power up, the LED will cycle RED, GREEN and ORANGE for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, a series of GREEN flashes will indicate the quality of your setup. Following this, a solid GREEN light indicates normal conditions. If it is not solid GREEN, follow the instructions in the Base Unit LED Indicators section in the user manual. Adjustments may be needed to optimize performance. If you find the increased signal coverage is acceptable, however, no additional adjustments are needed.

Should you desire to improve coverage, you may:

  • Relocate the External Antenna in order to capture a better signal –higher is usually better.
  • Increase the distance between the Base Unit and the External Antenna.
  • Purchase an upgrade antenna.

 

Package Contents

Base Unit with Indoor Antenna

Power Supply

Power Supply


RG-6 Coax Cable (15 ft.)


Window-Entry Cable


RG-6 Coaxial Cable (35 ft.)

External Antenna Mounting Hardware

Product Specifications: SOHO Max ZB545M

PCS

Frequency

1850 to 1990 MHz

System Gain

69 dB

PCS Bands Supported

A, D, B, E, F, C

Networks

CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G

Cellular

Frequency

824 to 894 MHz

System Gain

63 dB

Cellular Bands Supported

A, B, A’, B’

Networks

CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G

General

 Power Consumption

3W standby; 7W max signal - 2.0A Max

 Wall Supply Input; Voltage

100-240VAC 50-60 Hz; 5.0VDC

 System Certifications

FCC Parts 15 & 20, Industry Canada

 Base Unit Size and Weight

5” x 7” x 1.25” – 9 oz.

 Operating Conditions

Indoor Use Only (40°- 105° F)

 Coverage (Open Areas)

Up to 3,500 sq. ft.

 


This is a CONSUMER Device.  
BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless provider and have your provider’s consent. Most wireless providers consent to the use of signal boosters. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and 90 additional carriers have already given consent for all consumers to use this device. Some providers may not consent to the use of this device on their network. If you are unsure, contact your provider.
You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any person.
You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by the FCC or a licensed wireless service provider.
WARNING. E911 location information may not be provided or may be inaccurate for calls served by using this device.
FCC contact information: www.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/registration