SureCall Fusion Cellular Signal BooosterKit for the Home
How it works
- An outside antenna collects signal from the cell tower.
- The antenna sends the signal to the booster through coax cable.
- The booster amplifies the cell signal and rebroadcasts the signal indoors via the inside antenna to all mobile devices within range.
- The system also works in reverse amplifying outgoing signal back to the tower.
Keep the carton and packing material to store the product in case you need to return. Your Fusion Install signal booster package includes the following items:
- SureCall Fusion Install signal booster and power supply
- Outside Yagi Antenna – SC-231W
- Outside cable (50 ft) to connect the booster and outside antenna RG-11 with extra adaptor for added cable length, if needed
- Inside panel antenna – SC-248W
- Inside cable (20 ft) to connect the booster and inside antenna – SC-240
Warning: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Sur eCall could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC 15.105 Statement :
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
- Prior to securing the location of any booster parts, a “soft install” is recommended as adjustments may be needed to optimize performance.
- Ensure adequate separation between the planned locations of the inside and outside antenna – at least 25 ft (see diagram ”Antenna Separation” on page 7).
- For kits that use directional antennas (outside or inside), the directional antenna(s) should be oriented in a way that they do not “face” the other antenna (see “Aiming Directional Antennas” Diagram).
- Ensure sufficient cable length between the outside antenna location and booster location. The length of the provided cable is 50 ft.
Step 1. Find the outside area with the strongest signal.
Step 2. Install the outside antenna identified in step 1.
Step 3. Install the Inside antenna and booster.
Step 4. Connect power source and turn on.
Check System and Optimize Installation, if Needed
Find the Area With the Strongest Signal
Using your phone, identify the outside location with the strongest signal for placement of your outside antenna. Generally, this is found above the roofline on the side facing your nearest cell tower and as high as possible – where the antenna can ‘see’ your cell tower. To find the location of your carrier’s closest cell tower, go to www.antennasearch.com.
The coverage area that the booster provides is directly related to the strength of incoming signal received by the outdoor antenna. Mounting the outside antenna where the signal is the strongest will provide the best results.
Please note: if signal is extremely weak where the outside antenna is installed, indoor coverage will be limited. Bars are not always a reliable measure of signal. The best way to confirm signal coverage is the ability to place and hold a call.
Putting your phone in Field Test mode will also indicate what level of decibels (dB) your phone is currently receiving. Decibels are measured in the negatives, and a score closer to zero indicates you have a better signal. A signal of -120 dB indicates you have no service, while a score of about -50 dB means you have excellent signal strength
For specific dB signal measurements, use the methods below.
- Apple iPhones: Dial *3001#12345#* and press Call to enter test mode and identify your signal in dB instead of bars.
- Android devices: download the app “Network Signal Info” in the Google Play store.
Install the Outside Antenna
After identifying the area of strongest signal, choose the surface where you will mount your outside antenna.
The location should allow for sufficient separation between the outside antenna and inside antenna. Vertical separation is preferred as it is more effective than horizontal separation.
The minimum separating distance recommended is 25 vertical feet; however, increased separation, up to 40 – 50 ft, may be needed, especially where vertical separation cannot be achieved.
Outside Yagi Antenna
Before installing a Yagi, or directional antenna, note that the antenna should be mounted on a pole or pipe (not provided), at the highest possible location above the roofline – at least 25 ft above the indoor antenna – aimed in the direction of your nearest cell tower. To find the location of your carrier’s closest cell tower, go to www.antennasearch.com.
Ensure that the mounting area has at least a 3 ft radius clear of obstructions, other radiating elements and metal objects such as pipes or metal siding and orient the antenna with the drip hole at the bottom.
Once you have identified your install location, assemble the u-bolt, bracket, nuts and washers onto a pole (available separately) as shown in the illustration. Keep the connections loose enough to allow the antenna to rotate until the optimum direction is found.
Once the outside antenna is secured to a pipe or pole, connect antenna to one end of the provided RG-11 cable and tighten the connection. Run the cable along route to planned location of your booster.
Warning: Do not collocate antennas or operate the outdoor antenna with any other antenna or signal booster.
Install the Booster and Inside Antenna
Choose a location for the booster and inside antenna that is near a working outlet and at least 25 Ft from the outside antenna. Consider the below factors affecting booster performance.
- Signal strength at the location of the outside antenna.
- Interior building materials between the inside antenna and your mobile device.
- Distance between the outside antenna and inside antenna (minimum 25 ft. separation).
SureCall’s Inside panel antennas are directional with a 120˚ reach. They should be mounted facing the area signal is needed and away from the outdoor antenna (See “Aiming Antennas”).
Mount on a vertical surface that is the approximate height of normal cell phone use. The antenna may be concealed behind a wall provided there are no materials that could obstruct signals.
Besides the antenna itself, parts include mounting equipment for a flat horizontal surface.
- Using plate, mark position of desired screw placement.
- Screw mounting plate into place with the slide panel protruding towards you.
- Slide antenna securely onto mounting plate. Connect antenna to one end of the SC- 240 cable and run to planned location of your booster
- Place the booster on a flat surface or mounted to a wall and connect the remaining end of the SC-240 cable to booster port marked INSIDE.
Place the Booster
To install the booster to a wall, select a location that is near a working AC outlet. Use the supplied screws or appropriate screws for surface of mounting location and drill through screw tab holes on booster (see “Booster Diagram” illustration) and mount the booster to a wall.
Next, connect the outside antenna and booster by connecting the open end of the 50 ft. cable leading from the outside antenna to the port of the booster marked “OUTSIDE”.
Connect to Power and Turn On
Connect the AC power cord to the booster and plug into a 110V AC power outlet. Once the booster has been completely assembled, turn the booster’s power switch to ON.
- If the Power LED does not turn ON, see the “Troubleshooting” on page 10 .
- This booster is rated for 5-15V input voltage. DO NOT use the booster with a higher voltage power supply. This can damage the booster, cause personal injury, and void your warranty.
This booster should not be used near open fire or flame. Storage and transportation: Store and place in non-extreme room-tempera ture and dry environment.
Check and Optimize System, if Needed
Place a call and walk throughout your space to confirm that your phone is receiving a boosted signal.
If indoor coverage is limited, consider the following factors:
- Signal strength at the location of the outside antenna. Coverage area is directly related to the strength of incoming signal received by the outdoor antenna. If signal is weak where the outside antenna is installed, indoor coverage will be limited.
- Interior building materials between the inside antenna and your mobile device.
- Separation between the outside antenna and inside antennas (minimum 25 ft. of vertical separation).
- Separation up to 40 – 50 ft may be needed, however, especially where vertical separation is not possible.
- Inadequate separation will be indicated by the LEDs on your booster as RED/YELLOW FLASHING
- The booster gain dials should remain at maximum level and only reduced if other recommended actions do not resolve the issue.
Consider the following options to resolve issues with inadequate antenna isolation.
Verify that a minimum distance of 25 vertical feet has been achieved. Separation up to 40 – 50 ft may be needed, however, especially where vertical separation is not possible.
- Check for sources of interference such as, cellular modems or hotspots.
- Verify neither antenna is placed near a window.
- Ensure that the antennas are aimed away from one another.
Keep in mind, identifying the setup that yields the best possible results for your environment will come from testing — balancing the elimination of interference and while also receiving the best possible signal.
|Signal booster has no power||Connect the power supply to an alternate power source.
Verify that the power source is not controlled by a switch that has removed power from the outlet. If it remains OFF, contact tech support at: 1-888-365-6283 or [email protected]
|After completing installation, indoor signal coverage has not improved||Verify that cable connections are tightly fitted to the booster and antennas. Try further separating the booster and antenna.
Verify that there is usable signal where the antenna is placed.
Note: Bars are not always a reliable measure of signal. The best way to confirm signal coverage is the ability to place and hold a call.
The gain dials on the booster should always be at maximum level unless a control light is flashing red-yellow. Additionally, they should only be reduced if other recommended actions do not resolve the issue. Visit www.surecall.com/support to download the user manual for additional information.
|OFF||This is part of normal operation. Light is off while band is active.|
|YELLOW SOLID||This is part of normal operation. Indicates that the band is Inactive. After a period of time, if there’s no activity the band will go into sleep mode. Light is off while band is active.|
|YELLOW FLASHING||This is part of normal operation. Indicates that the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) is self-adjusting.|
|RED FLASHING||Indicates that the booster is receiving too much signal which could cause the affected band to automatically turn off. When this happens:
1. For kits using a YAGI outside antenna, turn the antenna in short increments away from the signal source.
2. Increase the separation between antennas (additional vertical separation works best).
3. Add an inline attenuator to the cable coming into the outside port of the booster.
4. As a last resort, turn down the dB gain on the dial until the light goes OFF or flashes yellow.
|YELLOW/RED ALTERNATELY FLASHING||Oscillation is detected.
First, try increasing the separation between the inside and outside antennas. If your booster kit uses two directional antennas (example: outside Yagi antenna and inside panel antenna), ensure that they are facing away from one another.If oscillation continues, lower the dB gain in small increments until the light turns off or flashes yellow.
|RED SOLID||Band is off. If a red light has been flashing for an extended time, the band will automatically shut off and display a solid red light.
This can also happen when the booster attenuation has been turned all the way down.
|Uplink Frequency Range (MHz):||698-716 / 776-787 / 824-849 / 1850-1915 / 1710-1755|
|Downlink Frequency Range (MHz):||728-746 / 746-757 / 869-894 / 1930-1995 / 2110-2155|
|Maximum Gain:||72 dB|
|Supported Standards:||CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, EVDO, LTE and all cellular standards|
|Max Uplink Power:||26.0 dBm|
|Input Impedance:||75Ω donor port / 50Ω server port|
|Noise Figure:||8 dB|
|AC Input:||Input AC110V, 60 Hz; Output DC 5-15V|
|Maximum Output Power:||1 Watt EIRP|
|Cable:||RG-11 (Outside) / SC-240 (Inside)|
|RF Connectors:||F Female (Outside) / N Female (Inside)|
|Operation Temperature:||-4º to +158º F|
|Dimensions:||7.875 x 5 x 1.188 inches|
|Weight:||2 lbs 3 oz|
|Certifications:||FCC ID: RSNF4HOME3|
|LTE-A 707 MHz||LTE-V 731 MHz||Cellular 800 MHz||PCS
1700 / 2100 MHz
|Outdoor Antenna*||SC-231W||7 dBi||7 dBi||8 dBi||10 dBi||10 dBi / 10 dBi|
|Outdoor Cable*||RG-11-50 (50’)||2.29 dB||2.29 dB||2.53 dB||3.73 dB||3.68 dB / 4.51 dB||50 Feet or longer|
|Inside Cable*||SC-240 (20’)||2.06 dB||2.06 dB||2.29 dB||3.56 dB||3.36 dB / 3.76 dB||20 Feet or longer|
|Inside Antenna*||SC-248W||7 dBi||7 dBi||7 dBi||10 dBi||10 dBi / 10 dBi|
|SC-222W||3 dBi||3 dBi||3 dBi||6 dBi||6 dBi / 6 dBi|
|SC-121W||1.2 dBi||1.2 dBi||1.2 dBi||3 dBi||3 dBi / 3 dBi|
|SC-302W||2.5 dBi||2.5 dBi||3 dBi||5 dBi||4 dBi / 5 dBi|
|Pulse GSM||4.1 MHz AWGN|
|Frequency (MHz)||Input (dBm)||Output (dBm)||Gain (dB)||Input (dBm)||Output (dBm)||Gain (dB)|
Any product modifications that use unauthorized antennas, cables , and/or coupling devices are prohibited by the FCC. Contact FC C for details: 1-888-CALL-FCC. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by SureCall could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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. 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 operation of 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.
This device may be operated ONLY in a fixed location, for in-building use.
Register your cellular booster with your wireless carrier at the following urls:
U.S. Cellular: http://www.uscellular.com/uscellular/support/fcc-booster-registration.jsp
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B) (Canada) :
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
Three-Year Product Warranty
To activate your three-year manufacturer’s warranty, register at www.SureCall.com/activate SureCall warrants its products for three years from the date of purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials. Specifications are subjec to change. The three-year warranty only applies to products meeting the latest FCC Certification Guidelines stated on 2/20/2013 and going into effect April 30, 2014. A two-year warranty applies to any products manufactured before May 1, 2014.
Products returned by customers must be in their original, un-modified condition, shipped in the original or protective packaging with proof-of purchase documentation enclosed, and a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number printed clearly on the outside of the shipping container.
Buyers may obtain an RMA number for warranty returns by calling the SureCall Return Department toll-free at 1-888-365-6283. Any returns received by SureCall without an RMA number clearly printed on the outside of the shipping container will be returned to sender. In order to receive full credit for signal boosters, all accessories originally included in the signal booster box must be returned with the signal booster. (The Buyer does not need to include accessories sold in addition to the signal booster, such as antennas or cables.)
This warranty does not apply to any product determined by SureCall to have been subjected to misuse, abuse, neglect, or mishandling that alters or damages the product’s physical or electronic properties.
SureCall warrants to the Buyer that each of its products, when shipped, will be free from defects in material and workmanship, and will perform in full accordance with applicable specifications. The limit of liability under this warranty is, at SureCall’s option, to repair or replace any product or part thereof which was purchased up to THREE YEARS after May 1, 2014 or TWO YEARS for products purchased before May 1, 2014, as determined by examination by SureCall, prove defective in material and/or workmanship. Warranty returns must first be authorized in writing by SureCall. Disassembly of any SureCall product by anyone other than an authorized representative of SureCall voids this warranty in its entirety. SureCall reserves the right to make changes in any of its products without incurring any obligation to make the same changes on previously delivered products.
As a condition to the warranties provided for herein, the Buyer will prepay the shipping charges for all products returned to SureCall for repair, and SureCall will pay the return shipping with the exception of products returned from outside the United States, in which case the Buyer will pay the shipping charges.
The Buyer will pay the cost of inspecting and testing any goods returned under the warranty or otherwise, which are found to meet the applicable specifications or which are not defective or not covered by this warranty.
Products sold by SureCall shall not be considered defective or non-conforming to the Buyer’s order if they satisfactorily fulfill the performance requirements that were published in the product specification literature, or in accordance with samples provided by SureCall. This warranty shall not apply to any products or parts thereof which have been subject to accident, negligence, alteration, abuse, or misuse. SureCall makes no warranty whatsoever in respect to accessories or parts not supplied by it.
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