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AP-85 Direct-Mount Antenna Bracket

Installation Guide

This installation guide provides instructions for installing the direct-mount antenna bracket on the
AP-85 wireless access point (AP). This guide does not include pre-installation and post-installation
requirements, such as minimum software requirements, AP provisioning, connecting power cables, and
other network requirements for an AP-85 installation. For information about these topics, refer to the
AP-85 Outdoor Access Point Series Installation Guide that was shipped with your AP-85 unit.
The direct-mount antenna bracket provides mounting for the antennas listed in Table 1.

Table 1 Antenna Types for Use with the Antenna Bracket

Number Supported
Part Number Description
by the Bracket

AP-ANT-81 2.4 GHz, 8 dBi, 66 deg 1

AP-ANT-84 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi, 135 deg 2

AP-ANT-85 2.4 GHz, 15 dBi, 30 deg 2

AP-ANT-87 2.4/5 GHz, 7 dBi, 60 deg 2

AP-ANT-89 5 GHz, 14 dBi, 30 deg 2

AP-ANT-90 2.4/5 GHz, 3 dBi, Down, Divers, Omni 2

AP-ANT-2418 2.4 GHz, 18 dBi, 20 deg 1

AP-ANT-5016 5 GHz, 16 dBi, 20 deg 1

Unpacking the Antenna Bracket


Inform your supplier if the bracket has been damaged in transit.

Installing the Antenna Bracket

Access points must be installed by trained service personnel. Trained service personnel are
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CAUTION
responsible for ensuring that grounding is available and that the grounding meets applicable local
and national electrical codes.

Do not work on an AP and do not connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity.
WARNING

Access points are radio transmission devices and therefore are subject to governmental regulation.

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CAUTION
Network administrators responsible for the configuration and operation of access points must
comply with local broadcast regulations. Specifically, access points must use channel assignments
appropriate to the location in which the access point will be used.

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RF Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits.
This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 13.8 inches (35 cm)

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CAUTION
between the radiator and your body for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operations. This transmitter must not be
co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. When operated in the
5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range, this device is restricted to indoor use to reduce the potential for
harmful interference with co-channel Mobile Satellite Systems.

To install the antenna bracket:


1. Identify the appropriate mounting holes on the bracket and attach the antennas to the bracket
following manufacturers recommendations.
The AP-ANT-85, AP-ANT-2418, and AP-ANT-5016 antennas attach to the bracket in a diagonal
orientation (see Figure 1).

Figure 1 Positions for Large Antennas on the Bracket

POLARIZATION
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2. Remove the four screws from the front of the AP-85 (see Figure 2).

Figure 2 Mounting Screws on the AP-85

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3. Route the antenna cables to the back of the bracket through appropriate access openings.
4. Set the bracket against the AP-85, making sure that the antenna cables are between the bracket and
the AP. Insert the removed screws to secure the bracket to the AP (see Figure 3).

Figure 3 Securing the Antenna Bracket

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5. Connect the antenna cable connectors to the antenna jacks at the top of the AP-85.

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Completing the Installation
Refer to the AP-85 Outdoor Access Point Series Installation Guide that was shipped with your AP-85
unit for complete installation details, such as connecting cables and power, verifying connectivity, and
configuration.

Regulatory Compliance
European Union RoHS
This product complies with the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
2002/95/EC (RoHS). EU RoHS restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in the
manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. Specifically, restricted materials under the RoHS
Directive are lead (including solder used in printed circuit assemblies), cadmium, mercury, hexavalent
chromium, and bromine.

China RoHS

This product complies with China environmental declaration requirements.

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