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Repeaters Node A2 and Node A4 Network Elements User's Manual M0121AAM

Repeaters

Node A2 and Node A4

Repeaters Node A2 and Node A4 Network Elements User's Manual M0121AAM

Network Elements

User's Manual

M0121AAM

DISCLAIMER: This document has been developed by CommScope, and is intended for the use of

DISCLAIMER:

This document has been developed by CommScope, and is intended for the use of its customers and customer support personnel. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. While every effort has been made to eliminate errors, CommScope disclaims liability for any difficulties arising from the interpretation of the information contained herein. The information contained herein does not claim to cover all details or variations in equipment, nor to provide for every possible incident to be met in connection with installation, operation, or maintenance. This document describes the performance of the product under the defined operational conditions and does not cover the performance under adverse or disturbed conditions. Should further information be desired, or should particular problems arise which are not covered sufficiently for the purchaser’s purposes, contact CommScope.

CommScope reserves the right to change all hardware and software characteristics without notice.

COPYRIGHT:

© Copyright 2016 CommScope Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This document is protected by copyright. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior written permission of CommScope.

TRADEMARKS

All trademarks identified by ® or ™ are registered trademarks or trademarks, respectively, of CommScope. Names of products mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and / or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH, 27-July-2016

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. GENERAL 7 1.1. USED ABBREVIATIONS 7 1.2. HEALTH AND SAFETY 8

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. GENERAL

7

1.1. USED ABBREVIATIONS

7

1.2. HEALTH AND SAFETY

8

1.3. PROPERTY DAMAGE WARNINGS

8

1.4. COMPLIANCE

9

1.5. ABOUT COMMSCOPE

13

1.6. INTERNATIONAL CONTACT ADDRESSES FOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT

14

2. INTRODUCTION

16

2.1. PURPOSE

16

2.2. THE NODE A NETWORK ELEMENT

16

2.3. QUICK START CHECKLIST

17

3. INSTALLATION

18

3.1.

MECHANICAL INSTALLATION

18

3.1.1.

Health and Safety for Mechanical Installation

18

3.1.2.

Property Damage Warnings for Mechanical Installation

18

3.1.3.

RF Card Installation

19

3.1.4.

Wall Mounting Procedure

19

3.1.4.1. General

19

3.1.4.2. Wall Mounting Instruction for Indoor Usage

20

3.1.4.3. Wall-Mounting Instruction for Outdoor Usage

22

3.1.5. Pole-Mounting Procedure

27

3.1.6. 19 Inch Rack Mounting

31

3.1.6.1. Node A4 Rack Mounting

31

3.1.6.2. Node A2 Rack Mounting

33

3.2.

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

35

3.2.1.

Health and Safety for Electrical Installation

35

3.2.2.

Property Damage Warnings for Electrical Installation

35

3.2.3.

Grounding

36

3.2.4.

Installation of / Upgrade with USB to Ethernet Converter

37

3.2.5.

Interconnection Cabling

38

3.2.6.

Connection of the Antenna Cables

39

3.2.7.

Cleaning Procedure for RF Cable Connectors

40

3.2.8.

Antenna Cable Connector Assembly

43

3.2.9.

Power Connection

44

3.2.9.1. Power Connection of 4-PIN Mains Connector

45

3.2.9.2. Power Connection of 7-PIN Mains Connector

46

3.2.10.

Connection to the Node A

48

3.2.10.1. Setting up the Local Connection

48

3.2.10.2. Setting up the Remote Connection

48

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4. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION 49 4.1. ARCHITECTURE 49 4.2. FEATURES 51 4.2.1. Digital Channel Filters

4. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

49

4.1.

ARCHITECTURE

49

4.2.

FEATURES

51

4.2.1.

Digital Channel Filters

51

4.2.2.

Frequency Hopping

51

4.2.3.

Filter Types

52

4.2.4.

Status Information

52

4.2.5.

Alarm Forwarding

52

4.3.

COMPONENTS

53

4.3.1.

Multiband Combiner

54

4.3.2.

Digital Channel Modules (DCM) / RF Cards

55

4.3.3.

Dummy Card

56

4.3.4.

Power Supply Unit

56

4.3.5.

Modem

57

4.3.5.1. Initstrings

57

4.3.5.2. Modem Installed

57

4.3.5.3. Mounting the HC25 / PHS8 / PLS8 Modem Kit – USB Port Connection

59

4.3.5.4. USB Port Reconfiguration Raven XT / Airlink LS300

60

4.3.5.5. SIM-Card

63

4.3.6. USB to Ethernet Converter

63

4.3.7. User Interface Board (UI Board)

64

4.3.7.1. External Alarms

65

4.3.7.2. Summary Alarm

67

5. MAINTENANCE

69

5.1.

GENERAL

69

5.2.

REPLACEMENT OF COMPONENTS

69

5.2.1.

RF Card Exchange / Upgrade with Additional RF Cards

71

5.2.2.

Power Supply

72

5.2.3.

Modem / USB to Ethernet Converter

74

5.2.4.

Status LED

77

5.2.5.

Multiband Combiner

78

5.2.6.

Fan Unit

80

6. ILLUSTRATIONS

81

6.1. CABINET DRAWINGS

81

6.2. LAYOUT

82

7. SPECIFICATIONS

83

7.1.

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

83

7.1.1.

Commercial Applications

83

7.1.2.

Tetra/Tetrapol

86

7.1.3.

Public Safety

89

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7.2. MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS 92 7.3. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY SPECIFICATION 92 7.4. USB TO

7.2.

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

92

7.3.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY SPECIFICATION

92

7.4.

USB TO ETHERNET CONVERTER

92

7.5.

MODEMS

93

7.5.1.

Modems HC25 / PHS8 / PLS8 / MC88 / MC89 / TRM-5

93

7.5.2.

Modem Airlink Redwing C3110 / C3111

93

7.5.3.

Modem AnyDATA iPort EM III Dual / EM IV DUAL

94

7.5.4.

Modem MultiTech MTCBA-C-N9

94

7.5.5.

Modem Airlink LS300

94

7.5.6.

Modem Raven XT USB CDMA

94

7.5.7.

Modem Raven CDMA

95

7.6.

FEATURES

95

7.7.

IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

95

8. SPARE PARTS LIST

96

9. INDEX

98

10. LIST OF CHANGES

99

FIGURES AND TABLES

figure 3-1 Grounding bolt

36

figure 3-2 Components of USB to Ethernet Converter

37

figure 3-3 Exemplary view of interconnecting cabling for Node A4 (top) and Node A2

(bottom) figure 3-4 Front view of antenna connections from Node A figure 3-5 Power supply plug figure 3-6 Mains connector figure 3-7 Mains connector, PIN assignment figure 3-8 Mains connector, location figure 3-9 Connecting the CAT5 cable to the Node A for the local connection figure 4-1 General block diagram Node A, part I figure 4-2 General block diagram Node A, part II figure 4-3 Exemplary layout of a Node A4 figure 4-4 Node A 3-band combiner (EGSM, GSM1800, UMTS) figure 4-5 DCM, RF card, low / medium power figure 4-6 DCM, RF card (high power) with additional DL amplifier figure 4-7 Dummy card figure 4-8 Power supply, front and back figure 4-9 Modem MC35/MC88/MC89/ TRM-5 installed figure 4-10 Modem Redwing installed figure 4-11 Modem Raven installed figure 4-12 Modem Raven XT installed

38

39

45

45

46

46

48

49

50

53

54

55

55

56

56

57

58

58

58

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Figures and Tables figure 4-13 Multitech MTCBA-C-N9 installed 58 figure 4-14 Modem AnyData EM IV

Figures and Tables

figure 4-13 Multitech MTCBA-C-N9 installed

58

figure 4-14 Modem AnyData EM IV installed

58

figure 4-15 Modem HC25 / PHS8 / PLS8 installed

58

figure 4-16 Mounting the modem

58

figure 4-17 Cable from modem to multiband combiner

59

figure 4-18 USB modem connection to UI board

59

figure 4-19 USB connection of HC25/PHS8/PLS8 modem to UI board

60

figure 4-20 SIM-card

63

figure 4-21 USB to Ethernet Converter

63

figure 4-22 UI board, top and rear view

64

figure 4-23 UI-board, installed

64

figure 4-24 PIN assignment

65

figure 4-25 Schematics of external alarm clamps

66

figure 4-26 External cable gland

66

figure 4-27 Summary alarm relay

67

figure 4-28 Relay contacts, alarm condition

67

figure 4-29 Schematics of summary alarm clamps

68

figure 5-1 Use the lanyards of the accessory kit to keep cover and drawer

70

figure 5-2 Status LED and connection cables

77

figure 5-3 Cover of UI-card

77

figure 6-1 Cabinet of a Node A4

81

figure 6-2 Layout of the Node A4, exemplary

82

figure 6-3 Layout of the Node A2, exemplary

82

figure 7-1 Filter resources allocation (up to 5 MHz wide) for Commercial applications

 

85

figure 7-2 Filter resources allocation (up to 5 MHz wide) for Tetra applications

88

figure 7-3 Filter resources allocation (up to 5 MHz wide) for Public Safety applications

 

91

table 3-1 Recommended length of threaded rods

27

table 3-2 Pin assignment of mains connector

45

table 3-3 Node A, voltage range and external breaker

45

table 3-4 PIN assignment of mains connector

46

table 3-5 Node A, voltage range & external breaker

47

table 4-1 Pin assignment of relay contacts

67

table 5-1 Specified torques for various screw types

70

table 7-1 RF card options for North American region

84

table 7-2 RF card options for all other regions

84

table 7-3 Available bandwidths per rack for Commercial applications

85

table 7-4 RF card options for Tetra

87

table 7-5 Available bandwidths per rack for Tetra

87

table 7-6 RF card options for Public Safety applications

90

table 7-7 Available bandwidths per rack for Public Safety

90

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1. General 1. General 1.1. Used Abbreviations 3GPP 3 r d Generation Partnership Project BCCH Broadcast

1. General

1.1. Used Abbreviations

3GPP

3 rd Generation Partnership Project

BCCH

Broadcast Control Channel

BTS

Base Transceiver Station

CDMA

Code Division Multiple Access

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

DAS

Distributed Antenna System

DL

Downlink

DoC

Declaration of Conformity

EDGE

Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution

ESD

Electrostatic Discharge

ETSI

European Telecommunication Standards Institute

GSM

Global System for Mobile Communication

ID No

Identification Number

IF

Intermediate Frequency

LAN

Local Area Network

LED

Light Emitting Diode

LNA

Low Noise Amplifier

MCC

Mobile Country Code

MIMO

Multiple Input Multiple Output

MNC

Mobile Network Code

MS

Mobile Station

OIP-3

Output Intercept Point of the 3rd order

OMC

Operation and Maintenance Center

PA

Power Amplifier

PCS

Personal Communication System

PSU

Power Supply Unit

R&TTE

Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment

Rev

Revision

RF

Radio Frequency

RSSI

Receive Signal Strength Indication

RX

Receiver

SMSC

Short Message Service

TACS

Total Access Communication System

TCH

Traffic Channel

TDMA

Time Division Multiple Access

TX

Transmitter

UE

User Equipment

UL

Uplink

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telecommunication System

UPS

Uninterruptable Power Supply

WCDMA

Wide Code Division Multiple Access

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1. General 1.2. Health and Safety 1. Danger: Electrical hazard. Danger of death or fatal

1. General

1.2. Health and Safety

1.
1.

Danger: Electrical hazard. Danger of death or fatal injury from electrical current. Obey all general and regional installation and safety regulations relating to work on high voltage installations, as well as regulations covering correct use of tools and personal protective equipment.

2.
2.

Danger: Electrical hazard. Danger of death or fatal injury from electrical current inside the unit in operation. Before opening the unit, disconnect mains power.

3.
3.

Caution: High frequency radiation in operation. Risk of health hazards associated with radiation from the unit’s inner conductor of the antenna port(s). Disconnect mains before connecting or replacing antenna cables.

4.
4.

Caution: High frequency radiation in operation. Risk of health hazards associated with radiation from the antenna(s) connected to the unit. Implement prevention measures to avoid the possibility of close proximity to the antenna(s) while in operation.

1.3. Property Damage Warnings

1. Attention: Due to power dissipation, the unit may reach a very high temperature. Do not operate this equipment on or close to flammable materials. Use caution when servicing the unit.

2. Notice: Although the unit is internally protected against overvoltage, it is strongly recommended to ground (earth) the antenna cables close to the unit’s antenna connectors for protection against atmospheric discharge.

3. Notice: ESD precautions must be observed. Before commencing maintenance work, use the available grounding (earthing) system to connect ESD protection measures.

(earthing) system to connect ESD protection measures. 4. Notice: Only suitably qualified personnel are allowed

4.

Notice: Only suitably qualified personnel are allowed to work on this unit and only after becoming familiar with all safety notices, installation, operation and maintenance procedures contained in this manual.

5.

Notice: Keep operating instructions within easy reach and make them available to all users.

6.

Attention: Only authorized and trained personnel are allowed to open the unit and get access to the inside.

7.

Notice: Read and obey all the warning labels attached to the unit. Make sure that all warning labels are kept in a legible condition. Replace any missing or damaged labels.

8.

Notice: Only license holders for the respective frequency range are allowed to operate this unit.

9.

Notice: Make sure the unit settings are correct for the intended use (refer to the manufacturer product information) and regulatory requirements are met. Do not carry out any modifications or fit any spare parts, which are not sold or recommended by the manufacturer.

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1. General 1.4. Compliance 1. Attention: In order to meet the Conducted Emissions requirement according to

1.4. Compliance

1. Attention: In order to meet the Conducted Emissions requirement according to EN 61000-6-3, the following conditions must be fulfilled for units with PSU DC 680 W :

a) The connecting cable to the DC voltage source must be less than 30 m long.

b) For connecting cables >30m, special material requirements must be observed, e.g. a shielded two-wire line must be used as the input lead or a metal cable channel/installation conduit must be used for installing the input lead.

2. Notice: For installations, which have to comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, the antenna selection and installation must be completed in a way to ensure compliance with those FCC requirements. Depending on the RF frequency, rated output power, antenna gain, and the loss between the unit and antenna, the minimum distance D to be maintained between the antenna location and human beings is calculated according to this formula:

D [

cm ]

=

P

[

mW

]

4

π

PD

[

mW

/

2

cm

]

where

P (mW) is the radiated power at the antenna, i.e. the max. rated unit output power in addition to the antenna gain minus the loss between the unit and the antenna.

PD (mW/cm²) is the allowed Power Density limit acc. to 47 CFR 1.1310 (B) for general population / uncontrolled exposures which is

o

F (MHz) / 1500 for frequencies from 300MHz to 1500MHz

o

1 for frequencies from 1500MHz to 100,000MHz

RF exposure compliance may need to be addressed at the time of licensing, as required by the responsible FCC Bureau(s), including antenna co-location requirements of 1.1307(b)(3).

3. Notice: For installations which have to comply with European EN50385 exposure compliance requirements, the following Power Density limits/guidelines (mW/cm²) according to ICNIRP are valid:

o

0.2 for frequencies from 10 MHz to 400 MHz

o

F (MHz) / 2000 for frequencies from 400 MHz to 2 GHz

o

1 for frequencies from 2 GHz to 300 GHz

4. Notice: Installation of this equipment is in full responsibility of the installer, who has also the responsibility, that cables and couplers are calculated into the maximum gain of the antennas, so that this value, which is filed in the FCC Grant and can be requested from the FCC data base, is not exceeded. The industrial boosters are shipped only as a naked booster without any installation devices or antennas as it needs for professional installation.

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1. General 5. Notice: For installations which have to comply with FCC/Industry Canada requirements: English:

1. General

5. Notice: For installations which have to comply with FCC/Industry Canada requirements:

English:

This device complies with FCC Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. This device complies with Health Canada’s Safety Code. The installer of this device should ensure that RF radiation is not emitted in excess of the Health Canada’s requirement. Information can be obtained at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh- semt/pubs/radiation/radio_guide-lignes_direct-eng.php. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Antenna Stmt for Industry Canada:

This device has been designated to operate with the antennas having a maximum gain of 9 dBi. Antennas having a gain greater than 9 dBi are prohibited for use with this device without consent by Industry Canada regulators. The required antenna impedance is 50 ohms. The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 100 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Users and installers must be provided with antenna installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.

French:

Cet appareil est conforme à FCC Partie15. Son utilisation est soumise à Les deux conditions suivantes: (1) cet appareil ne peut pas provoquer d’interférences et (2) cet appareil doit accepter Toute interférence, y compris les interférences qui peuvent causer un mauvais fonctionnement du dispositif.

Cet appareil est conforme avec Santé Canada Code de sécurité 6. Le programme d’installation de cet appareil doit s’assurer que les rayonnements RF n’est pas émis au- delà de I’exigence de Santé Canada. Les informations peuvent être obtenues:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/radiation/radio_guide-lignes_direct-fra.php

Les changements ou modifications non expressément approuvés par la partie responsable de la conformité pourraient annuler l’autorité de l’utilisateur à utiliser cet équipement.

Antenne Stmt pour Industrie Canada:

Ce dispositif a été désigné pour fonctionner avec les antennes ayant un gain maximal de 9 dBi. Antennes ayant un gain plus grand que 9 dBi sont interdites pour une utilisation avec cet appareil sans le consentement des organismes de réglementation d’Industrie Canada. L’impédance d’antenne requise est 50 ohms. L’antenne (s) utilisé pour cet émetteur doit être installé pour fournir une distance de séparation d’au moins 100 cm de toutes les personnes et ne doit pas être co-localisées ou opérant en conjonction avec une autre antenne ou émetteur. Les utilisateurs et les installateurs doivent être fournis avec des instructions d’installation de l’antenne et des conditions de fonctionnement de l’émetteur pour satisfaire la conformité aux expositions RF.

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1. General 6. Notice: Corresponding local particularities and regulations must be observed. For national deviations,

6. Notice: Corresponding local particularities and regulations must be observed. For national deviations, please refer to the respective documents included in the manual CD that is delivered with the unit.

7. Notice: The unit complies with Overvoltage Category II. It also complies with the surge requirement according to EN 61000-4-5 (fine protection); however, installation of an additional medium (via local supply connection) and/or coarse protection (external surge protection) is recommended depending on the individual application in order to avoid damage caused by overcurrent. For Canada and US, components used to reduce the Overvoltage Category shall comply with the requirements of IEC 61643-series. As an alternative, components used to reduce the Overvoltage Category may comply with ANSI/IEEE C62.11, CSA Certification Notice No. 516, CSA C22.2 No. 1, or UL 1449. Suitability of the component for the application shall be determined for the intended installation.

8. Note: For a Class A digital device or peripheral:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

9. Note: For a Class B digital device or peripheral:

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.

10. Note: This unit complies with European standard EN60950.

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1. General Equipment Symbols Used / Compliance Please observe the meanings of the following symbols

1. General

Equipment Symbols Used / Compliance

Please observe the meanings of the following symbols used in our equipment and the compliance warnings:

Symbol

Compliance

Meaning / Warning

   

For industrial (Part 20) signal booster:

WARNING: This is NOT a CONSUMER device. It is designed for installation by FCC LICENSEES and QUALIFIED INSTALLERS. You MUST have an FCC LICENSE or express consent of an FCC Licensee to operate this device. Unauthorized use may result in significant forfeiture penalties, including penalties in excess of $100,000 for each continuing violation.

For (Part 90) signal booster:

---

FCC

WARNING: This is NOT a CONSUMER device. It is designed for installation by FCC LICENSEES and QUALIFIED INSTALLERS. You MUST have an FCC LICENSE or express consent of an FCC Licensee to operate this device. You MUST register Class B signal boosters (as defined in 47 CFR 90.219) online at www.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/registration. Unauthorized use may result in significant forfeiture penalties, including penalties in excess of $100,000 for each continuing violation.

CE Alert sign to R&TTE To be sold exclusively to mobile operators or authorized installers

CE

Alert sign to R&TTE To be sold exclusively to mobile operators or authorized installers – no harmonized frequency bands, operation requires license. Intended use: EU and EFTA countries

Indicates conformity with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC certified by the notified body no. 0700.

Indicates conformity with the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC certified by the notified body no. 0700.

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1. General 1.5. About CommScope CommScope is the foremost supplier of one-stop, end-to-end radio frequency (RF)

1.5. About CommScope

CommScope is the foremost supplier of one-stop, end-to-end radio frequency (RF) solutions. Part of the CommScope portfolio are complete solutions for wireless infrastructure from top-of-the-tower base station antennas to cable systems and cabinets, RF site solutions, signal distribution, and network optimization. For patents see www.cs-pat.com.

CommScope has global engineering and manufacturing facilities. In addition, it maintains field engineering offices throughout the world.

Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH based in Buchdorf/Germany, which is part of CommScope, is a leading manufacturer of coverage equipment for mobile radio networks, specializing in high performance, RF and optical repeaters. Our optical distributed networks and RF repeater systems provide coverage and capacity solution for wireless networks in both indoor installations and outdoor environments, e.g. tunnels, subways, in-trains, airport buildings, stadiums, skyscrapers, shopping malls, hotels and conference rooms.

Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH operates a quality management system in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 and TL 9000. All equipment is manufactured using highly reliable material. To maintain highest quality of the products, comprehensive quality monitoring is conducted at all fabrication stages. Finished products leave the factory only after a thorough final acceptance test, accompanied by a test certificate guaranteeing optimal operation.

This product meets the requirements of the R&TTE directive and the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) itself. A current version of the CE DoC is included in this manual CD delivered *. Any updated version of the DoC is available upon request from the local sales offices or directly from CommScope via the local Customer Support at one of the addresses listed in the following chapter.

According to the DoC, our "CE"-marked equipment can be used in all member states of the European Union.

Note: Exceptions of and national deviations from this intended use may be possible. To observe corresponding local particularities and regulations, please refer to the respective documents (also in national language) which are included in the manual CD delivered.

* In case the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for the product was not included in the manual CD delivered, it is available upon request from the local sales offices or directly from CommScope at one of the addresses listed in the following chapter.

To make the most of this product, we recommend you carefully read the instructions in this manual and commission the system only according to these instructions.

For technical assistance and support, please also contact the local office or CommScope directly at one of the addresses listed in the following chapter.

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1. General 1.6. International Contact Addresses for Customer Support Canada CommScope Canada 505 Consumers Road,

1. General

1.6. International Contact Addresses for Customer Support

Canada

CommScope Canada

505 Consumers Road, Suite 803 Toronto M2J 4V8, Canada

+1-905-878-3457 (Office) +1-416-721-5058 (Cell)

+1-905-878-3297

Mail

Phone

Fax

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

Caribbean & South American Region

CommScope Cabos do Brasil Ltda.

CALA Tech Support for Distributed Coverage & Capacity Solutions (DCCS) products:

Rua Guaporanga, 49 Praça Seca – Rio de Janeiro – RJ ZIP: 21320-180, Brazil

+1-815-546-7154 (Cell) +55-15-9104-7722 (Office)

+ 55-15-2102-4001

Mail

Phone

Fax

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

A

M

E

R

I

C

A

S

 

United States

Andrew LLC, A CommScope Company

Mail

620 North Greenfield Parkway Garner, NC 27529, U.S.A.

Phone

+1-888-297-6433

Fax

+1-919-329-8950

E-mail

wisupport@commscope.com

Caribbean & Central American Region

 

CommScope Mexico S.A. de C.V.

CALA Tech Support for Distributed Coverage & Capacity Solutions

(DCCS) products:

Mail

Av. Insurgentes Sur 688, Piso 6 Col. Del Valle, CP: 03100 Mexico City, Mexico

Phone

+52-55-1346-1900 (Office)

Fax

+52-55-1346-1901

E-mail

wisupport@commscope.com

China, India and Rest of Asia

Andrew International Corporation

Mail

Room 915, 9/F Chevalier Commercial Centre 8 Wang Hoi Rd Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Phone +852-3106-6100

+852-2751-7800

Fax

E-mail wisupport.China@commscope.com

A

P

A

C

Australia & New Zealand

Andrew Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Mail

Phone

Fax

E-mail

Unit 1 153 Barry Road Campbellfield

VIC 3061, Australia

+613-9300-7969

+613-9357-9110

wisupport.Australia@commscope.com

Middle East & North Africa

Middle East & North Africa

CommScope Solutions International Inc. (Branch)

CommScope Solutions International Inc. (Branch)

Mail

Phone

Fax

PO Box 48 78 22 Unit 3206, Floor 32, Jumeirah Business Center 5, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

+971 4 390 09 80

+971 4 390 86 23

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

Africa

&

Middle

East

South Africa

Andrew Wireless Solutions Africa (PTY) LTD

11 Commerce Crescent West Eastgate, Sandton PO Box 786117 Sandton 2146 South Africa

Mail

Phone

Fax

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

+ 27 11-719-6000 + 27 11-444-5393

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1. General   United Kingdom Andrew Wireless Systems UK Ltd Mail Unit 15, Ilex Building Mulberry
 

United Kingdom

Andrew Wireless Systems UK Ltd

Mail

Unit 15, Ilex Building Mulberry Business Park Fishponds Road Wokingham Berkshire RG41 2GY, England

Phone

+44-1189-366-792

Fax

+44-1189-366-773

E-mail

wisupport.uk@commscope.com

 

Germany

Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH

 

Industriering 10

Mail

86675

Buchdorf

Germany

Phone

+49-9099-69-0

Fax

+49-9099-69-930

E-mail

wisupport@commscope.com

 

Austria

Andrew Wireless Systems (Austria) GmbH

Mail

Weglgasse 10 2320 Wien-Schwechat Austria

Phone

+43-1706-39-99-10

Fax

+43-1706-39-99-9

E-mail

wisupport.austria@commscope.com

 

Italy

CommScope Italy S.r.l., Faenza, Italy

 

Via Mengolina, 20

Mail

48018

Faenza (RA)

Italy

Phone

+39-0546-697111

Fax

+39-0546-682768

E-mail wisupport.italia@commscope.com

 

Czech Republic

CommScope Solutions Czech Republic C-Com, spol. s r.o

Mail

U Moruší 888

53006

Pardubice, Czech Republic

Phone

+49 871 9659171 (Office) +49 171 4001166 (Mobile)

Fax

+49 871 9659172

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

E

U

R

O

P

E

 

Scandinavia

 

Andrew Norway (AMNW)

Mail

P.O. Box 3066 Osloveien 10 Hoenefoss 3501 Norway

Phone

+ 47 32-12-3530

Fax

+ 47 32-12-3531

E-mail wisupport@commscope.com

 

France

 

CommScope France

Mail

Immeuble Le Lavoisier 4, Place des Vosges 92052 Courbevoie, France

Phone

+33-1 82 97 04 00

Fax

+33-1 47 89 45 25

E-mail

wisupport@commscope.com

 

Switzerland

 

CommScope Wireless Systems AG

 

Tiergartenweg 1

Mail

CH-4710 Balsthal

Switzerland

Phone

+41-62-386-1260

Fax

+41-62-386-1261

E-mail

wisupport.ch@commscope.com

 

Iberia Region - Spain & Portugal

Andrew España S.A. A CommScope Company

Mail

Avda. de Europa, 4 - 2ª pta. Parque Empresarial de la Moraleja Alcobendas, Madrid 28108, Spain

Phone

+34-91-745-20 40

Fax

+34-91-661-87 02

E-mail wisupport.iberia@commscope.com

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2. Introduction 2. Introduction 2.1. Purpose Wireless communication systems provide a two-way information transfer (voice

2. Introduction

2.

Introduction

2.1. Purpose

Wireless communication systems provide a two-way information transfer (voice and data) between a base station and multiple mobiles within a given area.

Environmental variables such as physical structures both man-made (buildings) and natural (mountains) attenuate signals in the transmission path, which reduce the transport signal’s strength. This attenuation leads to a reduction in quality and data rate and eventually prohibits the system’s use entirely. The Node A is specifically designed to extend coverage and to enhance quality.

In the downlink (DL), the Node A picks up signals coming from the base station, filters them, amplifies them, and retransmits them to the mobile. In the uplink (UL), it picks up signals from the mobile, filters them, amplifies them, and retransmits them to the base station. The Node A constantly monitors the quality of the signals passing through it.

2.2. The Node A Network Element

The primary function of the Node A is to increase signal strength between a mobile and a base station in areas where high-quality voice or high-speed data service is not available. This may include extending coverage areas into buildings or tunnels or filling in small gaps created by man made obstacles.

The unit is an excellent choice for many urban and suburban requirements from simple building coverage to enhanced signals for higher data rates. The Node A is capable of enhancing today’s 2G and 2.5G GSM and EDGE signals, tomorrow’s 3G UMTS and HSPA+, and the future’s 4G signals regardless of signal modulation. Its features and functions are software defined and may be changed to accommodate the future.

From its power level to its setup, the Node A has intelligence and performance that go far beyond that of a normal enhancing device. The Node A is a self-diagnosing, auto setting, and virtually maintenance free. It is designed to provide more than 10 years of service under virtually any conditions.

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2. Introduction 2.3. Quick Start Checklist Read and observe chapter 1.2 . Setting up the Node

2.3. Quick Start Checklist

Read and observe chapter 1.2.

Setting up the Node A is quick and easy. The following step-by-step procedure provides a quick overview for a correct setup and optimization.

a. Equipment required

Node A

donor antenna

coverage antenna(s) or distributed antenna system (DAS)

coaxial cables

connectors (RF, mains)

laptop (Windows OS: Win XP / Win 2000 or higher) with Ethernet port and mains cable

data cable (CAT5, 100 MBit).

b. Information required

Make sure the following information has been verified and is at hand:

important on-site conditions (e. g. BTS location, mains supply, etc.)

channels to be enhanced / amplified

data of mandatory fields of Connectivity and Upload page.

c. Procedure

1. Install the donor (linear polarized recommended) and coverage antennas.

2. Install the coaxial cables from the Node A to the antennas.

3. Install the Node A unit; see chapter 3.1 Mechanical Installation.

Take care to ground the unit correctly as instructed in chapter 3.2.3 Grounding.

4. Optimize the donor antenna performance*.

5. Connect power to the Node A.

6. Open the small User Interface cover plate

7. Establish a connection from the laptop or computer to the Node A.

8. Login to the unit and use the Technician Setup page (see Software manual) for configuration.

Note:

* The software provides an Analysis Tool to support antenna tuning.

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3. Installation 3. Installation 3.1. Mechanical Installation 3.1.1. Health and Safety for Mechanical Installation Read

3. Installation

3. Installation

3.1. Mechanical Installation

3.1.1. Health and Safety for Mechanical Installation

Read and observe chapter 1.2.

Caution: Risk of injury by the considerable weight of the unit falling. Ensure there is adequate Risk of injury by the considerable weight of the unit falling. Ensure there is adequate manpower to handle the weight of the system.

Caution: Risk of serious personal injury by equipment falling due to improper installation. The installer must Risk of serious personal injury by equipment falling due to improper installation. The installer must verify that the supporting surface will safely support the combined load of the electronic equipment and all attached hardware and components. Only use sufficiently dimensioned screws for mounting and make sure the mounting material is adequate for the mounting surface.

3.1.2. Property Damage Warnings for Mechanical Installation

1.

Attention: Do not install the unit in a way or at a place where the specifications outlined in the Environmental and Safety Specifications leaflet of the supplier are not met.

2.

Notice: Due to power dissipation, the unit may reach a very high temperature. Ensure sufficient airflow for ventilation. When using wall or pole mounting above and below the unit a minimum distance of 300 mm to ceiling, floor, etc. has to be kept. This distance must also be observed between two units if they are mounted one above the other.

3.

Notice: It is recommended only to use the mounting hardware delivered by the manufacturer. If any different or additional mounting material is used, ensure that the mounting remains as safe as the mounting designed by the manufacturer. Ensure that the static and dynamic strengths are adequate for the environmental conditions of the site. The mounting itself must not vibrate, swing or move in any way that might cause damage to the unit. The specifications for stationary use of the unit must not be exceeded. Note: Exceeding the specified load limits may cause the loss of warranty.

4.

Notice: Only use sufficiently dimensioned screws for mounting and make sure the mounting material is adequate for the mounting surface.

5.

Notice: When connecting and mounting the cables (RF, mains, water can penetrate into the unit through these cables.

)

ensure no

Neither wall nor pole mounting is available for LMR450. Refer to chapter

3.1.6.1 Node A4 Rack Mounting to install the LMR450 as well as to the Additional Information manual for installation of the Duplexer Rack.

6. Notice: Do not operate the repeater without terminating the antenna connectors.

The antenna connectors may be terminated by connecting them to their respective antennas or to a dummy load. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by CommScope, CommScope’s general limited product warranty (http://www.commscope.com/Resources/Warranties/) shall be the warranty governing the Nodes, including the installation, maintenance, usage and operation of the Nodes.

Note:

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3. Installation 3.1.3. RF Card Installation  Note: To ensure shock protection of the DC connectors

3.1.3. RF Card Installation

Note: To ensure shock protection of the DC connectors and main board, the RF cards are packed separately for transport. Installation of the RF cards is recommended after the Node A unit itself has been mounted (see next chapters) according to the following instruction:

Use the guide rails on top and bottom to fit in the RF card smoothly.
Use the guide rails on top and bottom to
fit in the RF card smoothly.
 Note:
Fasten* the four neck-
collar screws M3x16 mm tight to ensure
waterproofness. For the specified
torque refer to the according table in
chapter 5.2 Replacement of
Components.

* First, just slightly tighten the screws crosswise in order to avoid cant, and when all four screws are positioned correctly, fasten them tight.

Please observe that the RF cards must always be packed separately for transport.

All unused slots need to be assembled with a dummy card for sufficient airflow and provided IP class.

Note: It is recommended to disconnect the Node A from the power-supply line before an RF card is mounted or dismounted. In case the Node A is not allowed to be disconnected from mains, the RF card which needs to be replaced must be disabled via software in the Technician page before removing it. This is to avoid possible damage when inserting the new RF card.

Note:

Note:

3.1.4. Wall Mounting Procedure

3.1.4.1.

Note: Check the wall-mounting kit and the wall to determine their suitability.

The Node A requires a minimum of 40 mm distance to the wall to allow sufficient airflow for the unit.

Note: Ensure that there is free access to the electrical connections as well as to the cabinet. The approved minimum bending radius of the connected cables must not be fallen below.

Note:

General

To ensure the air circulation the perforated base has to be directed always towards the wall.

BEFORE installing the Node A into the wall and pole mounting frames, the Node A must be grounded. For the grounding cable select a length that the mounting of the grounding can be done at the ground.

Note:

Note:

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3. Installation 3.1.4.2. Wall Mounting Instruction for Indoor Usage A1) Mounting Material: The following components

3. Installation

3.1.4.2. Wall Mounting Instruction for Indoor Usage

A1) Mounting Material:

The following components are required:

- from the Wall Mounting Kit Node A2/A4:

4x hexagon nuts M8 DIN985 A2 self-lock

2x wall mounting brackets

1x connecting plate

- from the Node A Accessory Kit:

4x screws M6x16 mm

4x hexagon nuts
4x hexagon nuts

A2)

The two brackets have to be screwed together with the connecting plate using the four M8 self-locking nuts.

Note: The Node A can be mounted to a wall in all directions, i.e. horizontally and vertically. Consider your mounting conditions on site.

The following description illustrates the vertical mounting position. For the alternative horizontal mounting a final view is added at the end.

A2a)

Use the outer holes of the connecting plate to mount a Node A4.

A2b)

Use the inner holes of the connecting plate to mount a Node A2.

outer holes inner holes connecting plate bracket bracket
outer holes
inner holes
connecting
plate
bracket
bracket
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3. Installation A3) Hold the pre-mounted assembly to the wall and mark the drilling holes. Drill

A3)

Hold the pre-mounted assembly to the wall and mark the drilling holes. Drill four holes and mount the assembly to the wall. We recommend using the outer holes of the brackets.

wall. We recommend using the outer holes of the brackets. A4) Insert the Node A into

A4) Insert the Node A into the pre-mounted assembly.

A5)

Fasten the Node A with the four screws M6.0 x 16 mm at the front side of the unit to the mounting brackets – two at each side:

of the unit to the mounting brackets – two at each side: A6) Now, the indoor
of the unit to the mounting brackets – two at each side: A6) Now, the indoor

A6) Now, the indoor solution is completely mounted Note: The exhaust air side must always face the wall. Turn the Node A, if desired and required, for access to the connection/ operation side by 180°, respectively.

Connection side
Connection side

Vertical mounting

side
side

Connection

Horizontal mounting

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3. Installation 3.1.4.3. Wall-Mounting Instruction for Outdoor Usage B1) Prepare the pre-mounted assembly as described

3. Installation

3.1.4.3. Wall-Mounting Instruction for Outdoor Usage

B1)

Prepare the pre-mounted assembly as described in chapter 3.1.4.2 Wall Mounting Instruction for Indoor Usage - sections A2), A2a) and A2b).

Note: For outdoor usage the unit should be mounted vertically with the connection side facing downwards.

The illustration to the right shows the pre- mounted assembly for the Node A4 as an example.

the pre- mounted assembly for the Node A4 as an example. B2) Mounting Material: The following

B2) Mounting Material:

The following components are included in the Wall Mounting Kit Node A2 / A4 outdoor:

14 x cheese-head M3.0x10 mm DIN912 A2 screws (2 spare pieces)

4 x hexagon nuts M8 DIN985 A2 self-lock

2 x wall-mounting brackets

1 x connecting plate

1 x rain-protection shield

1 x front cover (lockable)

2 x RF cable 7/16 female – N male

4x fastenings screws M6x16 mm available in the Node A Accessory Kit are also needed for installation of the Node A later; please see B5)

needed for installation of the Node A later; please see B5) Rain-protection shield Front cover (with
Rain-protection shield
Rain-protection shield
Front cover (with lock)
Front cover
(with lock)

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3. Installation B3) Mount the RF cable connectors to the connecting plate, using four M3.0x10 mm

B3)

Mount the RF cable connectors to the connecting plate, using four M3.0x10 mm screws per connector according to the three pictures to the right.

Note: When mounting the 7/16 RF cable connectors, please ensure that they face the side of the rectangle recess.

B4)

Hold the pre-mounted assembly to the wall and mark the drilling holes. Drill four holes and mount the assembly to the wall. We recommend using the outer holes of the brackets.

wall. We recommend using the outer holes of the brackets. 7/16 RF cable connectors Rectangle recess
wall. We recommend using the outer holes of the brackets. 7/16 RF cable connectors Rectangle recess
7/16 RF cable connectors Rectangle recess
7/16 RF cable connectors
Rectangle recess
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3. Installation B5) For grounding, please first read the instructions in chapter 3.2.3 Grounding .

3. Installation

B5)

For grounding, please first read the instructions in chapter 3.2.3 Grounding.

We recommend grounding the Node A BEFORE the unit is inserted into the pre-mounted assembly. Thus, access to the grounding bolt is easier.

To do so, fasten the grounding cable at the grounding bolt located at the left side of the combiner connectors.

For power connection, please see chapter 3.2.9 Power Connection.

Provide the Node A with power via the mains connector. However, this can also be done later.

B6)

Insert the Node A into the pre-mounted assembly.

later. B6) Insert the Node A into the pre-mounted assembly. Combiner Grounding cable Grounding bolt Mains

Combiner

Grounding cable
Grounding
cable

Grounding

bolt

Mains connector
Mains
connector
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3. Installation B7) Fasten the Node A at the front side of the unit to the

B7)

Fasten the Node A at the front side of the unit to the mounting brackets using four fastening screws M6x16 mm of the Node A Accessory Kit (two screws at each side). Connect the RF cables to the connectors of the combiner.

Connect the RF cables to the connectors of the combiner. B8) Additional Outdoor Protection: Rain-protection shield

B8)

Additional Outdoor Protection:

Rain-protection shield

B8a)

Screw further four M3.0x10 mm screws to the upper side of the brackets.

Note:

Do not fasten them. Keep a distance.

Place the rain-protection shield on the brackets above the fans, and feed the screws through the key holes.

Rain-protection shield Screws M3 x 10
Rain-protection shield
Screws
M3 x 10

B8b)

For mounting of the rain-protection shield take further two M6x16 mm fastening screws out of the Node A Accessory Kit.

First just slightly attach and hook in the two M6 x16 mm locking screws through the opening of the locking bracket - DO NOT screw in those two screws yet.

Rain-protection shield
Rain-protection shield

Locking

bracket

M6x16 mm

fastening screw

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3. Installation B8c) Entirely screw in the two fastening screws M6x16 mm at the sides

3. Installation

B8c)

Entirely screw in the two fastening screws M6x16 mm at the sides when the rain-protection shield has been correctly positioned. This locks the bracket into its position (see illustration to the right).

B8d)

Finally, fasten the four screws on the rain-protection shield.

B9)

Additional Outdoor Protection:

Front cover of outdoor protection (lockable)

B9a)

Mount

the

front

cover

of

the

outdoor protection.

Hang the front cover into the wall- mounting bracket at the lower side of the unit.

Locking bracket M6x16 mm screw
Locking
bracket
M6x16 mm
screw
lower side of the unit. Locking bracket M6x16 mm screw Front cover of outdoor protection (with
Front cover of outdoor protection (with lock)
Front cover of
outdoor protection
(with lock)
Front cover of outdoor protection
Front cover of
outdoor protection

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3. Installation B9b) Be careful: Mains cable and grounding cable must not be pinched. Ensure both

B9b)

Be careful: Mains cable and grounding cable must not be pinched. Ensure both cables run above the front cover to the rear side as illustrated.

B9c)

Turn

the

key to

close the lock.

Thus, the self-locking device will be automatically locked into the

correct position.

B10)

The outdoor solution is now completely mounted. The illustration to the right shows the Node A4 as an example.

Mains connector Grounding cable Mains cable Front cover Locking device Lock
Mains connector
Grounding cable
Mains
cable
Front cover
Locking
device
Lock
cable Mains cable Front cover Locking device Lock 3.1.5. Pole-Mounting Procedure The Node A can be

3.1.5. Pole-Mounting Procedure

The Node A can be mounted horizontally or vertically to a mast or pole. However, we recommend vertical pole mounting with the connection side facing downwards as described in the following sections. Before starting the mounting procedure, check the diameter of the pole to which the unit will be installed. Then, we recommend cutting the threaded rods to the required length according to the following table:

Pole diameter (mm)

from

from

from

from

from

from

from

from

from

from

from 190

88.9

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

to 200

Recommended length of threaded rods (mm)

230

240

250

260

270

280

290

300

310

320

340

table 3-1 Recommended length of threaded rods

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3. Installation C1) Prepare the pre-mounted assembly as described in chapter 3.1.4.2 Wall Mounting Instruction

3. Installation

C1)

Prepare the pre-mounted assembly as described in chapter 3.1.4.2 Wall Mounting Instruction for Indoor Usage - sections A2), A2a) and A2b). When the Node A is horizontally mounted to a pole, the holes circle-marked in the illustration to the right must be used for the bracket.

C2)

Mounting Material:

The following components are included in the Pole-Mounting Kit Node A2/ A4:

14 x cheese-head M3.0x10 mm DIN912 A2 screws (2 spare pieces)

4 x hexagon nuts M8 DIN985 A2 self- lock

2 x wall-mounting brackets

1 x connecting plate

1 x rain-protection shield

1 x front cover

2 x RF cable 7/16 female – N male

4 x threaded rod M8.0 x320 mm A4

12 x split-lock washers for M8.0 DIN127 A2

16 x hexagon nuts M8.0 DIN934 WSt:

A2

4 x plain washers for M8.0 DIN9021

A2

4 x pole-mounting brackets

8 x plain washers for M8.0 DIN125 A2 form A

for horizontal pole-mounting bracket
for horizontal
pole-mounting bracket
M8.0 DIN125 A2 form A for horizontal pole-mounting bracket pole-mounting bracket Rain-protection shield Front cover

pole-mounting

bracket

for horizontal pole-mounting bracket pole-mounting bracket Rain-protection shield Front cover (with lock) Page 28
Rain-protection shield Front cover (with lock)
Rain-protection shield
Front cover
(with lock)

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3. Installation C3) Mount the pole-mounting bracket. The drawing to the right shows the pole- mounting

C3)

Mount the pole-mounting bracket. The drawing to the right shows the pole- mounting bracket for the Node A4 for an example.

Wall-mounting bracket Node A

bracket
bracket

Pole-mounting

V1983A0A

C3a)

Mount the threaded rods. Screw a M8.0 hexagon nut to each threaded rod (20 mm deep). Feed the threaded rods through the pole- mounting brackets and the mounting brackets through the pre-mounted assembly.

C3b)

For the Node A4:

Join the wall-mounting bracket with pole- mounting bracket – as shown in the drawing in

20 mm
20 mm
Node A4
Node A4
bracket – as shown in the drawing in 20 mm Node A4 1st hole for threaded

1st hole for threaded rod (small washers)

2nd hole for pole-mounting bracket (large washers)

C3).

Use the first inner mounting hole for threaded rods, and for fastening the screws with small washers (M8 plain washers, M8 split-lock washers) and M8 hexagon nuts. Use the second inner mounting hole for fastening the screws with further large washers (M8 plain washers, M8 split-lock washers) and M8 hexagon nuts at the bolt, as illustrated to the right.

C3c)

For the Node A2:

Join the wall-mounting bracket with pole- mounting bracket – as shown in the drawing in C3).

Use the outer mounting hole (illustrated to the right) for fastening the screws with larger washers (M8 plain washers, M8 split-lock washers) and M8 hexagon nuts at the bolt.

Mounting hole Node A2
Mounting hole
Node A2

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3. Installation C4) Mount the complete pre-mounted assembly to the pole with the pole- mounting

3. Installation

C4)

Mount the complete pre-mounted assembly to the pole with the pole- mounting brackets.

Hold the pre-mounted assembly to the desired place at the pole, feed the pole-mounting brackets through the rods and fasten the complete assembly with M8 plain washers, M8 split-lock washers and M8 hexagon nuts.

Wall-mounting bracket Node A Pole- mounting bracket V1983A1A
Wall-mounting bracket
Node A
Pole-
mounting
bracket
V1983A1A

C5)

To mount the RF cable connectors to the connecting plate, please follow the instructions already described in chapter 3.1.4.3 Wall-Mounting Instruction for Outdoor Usage, sections B3), B5) – B10).

C6a)

Node A4 pole mounted (front view):

B3), B5) – B10) . C6a) Node A4 pole mounted (front view): C6c) Node A4 pole

C6c)

Node A4 pole mounted (rear view):

C6b)

Node A2 pole mounted (front view):

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3. Installation 3.1.6. 19 Inch Rack Mounting 3.1.6.1. Node A4 Rack Mounting D1) 19’’ Rack for

3.1.6. 19 Inch Rack Mounting

3.1.6.1. Node A4 Rack Mounting

D1) 19’’ Rack for Node A4 (and LMR450) rack mounting

D2) Mounting material:

The following components are included in the Accessory Kit which is part of the Node A order.

1x hex screwdriver angled size 2.5

 

1x AC/DC cable AWG16 3M wires IP 67

6x cage nuts BM3861

 

6x M6.0x16mm raised head screws Pozi recess

 

1x carbine band 10 mm

 

1x data cable 3 m Cat5e red RF45

 

You

only need four

of

each

screws/nuts

for

mounting.

The Accessory Kit does not contain the required guide rails. Please use the guide rails from your original supplier of the 19’’ rack.

D3)

Hook the guide rails into the four holes of the vertical mounting rail of the 19’’rack.

Vertical mounting rail

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3. Installation D4) The free space below the guide rails has to be at least

3. Installation

D4)

The free space below the guide rails has to be at least 1 HU to ensure sufficient air circulation. The rear side of the Node A needs a distance of the rear side of the 19’’ rack of at least 100 mm.

D5)

Hook the cage nuts from behind in the vertical mounting rail of the 19’’ rack. Pay attention to the distance between the nuts. It must fit with the holes in the Node A so it can be fastened with screws later.

D6)

Cage nut mounted (side view).

100 mm 1HU
100 mm
1HU
screws later. D6) Cage nut mounted (side view). 100 mm 1HU D7) Cage nut & M6.0x16
screws later. D6) Cage nut mounted (side view). 100 mm 1HU D7) Cage nut & M6.0x16

D7)

D7)

Cage

nut

&

M6.0x16

mm

screw

assembly.

 

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3. Installation D8) Put the Node A on the rail guides and fasten it with four

D8)

Put the Node A on the rail guides and fasten it with four M6.0x16 mm screws.

Then, install the RF cards as explained in chapter 3.1.3 RF Card Installation.

cards as explained in chapter 3.1.3 RF Card Installation . (For the installation of the external

(For the installation of the external duplexer of the LMR450 refer to the instructions in the “Additional Information” manual.)

3.1.6.2.

Node A2 Rack Mounting

E1)

For the rack mounting of the Node A2 please repeat step D1-D6 of the Node A4 mounting procedure.

Since the Node A2 has a minor width than the Node A4, you have to order at Andrew an adapter sheet plate (see chapter 8 Spare Parts List) to fasten it in the 19’’ rack.

E2)

Unscrew the two screws on the right side of the Node A2.

rack. E2) Unscrew the two screws on the right side of the Node A2 . M0121AAM
rack. E2) Unscrew the two screws on the right side of the Node A2 . M0121AAM
rack. E2) Unscrew the two screws on the right side of the Node A2 . M0121AAM

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3. Installation E3) Fasten the adapter sheet plate at the positions where you removed the

3. Installation

E3)

Fasten the adapter sheet plate at the positions where you removed the screws from the Node A. Using the same screws is possible.

E4)

Fasten the adapter sheet with two M6.0x16mm screws on the front of the Node A2 rack.

two M6.0x16mm screws on the front of the Node A2 rack. E5) Put the Node A2
two M6.0x16mm screws on the front of the Node A2 rack. E5) Put the Node A2

E5)

Put the Node A2 on the rail guides and fasten it with four M6.0x16mm screws.

on the rail guides and fasten it with four M6.0x16mm screws. as explained in chapter 3.1.3

as

explained in chapter 3.1.3 RF Card

Then,

install

the

RF

cards

Installation.

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3. Installation 3.2. Electrical Installation 3.2.1. Health and Safety for Electrical Installation Read and observe chapter

3.2. Electrical Installation

3.2.1. Health and Safety for Electrical Installation

Read and observe chapter 1.2.

for Electrical Installation Read and observe chapter 1.2 . Danger: Electrical hazard. Danger of death or

Danger: Electrical hazard. Danger of death or fatal injury from electrical current. Obey all general and regional installation and safety regulations relating to work on high voltage installations, as well as regulations covering correct use of tools and personal protective equipment.

3.2.2. Property Damage Warnings for Electrical Installation

1. Attention: It is compulsory to ground (earth) the unit before connecting the power supply. Grounding bolts are provided on the cabinet to connect the ground-bonding cable.

2. Attention: If the mains connector of the unit is not easily accessible, a disconnect device in the mains power circuit must be provided within easy reach.

3. Attention: A connection of the mains supply to a power socket requires the power socket to be nearby the unit.

4. Attention: Before connecting or disconnecting the mains connector at the unit, ensure that mains power supply is disconnected.

5. Attention: Make sure that an appropriate circuit breaker acting as a disconnect device (as required by IEC/EN60950-1) and an overcurrent limiting device are connected between mains power and the unit.

6. Attention: Incorrectly wired connections can destroy electrical and electronic components.

7. Notice: Although the unit is internally protected against overvoltage, it is strongly recommended to ground (earth) the antenna cables close to the antenna connectors of the unit for protection against atmospheric discharge. In areas with strong lightning, it is strongly recommended to install additional lightning protection.

8. Notice: To avoid corrosion at the connectors caused by electrochemical processes, the material of the cable connectors must not cause a higher potential difference than 0.6 V (see electrochemical contact series).

9. Notice: Use an appropriate torque wrench for the coupling torques:

- for N-type connectors (2 N-m / 20 in lb) with 13/16 in opening,

e. g. item no. 244379 available from the CommScope e-catalog

- for 7/16 DIN-type (25 N-m / 19 ft lb) with 1 ¼ in opening,

e. g. item no. 244377 available from the CommScope e-catalog

Do NOT use your hands or any other tool (e.g. a pair of pliers). This might cause damage to the connector and lead to a malfunction of the unit.

10. Notice: For unstabilized electric networks, which frequently generate spikes, the use of a voltage limiting device is advised.

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3. Installation 11. Notice : The unit complies with Overvoltage Category II. It also complies

3. Installation

11. Notice: The unit complies with Overvoltage Category II. It also complies with the surge requirement according to EN 61000-4-5 (fine protection); however, installation of an additional medium (via local supply connection) and/or coarse protection (external surge protection) is recommended depending on the individual application in order to avoid damage caused by overcurrent. For Canada and US, components used to reduce the Overvoltage Category shall comply with the requirements of IEC 61643-series. As an alternative, components used to reduce the Overvoltage Category may comply with ANSI/IEEE C62.11, CSA Certification Notice No. 516, CSA C22.2 No. 1, or UL 1449. Suitability of the component for the application shall be determined for the intended installation.

or

12. Notice:

Observe

the

labels

on

the

front

panels

before

connecting

disconnecting any cables.

13. Notice:

Unused connectors must be closed with their protective covers to

ensure watertightness.

3.2.3. Grounding

Grounding must be carried out. Connect an earth-bonding cable to the grounding connection provided at the outside of the unit. Do not use the grounding connection to connect external devices.

use the grounding connection to connect external devices. After loosening the hex nut, connect the earth-bonding

After loosening the hex nut, connect the earth-bonding cable between the two washers as illustrated in the figure above. Then, fasten all parts again with the hex nut:

figure above. Then, fasten all parts again with the hex nut: Grounding bolt Plain washer M8

Grounding

bolt

fasten all parts again with the hex nut: Grounding bolt Plain washer M8 DIN125 Hexagon nut
Plain washer M8 DIN125 Hexagon nut M8 DIN934 Cabinet Contact washer M8 Locking ring M8
Plain washer M8 DIN125
Hexagon nut M8 DIN934
Cabinet
Contact washer M8
Locking ring M8 DIN127
Local ground cable
Plain washer M8 DIN125
ring M8 DIN127 Local ground cable Plain washer M8 DIN125 GND bolt M8 figure 3-1 Grounding

GND bolt M8

figure 3-1 Grounding bolt

Notice:

The PE cables must have a minimum cross section of 16 mm 2 . The local ground cable requires an adequate ear for the M8 GND bolt.

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3. Installation 3.2.4. Installation of / Upgrade with USB to Ethernet Converter In order to connect

3.2.4. Installation of / Upgrade with USB to Ethernet Converter

In order to connect the Node A to a LAN network the USB to Ethernet converter has to be installed in the side tube of the unit at the location provided for the optional modems beside the combiner.

4 3 1 2
4
3
1
2

1

Ethernet

connector

with

mounting plan

2

Mounting plate

3

Ethernet port

4

USB

cable

to

UI Board

figure 3-2 Components of USB to Ethernet Converter

For the installation proceed as follows:

1. Dismount the combiner as explained in chapter 5.2.3 Modem / USB to Ethernet Converter.

2. Push the network Ethernet cable (without connector; if necessary, cut off connector) through the cable gland at the front of the Node A (see figure 4-26 External cable gland). The recommended cable diameter to ensure waterproofness is 4 - 6 mm.

3. Mount the Ethernet connector [1] according to the included mounting plan to the cable end.

4. When the Ethernet connector is mounted, connect it to the Ethernet port [3] on the mounting plate [2].

5. Connect USB connector [4] to the USB connection at the rear side of the UI Board (see figure 4-18 USB modem connection to UI board).

6. Before fastening the cable gland make sure the cable inside the Node A is long enough to push the mounting plate completely to the back of the unit.

7. When the mounting plate is put into place and the cable gland is tightened, reinstall the combiner as explained in chapter 5.2.3 Modem / USB to Ethernet Converter.

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3. Installation 3.2.5. Interconnection Cabling The required cables are part of the delivery of the

3. Installation

3.2.5. Interconnection Cabling

The required cables are part of the delivery of the RF cards. Connect the individual BTS band ports of the combiner (if equipped) to the BTS ports of the according band of the RF cards. Connect the individual Mobile band ports of the combiner (if equipped) to the Mobile ports of the according band of the RF cards. However, the antennas may also be mounted directly on the RF card connectors.

Interconnection cabling of the Node A LMR450 is explained separately due to its different design and various configurations. Thus, for an LMR450 use the explanation in the Additional Information manual of this model for the port and antenna connections instead of the chapters 3.2.5 Interconnection Cabling and 3.2.6 Connection of the Antenna Cables in this manual.

and 3.2.6 Connection of the Antenna Cables in this manual. figure 3-3 Exemplary view of interconnecting
and 3.2.6 Connection of the Antenna Cables in this manual. figure 3-3 Exemplary view of interconnecting

figure 3-3 Exemplary view of interconnecting cabling for Node A4 (top) and Node A2 (bottom)

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3. Installation 3.2.6. Connection of the Antenna Cables The antenna connectors of the Node A combiner

3.2.6. Connection of the Antenna Cables

The antenna connectors of the Node A combiner are N female. However, the antennas may also be mounted directly on the RF card connectors which are QN. All connectors are located at the front of the cabinet. An operator should refer to the documentation of the cable connector manufacturer for best mating procedures. Furthermore, the bending radius of the antenna cables should be maintained at all times.

There are several issues to be considered when selecting the cable and antenna types.

Highly directional antennas with good front-back-ratios (40 dB is typical) are recommended because they improve isolation and cell site selectivity.

Smaller diameter cables are less expensive and easier to install but have worse performance.

Multiband Combiner Antenna connectors Slots 1 2 3 4 BTS Mobile BTS ports of RF
Multiband Combiner
Antenna connectors
Slots 1
2
3
4
BTS
Mobile
BTS ports of RF cards
Mobile ports of RF cards
Band
Band ports Mobile*
ports
BTS*
figure 3-4 Front view of antenna connections from Node A

* e.g. GSM900, GSM1800, UMTS; band ports from/to RF cards

For MIMO applications two RF cards of the same band are installed. Antenna cables are connected directly to the ports of the respective card or, in case a combiner is used, one card is fed via the combiner, for the second card the antenna cables are directly mounted to the ports of the card.

For the location of the antenna connectors (7/16 or N type), please refer to figure 3-4 Front view of antenna connections from Node A. For mounting the cable connectors, it is recommended to refer to the corresponding documentation of the connector manufacturer. The bending radius of the cables must remain within the given specifications.

Choose the type of cable best suited for the antenna. Consider that a cable with higher loss is less expensive but impairs performance.

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3. Installation Notice: Use an appropriate torque wrench for the coupling torques: - for N-type

3. Installation

Notice:

Use an appropriate torque wrench for the coupling torques:

- for N-type connectors (2 N-m / 20 in lb) with 13/16 in opening,

e. g. item no. 244379 available from the CommScope e-catalog

- for 7/16 DIN-type (25 N-m / 19 ft lb) with 1 ¼ in opening,

e. g. item no. 244377 available from the CommScope e-catalog

Do NOT use your hands or any other tool (e.g. a pair of pliers). This might cause damage to the connector and lead to a malfunction of the unit.

Attention: To minimize passive inter-modulation (PIM) distortion, attention has to be paid to the physical condition of the connector junctions:

Do not use connectors that show signs of corrosion on the metal surface.

Prevent the ingress of water or dirt into the connector.

Use protective caps for the connectors when not mounted.

Before mounting clean the connectors with dry compressed air.

Before mounting clean the mating surfaces of the connector with a lint-free alcohol-drenched cloth on a wooden or non-metallic item.

Attach and torque the connectors properly.

Avoid metallic abrasion when mounting the connectors by only screwing the connecting nut, but not turning the whole connector.

Use a torque wrench to fasten the connector, see above.

Clean the protective caps before mounting for antenna cable replacement.

3.2.7. Cleaning Procedure for RF Cable Connectors

The figures in this chapter illustrate the cleaning procedure and do not show an actual Node A+.

1. What is needed for the cleaning?

a. Isopropyl alcohol

b. Compressed air

c. Lint-free wipe

d. Cotton buds

2. Remove protective cap from the RF

connector.

wipe d. Cotton buds 2. Remove protective cap from the RF connector. Page 40 M0121AAM User’s
wipe d. Cotton buds 2. Remove protective cap from the RF connector. Page 40 M0121AAM User’s

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3. Installation Caution : Risk of injury by flying particles when compressed air is used. Wear

Caution: Risk of injury by flying particles when compressed air is used. Wear protective clothing, : Risk of injury by flying particles when compressed air is used. Wear protective clothing, especially protective glasses.

Wear protective clothing, especially protective glasses. 3. Remove metal chips and small particles from the mating

3. Remove metal chips and small particles from the mating and inner surfaces of the connector using compressed air.

and inner surfaces of the connector using compressed air. Warning : Flammable material. Risk of fire.

Warning: Flammable material. Risk of fire. Keep away from sources of ignition.

Caution: Eye irritant product. Risk of eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wear protective clothing, especially protective glasses.

4. Clean the connector winding with lint- free wipe drenched with isopropyl alcohol.

5. Clean the lip of the inner ring with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol.

6. Clean the inside surface of the inner ring with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol.

of the inner ring with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol. M0121AAM User’s Manual for
of the inner ring with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol. M0121AAM User’s Manual for
of the inner ring with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol. M0121AAM User’s Manual for

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3. Installation 7. Clean the inside of the center conductor spring tines with a cotton

3. Installation

7. Clean the inside of the center conductor spring tines with a cotton bud drenched with isopropyl alcohol.

8. Clean in the similar way the connector of the connected cable. Remove protective cap from the cable connector first.

9. Remove metal chips and small particles from the mating and inner surfaces of the connector using compressed air.

10. Continue with the winding area using lint-free wipe drenched with isopropyl alcohol.

11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring.

alcohol. 11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring. Page 42 M0121AAM User’s
alcohol. 11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring. Page 42 M0121AAM User’s
alcohol. 11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring. Page 42 M0121AAM User’s
alcohol. 11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring. Page 42 M0121AAM User’s
alcohol. 11. Continue with the inside mating surface of the inner ring. Page 42 M0121AAM User’s

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3. Installation 12. Clean the outside surface of the center pin. 3.2.8. Antenna Cable Connector Assembly

12. Clean the outside surface of the center pin.

12. Clean the outside surface of the center pin. 3.2.8. Antenna Cable Connector Assembly The figures

3.2.8. Antenna Cable Connector Assembly

The figures in this chapter illustrate the cleaning procedure and do not show an actual Node A.

1. What is needed for the connector assembly?

a. Torque wrench.

b. (Adjustable) counter wrench

2. Join the connectors and turn the coupling nut until the thread grips.

3. Push in the connector until it clicks.

nut until the thread grips. 3. Push in the connector until it clicks. M0121AAM User’s Manual
nut until the thread grips. 3. Push in the connector until it clicks. M0121AAM User’s Manual
nut until the thread grips. 3. Push in the connector until it clicks. M0121AAM User’s Manual

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3. Installation 4. Fasten the coupling nut hand-tight. Do not turn the connector but the

3. Installation

4. Fasten the coupling nut hand-tight. Do not turn the connector but the coupling nut only.

5. Retain the cable connector with the counter wrench and fasten the coupling nut with the torque wrench until the torque is applied (torque wrench clicks).

For angled antenna connectors use your hand to retain the cable connector and fasten the coupling nut with the torque wrench. Make sure only the coupling nut is turned, not the cable connector.

only the coupling nut is turned, not the cable connector. Torque wrench Counter wrench 3.2.9. Power
Torque wrench
Torque wrench

Counter

wrench

3.2.9. Power Connection

Before connecting electrical power to the unit, the system must be grounded as described in previous chapter 3.2.3 Grounding.

Mains power must be connected at the mains connector. The mains cable is included in the Node A.

The positioning of the power cable with the illustrated connector is adjustable by loosening the 1” lock nut. Use an appropriate torque wrench (wrench size 27 mm) to observe torque of 2 N-m. The cable can be turned by maximally 45° to the left or right from the vertical position as illustrated. This adjustment degree is irrespective of the delivery condition which is not necessarily the vertical position. After the adjustment, tighten the nut again.

45°
45°

Loosen lock nut

After the adjustment, tighten the nut again. 45° Loosen lock nut 45° Page 44 M0121AAM User’s
After the adjustment, tighten the nut again. 45° Loosen lock nut 45° Page 44 M0121AAM User’s

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3. Installation 3.2.9.1. Power Connection of 4-PIN Mains Connector The correct wiring of the 4-PIN mains

3.2.9.1. Power Connection of 4-PIN Mains Connector

The correct wiring of the 4-PIN mains connector is as follows:

Pin 1

Pin 2

of the 4-PIN mains connector is as follows: Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 4 P i

Pin 4

Pin 3

V1900A0

figure 3-5 Power supply plug

2 Pin 4 P i n 3 V1900A0 figure 3-5 Power supply plug Mains connector figure

Mains

connector

3 V1900A0 figure 3-5 Power supply plug Mains connector figure 3-6 Mains connector   Mains AC

figure 3-6 Mains connector

 

Mains AC

 

Mains DC

PIN

Connection

Colour

Connection

Colour

1

Phase

 

brown

not connected

 

2

Neutral

 

blue

-V DC *

black

3

not connected

 

+V DC *

red

4

PE

green / yellow

PE

green / yellow

table 3-2 Pin assignment of mains connector

Notice:

A minimum cross section according to table 3-3 Node A, voltage range and external

breaker is required for the power supply connection. Each wire must observe the

applicable national regulations regarding loop impedance, voltage drop, and methods

of installation. Make sure to connect the correct voltage to the unit.

Note: Do not connect or disconnect the power cord at the mains connector while power is on. Turn off mains power ** before connecting the power cord at the units, then, engage mains again.

* Black is always the negative potential while red is the positive one.

** Mains power must be interrupted with an external AC or DC breaker. For the AC or DC breaker, observe the following recommendation:

   

Repeater

Repeater

 

Mains cable

Repeater

(system label)

operating