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5.8 GHz 1W Amplifier
Model Number: APW-1000

What is the power spec. of APW-1000?
Can I use a 24VAC 1AMP supply with APW-1000, since the unit has a regulator?
Does the power cable comes with APW-1000 has bare wire at the end? And does it support a screw down terminal block?
Will both 12VDC 500mA and 24VDC 1A with screw terminal block work on APW-1000?
What kind of patch cable to use on Trango M5830-AP which has reverse polarity SMA connector?
Are both SMA ports of APW-1000 male and/or female with outside thread?
What is the dBm of APW-1000? And how do I increase it?
Which RF-Link product that APW-1000 works with?
Does APW-1000 amplify all RF bands: VHF, low and high FM and four CATV bands?
Does APW-1000 compatible with HDTV signal?
Can I take out the board from APW-1000 and place it in a plastic box instead of the metal box that comes with it? And by doing so, will it affect any of its performance?



Q: What is the power spec. of APW-1000?
A: Input: 120V, 60Hz, 18.5W; Output: 12VDC, 1A

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Q: Can I use a 24VAC 1AMP supply with APW-1000, since the unit has a regulator?
A: The built-in switching power regulator of APW-1000 is a DC regulator, therefore you must adopt the 24VDC 1AMP power supply as the regulator can only take the DC power supply. And the input voltage should be between 12VDC and 28VDC as stated in the installation guide.

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Q: Does the power cable comes with APW-1000 has bare wire at the end? And does it support a screw down terminal block?
A: Yes, you can use a power supplies with the screw terminal block to connect to the bare wire side of the power cable that comes with the amplifier.

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Will both 12VDC 500mA and 24VDC 1A with screw terminal block work on APW-1000?
A: Yes, both all work fine, but it is indeed 24VDC with 1 amp shall give you the most benefit of it.

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Q: What kind of patch cable to use on Trango M5830-AP which has reverse polarity SMA connector?
A: You will need a reverse polarity to Trango system, and normal polarity to APW-1000.

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Q: Are both SMA ports of APW-1000 male and/or female with outside thread?
A: Both "RF in" and "RF out" connector located on APW-1000 are female connector, therefore, you'll need male connector with outside thread to connect to amplifier.

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Q: What is the dBm of APW-1000? And how do I increase it?
A: APW-1000 provides roughly +30dBm. Change to high gain antenna will certainly increase the dBm. For example, if combine APW-1000 with an 18 dBi antenna, you will be able to get a total 48 dBm.

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Q: Which RF-Link product that APW-1000 works with?
A: APW-1000 works with AVS-5808 to extend transmission range. It also works with RF-Link's 5.8GHz wireless RF module as part of our OEM offering.

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Q: Does APW-1000 amplify all RF bands: VHF, low and high FM and four CATV bands?
A: No, it does not.

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Q: Does APW-1000 compatible with HDTV signal?
A: No. it does not.

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Q: Can I take out the board from APW-1000 and place it in a plastic box instead of the metal box that come with it? And by doing so, will it affect any of its performance?
A: It is all right to place the APW-1000 board inside a plastic box. However, by doing so, the customer must pay attention to the issue of heat ventilation as APW-1000 will be generating a great deal of heat. And generally speaking, putting APW-1000 board in a plastic box will do very little to affect its performance as long as the antenna is exposed outside the box. Please note, this action may revoke the product warranty.

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