Antenna Dual-Band 2.4GHz 5GHz 10dBi Directional Panel w/ RP-SMA
- 0.16 LBS
- Suitable for 802.11a/b/g/n and 802.11ac
- Antenna directional with 66-degree horizontal beamwidth concentrates the radiation in one direction, to maximize signal strength. Mounts directly onto RP-SMA-female connector of radio or client device or optional magnetic antenna stand.
- The limited beamwidth reduces "signal noise" / interference from other WiFi networks and third-party wireless devices, resulting in much greater performance of the device connected to this antenna (especially as compared to omni-directional antennas, which pickup 360-degrees of signal noise.
- Bottom section of "right angle" version has articulating angle that can be adjusted to 90-degrees or other angle.
- Data Alliance's high-quality soldered terminations of RP-SMA connectors with soldering provide a low-loss connection with discontinuities kept to a minimum.
Directional, direct connect antenna tuned to perform on 2.4 & 5.8GHz networks. It is vertically polarized and suitable for many of today’s machine to machine and communication applications such as telemetry, remote monitoring and mesh networking applications.
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz
- 5.15GHz ~ 5.875GHz
- Gain: 10dBi
- Horizontal beamwidth: 66 degrees
- Vertical beamwidth: 16-degrees
- V.S.W.R: <=2.0:1 Max
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Connector options: RP-SMA Male articulating right-angle
- Dimensions: 167.3mm x 66mm x 18mm
- Operating temperature range: -20 to 65 °C
- Storage temperature range: -30 to 75 °C
- Polarization: Linear Vertical
- Max power: 50W
Lead-free and ROHS compliant: The entire product is ROHS compliant (connector and antenna).
- Center Contact: Beryllium Copper, Gold Plated
- Connector interior body: Brass, Gold Plated
- Crimp Ferrule: Copper, Nickel Plated
- Insulators: PTFE
GENDER DETERMINATION: Gender of RP-SMA & SMA is counter-intuitive.
- The gender is referring to the pins inside and not the threads. RP-SMA male connectors have threads on inside.
- "RP-SMA" stands for Reverse Polarity SMA. RP-SMA male has a socket inside the threaded chamber.
COMPATIBLE MOUNTS & TECH SUPPORT PAGES
Installed four on Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800.
Made measurable improvement in signal level in desired direction (5db or so compared to stock antennas). BUT...
1) The direction of the main beam of the antenna is not clearly indicated. I did verify that it has a preferred direction (single maximum-gain lobe), and that is coming out of the surface with the painted logo.
2) The antennas have two "joints" at the bottom. One is a 0-90 degree bending knee. Separately, there is a +/- 90-degree rotational coupling (relative to the knee joint). [The limit of +/- 90-degree is undoubtedly intended to protect the coaxial cable inside from being damaged by twisting!] The result is that it was impossible to face the primary beam of the two rear-mounted antenna in the desired direction when mounted on the R7800. Sitting the R7800 backwards on the table top would solve this issue. Instead, I modified the rotational coupling to remove the mechanical stop that limits rotation to +/-90. This allowed me to face the primary beam of the two rear-mounted antennas "forward" (so they shot over the top of the R7800 and into the center of the room).
If the application benefits from use of a directional antenna, this is a reasonable, low-cost alternative to the expensive professional external antennas.