Cell signal boosters usually come with a few components including an internal antenna, an external antenna, an amplifier, and the cables for connecting them. However, there are some other cellular signal booster accessories that might be useful for you in certain situations. Hence, it is important to know about them for determining whether they can be useful for you.
Splitters and taps are two common accessories used in signal boosters. You might need these devices for increasing the range of your booster and for enhancing its performance. Therefore, we are listing some information about these devices for you t know if they can be useful for your situation.
Splitters can be useful if you want to add more than one antenna to your cell signal booster. They are designed to equally split signals between ports which are used to connect with different antennas. You can get splitters that allow two, three, or four internal antennas.
The signal strength will be reduced by a small amount when the signals are split between different antennas. The loss of signal strength associated with different types of splitters will vary. A two-way splitter will have a loss of -3dB, whereas a three-way splitter will result in a loss of -4.8dB. Also, a four-way splitter can have a loss of -6dB.
Splitters will evenly distribute the signals among different antennas. They can be used when your amplifier is placed in a central location and all the internal antennas are placed at roughly equal distances. It means that the distance of all the internal antennas from the amplifier should be almost the same. For example, you cannot use a splitter if one internal antenna is placed at a distance of 5 meters from the amplifier and the other is placed at a distance of 20 meters.
A tap will help you to split signals between antennas when internal antennas are placed at unequal distances from the amplifier. Stronger cellular signals should be delivered to an antenna placed at a distance of 20 meters than another antenna which is placed at a distance of 5 meters from the amplifier, as the strength of the signals will be reduced when they travel through the cable. This is where taps can help you. It will provide more signal strength to the antenna which is placed at a longer distance than the antenna which is placed closer to the amplifier.
Splitters and taps are devices that can help you to split the signals between different internal antennas. These devices can help you to easily increase the range of your cell signal booster. You can choose them based on your situation and requirment.