Features & Benefits

Redundancy switches provide automatic backup for signal continuity, thereby maintaining your revenue stream

• Facilitates scheduled maintenance activity with no downtime

• Eliminates the need for emergency service, permitting maintenance on a managed schedule

• Rear panel mounted barrier strip provides the interface for a contact closure summary alarm and remote override

• The RF threshold is adjustable via front panel for adjustment sensitivity and flexibility

• Ideal for redundancy switching applications for failed LNB’s, up converters, down converters, antenna rain fade and unmanned facilities

• Ultra-reliable 1:1 redundancy for backup of fiber links

• The RFS 2150/2 with serial control provides the ability to remotely control the RF sensing switches via RS232

 

L-band Redundancy Switch : RFS 2150

The RFS series redundancy switches with RF sensing detect the presence of primary RF signal feed and provide the ability to switch to a backup (secondary) signal upon the loss of the primary. These highly reliable RF switches are ideal for redundancy applications and scheduled maintenance projects. They are perfect for unmanned sites and can help to eliminate the need for emergency restoration service. In addition, an optional RS-232 DB-9 port has been included through which the RF sensing switch can be remotely controlled. Standard alarm and remote are available via contact closure.

 

 

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RFS 2150

Operating Frequency:

950-2150 MHz

Impedance:

75 Ω or 50 Ω

Detected Frequency:

950-2150 MHz

Level:

-60 dBm to -20 dBm, Adjustable

Insertion Loss:

2.5 dB ± 1 dB

Frequency Response:

± 1.0 dB

Isolation:

40 dB

Return Loss:

12 dB

Inputs/Outputs:

Dual 2/1

Manual Override:

Front Panel Mounted Slide Switch

Threshold Adjust:

Front Panel Mounted Up/Down Push Buttons

Alarm:

Form ‘C’ Contact Closure

RF Connectors:

F-Type, BNC 75 Ω or 50 Ω

Power Requirements:

100-240 VAC Autoranging, 60/50 Hz

Power Consumption:

21 W

Mechanical:

1 RU: 1.75” H x 19” W x 14” D

Options:

Single or Dual Configuration, LNB Power (18-24 VDC) and Serial Control

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Front RFS

RFS Rear