STEALTH Z6 4G LTE Building Booster Kit
Note: Does not support Sprint bands 26 (lower 800MHz) and band 41 (2500 MHz)
THIS IS A CONSUMER DEVICE
BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless provider and have your provider’s consent. Most wireless providers consent to the use of signal boosters. Some providers may not consent to the use of this device on their network. If you are unsure, contact your provider. You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any person. You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by the FCC or a licensed wireless service provider.
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Stealth Z6 home and building boosters increase the cell phone or mobile device incoming and outgoing cellular signals. They can help eliminate dropped calls and increase battery life and data speeds with simultaneous boost of both voice and data services. The LED console display signal level indicators help make installation quick and easy.
The Stealth Z6 building boosters are designed to provide indoor coverage for homes, buildings, basements and underground locations that shield cellular signal. LED level indicators make installation quick, easy and effective. Automatic oscillation control, and network overload protection maintain maximum gain and coverage at all times. These boosters can be used with optional splitters and antennas to provide a very large coverage footprint. Best suited for areas within 10 mi of the cell tower.
How it works:
The system includes a inside antenna, outside antenna, all connection cables and the booster unit. The outside antenna receives cellular signal from the tower and sends it to the booster unit which then amplifies this signal and sends it into the building via the inside antenna. The inside antenna receives cellular signal from the phone or cellular device and sends it to the booster unit which then amplifies the signal and sends it back to the cellular tower via the outside antenna.
Which Booster model do I need to cover my area?
First you should determine the signal strength outside the building. Then see the chart below to see how much area you can expect to cover.
In locations where the outside signal is weak, a higher gain or higher power model booster unit will be required in order to increase the coverage area.
If the outside signal is fair to good, the Stealth Z660 model can cover up to 3500 sqft. However if the outside signal is poor the coverage area will be reduced and in cases where the outside signal is extremely low the coverage area could be only a few feet from the inside antenna.
(See coverage area and signal strength charts below to help determine which model you need)
NOTE: Stealth Z6 boosters are recommended for distances not exceeding 15km from the cellular tower.
If your location is greater than 10 mi, please review the Stealth X6 Extreme Power series boosters.
Assessing your outside cellular signal level
Find your outside signal strength
Use the signal bar indicator on your cellular device to determine the approximate outside signal strength as per the chart below. Note: Even if your device shows no bars or "no service" it is possible that there is enough cellular signal for the booster to achieve communication with the network.
Assessing your outside cellular signal level
Installation and Setup
POWER and GAIN
STEALTHTECH FEEDBACK OSCILLATION & STRONG SIGNAL OVERLOAD PROTECTION
Smoothtalker proprietary STEALTH TECH® technology amplifiers and boosters automatically control power and gain to eliminate feedback loop (oscillation) and strong signal overload from nearby towers. These automatic functions can reduce gain which will be indicated by flashing green gain LED lights on the booster indicator panel. See below steps to ensure proper installation and achieve maximum coverage area.
REASONS for REDUCED GAIN:
Gain reduction due to Feedback Loop Oscillation :
a) This type of gain reduction is caused by the antennas being placed too close to each other (Figure 1 below) which creates a signal feedback loop. If you increase the distance between the inside and outside antennas either vertically and or horizontally it will increase gain and provide a larger coverage area.
Gain reduction due to Strong Signal Overload (caused when you are located close to a cell tower)
b) If strong signal is coming from your own celllar service provider, gain reduction is OK and the coverage area should not be affected. There is no need to make any adjustments to your installation.
c) If the strong signal is coming from a cellular tower which is not your own service provider, you may experience unwanted gain reduction. In this case you can try to increase your gain by moving the outside antenna to a different location which points more to your own cellular provider tower or use a Smoothtalker Beam directional antenna which points directly at your own cell tower. (Note in some cases this may not help if all the cell towers are located in the same direction or line of sight or very close to each other).
Determining if gain reduction is caused by Strong Signal Overload or Feedback Oscillation :
d) Strong Signal overload check: Turn off the booster, remove the inside antenna and turn on the booster. If the green gain lights are flashing it means there is strong signal present and you should follow the steps in paragraph b andc above.
e) Feedback Loop (Oscillation) check: once you have determined that there is no Strong Signal Overload gain reduction (per paragraph d above), then connect both antennas to the booster and turn it on. If the gain lights are flashing it means there is feedback loop oscillation present (Figure 1 below) and you should follow the steps in paragraph a above to eliminate any oscillation.