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Wireless I/O Product Antennas and Antenna Accessories

Antenna Basics includes a basic description of how antennas work, how an omni-directional antenna differs from a directional (Yagi) antenna, and how to connect a remote antenna system with the Banner Sure Cross® industrial I/O wireless products.

For general educational content about how antennas work, gain, and a description of the two primary antenna types, refer to the Antenna Performance white paper.

  • Use the Antenna Gain Calculator spreadsheet to help you select an antenna, the necessary cables, and the surge suppressor.
  • The Antenna and Enclosure Kits list is a printable list of the available antenna kits and enclosure kits that can be used with the Sure Cross product line.
  • The Accessories List is a printable list of all available antennas, accessories, and cabling.
  • For more of the cables typically used with the Sure Cross products, refer to the accessories page.

Remote Installation - RP-SMA Antenna

This antenna mounts remotely from the box, with the Sure Cross device mounted inside the box. This situation may be used either inside or outside the building, though a Yagi antenna is usually used in outdoors applications while an Omni-directional antenna may be used either inside a building or outside.

Remote Installation of an RP-SMA Antenna

  Model Number Description
1 BWA-9O2-C Antenna, Omni, 902-928 MHz, 2 dBd, Rubber Swivel, RP-SMA MALE
  BWA-9O5-C Antenna, Omni, 902-928 MHz, 5 dBd, Rubber Swivel, RP-SMA MALE
  BWA-2O2-C Antenna, Omni, 2.4 GHz, 2 dBd, Rubber Swivel, RP-SMA MALE
  BWA-2O5-C Antenna, Omni, 2.4 GHz, 5 dBd, Rubber Swivel, RP-SMA MALE
  BWA-2O7-C Antenna, Omni, 2.4 GHz, 7 dBd, Rubber Swivel, RP-SMA MALE
2 BWC-1MRSFRSB0.2 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA to RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 0.2 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB1 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA to RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 1 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB2 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA to RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 2 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB4 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA to RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 4 m
3 BWC-LMRSFRPB Surge Suppressor, Bulkhead, RP-SMA Type, 900 MHz/2.4 GHz
4 BWC-1MRSFRSB0.2 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA TO RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 0.2 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB1 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA TO RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 1 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB2 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA TO RP-SMA Female Bulkhead, 2 m
  BWC-1MRSFRSB4 RG58 Cable, RP-SMA TO RP-SMA Female, Bulkhead, 4 m
5 DIN-35-105 DIN Rail Section, 35mm x 105mm Long
6 SMBDX80DIN DIN Rail Bracket Assembly for DX70 and DX80 models
7 DX81 DX81 FlexPower® Battery Supply Module
  DX81P6 DX81P6 FlexPower Battery Supply 6-Pack
8 BWA-EF14128 Fiberglass enclosure, 14"x 12" x 8"
9 BWA-PA1412 Internal panel, 14" x 12"

 

Remote Installation - N-Type Antennas

This antenna mounts remotely from the box, with the Sure Cross device mounted inside the box. This situation may be used either inside or outside the building, though a Yagi antenna is usually used in outdoors applications while an Omni-directional antenna may be used either inside a building or outside.

Remote Installation of an N-Type Antenna

  Model Number Description
1 BWA-9Y6-A Antenna, Yagi, 900 MHz, 6.5 dBd, N Female
  BWA-9Y10-A Antenna, Yagi, 900 MHz, 10 dBd, N Female
  BWA-9O6-A Antenna, Omni, 900 MHz, 6 dBd, Fiberglass, N Female
  BWA-9O5-B Antenna, Omni, 900 MHz, 5 dBd/7.2 dBi, With ground plane, N Female
  BWA-2O8-A Antenna, Omni, 2.4 GHz, 8.5 dBi, N Female, Fiberglass 24"
  BWA-2O6-A Antenna, Omni, 2.4 GHz, 6 dBi, N Female, Fiberglass 16"
2 BWC-4MNFN3 LMR400 Cable, N-Male to N-Female, 3 Meters
  BWC-4MNFN6 LMR400 Cable, N-Male to N-Female, 6 Meters
  BWC-4MNFN15 LMR400 Cable, N-Male to N-Female, 15 Meters
  BWC-4MNFN30 LMR400 Cable, N-Male to N-Female, 30 Meters
3 BWC-LFNBMN-DC Surge Suppressor, Bulkhead, N-Type, 900 MHz/2.4 GHz, dc Blocking
4 BWC-1MRSMN05 LMR200 Cable, RP-SMA to N-Male, 0.5 Meters
  BWC-1MRSMN2 LMR200 Cable, RP-SMA to N-Male, 2 Meters
5 DIN-35-105 DIN Rail Section, 35mm x 105mm Long
6 SMBDX80DIN DIN Rail Bracket Assembly for DX70 and DX80 models
7 PSDINM-24-04 DC Power Supply, 0.4 Amps, 24 V dc, with DIN Rail Mount
  PSDINM-24-10 DC Power Supply, 1.0 Amps, 24 V dc, with DIN Rail Mount
  PSDINM-24-17 DC Power Supply, 1.7 Amps, 24 V dc, with DIN Rail Mount
  PSDINM-24-25 DC Power Supply, 2.5 Amps, 24 V dc, with DIN Rail Mount
8 BWA-AH12106 Enclosure, Polycarbonate, with Opaque Cover, 12 × 10 × 6
9 BWA-AH1210SPK Swing Panel Kit, 12 × 10, Includes Mounts, Screws, and Panel

 

Omni-Directional Antennas

Omni-directional antennas mount vertically and transmit and receive equally in all directions within the horizontal plane. Omni-directional antennas are used with the Sure Cross Gateway, because the Gateway is usually at the center of the star topology radio network.

900 MHz 2.4 GHz
900 MHz Antenna 2.4 GHz Antenna

BWA-9O2-C Rubber Swivel Antenna, 900 MHz, 2 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet
BWA-9O5-C Rubber Swivel Antenna, 900 MHz, 5 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet

BWA-2O2-C Rubber Swivel Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet
BWA-2O5-C Rubber Swivel Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet
BWA-2O7-C Rubber Swivel Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 7 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet
900 MHz Antenna  
BWA-9O2-RA Rubber Right Angle, 900 MHz, 2 dBi, RP-SMA Male. Datasheet  
900 MHz Fiberglass Antenna 2.4 GHz Fiberglass Antenna
BWA-9O6-A Fiberglass Antenna, 900 MHz, 6 dBd, N Female, 71.5 inches long. Datasheet BWA-2O6-A Fiberglass Antenna, 2.4GHz, 6 dBi, 16 inches, Outdoor. Datasheet
BWA-2O8-A Fiberglass Antenna, 2.4GHz, 8.5 dBi, 24 inches, Outdoor. Datasheet
BWA-9O6-AS Fiberglass Antenna, 900 MHz, 6 dBi, N Female, 1.3 inch diameter, 23.6 inches long. Datasheet
BWA-9O8-AS Fiberglass Antenna, 900 MHz, 8 dBi, N Female, 1.5 inch diameter, 63 inches long. Datasheet
900 MHz Antenna with Ground Plane Magnetic mount whip antenna
BWA-9O5-B Antenna with Ground Plane, 900 MHz, 5 dBd/7.2 dBi, N Female. Datasheet

BWA-2O5-M Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi, Magnetic Mount, RP-SMA Male, 12 ft cable. Datasheet

Dome Antenna

BWA-9O2-001 Dome Antenna, 900 MHz, 2 dBi, 1/2-inch stainless steel NPT connector
BWA-9O2-002 Dome Antenna, 900 MHz, 2 dBi, 3/4-inch stainless steel NPT connector

BWA-9O2-D Dome Antenna, 900 MHz, 2 dBi, SMA Box Mount. Datasheet

BWA-2O2-001 Dome Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi, 1/2-inch stainless steel NPT connector
BWA-2O2-002 Dome Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi, 3/4-inch stainless steel NPT connector

BWA-2O2-D Dome Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi, SMA Box Mount. Datasheet

BWA-2O1-001 Antenna, 2.4 GHz, 1 dBi, 1-inch tall, RP-SMA connector

Directional (Yagi) Antennas

A directional, or Yagi, antenna focuses the radio signal in one specific direction. If you compare antenna radiation patterns to light, an omni antenna radiates a radio signal like a light bulb, evenly in a spherical pattern. A directional antenna radiates similar to a flashlight, focusing the signal only in one direction. The higher the gain, the more focused the beam.

900 MHz 2.4 GHz
900 MHz Yagi Antenna
BWA-9Y6-A, 900 MHz, 6.5 dBd, N Female. Datasheet BWA-2Y15-A, 2.4 GHz, 15 dBd, N Female. Datasheet
900 MHz High Gain Yagi Antenna
BWA-9Y10-A, 900 MHz, 10 dBd, N Female. Datasheet

Surge Suppressors

Surge Suppressor, Bulkhead N-Type Surge Suppressor, RP-SMA Type
BWC-LFNBMN-DC, Surge Suppressor, bulkhead, N-Type, dc Blocking

BWC-LMRSFRPB, Surge Suppressor, Bulkhead, RP-SMA Type

Antenna Cables

N-Type to RP-SMA  Antenna Cable RG58 Antenna Cable
BWC-1MRSMN05, LMR100 RP-SMA Male to N Male, 0.5M
BWC-1MRSMN2, LMR100 RP-SMA Male to N Male, 2M
BWC-1MRSFRSB4, RG58, RP-SMA to RP-SMAF Bulkhead, 4M
BWC-1MRSFRSB1, RG58, RP-SMA to RP-SMAF Bulkhead, 1M
BWC-1MRSFRSB2, RG58, RP-SMA to RP-SMAF Bulkhead, 2M
BWC-1MRSFRSB0.2, RG58, RP-SMA to RP-SMAF Bulkhead, 0.2M
LMR400 Antenna Cable LMR200 Antenna Cable
BWC-4MNFN3, LMR400 N Male to N Female, 3M
BWC-4MNFN6, LMR400 N Male to N Female, 6M
BWC-4MNFN15, LMR400 N Male to N Female, 15M
BWC-4MNFN30, LMR400 N Male to N Female, 30M
BWC-2MRSFRS3, LMR200, RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Female, 3 m. Datasheet
BWC-2MRSFRS6, LMR200, RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Female, 6 m
BWC-2MRSFRS9, LMR200, RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Female, 9 m
BWC-2MRSFRS12, LMR200, RP-SMA Male to RP-SMA Female, 12 m

Antenna Feedthroughs

BWA-AXFS0130, Explosion-Proof Antenna Coupler. Datasheet  

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