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Guide to Patch Lead types

A patch lead is used to connect a mobile phone or wireless devices to an antenna. A patch lead is short adapter cable (usually 50cm) enabling connection of an antenna to a wireless modem or mobile phone. One end has an FME Male or SMA Female connector which mates with the connector found on most cellular antenna cables. The other end has a small (usually push-on) connector to fit a particular model wireless modem or mobile phone with the exception of inductive types (for modems and phone without antenna connectors) which simply stick on by Velco or double sided tape. Some inductive patch leads can also have special fitting on the end such as a clip or cradle to accommodate the device.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTORISED PATCH LEAD
The connector on our patch lead and the modem or mobile phone connector is extremely fragile and should be plugged in and removed with extreme care. Always make sure the connector is centred before inserting and never apply undue force so as to damage the connector. Also be sure not to apply side wards pressure when removing as this can damage the connector. Remove patch lead by holding connector (not the cable) and pull at 90 degrees to the modem or phone. ie straight back
Avoid plugging and unplugging the patch lead unnecessarily. Consider unplugging/unscrewing from antenna end if you wish to disconnect the antenna.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNDER BATTERY COVER CONNECTORISED PATCH LEAD
If he antenna connector is located under the battery cover of the mobile phone. The battery cover must be removed to use this patch lead. The connector on our patch lead and the mobile phone connector is extremely fragile and should be plugged in and removed with extreme care. Always make sure the connector is centred before inserting and never apply undue force so as to damage the connector. Also be sure not to apply sidewards pressure when removing as this can damage the connector. Remove patch lead by holding connector (not the cable) and pull at 90 degrees to the modem or phone. ie straight back
Avoid plugging and unplugging the patch lead unnecessarily. Consider unplugging/unscrewing from antenna end if you wish to disconnect the antenna.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PASSIVE/INDUCTIVE PAD PATCH LEAD
The inductive pad on one end of the patch lead is designed to stick onto the modem or mobile phone with Velcro. This is to be located as close as possible to the modem or phones internal antenna. In the case of a USB dongle type modem the antenna location is usually at the opposite end to the USB connector. In the case of a mobile phone, the internal antenna is usually at the bottom/back of the phone.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PASSIVE/INDUCTIVE CLIP PATCH LEAD
The inductive clip on one end of the patch lead is designed to fit onto the back of the mobile phone. Usually at the bottom or as near a possible to the phones internal antenna. Install by spreading the spring loaded jaws of the clip and slip onto the phone. The clip is supplied with two pieces of peel-off stick-on rubber which can be stuck onto the inside of the jaws to help grip the phone. The clip also has a peel-off stick-on backing which allows the clip to be mounted if required.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDUCTION CRADLES
Cradles normally comes with a dash or suction mount.  Mount the cradle first and connect your antenna cable to the cradle. Once the Cradle is connected to the Antenna and the phone placed in the Cradle it may take up to 1 or 2 minutes to see any increase in the signal quality so please be patient. It is also important to note that the Cradle will only increase signal reception relative to the type of Antenna you have connected.

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