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FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide
Adjust the screw head height to assure a snug fit. Or if the screws are accessible from the back, use machine
screws with a lock washer/nut and tighten the nut (from the back) to secure the reader.
! When installing the antenna ensure a minimum separation distance of 9.1 in (23 cm)
Power off the reader before connecting antennas. See
disconnect the antennas while the reader is powered on or reading tags. This can damage the reader.
Do not turn on the antenna ports from a host when the antennas are not connected.
Maximum antenna gain (including any cable loss) cannot exceed 6 dBiL.
When mounting the antennas outside the building, connect the screen of the coaxial cable to earth
(ground) at the entrance to the building. Perform this in accordance with applicable national electrical
installation codes. In the U.S., this is required by Section 820.93 of the National Electrical Code,
Antenna Gain and Radiated Power
Max Conducted RF Power
Max Antenna Gain Allowed (including cable loss)
Max Radiated Power Allowed
To connect the antennas to the reader (see
For each antenna, attach the antenna reverse TNC connector to an antenna port.
Secure the cable using wire ties. Do not bend the cable.
Antenna Ports (Reverse TNC)
FX Series RFID Reader Antenna Connection
between the antennas and all persons
For Mounting in Environmental Air Handling Space (EAHS): Do not install Antennas and
Antenna Cables in the EAHS unless they are suitable for use in EAHS as per UL 2043.
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