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Pico Macom CA30/550 Installation And Operation Manual

550mhz push-pull distribution amplifier.
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CA30550 Manual.qxd
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550MHz Push-Pull Distribution Amplifier
Installation and
Rev. 06/03


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  • Page 1: Operation Manual

    CA30550 Manual.qxd 7/7/03 12:58 PM Page 1 CA30/550 550MHz Push-Pull Distribution Amplifier Installation and Operation Manual Operation Ph:800-421-6511 Manual Rev. 06/03...

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    To insure proper installation and operation, take a moment to read this guide before proceeding with the installation. If you have any questions or comments about the CA30/550 Push-Pull Distribution Amplifier, please contact your dealer or have him contact the PICO MACOM Service Center at the phone numbers at the bottom of the page.

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    21. Outdoor Antenna Grounding: Before attempting to install this product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to Page 3 CA30/550 provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. a. Use No.10 AWG (5.3mm) copper, No.8 AWG (8.4mm) alu- minum, No.7 AWG (10mm) copper-clad steel or bronze wire or...

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    550MHz range, and makes an excellent distribution system amplifier in MDU, CATV, and SMATV systems. Because of its extremely low-noise figure and low distortion, the CA30/550 is ideally suited for use in larger networks where amplifier cascading is required. In expanding bi-directional broadband systems, Pico Macom’s PIDA series bi-directional amplifiers should be used.

  • Page 5: Specifications, Ordering Information

    Max. Output @ Max Slope: Noise Figure: Second Order Beats: Channel Loading Specifications Total # of Channels Ordering Information CA-30/550 Page 5 CA30/550 550MHz Push-Pull Distribution Amplifier SPEC GAIN TILT CA30/550 550MHz Push-Pull Distribution Amplifier 54-550MHz 30dB GAIN 54-550 MHz...

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    CA30550 Manual.qxd 7/7/03 12:59 PM Operations and Controls CA30/550 -20dB INPUT TEST Front Panel Controls and Specifications Gain: Adjust potentiometer for overall amplifier gain level. Tilt: Adjust potentiometer provides for slope adjustment over entire bandwidth. The input RF signal is connected to this port.

  • Page 7: Installation Procedure

    OPERATING GUIDELINES Below is a chart showing the proper operation level for the CA30/550. Please note the listed performance criteria is for SPECIFIC numbers of channels, and must be de-rated accordingly when inserting additional channels. Also note the amplifier's gain does not change.

  • Page 8: Limited Warranty, Warranty Limitations

    We will issue an invoice for the List Price of the loaner unit plus shipping costs. When you receive the loaner unit, pack the failed unit in the loaner unit’s box and ship it freight prepaid to Pico Macom for repair. When you receive the repaired unit, a new RMA number will be provided in the box. Carefully pack the loaner unit and affix the new RMA number on the box and ship it back to us for full credit excluding shipping costs.

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