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Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster

User guide
The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster boosts the 3G mobile signal within your home/ office, to give you the best mobile coverage possible. Then you can get the best out of Vodafones mobile services. Refer to the separate Installation guide for instructions on installing the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster.

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Welcome

Welcome
Welcome and thanks for choosing the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster designed to provide enhanced 3G signal within buildings. The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster provides radio network enhancement for people in their homes, or for small businesses.

Safety & Setting it up

How it works

Safety
Read the product safety information section at the end of this guide Avoid contact with liquid keep dry Do not try to disassemble Only use approved accessories Small parts may cause a choking hazard: keep out of reach of small children

How the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster works


The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster comprises a booster and an antenna connected by a cable. The antenna is positioned inside or outside the premises at a place where it receives the best Vodafone 3G mobile signal available. The booster is positioned at a place inside the premises pointing where the mobile signal is needed most. The mobile signal is then passed from the antenna, along the connecting cable to the powered booster, which enhances the signal strength, and re-transmits a stronger mobile signal internally. To ensure the best performance it is important to position and align the antenna and booster carefully LED bars on the front of the booster are provided to help this process.

Setting it up
Please refer to the separate Installation guide for instructions on how to install the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster.

Antenna

Booster

In use

Help

In use
The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is designed to boost the Vodafone 3G signal in areas of your premises where you need it most. After installation the Booster should provide good signal coverage up to 9 metres from the device.

Help
Troubleshooting
Q. The signal bars arent lighting up A. Make sure that the power lead is securely connected to the booster, and that its plugged in. Slowly rotate the antenna from side to side to find the direction that gives the maximum number of signal bars on the booster. Leave the antenna pointing in this direction If that doesnt help, then reset the booster by turning it off at the mains power supply and then turning it back on again. Use your Vodafone 3G mobile phone, HSDPA stick or Mobile Connect card to confirm that there is the required Vodafone 3G coverage at the antenna location. Q. After power on, the booster signal bars are flashing red A. The antenna and booster are too close, or are pointing at each other. Make sure that the antenna and booster have not been accidentally knocked out of position. Make sure that they are separated as much as possible, and that the front of the booster (the side with the Vodafone logo) isnt pointing at the antenna. Once the positions have been adjusted youll need to reset the booster by turning it off at the mains power supply and then turning it back on again. Finally adjust the position and direction of the booster to maximise the output bars.
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Intended use
Your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is intended for use only on the Vodafone network and exclusively for the country specified.

Signal strength
t he left-hand signal bars on the booster show the strength of the Vodafone 3G signal being received by the antenna the right-hand signal bars on the booster show how much your 3G signal is being boosted.

Help

Product safety information

Q. The signal bars on the booster arent fully lit A. The booster needs a Vodafone 3G mobile signal to work. Make sure that the antenna has not become disconnected from the booster. If this is not the case, then move the antenna closer to the window or to a different location repeating the installation procedure. In the event of any difficulty it is recommended that a professional installer is used. Please call your local Vodafone customer services. Q. The output bars on the booster arent fully lit A. The booster is designed to protect itself, and the Vodafone network, by reducing the signal boost if it is not installed correctly. To get the highest boosted signal, make sure the booster does not point at the antenna, and that they are separated as much as possible. Carefully adjust the position and direction in which the booster is pointing, so that the right hand signal bars are as fully lit as possible. Q. My Vodafone booster is getting quite warm A. The booster is designed to protect itself, and the Vodafone network, by reducing the signal boost if it is not installed correctly. When in use, the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster will get warm to the touch this is perfectly normal operation. If you notice anything that might suggest it is not working properly, disconnect from the mains power and call your local Vodafone customer services.

Product safety information


Small children Do not leave the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster and its accessories within the reach of small children or allow them to play with it. They could hurt themselves or others, or could accidentally damage the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster. Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster contains small parts with sharp edges that may cause an injury or which could become detached and create a choking hazard.

guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the independent scientific organisation ICNIRP and include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless of age and health. The tests are carried out in accordance with IEC standard EN50383/EN50385.

Product Handling
General Statement on use Use of your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is subject to safety measures designed to protect users and their environment. Keep the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster and its accessories away from children. Keep devices with strong magnetic or electric fields, such as microwave ovens, away from the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster. Always treat the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster and its accessories with care: Keep them in a clean and dustfree place. Ensure the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is kept on a flat stable surface, with plenty of space around the device.
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RF Exposure
General Statement on RF energy Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster contains a radio transmitter and a receiver. When it is ON, it receives and transmits RF energy. The system handling your call controls the power level at which the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster transmits. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster device contains a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international

Contact
If you still have problems setting up or using your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster, or have any other questions, then please contact your local customer services.

Product safety information

Product safety information

Do not cover the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster; ensure that it is kept well ventilated and is not exposed to direct sunlight. Do not expose the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories to sources of heat for example, open flames candles, or lit tobacco products, radiators, electric heaters. Do not expose them to extreme temperatures, minimum 5 and maximum +40 degrees Celsius. Do not expose the booster unit of Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster to liquid, moisture or high humidity. If it is exposed to any liquid, power off the equipment and contact Vodafone. Do not drop, throw or try to bend the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories. Do not paint the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories. Do not attempt to disassemble the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories, only authorised personnel must do so.

Ensure safe cleaning of the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster and its accessories: A lways turn off the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster at the mains power supply and unplug it before cleaning it. Use a soft dry cloth and clean the outside only. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or aerosols to clean the device or its accessories. Ensure that the mains power adaptor of the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is kept clean and dry. Do not use a damaged or worn power cable. Do not hang anything on the power cable or plug. Using the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster in a manner not intended, or failing to follow the instructions in this user guide, could expose you or others to risk of injury. Indoor usage The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is only suitable for indoor usage. The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster antenna may be installed outdoors in accordance with the instructions in the Installation guide.

Emergency Calls When your phone is connected through the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster, like any wireless phone, it operates using radio signals, which cannot guarantee connection in all conditions. Therefore, you must never rely solely on any wireless phone for emergency communications. Note that the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster requires power from the power supply to operate - thus it will not be possible to make calls via the Booster during a failure of the mains electricity supply. Demagnetisation To avoid the risk of demagnetisation, do not allow electronic devices or magnetic media close to the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster for a long time. Antenna Do not touch the antenna or change the position and direction unnecessarily. Heating When in use, the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster will get warm to the touch this is perfectly normal operation. If you notice anything that might

suggest it is not working properly, disconnect from the mains power and call your local Vodafone customer services. Disposal of the product at the end of its life At the end of the life of the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster do not dispose of the device in your general/ household waste. To do so can have adverse effects on the environment and human health. Instead the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster should be disposed of separately in accordance with local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

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Product safety information

Product safety information

Electrical Safety
Accessories Use only approved accessories. Do not connect with incompatible products or accessories. Take care not to touch or allow metal objects, such as coins or key rings, to contact or short-circuit power adapter terminals. Faulty and Damaged Products Do not attempt to disassemble the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories. Only qualified personnel must service or repair the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessories. If the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster or its accessory has been submerged in water, punctured, or subjected to a severe fall, do not use it until you have taken it to be checked at an authorised service centre.

Pacemakers Werecommend that a minimum separation of 15 cm be maintained between the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. Medical devices Please consult your doctor and the medical device manufacturer to determine if operation of the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster may interfere with the operation of your medical device. Hospitals The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster must not be installed in hospitals, clinics or health care facilities. This is to prevent possible interference with sensitive medical equipment.

or chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or metal powders. Blasting Caps and Areas The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster must not be installed in a blasting area or in areas posted turn off twoway radios or electronic devices to avoid interfering with blasting operations.

Explosive environments
Petrol stations and explosive atmospheres The Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster must not be installed in locations with potentially explosive atmospheres. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres include fuelling areas, below decks on boats, fuel
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Interference
General statement on interference Care must be taken when using the Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster in close proximity to personal medical devices, such as pacemakers and hearing aids.
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Product safety information

Regulatory information Hereby, C&S Microwave Co., Ltd, declares that this Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

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