Zebra Antenna Cable for use with Zebra FX9600

$100.00$120.00 inc GST

SKU 1ZE1-CBLRD1B400XX00R Categories , , , Vendor SKU: CBLRD-1B400XX00R

Zebra Antenna Cable for use with Zebra FX9600

Use this quality Zebra Antenna cable for connecting RFID antennas to the Zebra FX9600 Fixed RFID Readers.

What’s Included:

  • RFID Antenna Cable  –  Cable Type LMR 240 available in 9 metres or 4.5 metre lengths

Note: This cable is meant for use with the FX9500 and FX9600 as it can supply an additional 3db of gain. Use with other readers may result in signal degradation.

Antenna Cable Selection

The type of RFID antenna cable you need depends on a few key factors:

  • the length of cable required (from the reader to the antenna),
  • the read range desired (from the antenna to the RFID tag), and
  • the gain of the antenna being used.

Length and Rating

Unfortunately the longer the cable, the greater the loss in power. Combat that loss by using a better-insulated, higher rated cable (see cable loss chart below). The downside to using a higher rated cable is that they are thicker, more expensive and often harder to work with due to reduced flexibility than a lower rated thinner cable.

If the desired read range is relatively short (only a few centimetres to a metre), you may still be able to use a lower rated cable, but to maximize read range, you’ll need to use a higher rated cable.

Lastly, when choosing a cable, you need to consider the gain of the RFID antenna you are using. All things being equal (i.e. reader power setting, cable length and rating, RFID tag being used), using a lower gain antenna (e.g. 5 dBic) vs. a higher gain antenna (e.g. 9 dBic) will always see a reduction in read range, which is why the gain of the antenna is important as it can impact the type of cable you need in order to achieve the required read range and results.

Cable Loss

Below is a Cable Loss Table showing you the loss per cable depending on length and LMR rating.

Link to – Zebra FX9600 FIXED RFID READER

More Info – Link to Manufacturers website

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