What Will Happen If Feeder Clamps Are Broken
Author:sanyuan Time:2017-08-01 10:48:03
Why Would Feeder Clamp Be Broken?
Feeder clamps are made of plastic/rubber plus metal. Plastic or rubber ages, and metal rusts. It is just a matter of time before a feeder clamp lost efficiency or become broken. Depending on feeder clamp's material grade and operating environment, the expiring date could range from three to ten years. For a substandard feeder clamp, the time could be shorter.
What Will Happen If One or Two Feeder Clamps Are Broken?
Situation varies depend on where it happens. For instance, in base transceiver station, if one or two feeder clamps on 7/8 main feeder on cabling tray were broken, probably nothing would happen. The horizontal cabling tray is a solid support for feeder cables itself. Lost one or two feeder clamps would not affect much.
If the broken feeder clamp is on the steel tower, things become different. For one or two feeder clamps, the affect would not be obvious, but there still could be repercussions. Antenna feeder on tower is solely fixed by feeder clamp 7/8 against gravity. If one feeder clamp is broken, the adjacent normal feeder clamp will undertake higher force, and accelerating their aging.
What Will Happen If Three or More Feeder Clamps Are Broken?
That would be bad. For feeder cables on cabling tray, lost three or more feeder clamp will immediately make the feeder cable susceptible to weather condition such as wind. When feeder clamps are lost, a gust wind could sweep the feeder cables away from cabling tray, resulting in the signal attenuation.
For antenna feeder cables on the tower, if three or more feeder clamps are broken, the feeder cables could slip down and break off the whole connection, result in "No reception" to all near mobile users. No one wants that.
For What is Worth, You Should Buy Spare Feeder Clamps For BTS Installation
Base transceiver station requires many consumables including feeder clamps. No feeder clamp can last forever. If your job is bts maintenance, always make sure that you have enough spare parts in storage so that you are able to deal with it when things go south.
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