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Blonder Tongue BIDA 100A-30 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier. 30DB
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    Blonder Tongue BIDA 100A-30 Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier. 30DB

    Item #: BIDA-100A-30   •   MFG #: 5800 13


    List Price:$734.00
    Our Price:$594.34

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      The BIDA 5800 series (100A-30) is a Two-Way Broadband Indoor Distribution Amplifier by Blonder Tongue that features a 49 to 1000MHz RF bandpass and a flat operating gain of 30dB. This self-contained two-way broadband indoor distribution amplifier with active return path is designed specifically for CATV and SMATV signal distribution systems which use a cable drop as a signal source.

      The BIDA 100A-30 amplifier is configured for two-way operation with a passive sub-channel return path for 5 to 36MHz bandpass. The return gain is about 20dB when it is in active mode. Lower operating gains can be achieved by adjusting the variable attenuator. This model can be attenuated over a range of 10dB in the forward path and 18dB in the return path. Gain and slope controls are located on the front panel for easy set-up and adjustment. Two -30dB back-matched test points are provided to allow testing without service interruption.

      In applications where input signals are too high or where greater cable equalization is necessary, this BIDA active return path amplifier can be reconfigured by using optional plug-in fixed attenuators (forward and return) and cable slope equalizers (forward) to meet particular requirements. Push-pull hybrid IC modules enable the amplifier to operate at high output levels while retaining low distortion characteristics. The aluminium chassis is designed to provide excellent heat dissipation thus allowing operation at high ambient temperatures with no degradation of performance.

      The unit features a 36/49MHz split for passive return path operation. It can be re-configured to active return path operation by re-positioning 3 internal jumpers. An optional BIDA-FA plug-in fixed attenuator can be used for reducing forward and/or return gain from 1 to 20dB in 1dB steps. The amplifier is powered by means of an external 26VAC transformer, which also enables it to be remotely powered via low voltage AC wiring.

      • Features

        • Provides two-way capability with an active or passive return path set by field-changeable jumpers
        • Hybrid IC circuitry for high output with low distortion
        • Front panel gain and slope controls for easy adjustments
        • Sockets for hybrid IC to make a hybrid IC change in the field
        • Forward path input-side plug-in fixed attenuator and cable equalizer (not included)
        • Return path output-side fixed attenuator
        • Externally accessible test points permit in-service testing
        • Exceeds FCC specs for both conducted and radiated interference at full output level
        • External UL listed power transformer
        • Input and output test ports
        • Large heat sinks for efficient heat dissipation
      • Specifications

        • Gain: 30 dB
        • Frequency Range: 49 - 1000 MHz
        • Test Port Level Input: -30 dB
        • Output: ±2 dB
        • Gain Control Range: 10 dB
        • Slope Control Range: 8 dB
        • Hum Modulation: -70 dB
        • Impedance All ports: 75Ω
        • Return Loss Input: 16 dB
        • Output: 16 dB
        • Power Requirements: 26 VAC
        • Power Supply: 105 - 130 VAC, 60 Hz, 0.38 A (maximum) wall power transformer
        • Channel Loading: 150
        • Flatness: ±0.75 dB
        • Hybrid Technology: Push-pull
        • Noise Figure: 8.5 dB measured at full gain with 0 dB slope
        • Output Level: 32/40 dBmV
        • Test Port Return Loss: Input: 20 dB
        • Output: 20 dB
        • Operating Temperature Range: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
        • Composite Triple Beat: -59 dB
        • Cross Modulation: -60 dB
        • Composite Second Order: -59 dB at rated output capability and channel loading
        • Dimensions (WxHxD): 7.25 x 3.25 x 10.25" (18.42 x 8.26 x 26.04 cm)
        • Weight: 6 lb (2.7 kg)

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