MATV Indoor Tap 1 Way – 5-2400MHz
RF Taps are commonly used in commercial or complex RF distribution networks. Where as a splitter splits the signal evenly, a tap splits the sign unevenly.
For example: A 10 storey hotel has antenna mounted on the roof the antenna signal runs down a riser for each floor. If a splitter were used at the top floor then 50% of the signal would go to level 10, while 50% of signal goes on to floors 1-9. This is not a desirable situation and would lead to an unbalanced system where the signal levels on floor 10 would be high and the signal levels on floor 1 would be low. In this situation a tap would be used. The OUT port would continue down the riser, and the TAP port would be used for each floor. In the 10 floor hotel, a higher tap rating (ie 25dB) would be used at the top and lower tap ratings (ie 5dB) used for the lower floors.
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