Honeywell 7626-5

AlarmNet 5' RF Antenna Coax Cable

Honeywell 7626 5 alarmnet 5 rf antenna coax cable

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The Honeywell 7626-5 is an AlarmNet 5’ RF antenna coax cable used to extend the GSM-ANT3DB weatherproof external antenna 5’ out from your...
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The Honeywell 7626-5 is an AlarmNet 5’ RF antenna coax cable used to extend the GSM-ANT3DB weatherproof external antenna 5’ out from your AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring communicator or dual path alarm monitoring communicator. The 7626-5 coax cable is not included with the GSM-ANT3DB antenna and must be purchased separately.

The Honeywell 7626-5 has male N connectors on both ends of the RF antenna coax cable. One end connects to your WA7626-CA SMA-N adapter cable and the other end connects to the female N connection at the base of the GSM-ANT3DB antenna. The 7626-5 coax cable provides 5’ of extension so that you can mount your GSM-ANT3DB antenna away from your AlarmNet alarm monitoring communicator to get the best possible cellular reception.

If you have an AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring communicator, such as the Honeywell GSMV, connected to your Honeywell alarm control panel and you are experiencing cellular communication issues, you should try adding the GSM-ANT3DB weatherproof external antenna. By using the 7626-5 along with the GSM-ANT3DB, you can move the point of reception for your GSMV cellular alarm communicator without having to move your alarm control panel or the GSMV itself. The AlarmNet GSMV cellular alarm communicator connects to AT&T’s GSM network to send your alarm signals to Alarm Grid’s central station using wireless cellular communications. If the cellular connection between your GSMV and the AT&T GSM tower in your area is not strong enough, some alarm signals will not get through to Alarm Grid’s central station. When this happens, your Honeywell security system will alert you to a communication trouble. You can also look at the RSSI LEDs on the circuit board of your GSMV cellular communicator to check the cellular signal strength. The first red LED will be lit up if your GSMV is in the default RSSI mode. The remaining yellow and green LEDs indicate the cellular signal strength and the more LEDs that are lit up, the better the cellular reception. The GSMV requires at least the (2) yellow LEDs and the first green LED to be lit for proper cellular alarm communications. If the first green LED is flashing or not lit at all, you should not rely on your AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator as your primary alarm communication path. Fortunately, if you are not getting adequate cellular signal strength, there are some things you can do to improve the cellular signal. The GSM-ANT3DB external antenna can be added to boost the gain of the GSMV’s antenna. The GSM-ANT3DB antenna is (3) times as strong as the internal antenna built into the GSMV. Sometimes, simply adding the GSM-ANT3DB is enough to improve the cellular signal strength. If not, the 7626-5 coax cable provides 5’ of extension so that you can mount the GSM-ANT3DB higher up or even on the outside of your home to get the best possible cellular reception.

Brand: Honeywell

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Submitted on 12/30/2019 Alarm Grid

The Honeywell 7626-5 is a 5 foot long coaxial cable designed for use with AlarmNet Communicators and compatible antennas. The cable connects with a compatible cellular antenna, such as a CELL-ANT3DB, and an SMA-N adapter cable like the Honeywell WA7626-CA. The 7626-5 has two (2) male N ends that are used for completing the connections. One end connects with the cellular antenna, and the other connects with the SMA-N adapter cable. The purpose of this cable is to extend the distance of the CELL-ANT3DB away from the cellular communicator. This can help improve reception and overall device performance. However, there are longer cables than the Honeywell 7626-5 available. Overall, this is a fine cable that does its intended job. We give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things we like about the Honeywell 7626-5 AlarmNet Coaxial Cable. For one, it improves cellular reception by providing more flexibility in where you place the cellular antenna. Both sides of the cable are identical, with both having the male "N" connector. This means you can connect either side to the antenna and the SMA-N adapter cable. This makes the Honeywell 7626-5 very easy to use. The connections are also quite easy to make, and the installation process can be completed by a DIY user, assuming they know what they're doing.

There aren't many downsides to the Honeywell 7626-5. The most glaring weakness is that the cable is only five (5) feet long. This doesn't give much distance for choosing a spot for the antenna. There are other longer cable options available, including a 25 foot cable and a 50 foot cable. But if you just need a short cable for adjusting the position of your antenna, then the Honeywell 7626-5 can work quite well. The Honeywell 7626-5 gets 5 Stars from Alarm Grid.

Good: Improves Cellular Reception, More Flexibility in Mounting/Placing Antenna, Easy to Use, DIY Friendly

Bad: Only 5 Feet Long

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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