Cable TV Modem Amplifier Splitter



Cable TV Modem Amplifier Splitter

Improve your Picture Quality to Every TV in Your Home


One of the easiest ways to hook up an antenna to your home from your roof or attic is to use your existing cable that already feeds your house. If you can get good reception, you will receive all your local channels in beautiful HD that your Satellite or Cable TV providers like to charge you for - FREE!



If you need to run new wire to your TV from your antenna, be sure to use quality shielded RG8 cable and a proper compression tool to attach Coax F Connectors to your cable like these. Avoid screw on and crimp on cable ends as they will cause signal loss.


Also See: How to Watch Free TV With An Over The Air Antenna



If you are wanting to cut your TV bill and watch television from an over the air antenna, you can easily connect every TV in your home to your antenna. 






Hook Up Your Antenna the Easy Way

Instead of running another coax wire to each TV from your antenna, try to use existing wiring you already may have.

Most homes are wired for Cable TV. They have one coax line that comes in from the street which goes to a low cost passive splitter provided by your cable company. From that splitter one port is for your cable modem. The other remaining ports go to your individual TVs. 

If you have longer runs or multiple televisions, often you can greatly improve your picture quality by installing a high quality powered commercial splitter like the Motorola BDA-S4.

This is a very high quality and durable 4 port analog and HDTV amplifier/splitter. It's widely in use by the cable industry and typically costs around $50. If you are experiencing pixilated or a grainy picture this little device can give you a much nicer picture by boosting your TV signal 5X.

Installing the BDA-S4 is easy. Just find where your main cable enters the house and replace the splitter where it goes to your broadband cable modem and your TV. You will need a AC port to plug in the small transformer which powers the Amplifier Splitter.


This splitter amplifier is designed to work well with all cable TV standards, cable boxes, modems, Routers and HDTV sets. It not only improves the signal from an antenna, it will also improve the Cable TV signal from your Cable company to every TV in your home as well.




Also See: 5 Steps to Picture Perfect TV


BDA-S4 Features:

  • 1 GHz Gallium Arsenide Technology
  • 2.5 dB Noise Figure
  • Patented Auto-Seize P-Series F-Connector
  • One, Two or Four Port Versions
  • Two-Way Capable
  • LED Power Verification
  • Local or Remote Powering
  • Environmentally Hardened Design
  • 6 kV Surge Resistant
  • Current limited power supply

GALLIUM ARSENIDE TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Gallium Arsenide technology is used for much improved distortion and noise performance. 
Gallium Arsenide provides improved performance for both CTB and CSO distortions. Compared to silicon-based amplifiers, GaAs distortion performance remains linear at significantly higher output levels

TWO-WAY CAPABLE
The BDA amplifier has built-in diplex filters for two-way operation. A passive return path is provided for return path continuity and enables use of multiple broadband devices such as set-top terminals and cable modems. An active return path is provided for the BDA-K*/PS/RA to overcome external splitting losses. The BDA is available with extended return S-split (42/52 MHz) diplex filters for the passive return models, and traditional K-split diplex filters (42/54 MHz) for the active return models. Please note the S-split return frequency for the BDA passive return models differs slightly from the traditional S-split offered in other Motorola products that use a 5-40 MHz return path. Please contact your Motorola Account Representative for specific details.

SURGE TOLERANT
The BDA amplifier is designed to meet the 6 kV IEEE C62.41-1991 Category B-3 Combination Wave at the input port. It is also designed to meet both 6 kV IEEE C62.41-1991 Category A-3 Ring Wave and 1 kV Combination Wave surge for all output ports, power supply transformer port, and power inserter ports. This surge tolerance enhances system reliability.

USE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS 
Comes with a weather seal and protective coating to use the BDA amplifier in both indoor or outdoor applications.

General Specifications
Nominal Impedance : 75 Ω
Surge withstand 6 kV Ring Wave (IEEE C62.41-1991 Cat. A3, unused ports terminated)
Power Adaptor 18 VDC output, UL Listed, PTC short-circuit protected, self-resetting
Dimensions :4.9” x 4.0” x 1.0”
Environmental Specifications
Pressure Seal  : 15 psi
Operating Temperature : -40 °C to +60 °C


MANUALS

 - Motorola BDA BROADBAND DROP AMPLIFIER Pdf

 - BDA Instllation Manual





ACTIVE RETURN PATH MODEL

The Motorola BDA-K4/RA steps it up a notch. It will boost your signal a whopping 32X. It also has an Active Return Path that boosts broadband communications back to the cable company.

General Specifications
Nominal Impedance : 75 Ω
Surge withstand 6 kV Ring Wave (IEEE C62.41-1991 Cat. A3, unused ports terminated)
Power Adaptor 18 VDC output, UL Listed, PTC short-circuit protected, self-resetting
Dimensions :4.9” x 4.0” x 1.0”
Environmental Specifications
Pressure Seal  : 15 psi
Operating Temperature : -40 °C to +60 °C