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Do not install near power lines.

Power lines, telephone lines,

and guy wires look the same.
Assume any wire or line can
electrocute you.
Do not install on a wet or
windy day or when
lightning or thunder is
in the area. Do not use
metal ladder.
Wear shoes with rubber soles
and heels. Wear protective
clothing including a
long-sleeved shirt and rubber
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Page 1 of 4 Teletilt RET Control Cables
ATCB-B01 and ATCB-B01-R Series

Installation Instructions
Andrew Solutions offers installation training.
The installation, maintenance, or removal of an antenna requires
qualifi ed, experienced personnel. Andrew installation instructions
are written for such installation personnel. Antenna systems should
be inspected once a year by qualifi ed personnel to verify proper
installation, maintenance, and condition of equipment.
Andrew disclaims any liability or responsibility for the results of
improper or unsafe installation practices.
It is recommended that transmit power be turned off when the fi eld
installation is performed. Follow all applicable safety precautions
as shown on this page.
Proper installation procedures must be followed when installing and operating RET equipment. Failure to
assure installations are done
properly by trained installation personnel and to follow procedures discussed in this bulletin may cause
warranty for such products to
be void.
Andrew requires pretesting actuators on the ground prior to installation, using the Andrew portable
controller and the latest
version of the controller software (available online at under
ProductsAntennasTeletilt RET
System). This will verify proper actuator functionality and also ensure that the latest available actuator fi
rmware release is installed on
the actuator. Failure to conduct pre-test and pre-installation procedures defi ned by Andrew will void warranty.
Unauthorized removal of a protective shroud to replace actuators voids the Andrew warranty.
Teletilt RET control cables are AISG compliant and are used
to feed data and power from the controller to the remote
electrical downtilt (RET) system components.
The ATCB-B01 Series control cables are available in various
lengths. Each cable is terminated with male and female
connectors, which allows them to be linked together to meet
a required length (Figure 1).
The ATCB-B01-R Series RET control cables are equipped
with one or two right-angle connectors. Refer to Table 2.
The male RET connectors always point down in the direction
of the controller. The control cable connector at the base station
end of a home run cable should always be male.
Table 3 on page 4 shows a chart of the available RET
control cabling lengths identifi ed by part number.
Cable kits are also available that contain two cables and
one ATGK-CABLE grounding kit. These cable kits provide
Male Female
a variety of extended cable lengths, totaling 70, 80, 90,
and 100 meters (Table 4).
RET connector pin defi nitions are confi gured in compliance
to the AISG standards. See Figure 4 and Table 1.
Connectors are to be hand-tightened only. Do not use
pliers. Over-tightening can shear pins off of internal components
of equipment.
RET cables can damage these pins if twisted
with too much force on removal.
The maximum distance from control unit to farthest AISG
component in a RET system depends on the AISG confi
guration and can be up to 300 meters.
Cables and RET systems can be tested using the
ATTK200-KIT test kit.
Figure 1. ATCB-B01 Series Control Cable.
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STEP 1. The connectors on RET control cables are keyed
to provide a matching fi t. Mate connections with
caution to not damage pins.
STEP 2. Attach the RET control cable to the actuators AISG
connector by turning clockwise until hand-tight
Note: All RET connectors need to be closed with
an attached cap or cable to fulfi ll water ingress
Note that the main RET control cable, feeding to the tower
structure, should be secured at 2 m intervals and 1 m
from either end using cable ties (Andrew 40417), hangers
(Andrew 68MCLICK), or similar fasteners. RET control
cables feeding between junction boxes and actuators
should be secured every 0.5 m to avoid excessive wind
Andrew recommends grounding RET configurations
on the top and bottom of the site. At the top, this could
be achieved by grounding a top SBT, an AISG TMA, an
ATJB200-A01 junction box, an ATLP200-001 lightning
protection unit, or an ATGK-CABLE grounding kit. At the
bottom, this could be achieved by grounding a lightning
protection unit, a junction box, a bottom SBT, a dc 2.1 bias
tee, or a cable grounding kit.
In addition, Andrew recommends
using an ATGK-CABLE grounding kit
(Bulletin 639596) for runs over 60 m
and at 60 m intervals. This grounding
kit clamps onto the RET connectors,
where 2 cables are joined together
without cutting into cables (Figure 2).
As an example, the ATGK-CABLE would
be used where a 40 m and a 30 m RET
control cable are joined to make a
70 m run.
Devices can be daisy-chained together with these cables.
Figure 3 shows a RET control cable daisy-chained from
a female output port of one actuator to a male input port
on another actuator.
The actuator and RET control cables are weather resistant
and do not require weatherproofi ng.
Note: RET control cables must be dressed so that no lateral
tension is placed on the actuators.
end of
Cap port
male end of
RET control
Connect female
end of RET
control cable.
Note: The male
end of this control
cable leads
either out to
another antenna
or down toward
the controller.
Figure 3. Attaching Control Cables to Teletilt Actuators.
Pin Number Signal Comments
1 +12V dc nominal +10V to 15V dc (optional in AISG 2.0)
2 48V dc nominal Use is optional. Not used in the Andrew RET system.
3 RS485 B RS485 communication
4 RS485 GND Use is optional. Isolated from dc return and ground.
5 RS485 A RS485 communication
6 +24V dc nominal +19V to 30V dc (AISG 1.1) / +10V to 30V dc (AISG 2.0)
7 dc return Not grounded for RET units.
8 N/C Reserved for future use. Not used in the Andrew RET system.
Table 1. AISG Compliant RET Connector Pin Defi nitions.
Figure 4. Andrew AISG Compliant RET Connector
Pin Assignments.
Male Female
Keys to ensure proper connection.
Figure 2.
Grounding Kit.
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The ATCB-B01-R series control cables (Figure 5) signifi -
cantly enhance the visual appearance of antennas with
They help to fulfi ll zoning restrictions by lowering the height
of the overall antenna system and minimizing the visibility
of AISG RET control cables (Figure 6).
Figure 7 provides an example that uses the
ATCB-B01-R50 control cable to optimize rack space.
See Table 2 for available connector combinations, typical
usage, cable lengths, and part numbers.
Figure 7. Optimizing Rack Space Using An ATCB-B01-R50
Right-Angle Connector RET Control Cable.
Figure 5. ATCB-B01-R Series RET Control Cables.
Figure 6. Minimizing Visibility Using ATCB-B01-R Series
Right-Angle Connector RET Control Cables.
ATCB-B01-RM50 One straight female Connects to female connector of actuator 50 (19.7)
One right-angle male
ATCB-B01-RF50 One straight male Connects controller to male connector of 50 (19.7)
One right-angle female first actuator in a daisy-chain
ATCB-B01-RMRF50 One right-angle male Daisy-chains actuators on dual band or 50 (19.7)
One right-angle female quad antennas
ATCB-B01-R50 One straight female Connects to a rack-mount controller 50 (19.7)
One right-angle male Optimizes rack space required for RET cable
Part Number Connector Body Styles Application Lengthcm (in) Pin Position
Table 2. ATCB-B01-R Series RET Control Cable Specifi cations.
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Figure 8. Teletilt AISG RET Two-way Splitter.
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Part Number Description
ATCB-B01-C50 0.5 m (1.6 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-001 1 m (3.3 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-002 2 m (6.6 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-003 3 m (9.8 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-004 4 m (13.1 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-005 5 m (16.4 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-006 6 m (19.7 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-009 9 m (29.5 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-010 10 m (32.8 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-015 15 m (49.2 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-020 20 m (65.6 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-030 30 m (98.4 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-040 40 m (131.2 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-050 50 m (164 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-060 60 m (196.9 ft) AISG Cable
ATCB-B01-R50 0.5 m (1.6 ft) AISG Cable w/Right Angle Conn.
ATCB-B01-RF50 0.5 m (1.6 ft) AISG Cable w/Right Angle Conn.
ATCB-B01-RM50 0.5 m (1.6 ft) AISG Cable w/Right Angle Conn.
ATCB-B01-RMRF50 0.5 m (1.6 ft) AISG Cable w/Right Angle Conn.
Part Number Description
ATS-A01-002 733mm (28.9 in) AISG RET Splitter Cable
Table 3. RET Control Cabling.
Table 4. RET Control Cable Kits.
Table 5. AISG RET Splitter Cable.
Part Number Parts Included Length m (ft)
ATCB-B01-030 (1) and ATCBB01-
040 (1) cables, plus ATGKCABLE
grounding kit
70 (229.7)
ATCB-B01-080K ATCB-B01-040 (2) cables, plus
ATGK-CABLE grounding kit 80 (262.5)
ATCB-B01-040 (1) and ATCBB01-
050 (1) cables, plus ATGKCABLE
grounding kit
90 (295.3)
ATCB-B01-100K ATCB-B01-050 (2) cables, plus
ATGK-CABLE grounding kit 100 (328.1)
Two-Way Splitter Cable Adds Confi guration Options
The AISG RET two-way splitter cable allows support of multiple
RET cable confi gurations (Figure 8). It can be used to
split an AISG cable confi guration into two AISG connections.
See Table 5 for the part number and description.