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BTS3911E

Installation Guide

Issue 04
Date 2017-01-17

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Contents

1 BTS3911E Installation Guide...................................................................................................... 1


2 Changes in BTS3911E Installation Guide.................................................................................2
3 Installation Preparations.............................................................................................................. 5
3.1 Installation Environment................................................................................................................................................ 6
3.2 Reference Documents.....................................................................................................................................................7
3.3 Tools and Instruments.....................................................................................................................................................7
3.4 Skills and Requirements for Installation Personnel........................................................................................................9
3.5 Installation Scenarios......................................................................................................................................................9
3.6 Installation Clearance Requirements............................................................................................................................ 12

4 Unpacking Inspection.................................................................................................................14
5 Obtaining the SN.........................................................................................................................16
6 Installation Process..................................................................................................................... 18
7 (Optional) Installing a TF Card................................................................................................ 20
8 Installing a BTS3911E................................................................................................................. 22
8.1 Slim Mounting.............................................................................................................................................................. 23
8.1.1 Mounting Kits............................................................................................................................................................23
8.1.2 Installing a BTS3911E on a Pole...............................................................................................................................24
8.1.3 Installing a BTS3911E on a Wall...............................................................................................................................27
8.2 Angle Adjusting Mounting........................................................................................................................................... 31
8.2.1 Mounting Kits............................................................................................................................................................31
8.2.2 Installing a BTS3911E on a Pole...............................................................................................................................32
8.2.3 Installing a BTS3911E on a Wall...............................................................................................................................36

9 Installing Cables.......................................................................................................................... 40
9.1 Cabling Requirements.................................................................................................................................................. 42
9.2 Cable Connections........................................................................................................................................................ 44
9.3 Opening the Maintenance Cavity Covers..................................................................................................................... 45
9.4 Installing an Alarm Cable.............................................................................................................................................48
9.5 Installing the power cable.............................................................................................................................................49
9.6 Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable.........................................................................................................................51
9.7 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable for Cascading................................................................................53

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9.8 Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable............................................................................................................................. 54


9.9 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable for Cascading.................................................................................... 56
9.10 Closing the Maintenance Cavity Covers.................................................................................................................... 57
9.11 Installing a PGND Cable............................................................................................................................................ 58
9.12 (Optional) Installing an RF Jumper............................................................................................................................ 60

10 (Optional) Replacing the Internal Antenna with External Antennas............................. 64


11 (Optional) Installing a GPS Antenna.................................................................................... 69
12 (Optional) Adjusting BTS3911E Installation Angles......................................................... 72
13 Checking the Hardware Installation..................................................................................... 75
14 Performing a Power-On Check............................................................................................... 76
15 References................................................................................................................................... 78
15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an Ethernet Cable................................................................................ 79
15.2 Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips.....................................................................................................81
15.3 Testing the Connection of Assembled Cables............................................................................................................ 84
15.4 Preparing the Tool-less Female Connector (Pressfit Type) of a Power Cable Connected to the BTS3911E.............87
15.5 Small Cell Engineering Label.....................................................................................................................................90
15.6 Attaching a Sign Plate Label...................................................................................................................................... 91
15.7 SN Collection Template..............................................................................................................................................93

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Installation Guide 1 BTS3911E Installation Guide

1 BTS3911E Installation Guide

Introduction
This document describes how to install a BTS3911E in different scenarios and provides the
hardware installation checklist as a reference.

Product Version
The following table lists the product versions related to this document.

Product Name Solution Version Product Version

BTS3911E l SRAN11.0 V100R011C00


l RAN18.0
l eRAN11.0

l SRAN11.1 V100R011C10
l RAN18.1
l eRAN11.1

Intended Audience
This document is intended for:
l BTS3911E installation engineers
l System engineers
l Site maintenance engineers

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2 Changes in BTS3911E Installation Guide

This section describes the changes in different versions of BTS3911E Installation Guide.

04 (2017-01-17)
This is the fourth commercial release.
Compared with Issue 03 (2016-06-30), this issue does not include any new information.
Compared with Issue 03 (2016-06-30), this issue includes the following changes.

Topic Change Description

3.5 Installation Scenarios Added examples of incorrect BTS3911E


installation.

Compared with Issue 03 (2016-06-30), this issue does not exclude any topics.

03 (2016-06-30)
This is the third commercial release.
Compared with Issue 02 (2016-02-29), this issue does not include any new information.
Compared with Issue 02 (2016-02-29), this issue includes the following changes.

Topic Change Description

9.2 Cable Connections Added cable connections of the BTS3911EA and


BTS3911ED.

Compared with Issue 02 (2016-02-29), this issue does not exclude any topics.

02 (2016-02-29)
This is the second commercial release.

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Compared with Issue 01 (2015-11-25), this issue includes the following new topics:

l 15.2 Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips


l 15.3 Testing the Connection of Assembled Cables
l 15.5 Small Cell Engineering Label
l 15.6 Attaching a Sign Plate Label

Compared with Issue 01 (2015-11-25), this issue includes the following changes.

Topic Change Description

9 Installing Cables Added the follow-up procedure of attaching labels to the


installed cables.

Compared with Issue 01 (2015-11-25), this issue does not exclude any topics.

01 (2015-11-25)
This is Issue 01.

Compared with Draft B (2015-09-30), this issue includes the following new topics:

l 8.1 Slim Mounting


l 10 (Optional) Replacing the Internal Antenna with External Antennas

Compared with Draft B (2015-09-30), this issue includes the following changes.

Topic Change Description

3.5 Installation Scenarios Added descriptions about the slim mounting scenario.

Compared with Draft B (2015-09-30), this issue does not exclude any topics.

Draft B (2015-09-30)
This is a draft.

Compared with Draft A (2015-07-30), this issue does not include any new information.

Compared with Draft A (2015-07-30), this issue includes the following changes.

Topic Change Description

8.1.2 Installing a Modified the tightening torque of the angle-adjustable


BTS3911E on a Pole mounting kit.

9.12 (Optional) Installing Added the procedure of waterproofing the dustproof cap.
an RF Jumper

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Topic Change Description

12 (Optional) Adjusting Modified the installation angle range.


BTS3911E Installation
Angles

9.3 Opening the


Maintenance Cavity
Covers

Compared with Draft A (2015-07-30), this issue does not exclude any topics.

Draft A (2015-07-30)
This is a draft.

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3 Installation Preparations

This section describes the preparations for installation. Before starting the installation, you
must get the installation environment ready, obtain the required reference documents, tools,
and instruments, and familiarize yourself with the skills required.

3.1 Installation Environment


Before starting the installation, ensure that the power supply equipment, transmission
equipment, and related matching equipment are ready.
3.2 Reference Documents
This section describes reference documents required for installation.
3.3 Tools and Instruments
Before starting the installation, prepare the following tools and instruments.
3.4 Skills and Requirements for Installation Personnel
Installation personnel must be qualified, trained, and familiar with correct operation methods
and safety precautions before performing any operations.
3.5 Installation Scenarios
The BTS3911E supports angle-adjustable mounting and slim mounting. In either scenario, a
BTS3911E can be installed on a pole or a wall. The slim mounting kit is delivered by default,
and the angle-adjustable mounting kit is optional.
3.6 Installation Clearance Requirements
This section describes the clearance requirements for installing a BTS3911E on a pole or wall.

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3.1 Installation Environment


Before starting the installation, ensure that the power supply equipment, transmission
equipment, and related matching equipment are ready.

Precautions for Site Selection


l The base station must be deployed far away from the following pollution sources: at least
2 km away from mild pollution sources such as food factories and tanneries, at least 3.7
km away from medium pollution sources such as chemical plants, rubber plants,
electroplate factories, and livestock rooms, and at least 5 km away from heavy pollution
sources such as smelting plants or coal mines. If this is not possible, select a site location
in the perennial upwind direction of the pollution source.
l Do not deploy the base station nearby an interference source, such as a broadcast and
television tower, high-voltage tower, high-power radio transmitter, and radar station. If
this is not possible, the interference field strength must not be higher than the shielding
specifications of the base station for useless radiation.
l The base station cannot be deployed under trees in case that leaves and gums affect
normal working of the base station. If this is not possible, shelters are required to be
installed at 0.3 m to 0.5 m above the base station.
l The ground for the base station must be at least 600 mm higher than the maximum flood
level recorded in the area.
l For the sake of surge protection, the mounting height of an AC-powered base station
should not be greater than 10 m. Do not deploy the base station on the mountain top,
standalone pole in suburban areas or open fields, towers, standalone rooftop in non-urban
areas, highways, or railways. If this is not possible, contact Huawei through related
channels.

Requirements for the Upper-level Circuit Breaker


Type C bipolar circuit breakers in compliance with IEC 60934 are recommended. Circuit
breakers must be configured for both L and N wires for the sake of O&M security.

Slow-blow fuses of the gL (DIN VDE)/gG (IEC) class in compliance with IEC 60269-1 are
recommended. Fuses of the same specifications must be configured for L and N wires for the
sake of O&M security.

Table 3-1 describes the recommended specifications.

Table 3-1 Requirements on the upper-level circuit breakers and power cables

Input Power Current of the Upper-level Cross-Sectional Area of the


AC Circuit Breakers (or Input Power Cable
Fuse)

220 V AC single- l Minimum value: 5 A 1.5 mm2 to 2.5 mm2


phase l Recommended value: 16 A
110 V AC dual-live- l Maximum value: 20 A
wire

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Input Power Current of the Upper-level Cross-Sectional Area of the


AC Circuit Breakers (or Input Power Cable
Fuse)

110 V AC single-
phase

NOTE

l The requirements provided in the preceding table are based on the peak power of a BTS3911E and
do not represent power consumption when the BTS3911E is running.
l Minimum value: Ensures that a BTS3911E can work normally under normal circumstances.
However, lightning strikes or abnormal voltage fluctuations may trip the circuit breaker or melt the
fuse.
l Recommended value: Ensures that a BTS3911E can work normally under normal circumstances and
that the circuit breaker does not trip in the event of lightning strikes or abnormal voltage
fluctuations.
l Maximum value: Indicates the maximum rated current allowed for the circuit breaker or fuse when
the BTS3911E is working properly.

Requirements for Surge Protection and Grounding


By default, Huawei uses a three-core power cable to connect a BTS3911E and external power
supply equipment. Ensure that the PE wire of the three-core power cable can be properly
grounded. In outdoor installation scenarios or outdoor cabling scenarios, PGND cables must
be used to guarantee surge protection and grounding for the ground terminals of the mounting
kits.

Requirements for Power Supply


During installation, power off the BTS3911E.

3.2 Reference Documents


This section describes reference documents required for installation.
Before starting the installation, you must be familiar with the following reference documents:
l Safety Information
l BTS3911E Hardware Description

3.3 Tools and Instruments


Before starting the installation, prepare the following tools and instruments.

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Marker (diameter ≤ 10 mm) Hammer drill (Ø12 bore) Rubber mallet

Level Torque screwdriver Torque wrench

Phillips (M3, M4)

Flat-head (M6, M8)

Cable cutter Wire stripper COAX crimping tool

Crimping tool for power RJ45 crimping tool Diagonal pliers


cables

Heat gun Utility knife Multimeter

ESD gloves Vacuum cleaner Measuring tape

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3.4 Skills and Requirements for Installation Personnel


Installation personnel must be qualified, trained, and familiar with correct operation methods
and safety precautions before performing any operations.
Before starting the installation, pay attention to the following items:
l The customer's technical engineers must be trained by Huawei and be familiar with the
proper installation and engineering methods.
l The number of required installation personnel depends on the engineering schedule and
installation environment. Generally, two to three installation personnel are necessary.

3.5 Installation Scenarios


The BTS3911E supports angle-adjustable mounting and slim mounting. In either scenario, a
BTS3911E can be installed on a pole or a wall. The slim mounting kit is delivered by default,
and the angle-adjustable mounting kit is optional.

NOTE

l Install the BTS3911E by following the instructions provided in 8 Installing a BTS3911E. Do not
install the BTS3911E horizontally, inversely, obliquely, or lay it down on a support as shown in
Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1 Incorrect installation modes of the BTS3911E

Pole-mounted Installation
A BTS3911E can be installed on a pole with a diameter of 60 mm to 381 mm.
Figure 3-2 and Figure 3-3 respectively show a BTS3911E installed on a pole in slim
mounting mode and angle-adjustable mounting mode.

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Figure 3-2 Pole-mounted installation (slim mounting)

(1) BTS3911E (2) Slim attachment (3) Slim mounting (4) Steel belt
plate kit

Figure 3-3 Pole-mounted installation (angle-adjustable mounting)

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(1) BTS3911E (2) Angle-adjustable (3) Angle-adjustable (4) Steel belt


attachment plate mounting kit

Wall-mounted Installation
In wall-mounted installation scenarios, note the following:
l The wall has a capacity of bearing at least four times the weight of the BTS3911E to be
installed without damage.
l Expansion bolts must be torqued to 28 N·m to ensure that the bolts work properly
without causing cracks on the wall.
Figure 3-4 and Figure 3-5 respectively show a BTS3911E installed on a wall in slim
mounting mode and angle-adjustable mounting mode.

Figure 3-4 Wall-mounted installation (slim mounting)

(1) BTS3911E (2) Slim attachment plate (3) Slim mounting kit

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Figure 3-5 Wall-mounted installation (angle-adjustable mounting)

(1) BTS3911E (2) Angle-adjustable (3) Angle-adjustable


attachment plate mounting kit

3.6 Installation Clearance Requirements


This section describes the clearance requirements for installing a BTS3911E on a pole or wall.
Figure 3-6 shows the recommended installation clearances around a BTS3911E.

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Figure 3-6 Recommended installation clearances around a BTS3911E

Figure 3-7 shows the minimum installation clearances around a BTS3911E.

Figure 3-7 Minimum installation clearances around a BTS3911E

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Installation Guide 4 Unpacking Inspection

4 Unpacking Inspection

This section describes how to unpack and check the delivered materials to ensure that all the
materials are included and intact.

Prerequisites
After a BTS3911E is unpacked, power it on within 24 hours. If the BTS3911E is powered off
for maintenance, restore power to it within 24 hours.

Context
When transporting, moving, or installing the equipment, components, or parts, you must:
l Prevent them from colliding with doors, walls, shelves, or other objects.
l Wear clean gloves, and avoid touching the equipment, components, or parts with bare
hands, sweat-soaked gloves, or dirty gloves.

Procedure
Step 1 Check the total number of articles in each packing case against the packing list.
If... Then...

The total number tallies with the packing Go to Step 2.


list

The total number does not tally with the Find out the cause and contact the local
packing list Huawei office.

Step 2 Check the exterior of each packing case.


If... Then...

The outer packing is intact Go to Step 3.

The packing case is severely damaged or Find out the cause and contact the local
soaked Huawei office.

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Step 3 Check the type and quantity of the equipment in each packing case against the packing list.
If... Then...

The type and quantity tally with the packing Sign the Packing List with the customer.
list

There is any shipment shortage or wrong Fill in and submit the Cargo Shortage and
shipment Mishandling Report.

There is damaged shipment Fill in and submit the Article Replacement


Report.

NOTICE
To protect the equipment from damage, keep the unpacked equipment and packing materials
stored indoors. To help find out the cause of any damage in the future, take photos of the
storeroom, rusted or eroded equipment, packing cases, and packing materials, and then file the
photos.

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5 Obtaining the SN

This section describes how to obtain the serial number (SN) of a BTS3911E. Before installing
the BTS3911E, record its SN for future use during commissioning.

Context
The SN uniquely identifies a device and is required during commissioning. Before installing
the BTS3911E, record the SN for base station commissioning. The SN label of a BTS3911E is
attached to the surface of the BTS3911E.

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the backup SN label from the surface of the BTS3911E. See Figure 5-1

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Figure 5-1 Removing the backup SN label

(1) Backup SN label -

NOTE

Before removing the backup SN label, take a photo of it.

Step 2 Record the SN by using the template described in section 15.7 SN Collection Template, and
report it to the BTS3911E commissioning personnel.

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6 Installation Process

This section describes the process for installing a BTS3911E. The process includes installing
a BTS3911E, installing cables, checking the hardware installation, and performing a power-on
check.
Figure 6-1 outlines the process for installing a BTS3911E.

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Figure 6-1 Process for installing a BTS3911E

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7 (Optional) Installing a TF Card

This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a TF card, which is also
referred to as the micro SD card. This operation is required if the TF card is to be used for
BTS3911E deployment.

Prerequisites
The TF card to be installed must be preconfigured with software and (or) configuration data.
For details, see BTS3911E Commissioning Guide.

Procedure
Step 1 Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the captive screw on the maintenance cavity cover on the
bottom of the BTS3911E. Open the maintenance cavity cover. See and in Figure 7-1.
Step 2 Insert the TF card into the anchor slot, as indicated by the direction on the maintenance cavity
cover. See in Figure 7-1.

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Figure 7-1 Installing a TF card

(1) TF card -

Step 3 Close the maintenance cavity cover, and use the Phillips screwdriver to torque the screw to
1.4 N·m.

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8 Installing a BTS3911E

This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E. The slim
mounting bracket is delivered by default. When installing a BTS3911E on the top of high
buildings or in the scenarios where the angles need to be adjusted, the angle adjusting
mounting bracket is recommended.

8.1 Slim Mounting


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an RRU in the slim
mounting scenarios.
8.2 Angle Adjusting Mounting
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E in the angle
adjusting mounting scenarios.

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8.1 Slim Mounting


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an RRU in the slim
mounting scenarios.

8.1.1 Mounting Kits


This section describes the kits for mounting a BTS3911E on a pole or wall.

Slim Attachment Plate


Figure 8-1 shows the appearance of a slim attachment plate.

Figure 8-1 Slim attachment plate

(1) BTS3911E (2) Slim attachment plate

Slim Mounting Bracket


Figure 8-2 shows the appearance of a slim mounting bracket.

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Figure 8-2 Slim mounting bracket

(1) Hole for a fastening (2) Mounting hole for an (3) Mounting hole for a steel
screw expansion bolt belt

8.1.2 Installing a BTS3911E on a Pole


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E on a pole.

Procedure
Step 1 Route two steel belts separately through the up and down mounting holes on the slim
mounting bracket, but do not route the steel belts through the buckles. See Figure 8-3.

Figure 8-3 Routing steel belts

(1) Visible window

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NOTE

Before installing a steel belt, check the rotation axis from the visible window. If the rotation axis is not
connected to the end of the bolt, loose the bolt and adjust the rotation axis to the end of the bolt. The
position of the rotation axis is shown in Figure 8-5.

Step 2 Fit the slim mounting bracket onto the target pole. See Figure 8-4.

Figure 8-4 Fitting the slim mounting bracket onto the target pole

NOTE

Redundant steel belts must be bound.

1. Open the bolt on each steel belt according to the arrow direction on the mounting base,
and ensure that the rotation axis is connected to the end of the bolt, as shown in Figure
8-5.

Figure 8-5 Position of the rotation axis

2. Partially tighten each steel belt with the force not less than 50 N, bend it by 180°, and
press the steel belt at turns firmly. See Figure 8-6.

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Figure 8-6 Tighten steel belts

3. Restore the bolt in position on the mounting base of the steel belt. See Figure 8-7.

Figure 8-7 Restoring the bolt in position on the mounting base

4. Use an M6 hex key screwdriver to torque the bolts to 7 N·m.


Check the steel belt installation status from the visible window. If the rotation axis is
close to the end of the bolt, remove the steel belt and fasten it again. See Figure 8-7.

Figure 8-8 Check the rotation axis status

(1) Rotation axis

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Step 3 Fit the BTS3911E onto the slim mounting bracket, and use an M6 hex key screwdriver to
torque the screw to 5 N·m. See Figure 8-9.

Figure 8-9 Fitting a BTS3911E onto a slim mounting bracket

NOTICE
Gently take and fit the BTS3911E onto the slim mounting bracket.

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8.1.3 Installing a BTS3911E on a Wall


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E on a wall.

Procedure
Step 1 Place the slim mounting bracket against the wall, use a level to verify that the mounting
bracket is placed horizontally, and use a marker to mark anchor points. See Figure 8-10.

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Figure 8-10 Marking anchor points

(1) Slim mounting (2) Level (3) Mounting holes (4) Marker
bracket

CAUTION
To prevent inhalation or eye contact with dust, take adequate preventive measures when
drilling holes.

Step 2 Drill holes at the anchor points, and install expansion bolts. See Figure 8-11.

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Figure 8-11 Drilling holes and installing expansion bolts

(1) M10x80 (2) Nut (3) Spring (4) Flat washer (5) Expansion
expansion bolt washer sleeve

1. Use a hammer drill with Ф12 bore to drill holes vertically at the marked anchor points.
Ensure that the holes have the same depth ranging from 55 mm to 60 mm.
2. Use a vacuum cleaner to clear the dust from inside and around the holes, and measure
the inter-hole spacing. If the spacing is too wide or too narrow, relocate positions and
drill holes again.
3. Partially tighten an expansion bolt and vertically insert it into each hole. Use a rubber
mallet to hit the expansion bolts until the entire expansion sleeve is in each hole.
4. Remove the nut, spring washer, and flat washer in sequence.

NOTICE
Level the front of each expansion sleeve with the wall after disassembling an expansion bolt.
Otherwise, the mounting bracket will not be securely installed on the wall.

Step 3 Fit the slim mounting bracket onto the wall through the four expansion bolts, and use an M10
socket wrench to torque the four expansion bolts to 28 N·m. See Figure 8-12.

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Figure 8-12 Fitting a slim mounting bracket onto the wall

(1) Nut (2) Spring washer (3) Flat washer (4) Swell fixture

Step 4 Fit the BTS3911E onto the slim mounting bracket, and use an M6 hex key screwdriver to
torque the screw to 5 N·m. See Figure 8-13.

Figure 8-13 Fitting a BTS3911E onto a slim mounting bracket

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NOTICE
The narrow space of the BTS3911E toward the wall allows you only to fit the BTS3911E onto
the slim mounting bracket in barehanded way, instead of using the attachment plate hander.
Do gently in the whole process.

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8.2 Angle Adjusting Mounting


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E in the angle
adjusting mounting scenarios.

8.2.1 Mounting Kits


This section describes the kits for mounting a BTS3911E on a pole or wall.

Angle Adjusting Attachment Plate


Figure 8-14 shows the appearance of an angle adjusting attachment plate.

Figure 8-14 Angle adjusting attachment plate

(1) Hole for a horizontal angle adjusting -


screw

Angle Adjusting Mounting Bracket


Figure 8-15 shows the appearance of an angle adjusting mounting bracket.

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Figure 8-15 Angle adjusting mounting bracket

(1) Mounting hole for a steel belt or an (2) Hole for a vertical angle adjusting screw
expansion bolt

8.2.2 Installing a BTS3911E on a Pole


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E on a pole.

Procedure
Step 1 Route two steel belts separately through the up and down mounting holes on the angle
adjusting mounting bracket, but do not route the steel belts through the buckles. See Figure
8-16.

Figure 8-16 Routing steel belts

(1) Visible window

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NOTE

Before installing a steel belt, check the rotation axis from the visible window. If the rotation axis is not
connected to the end of the bolt, replace the steel belt.

Step 2 Fit the angle adjusting mounting bracket onto the target pole. See Figure 8-17.

Figure 8-17 Fitting the angle adjusting mounting bracket onto the target pole

NOTE

Redundant steel belts must be bound.

1. Open the bolt on each steel belt according to the arrow direction on the mounting base,
and ensure that the rotation axis is connected to the end of the bolt, as shown in Figure
8-18.

Figure 8-18 Position of the rotation axis

2. Partially tighten each steel belt with the force not less than 50 N, bend it by 180°, and
press the steel belt at turns firmly. See Figure 8-19.

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Figure 8-19 Tighten steel belts

3. Restore the bolt in position on the mounting base of the steel belt. See Figure 8-20.

Figure 8-20 Restoring the bolt in position on the mounting base

4. Use an M6 hex key screwdriver to torque the bolts to 7 N·m.

Check the steel belt installation status from the visible window. If the rotation axis is close to
the end of the bolt, remove the steel belt and fasten it again. See Figure 8-20.

Figure 8-21 Check the rotation axis status

(1) Rotation axis -

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Step 3 Fit the angle adjusting attachment plate onto the BTS3911E. See Figure 8-22.

Figure 8-22 Installing the angle adjusting attachment plate

Step 4 Fit the BTS3911E onto the angle adjusting mounting bracket, and use an M10 hex key
screwdriver to torque the angle adjusting screw to 28 N·m. See Figure 8-23.

Figure 8-23 Fitting a BTS3911E onto an angle adjusting mounting bracket

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8.2.3 Installing a BTS3911E on a Wall


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a BTS3911E on a wall.

Procedure
Step 1 Place the angle adjusting mounting bracket against the wall, use a level to verify that the
mounting bracket is placed horizontally, and use a marker to mark anchor points. See Figure
8-24.

Figure 8-24 Marking anchor points

(1) Level (2) Mounting holes (3) Angle adjusting (4) Marker
mounting bracket

CAUTION
To prevent inhalation or eye contact with dust, take adequate preventive measures when
drilling holes.

Step 2 Drill holes at the anchor points, and install expansion bolts. See Figure 8-25.

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Figure 8-25 Drilling holes and installing expansion bolts

(1) M10x80 (2) Nut (3) Spring (4) Flat washer (5) Expansion
expansion bolt washer sleeve

1. Use a hammer drill with Ф12 bore to drill holes vertically at the marked anchor points.
Ensure that the holes have the same depth ranging from 55 mm to 60 mm.
2. Use a vacuum cleaner to clear the dust from inside and around the holes, and measure
the inter-hole spacing. If the spacing is too wide or too narrow, relocate positions and
drill holes again.
3. Partially tighten an expansion bolt and vertically insert it into each hole. Use a rubber
mallet to hit the expansion bolts until the entire expansion sleeve is in each hole.
4. Remove the nut, spring washer, and flat washer in sequence.

NOTICE
Level the front of each expansion sleeve with the wall after disassembling an expansion bolt.
Otherwise, the mounting bracket will not be securely installed on the wall.

Step 3 Fit the angle adjusting mounting bracket onto the wall through the four expansion bolts, and
use an M10 socket wrench to torque the four expansion bolts to 28 N·m. See Figure 8-26.

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Figure 8-26 Fitting an angle adjusting mounting bracket onto the wall

(1) Nut (2) Spring washer (3) Flat washer (4) Swell fixture

Step 4 Fit the angle adjusting attachment plate onto the BTS3911E. See Figure 8-27.

Figure 8-27 Installing the angle adjusting attachment plate

Step 5 Fit the BTS3911E onto the angle adjusting mounting bracket, and use an M10 hex key
screwdriver to torque the angle adjusting screw to 28 N·m. See Figure 8-28.

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Figure 8-28 Fitting a BTS3911E onto an angle adjusting mounting bracket

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9 Installing Cables

This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing cables.

9.1 Cabling Requirements


Cables must be routed according to the specified cabling requirements to prevent interference
between signals.
9.2 Cable Connections
This section describes the connections of the cables.
9.3 Opening the Maintenance Cavity Covers
This section describes the procedure and precautions for opening the maintenance cavity
covers of a BTS3911E.
9.4 Installing an Alarm Cable
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an alarm cable.
9.5 Installing the power cable
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a power cable for a
BTS3911E. The power cable connects the BTS3911E and external power supply equipment.
9.6 Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE fiber optic cable.
9.7 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable for Cascading
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE fiber optic cable
used for cascading two BTS3911Es.
9.8 Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE Ethernet cable.
9.9 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable for Cascading
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE Ethernet cable
used for cascading two BTS3911Es.
9.10 Closing the Maintenance Cavity Covers
This section describes the procedure and precautions for closing the maintenance cavity
covers of a BTS3911E.
9.11 Installing a PGND Cable
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a PGND cable.
9.12 (Optional) Installing an RF Jumper

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This section describes how to install an RF jumper on the BTS3911E.

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9.1 Cabling Requirements


Cables must be routed according to the specified cabling requirements to prevent interference
between signals.

NOTE

If a cable listed below is not required, skip the cabling requirements of the cable.

General Cabling Requirements


The bending radius of the cables must meet the following specifications:
l The bending radius of a 7/8'' feeder must be greater than 250 mm, and the bending radius
of a 5/4'' feeder must be greater than 380 mm.
l The bending radius of a 1/4'' jumper must be greater than 35 mm. The bending radius of
a super-flexible 1/2'' jumper must be greater than 50 mm, and the bending radius of an
ordinary 1/2'' jumper must be greater than 127 mm.
l The bending radius of a power cable or PGND cable must be at least five times its
diameter.
l The bending radius of a fiber optic cable must be at least 20 times its diameter.
l The bending radius of a signal cable must be at least five times its diameter.
The cables must be bound as follows:
l Cables must be bound tightly and neatly. The sheaths of cables must not be damaged.
l Cable ties must face the same direction, and those at the same horizontal line must be in
a straight line. The excess of cable ties must be cut off.
l Labels or nameplates must be attached to the cables after they are installed.
The cables must be routed as follows:
l Cables of different types must be routed separately in an untangled and orderly fashion.
l Cables of different types must be parallel to each other or separated by using dedicated
separators.
l Cables must be routed away from sharp objects or wall burrs. If these positions are
inevitable, cables must be protected with protection pipes.
l Cables must be routed away from heat sources, or heat-insulation materials must be
added between cables and heat sources.
l Sufficient slack must be provided in cables at turns or the position close to a device,
facilitating cable and device maintenance. The recommended slack is 0.1 m.
l AC power cables and PGND cables must be tubed when routed.
l Drip loops must be reserved for cable layout at connection points and thru-wall points
indoors/outdoors.
l All cables cannot be routed overhead. Cables laid out outdoors should be buried in the
ground.

Special Cabling Requirements


Power cables must be routed as follows:

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l Multiple power cables must be bound when routed.


l Power cables must be installed in the positions specified in engineering design
documents.
l If the length of power cables is insufficient, the power cables must be replaced instead of
adding connectors or soldering joints to lengthen the cables.
l Cabling activities require strict organization and coordination, and are allowed only
when qualified personnel and communication facilities are available.
l Cables must be routed in an untangled and orderly fashion.
l AC power cables must be tubed when routed.

PGND cables must be routed as follows:

l PGND cables for a BTS3911E must be connected to the same ground bar.
l PGND cables must be buried in the ground or routed indoors. They must not be routed
overhead before they are led into the equipment room.
l The exterior of a coaxial wire and the shield layer of a shielded cable must have proper
electrical contact with the metal surface of the equipment to which they are connected.
l PGND cables and signal cables must be bound separately in an untangled and orderly
fashion. A certain distance must be reserved between them to prevent mutual
interference.
l Fuses or switches must not be installed on PGND cables.
l Other devices must not be used for electrical connections of PGND cables.
l All the metal parts in the housing of the BTS3911E must be reliably connected to the
ground terminal.
l PGND cables must be tubed when routed.

Signal cables must be routed as follows:

l Signal cables must not cross power cables, PGND cables, or RF cables when routed. If
transmission cables are routed parallel to power cables, PGND cables, or RF cables, the
spacing between them must be greater than 30 mm.
l Signal cables must be routed straightly and bound neatly with cable ties.
l Sufficient slack must be provided in signal cables at turns.

Fiber optic cables must be routed as follows:

l A minimum of three qualified and trained personnel are required to route fiber optic
cables.
l The operating temperature of fiber optic cables ranges from -40oC to +60oC. If the
current temperature is out of the range, additional protection measures must be taken or
the cable routing must be changed.
l Cables must be routed in an untangled and orderly fashion.
l Fiber optic cables must not be bound at turns.
l Fiber optic cables cannot be stretched with too much force or stepped on, and they must
be far away from sharp objects. Heavy objects cannot be placed on fiber optic cables.
l When fiber optic cables are routed, the excess of the cables must be coiled around
special devices, such as a fiber coiler.
l Fiber optic cables must be coiled gently and must not be bent in a forcible manner.

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l Vacant optical connectors must be covered with dustproof caps.


l Fiber optic cables cannot be squeezed by a cabinet door when routed through a cabinet.
l When routed on the tower platform, the fiber optic cables must be laid out along the
guardrail within the shortest distance.
l When routed close to a device on the tower, the fiber optic cables must be secured to the
guard rail or pole with cable clips. The BTS3911E must not be far away from the
position for securing the fiber optic cables.
l The excess of the fiber optic cables must be coiled and secured on the tower.

9.2 Cable Connections


This section describes the connections of the cables.

Figure 9-1 shows the cable connections for a BTS3911E.

Figure 9-1 BTS3911E cable connections

(1) External power (2) External (3) External ground (4) GPS antenna
supply equipment monitored bar
equipment

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(5) External antenna (6) External (7) External -


system transmission transmission
equipment, cascaded equipment or
BTS3911E or cascaded BTS3911E
BTS3911EA/
BTS3911ED

NOTE

1. The CPRI port is reserved for future use.


2. For details about installing the BTS3911EA and BTS3911ED, see BTS3911EA User Guide and
BTS3911ED User Guide.
3. The GPS port can connect to either separate mounting GPS antenna or integrated mounting GPS
antenna.
4. See 11 (Optional) Installing a GPS Antenna for installing an integrated GPS antenna. See GPS
Satellite Antenna System Quick Installation Guide for installing a separate GPS antenna. See 9.12
(Optional) Installing an RF Jumper for installing an RF jumper between the BTS3911E and a
separate GPS antenna.
5. When routing cables from a maintenance cavity, observe the following:
l 1. Route the power cable through the cable hole on the upper-layer rubber strip
l 2. Route the other cables (except power cables) through cable holes on the lower-layer rubber
strip preferentially
l 3. Route cables through cable holes on the same side of ports, and do not cross cables.

9.3 Opening the Maintenance Cavity Covers


This section describes the procedure and precautions for opening the maintenance cavity
covers of a BTS3911E.

Procedure
Step 1 Adjust the angles of the BTS3911E. See Figure 9-2.
NOTE

When installing a BTS3911E in the slim mounting scenarios, skip this step.
l Adjust the horizontal angle within the range of -30° to +30°: Use an M10 hex key
screwdriver to loosen the angle adjusting screw on the top of the angle adjusting
attachment plate. Hold the BTS3911E, properly adjust the horizontal angle, and torque
the angle adjusting screw to 28 N•m.
l Adjust the vertical angle within the range of -18° to +18°: Use the M10 hex key
screwdriver to loosen the angle adjusting screw on the top of the angle adjusting
mounting bracket. Hold the BTS3911E, properly adjust the vertical angle, and torque the
angle adjusting screw to 28 N·m.

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Figure 9-2 Adjusting the installation angles of a pole-mounted BTS3911E

(1) Horizontal angle-adjustable screw (2) Vertical angle-adjustable screw

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Figure 9-3 Adjusting the installation angles of a wall-mounted BTS3911E

(1) Horizontal angle-adjustable screw (2) Vertical angle-adjustable screw

Step 2 Use an M6 hex key screwdriver to loosen the captive screw on both the maintenance cavity
covers. Open the maintenance cavity covers.
Figure 9-4 shows the maintenance cavity structure.

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Figure 9-4 Maintenance cavity structure

(1) CPRI (2) PWR (3) FE/GE3 (4) FE/GE2

(5) DBG (6) FE/GE1 (7) EXT-ALM (8) FE/GE0

Step 3 Remove the waterproof blocks for the cables to be installed.

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9.4 Installing an Alarm Cable


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an alarm cable.

Procedure
Step 1 Make an alarm cable.
1. Add an RJ45 connector to one end of the alarm cable by following instructions provided
in 15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an Ethernet Cable.
2. Check whether the made RJ45 connector is qualified by following instructions in 15.2
Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips.
3. Repeat Step 1.1 and Step 1.2 to add an RJ45 connector to the other end of the alarm
cable
4. Test the continuity of each contact point of the cable and check that the cable is correctly
and securely connected by following instructions in 15.3 Testing the Connection of
Assembled Cables.

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Step 2 Connect one end of the alarm cable to the EXT_ALM port on the BTS3911E and the other
end to the external monitored equipment. See Figure 9-5.

Figure 9-5 Installing an alarm cable

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.5 Installing the power cable


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a power cable for a
BTS3911E. The power cable connects the BTS3911E and external power supply equipment.

Context
Table 9-1 lists the specifications of a power cable.

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Table 9-1 Specifications of a power cable


Cable Color One End The Other Remarks
End

Input power L Brown AC-EPC1 Depending Black jacket


cable for a connector on the
BTS3911E N Blue external
PE Yellow and power
green supply
equipment

NOTE

The color and structure of a power cable vary with countries and regions. A locally purchased power
cable must be a pure copper outdoor three-core cable that has a cross-sectional area of 1.5 mm2 to 2.5
mm2 and a maximum outer diameter of 8.9 mm to 12 mm and complies with local regulations.

Procedure
Step 1 Prepare a power cable.
l Cut the cable to a length suitable for the actual cable route.
l Add a tool-less female connector (pressfit type) connector to one end of the cable by
following instructions provided in 15.4 Preparing the Tool-less Female Connector
(Pressfit Type) of a Power Cable Connected to the BTS3911E. At the other end, add a
terminal that matches the external power supply equipment.
Step 2 Install the power cable. Connect the terminal of the power cable to the PWR port on the
BTS3911E. See Figure 9-6.

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Figure 9-6 Installing the power cable

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cables by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind them.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.6 Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE fiber optic cable.

Context
l The single-mode optical module to be installed in an optical port must match the port's
data rate.
l Do not twist, bend, stretch, or squeeze fiber optic cables during installation.
l The cable route depends on actual requirements.

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NOTICE
Long-time exposure to the air causes performance exceptions on optical modules. Therefore,
optical modules must be connected to fiber optic cables within 20 minutes after being
unpacked.

One end of a fiber optic cable can be connected to the FE/GE2 (preferred) or FE/GE3 port on
the BTS3911E.

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the dustproof cap from the FE/GE2 or FE/GE3 port. Keep the cap secure for future
use.
Step 2 Insert an optical module into the FE/GE2 or FE/GE3 port, and remove the dustproof cap from
the optical module.
Step 3 Remove the dustproof cap from the optical fiber connector, tidy the fiber optic cables, and
insert the DLC connector into the optical module. See Figure 9-7.

Figure 9-7 Installing a fiber optic cable

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cables by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind them.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.7 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Fiber Optic Cable for


Cascading
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE fiber optic cable
used for cascading two BTS3911Es.

Context
l The single-mode optical modules to be installed must match the data rate at the optical
ports.
l Do not twist, bend, stretch, or squeeze fiber optic cables during installation.

NOTICE
Long-time exposure to the air causes performance exceptions on an optical module.
Therefore, optical modules must be connected to fiber optic cables within 20 minutes after
being unpacked.

NOTE

The cable route depends on actual requirements.

Procedure
Step 1 For both BTS3911Es, remove the dustproof cap from the FE/GE2 or FE/GE3 port. Keep the
cap secure.
Step 2 For both BTS3911Es, insert an optical module into the FE/GE2 or FE/GE3 port, and remove
the dustproof cap from the optical module.
Step 3 Remove the dustproof cap from the optical fiber connector, tidy the optical fibers, and insert
the DLC connector into the optical module. See Figure 9-8.

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Figure 9-8 Installing a fiber optic cable for cascading

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.8 Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE Ethernet cable.

Context
An FE/GE Ethernet cable must be a shielded straight-through cable.

One end of an FE/GE Ethernet cable can be connected to the FE/GE0 or FE/GE1 port on the
BTS3911E. Connection to the FE/GE0 port is preferred.

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Procedure
Step 1 Make an FE/GE Ethernet cable.
1. Add an RJ45 connector to one end of the Ethernet cable by following instructions
provided in 15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an Ethernet Cable.
2. Check whether the made RJ45 connector is qualified by following instructions in 15.2
Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips.
3. Repeat Step 1.1 and Step 1.2 to add an RJ45 connector to the other end of the Ethernet
cable.
4. Test the continuity of each contact point of the cable and check that the cable is correctly
and securely connected by following instructions in 15.3 Testing the Connection of
Assembled Cables.
Step 2 Install the FE/GE Ethernet cable. See Figure 9-9.
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the FE/GE0 or FE/GE1 port in the BTS3911E
maintenance cavity and the other end to the external transmission equipment.

Figure 9-9 Installing an FE/GE Ethernet cable

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.9 (Optional) Installing an FE/GE Ethernet Cable for


Cascading
This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing an FE/GE Ethernet cable
used for cascading two BTS3911Es.

Context
An FE/GE Ethernet cable must be a shielded straight-through cable.

Procedure
Step 1 Make an FE/GE Ethernet cable.
1. Add an RJ45 connector to one end of the alarm cable by following instructions provided
in section 15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an Ethernet Cable.
2. Check whether the made RJ45 connector is qualified by following instructions in 15.2
Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips.
3. Repeat the preceding two steps to add an RJ45 connector to the other end of the alarm
cable.
4. Test the continuity of each contact point of the cable and check that the cable is correctly
and securely connected by following instructions in 15.3 Testing the Connection of
Assembled Cables.
Step 2 Install the FE/GE Ethernet cable.
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the FE/GE0 or FE/GE1 port on one BTS3911E and
the other end to the FE/GE0 or FE/GE1 port on the other BTS3911E. See Figure 9-10.

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Figure 9-10 Installing an FE/GE cable

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in section 9.1 Cabling
Requirements"9.1 Cabling Requirements" and then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions in 15.6 Attaching a Sign
Plate Label.

9.10 Closing the Maintenance Cavity Covers


This section describes the procedure and precautions for closing the maintenance cavity
covers of a BTS3911E.

Procedure
Step 1 Insert waterproof blocks into vacant cable troughs in both the cabling holes. See Figure 9-11.

CAUTION
Ensure that cables or waterproof blocks are properly inserted into troughs.

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Figure 9-11 Checking that vacant cable troughs are properly waterproofed

Step 2 Close the maintenance cavity covers of the BTS3911E. Use an M6 hex key screwdriver to
torque the screws on the covers to 4.8 N•m. See Figure 9-12.

Figure 9-12 Closing the maintenance cavity covers

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9.11 Installing a PGND Cable


This section describes the procedure and precautions for installing a PGND cable.

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Context
The length of a PGND cable must not exceed 30 m. When the required PGND cable is longer
than 30 m, deploy the ground bar nearer the BTS3911E. Table 9-2 lists the specifications of a
PGND cable.

Table 9-2 PGND cable specifications


Cable One End The Other End Color

PGND cable OT terminal (M6, 6 OT terminal (M8, 6 Yellow and green


mm2) mm2)

Procedure
Step 1 Install the PGND cable. Connect the M6 OT terminal at one end of the PGND cable to the
ground terminal at the BTS3911E bottom and the M8 OT terminal at the other end to the
external ground bar. See Figure 9-13.

Figure 9-13 Installing a PGND cable

NOTE

When installing the PGND cable, crimp OT terminals in correct positions. See Figure 9-14.

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Figure 9-14 Crimping an OT terminal

Step 2 After the PGND cable is installed, apply antirust paint on both the ground terminal on the
BTS3911E and the external ground bar.

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

9.12 (Optional) Installing an RF Jumper


This section describes how to install an RF jumper on the BTS3911E.

Context
l The cable routing depends on the site requirements.
l The RF jumper can connect the BTS3911E and external antenna system, or connect the
BTS3911E and GPS antenna system. The installation methods in both connection
scenarios are similar. This section describes how to connect the BTS3911E and external
antenna system.
l One end of the RF jumper is a Smart-type N male connector, which is connected to the
TX/RX port on the BTS3911E. The other end of the RF jumper is a type N male
connector, which is connected to the antenna system. Figure 9-15 shows the appearance
of an RF jumper.

Figure 9-15 Appearance

(1) Smart-type N male connector (2) Type N male connector

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NOTE

The Smart-type N male connector is waterproof, whereas the type N male connector is not. Therefore,
waterproof the type N male connector by referring to Step 4.

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the plastic waterproof cover from the TX/RX port on the BTS3911E. See Figure
9-16.

Figure 9-16 Removing the waterproof cover

Step 2 Connect the Smart-type N male connector at one end of the RF jumper to the RF port on the
BTS3911E.

When installing an RF jumper, hold tightly the metal part (in the red dotted circle in Figure
9-17) of the Smart-type N male connector and push the connector upwards. A slight crack
will be heard when the connector is properly installed. See Figure 9-17.

Figure 9-17 Installing an RF jumper on the BTS3911E

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NOTICE
Do not hold the black part under the red dotted circle in Figure 9-17. Otherwise the RF
jumper cannot be properly installed.

Step 3 Connect the type N male connector at the other end of the RF jumper to the RF port on the
external antenna system. See Figure 9-18.

Figure 9-18 Connecting an RF jumper to the external antenna system

Step 4 Waterproof the part connecting the type N male connector on the RF jumper and the external
antenna system. See Figure 9-19.

Figure 9-19 Waterproofing the part connecting the RF jumper and the external antenna
system

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(1) PVC insulation tape (2) Waterproof tape

1. Wrap a layer of PVC insulation tape. Start wrapping at the position 50 mm away from
the bottom of the type N male connector. Wrap from bottom up until the tape covers the
top of the connector.
2. Wrap three layers of waterproof tape. Start wrapping at the position 30 mm away from
the bottom of the insulation tape, with the first layer from bottom up, the second layer
from top down, and the third layer from bottom up. After wrapping each layer of tape,
pinch tightly the bottom of the tape.
3. Wrap three layers of PVC insulation tape. Start wrapping at the position 30 mm away
from the bottom of the waterproof tape, with the first layer from bottom up, the second
layer from top down, and the third layer from bottom up. After wrapping each layer of
tape, pinch tightly the bottom of the tape.
4. Bundle cable ties on the PVC insulation tape at the position 3 mm to 5 mm away from
the ends of the tape to prevent tape aging.
NOTE

l Before wrapping the waterproof tape, stretch the tape evenly until it is twice as its original length.
l Do not stretch the PVC insulation tape before wrapping.
l Wrap each layer of tape around the connector tightly and neatly, and ensure that each layer of tape
overlaps more than 50% of the preceding layer. Wrap each layer of tape tightly and completely.
l Ensure that the tape side with adhesion covers the wrapped tape.
l When cutting off a cable tie, reserve a surplus length of 3 mm to 5 mm.

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cables by referring to 9.1 Cabling Requirements, and use cable ties to bind
them.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

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10 (Optional) Replacing the Internal


Antenna with External Antennas

This section describes how to replace the BTS3911E internal antenna with external antennas.

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the BTS3911E antenna connector.
When removing a BTS3911E antenna connector, hold tightly the metal parts of the antenna
terminals, and pull down the terminals. See Figure 10-1.

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Figure 10-1 Removing the antenna connector

Step 2 Remove the screws from the antenna.


1. Use an M4 inner hexagon screwdriver to loosen the three M4x14 screws at the bottom of
the BTS3911E.
2. Push the BTS3911E antenna downwards, as shown in Figure 10-1.

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Figure 10-2 Removing screws

Step 3 Connect the Smart-type N male connector at one end of the RF jumper to the RF port on the
BTS3911E.
When installing an RF jumper, hold tightly the metal part (in the red dotted circle in Figure
10-3) of the Smart-type N male connector and push the connector upwards. A slight crack
will be heard when the connector is properly installed. See Figure 10-3.

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Figure 10-3 Installing an RF jumper on the BTS3911E

NOTICE
Do not hold the black part under the red dotted circle in Figure 10-3. Otherwise, the RF
jumper cannot be properly installed.

Step 4 Connect the other end of the RF jumper to the external antenna system.
l If the type N female connector is used for the antenna to be installed, perform Step 3 and
Step 4.
l If the DIN-type female connector is used for the antenna to be installed, perform the
following steps:
a. Connect the DIN male and N female connector to the RF port of the external
antenna system.
b. Connect the type N male connector at one end of the RF jumper of the BTS3911E
to the DIN male and N female connector.
c. Waterproof the port connecting the DIN male and N female connector and the
external antenna system and the port connecting the RF jumper of the BTS3911E
and the DIN male and N female connector. See Figure 10-4.

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Figure 10-4 Waterproofing the ports

(1) PVC insulation tape (2) Waterproof tape

i. Wrap a layer of PVC insulation tape around the connector from bottom up.
ii. Tightly wrap three layers of waterproof tape around the connector, with the
first layer from bottom up, the second layer from top down, and the third layer
from bottom up.
iii. Tightly wrap three layers of PVC insulation tape around the connector, with
the first layer from bottom up, the second layer from top down, and the third
layer from bottom up.
iv. Bundle cable ties 3 mm to 5 mm away from the end of the PVC insulation
tape.
NOTE

n Before wrapping waterproof tape, stretch the tape evenly until the length of the tape is
twice its original length.
n Do not stretch the PVC insulation tape before wrapping.
n Wrap each layer of tape around the connector tightly and neatly, and ensure that each
layer of tape overlaps more than 50% of the preceding layer.
n Ensure that the side with adhesive tape is covered on the wrapped tape.
n When cutting off a cable tie, reserve a surplus length of 3 mm to 5 mm.

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

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11 (Optional) Installing a GPS Antenna

This section describes how to install a GPS antenna for a BTS3911E.

Context
The cable route depends on actual requirements.

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the plastic waterproof cap from the GPS port. See Figure 11-1.

Figure 11-1 Removing a waterproof cap

Step 2 Connect the Smart-type N male connector at one end of the GPS antenna to the GPS port on
the BTS3911E.
When installing a GPS antenna, hold tightly the metal part (in the red dotted circle in Figure
11-2) of the Smart-type N male connector and push the connector upwards. A slight crack will
be heard when the connector is properly installed. See Figure 11-2.

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Figure 11-2 Installing a GPS antenna

Step 3 Attach the GPS antenna to the iron on the top of the BTS3911E. See Figure 11-3.

Figure 11-3 Attaching a GPS antenna to the top of the BTS3911E

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Step 4 Bind the GPS antenna on the back of the BTS3911E. See Figure 11-4.

Figure 11-4 Binding a GPS antenna

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Follow-up Procedure
1. Route the cable by following instructions provided in 9.1 Cabling Requirements and
then use cable ties to bind the cable.
2. Attach labels to the installed cables by following instructions provided in 15.6 Attaching
a Sign Plate Label.

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12 (Optional) Adjusting BTS3911E


Installation Angles

This section describes the procedure and precautions for adjusting the installation angles of a
BTS3911E in the angle-adjustable mounting scenario.

Context
In the angle-adjustable mounting scenario, after a BTS3911E and required cables are
installed, adjust its installation angles through the angle-adjustable attachment plate and
mounting kit within a range of –30° to +30° in the horizontal direction and –18° to +18° in
the vertical direction.

Procedure
Step 1 Adjust the installation angles of the BTS3911E. See Figure 12-1 and Figure 12-2.
l Adjust the horizontal angle: Use an M10 hex key screwdriver to loosen the angle-
adjustable screw on the top of the angle-adjustable attachment plate. Hold the
BTS3911E, properly adjust the horizontal angle, and tighten the angle-adjustable screw
with a torque of 28 N·m.
l Adjust the vertical angle: Use the M10 hex key screwdriver to loosen the angle-
adjustable screw on the top of the angle-adjustable mounting kit. Hold the BTS3911E,
properly adjust the vertical angle, and tighten the angle-adjustable screw with a torque of
28 N·m.

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Figure 12-1 Adjusting the installation angles of a pole-mounted BTS3911E

(1) Horizontal angle-adjustable screw (2) Vertical angle-adjustable screw

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Figure 12-2 Adjusting the installation angles of a wall-mounted BTS3911E

(1) Horizontal angle-adjustable screw (2) Vertical angle-adjustable screw

Step 2 Ensure that the horizontal and vertical angle-adjustable screws have been secured.

Step 3 Record the horizontal and vertical angles.

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13 Checking the Hardware Installation

This section describes how to check the hardware installation after a BTS3911E is installed.
Table 13-1 provides the checklist for the BTS3911E hardware installation.

Table 13-1 BTS3911E hardware installation checklist


SN Item

1 The installation position conforms to the engineering drawing and meets the
clearance requirements. Sufficient space is reserved for equipment
maintenance.

2 The BTS3911E is securely installed, and the screws are tightened.

3 In wall-mounted scenarios, the mounting holes on the mounting bracket are


well aligned with those of the expansion bolts. In addition, the mounting
bracket is secured on the wall evenly and steadily.

4 In pole-mounted scenarios, the mounting bracket is secured on the pole.

5 The angle adjustment error of the BTS3911E is less than 3° in the horizontal
direction and is not more than 3° in the vertical direction.

6 Vacant cable troughs in both maintenance cavities are covered with


waterproof blocks, and the maintenance cavity covers are fastened.

7 None of power cables and PGND cables are short-circuited, reversely


connected, damaged, or broken.

8 Power cables and PGND cables are separately bound from other cables.

9 All modules are connected using equipotential cables and then connected to
the closest ground bar by using PGND cables.

10 The connectors of each signal cable are intact and securely linked, and these
cables are not damaged or broken.

11 Labels are correct, legible, and complete at both ends of each cable.

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14 Performing a Power-On Check

This section describes the procedure for performing a power-on check on a BTS3911E.

Context
Figure 14-1 shows the BTS3911E power-on check procedure.

Figure 14-1 Power-on check

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Procedure
Step 1 Check that the cables are correctly connected.
Check that the input voltage of the BTS3911E is 100 V AC to 240 V AC, and the frequency
ranges from 45 Hz to 65 Hz.
Step 2 Power on the BTS3911E. Wait 3 to 5 minutes and then observe the indicator status of the
BTS3911E. If the RUN indicator blinks (on for 1s and off for 1s) and the ALM indicator is
off, the BTS3911E is working properly.
NOTE

l A BTS3911E takes about 3 minutes to complete the startup procedure, during which the indicator
status is negligible.
l During a startup, a BTS3911E reads and writes the flash memory and therefore the indicators
blinking quickly may blink irregularly for 1s to 2s, which does not affect services.

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15 References

This section describes reference information and common operations involved during
installation.

15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an Ethernet Cable


This section describes how to assemble a shielded RJ45 connector and an Ethernet cable. A
straight-through cable is used as an example.
15.2 Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips
15.3 Testing the Connection of Assembled Cables
15.4 Preparing the Tool-less Female Connector (Pressfit Type) of a Power Cable Connected to
the BTS3911E
This section describes how to prepare a tool-less female connector (pressfit type) of a power
cable connected to the BTS3911E.
15.5 Small Cell Engineering Label
15.6 Attaching a Sign Plate Label
15.7 SN Collection Template
This section describes the SN collection template for BTS3911Es.

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15.1 Assembling a Shielded RJ45 Connector and an


Ethernet Cable
This section describes how to assemble a shielded RJ45 connector and an Ethernet cable. A
straight-through cable is used as an example.

Context
Figure 15-1 shows the components of an RJ45 connector and an Ethernet cable.

Figure 15-1 Components of an RJ45 connector and an Ethernet cable

(1) Core wire (2) Aluminum foil (3) Braided layer (4) Outer jacket

(5) RJ45 connector - - -

Procedure
Step 1 Remove the outer jacket (25 mm) of the Ethernet cable, tip the braided layer outwards evenly,
and cut off the aluminum foil and guard space. See Figure 15-2.

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NOTICE
l Do not damage the shield layer when removing the jacket.
l Do not damage the insulation layer of the Ethernet cable when removing the shield layer.

Figure 15-2 Removing the jacket of an Ethernet cable

Step 2 Arrange the twisted pair wires neatly by color, and cut the wire ends evenly, with a remaining
length of 16 mm. See Figure 15-3.

Figure 15-3 Arranging twisted pair wires

Step 3 Insert the sequenced twisted pair wires into the RJ45 connector. See Figure 15-4.

Figure 15-4 Inserting wires into the RJ45 connector

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NOTICE
l When inserting the wires, ensure that the braided layer that was tipped outwards has been
inserted inside the connector.
l Observe the side or front of the RJ45 connector to ensure that the core wires are inserted
into the bottom of the RJ45 connector.

Step 4 Use a crimping tool to crimp the connector. See Figure 15-5.

Figure 15-5 Crimping the connector

Step 5 Use a cable cutter to evenly cut off the protruding braided layer of the connector along the
wire holder. See Figure 15-6

Figure 15-6 Cutting off the excess braided layer

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15.2 Checking the Appearance of Metal Contact Strips


This topic describes how to check the metal contact strips and how to check whether an
assembled RJ45 connector is qualified.

Context
To ensure proper contact between the crimped parts and the core wires, the heights and sizes
of the metal contact strips must be uniform and standard.
The metal contact strips must be parallel to each other, with an offset less than 5°. The top
margin of a strip must be parallel to the axis of the connector, with an offset less than 10°.
To ensure expeditious conduction, the surface of the metal contact strips must be clean.

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The metal contact strips must be in good contact with the RJ45 socket. The plastic septa must
remain intact and must be aligned properly.
The soldering edge of a metal contact strip must surpass the ends of the core wires. The ends
of the core wires must be in contact with the edge of the RJ45 trough. In principle, the
distance between them must be less than 0.5 mm (0.02 in.).

Procedure
Step 1 Hold the crimped connector, with the front side facing you, and check whether the metal
contact strips are of the same height. In principle, the height is 6.02 mm (0.237 in.) ± 0.13 mm
(0.005 in.). If a measuring tool is not available, you can compare the connector with a
standard connector. Figure 15-7 shows an unqualified piece, and Figure 15-8 shows a
qualified piece.
NOTE

All unqualified pieces must be crimped again.

Figure 15-7 Metal contact strips of different heights

Figure 15-8 Metal contact strips of the same height

Step 2 Hold an RJ45 connector and turn it by 45°. Observe the top edges of the metal contact strips.
Figure 15-9 shows an unqualified piece.

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Figure 15-9 Unparallel metal contact strips of different heights

Step 3 Check whether the metal contact strips are clean. If they are not clean and the dirt cannot be
removed, replace it with a new RJ45 connector. Figure 15-10 shows an unqualified piece.

Figure 15-10 Dirt on a metal contract strip

Step 4 Check whether the metal contact strips and the plastic septa are well aligned and intact. If a
part is skewed and it cannot be fixed, replace it with a new RJ45 connector. Figure 15-11
shows an unqualified piece.

Figure 15-11 Skew plastic septa

Step 5 Hold the connector, with the side facing towards you, and check whether you can see the
cross-sections of the core wires. Ensure that the ends of the core wires are in good contact
with the edge of the RJ45 trough, and that the soldering edge of a metal contact strip
surpasses the ends of the core wires and is reliably crimped with the core wires. If not, replace
it with a new RJ45 connector. Figure 15-12 shows an unqualified piece.

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Figure 15-12 Core wires not in good contact with the edge of the RJ45 trough

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15.3 Testing the Connection of Assembled Cables


This topic describes how to test an assembled Ethernet cable, thus ensuring that the
connectors and wires at both ends are correctly connected. This topic illustrates how to test a
straight-through cable.

Context
Huawei provides two types of Ethernet cables: straight-through cables and crossover cables.
l Straight-through cables are connected in a one-to-one manner. They are used to connect
network adapters to equipment such as switches or hubs. Table 15-1 lists the connections
of core wires in a straight-through cable.

Table 15-1 Connections of core wires in a straight-through cable


RJ45 Connector 1 RJ45 Connector 2 Core Wire Color Twisted or Not

2 2 Orange Twisted

1 1 Orange-White

6 6 Green Twisted

3 3 Green-White

4 4 Blue Twisted

5 5 Blue-White

8 8 Brown Twisted

7 7 Brown-White

l Crossover cables are connected in a crossover manner. They are used to connect network
adapters to equipment such as switches or hubs. Table 15-2 lists the connections of core
wires in a crossover cable.

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Table 15-2 Connections of core wires in a straight crossover cable


RJ45 Connector 1 RJ45 Connector 2 Core Wire Color Twisted or Not

6 2 Orange Twisted

3 1 Orange-White

2 6 Green Twisted

1 3 Green-White

4 4 Blue Twisted

5 5 Blue-White

8 8 Brown Twisted

7 7 Brown-White

Figure 15-13 shows the pins of an RJ45 connector.

Figure 15-13 Pins of an RJ45 connector

Procedure
Step 1 Feed both connectors of the cable into the ports of the cable tester.

Step 2 After the connectors are properly inserted, turn on the tester. If the indicators from 1 to G turn
on simultaneously, you can infer that the pins work normally and the wires are correctly
connected.
NOTE

Turn the switch to the S position and check whether the indicators turn on simultaneously, as shown in
Figure 15-14.

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Figure 15-14 Testing the conduction and connections of wires

Step 3 Gently shake the connector and repeat Step 2 to check whether the metal contact strips are in
good contact with the core wires and Ethernet ports, as shown in Figure 15-15.

Figure 15-15 Checking the reliability

The procedure for testing a crossover cable is the same as that for testing a straight-through
cable except for the sequence in which the indicators turn on. You need to refer to the wire
connections of a crossover cable.
The Ethernet cable is qualified if the indicators turn on in the following sequence:

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At the master (left) section of the tester, the indicators turn on in the sequence of 1-8-G. At the
slave (right) section of the tester, the indicators turn on in the sequence of 3-6-1-4-5-2-7-8-G.
Otherwise, the Ethernet cable is unqualified.

NOTE

If a tester is not available, you can use a multimeter to perform a simple test, as shown in Figure 15-16.

Figure 15-16 Testing the connection of an Ethernet cable

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15.4 Preparing the Tool-less Female Connector (Pressfit


Type) of a Power Cable Connected to the BTS3911E
This section describes how to prepare a tool-less female connector (pressfit type) of a power
cable connected to the BTS3911E.

Context

DANGER
Strictly follow the procedure described herein to prepare a tool-less female connector (pressfit
type). Any incompliance may cause damage to the BTS3911E or personal injuries.

Figure 15-17 shows the label for preparing the BTS3911E power cable.

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Figure 15-17 Label for preparing the BTS3911E power cable

Procedure
Step 1 Unwind the required length of the power cable for different operations based on the label. See
Figure 15-18.

Figure 15-18 Determining the power cable length

Step 2 Remove the outer jacket of the power cable. See Figure 15-19

Figure 15-19 Removing the outer jacket of a cable

Step 3 Remove the outer jacket of each core wire. The length of the removed outer jacket must
match the tool-less female connector (pressfit type). See Figure 15-20.

Figure 15-20 Removing the outer jacket of a core wire

Step 4 Use PVC insulation tapes to wrap the outer jackets of the three core wires and the adjacent
section of the power cable. See Figure 15-21.

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Figure 15-21 Insulating a power cable

NOTICE
It is good practice to wrap the three core wires for 16 mm and the adjacent section of the
power cable jacket for about 10 mm.

Step 5 Connect the three core wires to the tool-less female connector (pressfit type). See Figure
15-22.

Figure 15-22 Connecting core wires to a tool-less female connector (pressfit type)

1. Push the sliding block on the connector outwards along the arrow direction.
2. Use an M3 Phillips torque screwdriver to loosen the two screws.
3. Use the M3 Phillips torque screwdriver to loosen the screw on the other side.

Step 6 Insert the brown core wire into the L port, the blue core wire into the N port, and the yellow-
and-green core wire into the PE port.

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DANGER
Ensure that the positive and negative wires of all power cables are correctly connected. Any
incorrect power cable connection (such as reverse polarity connection) may cause damage to
equipment or unexpected personal injuries.

1. Use the M3 Phillips torque screwdriver to tighten the screw with a torque of 0.5 N·m.
2. Use the M3 Phillips torque screwdriver to tighten the two screws on the other side with a
torque of 0.5 N·m.
3. Push the sliding block back in position along the arrow direction.
4. Use cable ties to bind the core wires to the connector.
Step 7 Gently pull each core wire to check that the connections are secure. The core wires can
remain fastened under external force of 30 N. Ensure that all copper wires are inserted into the
wiring terminal sockets and no copper wire is exposed outside the connector.

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15.5 Small Cell Engineering Label


This section describes the content and presents the exterior of Small Cell engineering labels.

Label Content
The Small Cell engineering labels include the power label, ground label, alarm label, antenna
system label, optical transmission label, FE/GE electrical port label, and GPS label.
The labels are printed before delivery. Therefore, writing or printing is not required on site.
Table 15-3 describes the content of engineering labels.

Table 15-3 Small Cell Engineering label content


Label Content Description Corresponding Port on
the Base Station

Power Small Cellx Label for the BTSx power PWR


label PWR cable.

Ground Small Cell Label for the BTS ground


label PGNDx cable or equipotential cable.

Alarm Small Cellx Label for the BTSx alarm EXT-ALM


label EXT-ALM cable.

Small Cellx Label for the BTSx alarm DBG


DBG cable.

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Label Content Description Corresponding Port on


the Base Station

Antenna Small Cellx Label for the BTSx TX/RX


system antenna port. , , ,
label / / /

Optical Small Cellx Label 1 for the BTSx fiber FE/GE2


transmiss FE/GE2 optic cable.
ion label
Small Cellx Label 2 for the BTSx fiber FE/GE3
FE/GE3 optic cable.

FE/GE Small Cellx Label 1 for the BTSx FE/GE0


electrical FE/GE0 Ethernet cable.
port label
Small Cellx Label 2 for the BTSx FE/GE1
FE/GE1 Ethernet cable.

GPS Small Cellx Label for the BTSx GPS GPS


label GPS cable.

NOTE

l In the label content, Small Cell identifies a Huawei micro base station.
l For a single base station, only labels with Small Cell or Small Cell0 are used.
l For two base stations at the same site: If UMTS and LTE base stations are located at the same site,
you are advised to label the UMTS base station as Small Cell0 and the LTE base station as Small
Cell1. If two base stations work in the same mode, label the one directly connected to external
devices as Small Cell0 and the cascaded one as Small Cell1.

Label Structure
Figure 15-23 shows the structure of a Small Cell engineering label.

Figure 15-23 Label structure

15.6 Attaching a Sign Plate Label


This section describes the procedure and precautions for attaching a sign plate label.

Context
l This section applies to Huawei sign plate labels. If other engineering labels in
accordance with local standards are used on site, follow the local standards for attaching
sign plate labels.

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l A sign plate label is usually used for a power cable, PGND cable, and signal cable. This
section uses 15.5 Small Cell Engineering Label as an example.

Procedure
Step 1 Lead the cable ties through the holes of a label, and then bind the label to the cable, as shown
in Figure 15-24. Ensure that the cable ties are led through the holes of the label in the same
direction.

Figure 15-24 Binding the label

(1): Cable tie (2): Label (3): Cable

NOTE

You should use an outdoor cable tie with a appropriate width in outdoor scenarios (the default is black
cable tie with 3.6 mm or 0.14 in. width).
l The position for banding the label is recommended from 20 mm to 100 mm (0.79 in. to
3.94 in.) away from the cable connector. Ensure the front of the label facing you and not
be covered.
l In case of both ports of the cable connected have different silkscreen, both ends of the
cable should bind the port label on the two ends of cable. For example, in dual-BTS
cascading scenarios, one end of the cascading FE/GE cable is connected to FE/GE0 port
on BTS0, and the other end connected to FE/GE1 port on BTS1. In this case, both ends
of the cable should bind the two labels "Small Cell0 FE/GE0" and "Small Cell1 FE/
GE1". As shown in Figure 15-25, the distance between the two labels is recommended
from 10 mm to 20 mm (0.39 in. to 0.79 in.).

Figure 15-25 Positions for banding labels

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NOTE

You may change the positions for attaching labels in actual situations. For example, you can bind a label
where the cable is bent.

Step 2 Tighten the cable tie, securing the label on the cable, and then cut off the extra part of the
cable tie, as shown in Figure 15-26.

Figure 15-26 Securing the label on the cable

(1): Cable tie (2): Cable (3): Label

NOTE

l When you bind a label, ensure that the side with characters faces outwards.

Ensure that the labels are attached in an orderly and neat manner. When you cut a cable tie,
keep a surplus length of 5 mm to 10 mm (0.20 in. to 0.39 in.).

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15.7 SN Collection Template


This section describes the SN collection template for BTS3911Es.
The SN collection template is used to record information of BTS3911Es at the initial
installation stage to facilitate subsequent commissioning and maintenance. Table 15-4

Table 15-4 SN collection template


No. Site Site Name Base Station Replaced Location
Number SN Base Station Information
SN

Sample xx BTS3911E xx floor, xx


building, xx
mansion

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No. Site Site Name Base Station Replaced Location


Number SN Base Station Information
SN

NOTE
The SN collection template defines the radio network to access and is essential to engineering and
subsequent maintenance, especially when multiple devices are installed at a short distance. Carefully
maintain this template.

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