Product Details
Typically Ships Within 7 - 14 Days
Restockable Yes
Warranty 1 year
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Ships With
(1) 10873 Serial Data Cable, 9-Pin Female to 9-Pin Male
(1) SC12 Robust CS I/O Cable, 2 ft

Purchase of this product is not recommended for new networks to be deployed in the European Union (EU) that may require future expansion. This and other RF-compatible products will not be available for sale in Europe after 01 Jan 2015 due to changes in EU legislation.

Common Accessories

15966
 
A 15966 wall charger is required for ac power to serve as the power source for the RF416. This ac/dc transformer accepts inputs from 90 to 260 Vac @ 47 to 63 Hz, then outputs 12 Vdc @ 880 mA for use by the RF416. The 15966 is fitted with a cable and barrel plug to connect the transformer to the RF416; cable length is 6 ft.
14291
 
The 14291 power cable allows the RF416 to be powered from a suitable 12 Vdc power supply.
14162
 
The 14162 kit attaches the radio to the backplate of an environmental enclosure.
16755
 
The 16755 is a high-gain (13 dBd), directional (Yagi) antenna that has a narrow beam width, so precise aiming is mandatory. It is useful for longer distances, and when only communicating with one other station (due to narrow beam width). This antenna requires an antenna cable to connect it to the RF416. The antenna is suitable for outdoor use.
16005
 
The 16005 is a unity gain (0 dBd), 1/2 wave whip, omnidirectional antenna. Its articulating knuckle joint can be oriented vertically or at right angles. This antenna attaches directly to the radio; a cable is not required. The 16005 must reside inside a building or enclosure.
17480
 
The 17480 is an omnidirectional antenna with a 1 dBd gain. It has adhesive backing that adheres to a wall, rear-view mirror, window, or another suitable flat, non-conductive surface. This antenna includes a 10-ft cable that attaches to the RF416.
30411
 
The 30411 is a higher gain (5.8 dBd) omnidirectional antenna. It is suitable for base station use where you need to communicate with multiple stations located in different directions. The antenna has a Type N Female connector and requires an antenna cable to connect it to the radio. It does not include mounting hardware, and is typically mounted with the 13906 (see below).
13906
 
The 13906 provides hardware for mounting the 30411 antenna (see above).
COAXRPSMA-L
 
COAXRPSMA-L Antenna Cable LMR195 w/Reverse Polarity SMA & Type N Male Connector
 
Either this cable or the COAXNTN-L (see below) is required when using the 16755 or 30411 antenna. The COAXRPSMA-L is an LMR195 cable that terminates in a Type N Male connector on the "antenna end" and a Reverse Polarity SMA (RPSMA) connector on the "transceiver end." This cable is recommended for applications where the cable length is less than 10 feet.
Cable Length - show details
-L ft per antenna cable

Allowed values: 1-1000 ft, increments of 1 ft

Recommended length is 5 ft (1.5 m). Maximum length is 10 ft (3 m).
COAXNTN-L
 
COAXNTN-L Antenna Cable RG8 w/2 Type N Male Connectors
 
Either this cable or the COAXRPSMA-L (see above) is required when using the 16755 or 30411 antenna. The COAXNTN-L is a low-loss RG8 coaxial cable that requires the 31314 surge protection kit to connect it to the RF416. The COAXNTN-L/31314 combination is recommended over the COAXRPSMA-L when the antenna cable will be longer than 10 ft (as measured between the RF416 and the antenna) or when the RF416 will be used in an environment susceptible to lightning or electrostatic buildup.
Cable Length - show details
-L ft per antenna cable

Allowed values: 1-500 ft, increments of 1 ft

Recommended length is 15, 25, or 35 ft (4.6, 7.7, or 10.8 m).
31314
 
The 31314 is an RF surge protection kit with flange mounting bracket. It may be flange-mounted to an enclosure backplate or bulkhead-mounted through an enclosure wall. One side of the surge protector connects to a radio with an RPSMA antenna connection. The other side connects to an antenna/antenna coaxial cable with Type N connector.
21212
 
This 10 ft (3.1 m) roll of 1"-wide black self-vulcanizing tape can help protect the connection of outdoor antennas. After connecting the coaxial cable to the antenna, wrap the tape around the connectors that are exposed to the environment.
18663
 
The 18663 is a null modem cable used to connect the RF416 radio to a datalogger's RS-232 port.

Other Accessories

31312
 
Commonly used with RF407-series or RF451 radio devices, the 31312 is an RF surge protection kit that is installed by Campbell Scientific, bulkhead-mounted through the enclosure wall. One side of the surge protector connects to a radio with an RPSMA antenna connection. The other side connects to an antenna or antenna coaxial cable with a Type N connector.
19335
 
The 19335 is a factory-installed bulkhead-mounted coaxial cable. The associated enclosure on your order is properly cut to fit the Type N bulkhead connector, and the cable is installed prior to shipment. The cable has a Type N Female bulkhead connector on one end and an RPSMA plug (male) connector on the other. The cable is 17 in. (43.2 cm) of low-loss LMR-195. This cable assembly is generally used with an RF401-series radio, CR206X datalogger, AVW206 spectrum analyzer, or NL240 Wi-Fi interface inside the enclosure and a Type N Male-terminated radio-antenna cable outside the enclosure.

Replacement Parts

10873
 
The 10873 is a serial cable that is useful for connecting the RS-232 port of the datalogger to the 9-pin RS-232 port of a computer. The cable is six feet long.

Services

 
The 18206 service specifies a minor upgrade of an RF415 spread spectrum radio to an RF416 radio; an RMA is required. The critical factor in determining whether a major versus minor upgrade is required depends on the version of Maxstream code within the radio. For radios with version 4.28D or later, a minor upgrade will suffice. Radios of this version were shipped intermittently in 2003, consistently by 2004.
 
The 18207 service specifies a major upgrade of an RF415 spread spectrum radio to an RF416 radio; an RMA is required. The critical factor in determining whether a major versus minor upgrade is required depends on the version of Maxstream code within the radio. For radios with version 4.28D or later, a minor upgrade will suffice. Radios of this version were shipped intermittently in 2003, consistently by 2004.