Location considerations - Facility Explorer - Part No. 24-10325-29 - Wireless Device - ZFR: Wireless Field Bus System

FX-ZFR1811 Wireless Field Bus Router Installation Instructions

Facility Explorer
Product name
ZFR: Wireless Field Bus System
Document type
Installation Guide
Document number
Part No. 24-10325-29
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Follow these guidelines when locating an FX-ZFR1811 Router within an FX-ZFR1800 Series System.

  • Locate the FX-ZFR1811 Router so that it is easily accessible.

  • For best signal transmission, vertically orient the FX-ZFR1811 Router with the flag end of the router exposed below (and clear of) any pipes, duct work, or other metal obstructions by at least 50 mm (2 in.). Do not mount the FX-ZFR1811 Router in a horizontal orientation. See Figure 1 and Figure 1.

    Figure 1. Mount Routers in the same horizontal plane below pipes, duct work, or metal obstructions

  • Due to the nature of the radio frequency waves, a wireless device may have significantly different signal strengths if its position changes relative to another wireless device or if its environment changes. If an FX-ZFR1811 Router shows poor signal strength, you may be able to improve the signal strength by rotating the FX-ZFR1811 Router.

  • Locate the FX-ZFR1811 Router in line-of-sight with as many FX-ZFR1811 Routers and FX-WRZ Sensors as possible.

  • Do not mount the FX-ZFR1811 Router in recessed areas, metal enclosures, or shelving units.

Note: For detailed information on location guidelines for an FX-ZFR1800 Series system, and for estimating the number of FX-ZFR1811 Routers needed as repeaters for extending wireless transmission range, refer to the FX-ZFR1800 Series Wireless Field Bus System Technical Bulletin (LIT-12011660).