Yes, the 1dB and 5dB external antenna options are interchangeable on Keilton products.
You can swap them depending on your wireless range needs, since they screw on to the same type of connector.
To change antennas:
Unscrew the existing antenna by turning it counter-clockwise to detach it from the product.
Screw on the new antenna by turning it clockwise until it is securely attached.
Tighten firmly but do not over tighten. The antennas only need to be finger-tight.
That’s all there is to it! No other changes are needed when swapping antenna types.
This flexibility allows you to test out the different antenna gains and radiation patterns to determine which works best for your particular installation site. The modular design makes it easy to change them on any Keilton devices with external antennas.
Here are the key differences between the 1dB and 5dB external antennas:
Gain – The 5dB antenna has higher gain, meaning it can focus the wireless signal in a narrower beam for increased range. The 1dB antenna has lower gain.
Directivity – The 5dB antenna’s radiation pattern is more focused and directional due to its higher gain. The 1dB antenna is less directive with a wider beamwidth.
Range – The higher gain 5dB antenna can achieve longer transmission distances. The lower gain 1dB antenna has a shorter effective range.
Coverage Pattern – The 1dB antenna provides a broader, multi-directional coverage area. The 5dB antenna’s coverage is more concentrated in a single direction.
Size – The 5dB antenna is physically larger to accommodate the larger reflectors/directors needed to produce the increased gain. The 1dB antenna is more compact.
In summary, the 5dB high-gain antenna is better for long range point-to-point links, while the 1dB antenna is preferable for broader short-range coverage. The choice depends on your specific wireless range and coverage requirements.