Cel-Fi GO – LED Indicators Explained

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As Cel-Fi GO is only able to boost one frequency band at a time, a way of indicating and switching between frequency bands was developed by using a button. The button enables the selection of 3G, 4G/4GX or AUTO (band with strongest signal). An LED indicator displays which band GO is currently boosting.

Once Cel-Fi GO is powered up the LED status indicator will flash a variety of colours to indicate it is going through a boot up procedure.

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3G

When 3G is selected the button LED will be yellow and the status indicator will flash yellow when the GO is searching for the 3G network. Once it finds the 3G network a solid yellow indicator will be displayed. GO is now connected to 3G 850.

3G


4G

When 4G/4GX is selected the button LED will be green and the status indicator will flash green when the GO is searching for the 4G network. Once it finds the 4G network a solid green indicator will be displayed. GO is now connected to either 4G 700 or 4G 1800, with the strongest frequency being selected. Locking the unit into either 700 or 1800 can be done using the WAVE App.

4G


AUTO

When AUTO is selected the button LED will be blue and the status indicator will flash yellow and green when the GO is searching for the network. Once it finds 3G a solid yellow indicator will be displayed, if 4G is being boosted a solid green LED will be displayed.

auto

 

ERRORS
If an operation error occurs the status indicator will flash red. This could due to the GO:

  • Not receiving a signal from the network
  • Unit disabled by Telstra
  • Input signal is too strong
  • Registration is required by user
  • Antennas are too close together

The WAVE App will indicate which error is occurring.

go-led-error

If a hardware error occurs the status indicator will flash red. This could due to the GO:

  • Overheating
  • Fault with hardware

The WAVE App will indicate which error is occurring.

go-led-error-hardware

In the next article we will talk about the WAVE app. This app will perform all of the above functions and more.

8 Comments
  • What signal strength do i need to receive with donor antenna 3g to be able to connect and boost?

  • We are often out of range and was looking to improve our coverage while on the road.
    We also have a number of clients in areas that need repeaters to expend coverage on there sites. Looking forward to pricing and availability of items you have available.

    • Hi Brian – If you were not advised, the product is now released with plenty available. You can find more information on this website plus pricing and package options on the http://www.powertec.com.au website. Any questions, you are welcome to call Powertec direct on 07 5577 0500.

  • What signal strength do i need to recieve with donor antenna 3g to be able to connect and boost?

  • I note your LED indicators explained page you talk about Antannae being too close. On my boat I have mobile (which I will remove if I fit your Cel-fi system) but I also have vhf and radar antennae will there be an interference problem?

    • The antennas we are talking about, are the GO’s outdoor and indoor antennas. These need to be isolated from each other as much as possible. Try to keep the GO’s external antennas a few metres away from other antennas on the boat. We recommend as least one metre if possible.

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