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What is a Patch Lead

To plug an antenna into your mobile phone or wireless broadband modem, you will need a patch lead, a short cable that acts as a conversion from the FME connector to the device-specific connector that will plug into your device.

If you have a smartphone most of them don't have a external aerial outlet for the patch lead to plug into, so in this case you will need a passive patch cradle. This type of patch lead has a small pad containing a coil of wire, instead of a device connector, and uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to allow incoming signal to go from the pad to the phones internal antenna.

Direct connection patch leads will always out perform in reception to a passive patch cradle, as you have directly made a contact into the mobile phone handset antenna.

You can easily purchase any of these patch leads or patch cradles from a phone shop or directly from us in our ONLINE SHOP.

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