A stable cellular signal is a crucial component to a successfully communicating and functioning Mobile Link 4G/LTE accessory. An excellent article is available that may help in the understanding of cellular signal strength in general.
The Mobile Link 4G/LTE Accessory, utilizes cellular communication similar to a personal cell phone or mobile device. A stable cellular signal is important for continued connectivity between a generator and a Mobile Link.
Pulled from the article referenced above, the graphic shown below may help in understanding what the optimal signal strength is for a Mobile Link 4G/LTE accessory.
In the image above, 4G/ LTE refers to the communication network leveraged by the Mobile Link 4G/LTE Accessory. Industry recommendation signal strength for data transfer from your control panel through this device to Mobile Link. Is at least -100dB.
Note: When cellular signal strength is inadequate to allow for successful performance, the Mobile Link 4G/LTE device is designed to reboot in an attempt to establish a new connection. Environments with Weak signal availability may result in repeated reboot attempts by the device.
In the image above, 3G refers to the communication network that was leveraged by the now-discontinued Mobile Link CDMA cellular accessory.
Note: Verizon Wireless has announced that all cellular towers supporting 3G services will be decommissioned by December 31, 2022. Click here, if you have a CDMA device and would like more information!