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Offline surfivor

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Battery powered cell phone signal booster ?
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:37:17 PM »

Does anyone have any recommendations for a cell phone signal booster for say under $350 that will run off of batteries and not require a lot of installation - something portable where the antenna does not need to be mounted with screws and you could get a signal inside your camper or yurt by just placing the antenna outside on the ground or temporarily on a flat roof etc


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Re: Battery powered cell phone signal booster ?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 09:17:08 PM »
The weboost drive- 4g-m is popular among rvers.  The outside antenna is mag mounted.  The unit runs off 12v. 

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Re: Battery powered cell phone signal booster ?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 02:10:15 AM »
This looked like an interesting generator

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01J8MDTN0/ref=sspa_mw_detail_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am not sure how much I would use it though. If I was on vacation at the yurt and I had to run my fan a lot because of the heat, it might run down my 12v lithium battery faster than charging it from solar panels can happen. I think a generator could charge it while a fan runs off it via a long extension cord, but I should try doing that with my car cigarette lighter with the car running first and see how that works.

If I ever tried to work from home at the yurt, running both the cell booster and laptop together off the 12v seems like it might drain it faster.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 02:33:31 AM by surfivor »

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Re: Battery powered cell phone signal booster ?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 03:10:45 AM »
The weboost drive- 4g-m is popular among rvers.  The outside antenna is mag mounted.  The unit runs off 12v.

In some remote areas were the tower is far away will 4g always work or will you ever get 3g ?

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Re: Battery powered cell phone signal booster ?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 06:31:28 AM »
It is best to not be a slave to your machines.