We are currently producing a direct replacement amplifier for the 22db amplifier that was discontinued by GE Healthcare.
- What is the difference between the 2001727-004 and the 2001727-005.
- GE changed the amplification from 22db to 17db.
- Can I use the 17db amplifier in place of the 22db amplifier?
- Yes, the amplifier can be used in its place, however the attenuation of the antenna will have to be changed.
- Why would the Hospital want to keep any amplifiers?
- GE Field Engineers do not keep new amplifiers in stock. This means that the amplifiers will have to be ordered and shipped in. You will get the shipment in 1-2 days and then the filed engineer will come back and fix the system. If you have new amplifiers in stock the system down time will be greatly reduced.
- The cost of the Amplifier from GE has gone down, What's up with that?
- The new 17db amplifier has gone down in price, but the total service charge will go up drastically. When the new amplifier is used, the time to test and tune the system will go up because the re-balancing of the antenna that will have to be done. This will also have to be updated in all documentation; make sure your FE supplies you with the updated documentation.
- Can I just remove 5db from either side of the amplifier to make up the difference?
- No. The RF Out side is where the attenuation has to be changed. Without a Spectrum Analyzer to verify any changes, the system should not be changed from the design.
- Do you have spare Amplifiers to exchange out?
- Yes, because of the availability all amplifiers sold are on an exchange basis only.
We are currently offering rebuilt and tested to OEM specifications, ApexPro Amplifiers. There amplifiers have been rebuilt to perform like they were when they were new. All amplifiers come with a 90 Day Warranty.
U.S. Antenna Amplifier (560–614 MHz)
International Antenna Amplifier (420-474 MHz)