Other Sellers on Amazon
0.5 W Fail-Safe Long Range FM Transmitter - FS CZH-05B - Newly Revised: Dual Mode now with RCA Inputs
This item at this price, sold by Amazon.com, is currently reserved exclusively for Prime members.Prime free trial and invitee customers: We will automatically apply an Amazon.com Gift Card to your Gift Card Balance in the amount equal to the Prime exclusive discount after you become a paid Prime member. If you cancel your paid Prime membership or return the qualifying smartphone within the first 3 months of your paid Prime membership, we may void your Gift Card or charge you in the amount of the Gift Card. Terms and Conditions apply.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- 30 Day No Hassle Guarantee, 1 Year Common Sense Warranty on Transmitter, Lifetime Guarantee on Power Supply & Antenna
- New TNC Antenna Connector prevents tipping and promotes 24/7 wireless broadcasting
- Adjustable Volume Controls for 3.5mm, RCA, & MIC Inputs-Crystal Clear Stereo Sound
- Easy-Touch Adjustable Frequencies 88.0 MHz to 108.0 MHz and Beyond
- Virtual Plug & Playability-unpack and effortlessly setup within 5 minutes
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Compare to similar items
This item 0.5 W Fail-Safe Long Range FM Transmitter - FS CZH-05B - Newly Revised: Dual Mode now with RCA Inputs
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||F-S Electronics||Global Cyber Mart||Retevis Direct||Global Cyber Mart||Global Cyber Mart||Retevis Direct|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 6.25 x 2 in||8.6 x 10.2 x 2.1 in||3.9 x 5.62 x 2.31 in||8.4 x 8.7 x 2.3 in||1.18 x 3.15 x 2.36 in||7.87 x 11.81 x 3.54 in|
Highly-Rated Transmitter from F-S Electronics Revised and Reperfected: Rear RCA Inputs, TNC Antenna Port, and Sleek, Sexy Smooth Black Finish. F-S Electronics' is an Indiana, USA-based company focused on manufacturing and carrying only the best of the best transmitters on the market! This 0.5 W Fail-Safe Dual Mode Stereo FM Transmitter (FSCZH-05B) broadcasts wirelessly in both High and Low Power Output Modes (0.5 Watt or 0.1 Watt). The FSCZH-05B is your answer for wireless music, audio, or voice throughout your house and your whole entire property to any FM Radio in its path--including boomboxes, FM headsets, handheld radios, car stereos, etc.! With reported broadcast ranges of up to 3 miles, this transmitter is by far the most versatile transmitter in its category! So how do the C. Crane and TAW Global's Whole House FM Transmitter® 2.0 compare? There is no comparison, the benefits of the FSCZH-05B are endless, but among the key benefits are its durability, design, sound quality, and or course versatility. Whether you are simply trying to broadcast just a cover a small area such as your house in L mode, want to extend to over 100 yards away range by setting it to H mode, or want to significantly boost the range by employing one of F-S Electronics Antenna Upgrades, this transmitter is our most cost effective and versatile solution! The low net project cost and simple plug n playability makes it easy for the FSCZH-05B to be the top selling FM Transmitter in the Low Power Category! Popular Uses: #1) Broadcast from any audio device to any FM Receiver--from MP3/iPod/Cell Phone, Satellite Audio or Music, Computer Audio, Blu-Ray #2) Church Transmitter for Translation or Hearing Impaired, #3) Christmas Light Displays--Animated Lighting, Light-o-Rama, WOW Lights, D-Light, #4) Announcement Transmitter--American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Fairs and Car Shows, Athletic Events, #5) Business Transmitter--Fitness Center Transmitter, Drive-In Movie Transmitter
Seller Warranty Description30 Day No Hassle Money Back Guarantee, Logic-Based 1 Year Warranty, Lifetime Guarantee on Power Supply & Antenna
Top customer reviews
The unit is quite compact - not much bigger than a bar of bath soap. The Xmtr looks a lot like the HLLY units you can find online, and like the HLLY, this one is Chinese-made, despite Fail-Safe's claims of "American made." In truth, they are "American sold." These are generic transmitters mass-produced overseas sold by numerous companies around the globe. That being said, I still chose the Fail-Safe over the lower-cost HLLY and others due to the good reviews about Fail-Safe's tech support. Nice to know I can call somebody in Indiana if I have a question or concern. Better to pay $100 and have domestic support than to pay $60 and give your credit card info to some guy in Guangzhou.
I set up the Xmtr in my home, at ground floor level, perhaps 6' height above average terrain (HAAT). I connected the antenna, plugged in the power supply, turned it on, set freq to an empty channel and connected my mp3 player. I set the power to low (100mW) and turned on radios around the house. The signal was rock-solid with very good fidelity. There is a small amount of noise in the signal, likely due to the switch-mode power supply. The noise is only apparent between songs, or when the music is very soft. Most of my music is very dynamic, so it won't be an issue.
I got in the car and drove around the neighborhood. I received a solid signal out to about 1/4 mile as the crow flies. I live in a suburban residential area with flat terrain. Beyond 1/4 mile the signal started to drop out, though I could still hear music fading in and out at a distance of 0.6 miles (according to my GPS). I also tested it with a portable pocket radio, but that lost the signal beyond 0.1 miles. Pretty good signal given that all I want is coverage for around the house and yard. I don't want to entertain the whole neighborhood. I moved the unit upstairs, about 15' HAAT, and the signal range was about the same.
I switched to high power (500mW) and there was a dramatic increase in range. I drove around and the signal stayed rock-solid to just over a mile with weaker coverage to about 1.5 miles. I switched the Tx back to 100mW, as that is more than enough power.
Keep in mind that this transmitter is NOT FCC Part 15 compliant. There is no Part 15 label on it, nor is there any transmitter certification. You're on your own here, and Fail-Safe makes that clear in their instruction sheet. In the U.S., the maximum for legal, unlicensed FM transmissions is 250uV/m, measured at 3 meters. Contrary to popular belief, the FCC does not state this limit in terms of power. Transmitter power is misleading - due to efficiencies, transmission line losses. antenna gain, antenna height, terrain, obstacles, etc., your mileage may vary. It's signal strength that matters to the FCC. I haven't measured the signal strength of the Fail-Safe unit, but I would not be surprised if it was several times that legal limit - even at the low power setting. So unless you live way out in the boonies, you might want to keep it at the 100mW setting if you want to avoid getting a NOUO letter from the FCC.
Whatever you do, don't ever transmit on an occupied channel. Radio stations take a dim view of people interfering with their signals. All it takes is one complaint and some FCC agent will be cruising your neighborhood in a van to triangulate your signal. And if you live close to an airport, you may want to think twice about operating one of these. The unit puts out some spurious harmonics and it may interfere with aircraft communications just above the FM band.
One minor gripe: the swivel function of the rubber duck antenna is a bit loose, and the antenna tends to droop over. A piece of electrical tape wound around the swivel fitting keeps the antenna upright.
In all, I am happy with the Fail-Safe and would recommend it to others - with some caveats.
UPDATE: I decided that running even 100mW is too risky, given the onerous FCC penalties that can result from using this transmitter, and the ease at which they can find you. I bought a 50-ohm RF attenuator that connects between the transmitter's BNC jack and the ducky antenna. The attenuation is 10dB, which reduces the output power by a factor of 10.
My coverage at the low-power setting with the attenuator is about 1 - 2 blocks on a good car radio, and a couple hundred feet with a walkman-type portable radio. Just the power I need (10mW) and still a better signal than what you get from the toy transmitters.
The sound on every radio in the house was excellent once I adjusted the level on both the headphone output of
my vintage Pioneer integrated amplifier & the transmitter itself.
The range on the .5Wwatt setting covered our entire complex and to this day continues to work fine with little fanfare.
This is a piece of equipment I personally recommend because of 3 things:
1. The device is quite good.
2. Buy it from Amazon made it even better.
3. No need to buy expensive "Bluetooth" compatible speakers
- Obviously well constructed with compact size and easy to use* controls
- Very powerful transmitter - the LO power 0.1 W is recommended for anywhere except large farms and prairies
- PLL frequency circuit is very stable over several months of transmitting -- tested on the most sensitive receiver that I have: Sansa Clip
- Stereo separation is not excellent but close to it - some separation is lost when the transmitter is used - compared to strait headphones - not enough to be significant
- Easy to use* would be much easier if the directions were available as a PDF file from the vendor, at the least. I had to photocopy-enlarge the small instruction page that came with the unit - Some of the steps require extra reading, such as setting HI or LO power
- Good vendor support - I got immediate response for the issues noted here
- Transmitter on HI setting is very likely to be beyond the maximum power that the FCC allows for this device - no problem since the 0.1 W LO has a range through walls of about 75 feet
- The unit must be placed at least 10 feet away from sensitive devices, such as time self-adjusting clock radios - these units go nuts when the transmitter is close by or set to HI - again, no problem because an input 1/8" connector stereo cable can be 25 feet with no significant loss or distortion
- If you live in a city with lots of FM stations, it is probably good to search for unused FM frequencies before purchasing the unit - Process is: 1) Google FM channels for your area (about 100 miles radius), 2) Tune to the candidate (empty) frequencies with your most sensitive FM receiver and one that does not damp down noise (no squelch), 3) listen for a least a few minutes for any sign of transmissions on the candidate frequency - do not use if anything other than white noise is heard
- Remember that your neighbors can tune into whatever you are listening to - Never play audio from Playboy or Democratic National Committee [ just kidding, of course :) ]
KOKKIA A9 (White) Robust 3.5mm Universal Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Music Audio Transmitter for iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTouch, Kindle, Tablets, SONY PSP, Nintendo DS, MP3/MP4, PCs, PDAs, any 3.5mm Jack Device