Waterproof reverse polarity SMA bulkheads suit demanding environments

19-01-2023 | Amphenol | Industrial

Amphenol RF has expanded its versatile SMA product portfolio with extra reverse polarity bulkhead jacks. The bulkhead jacks are engineered to fit various micro coax cable types, including 0.081mm, 1.32mm, 1.37mm and RG-178 and are IP67 rated. This makes them excellent for applications in demanding environments where the system could be exposed to weather-related elements such as antennas, base stations, and satellite systems.

The RP-SMA rear mount bulkhead jacks are offered in the straight configuration. They are produced mainly with gold-plated brass, while the contact is constructed from gold-plated beryllium copper. The contact is soldered to the cable centre conductor. The outer conductor works as an electromagnetic shield, so the electrical signal transmitted on the centre conductor is less susceptible to electromagnetic waves.

These interconnects join a robust product family that features several options for flexible micro-coaxial cables. These products are suitable for devices which need the cables to be moved and routed within the device, such as rotating cameras on drones. These connectors are heavily used in industrial automation and cellular space.


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