Expanding the company's SMA product family, Amphenol RF has introduced anti-torque stainless steel connectors and cable assemblies with anti-torque bodies. This allows the user to hold the body with one wrench while simultaneously torqueing down the coupling nut to its mating connector with another. This helps to keep the entire assembly from twisting, thereby preventing damage to both the cable and the connector during installation.
The SMA connectors have a passivated stainless steel coupling nut over a gold-plated connector body. These connectors are available in straight plug configurations and designed to terminate with 0.085” conformable cable and 0.141” conformable cable.
The anti-torque stainless steel SMA cable assemblies are available in straight plug to straight plug configurations with 0.085 or 0.141” diameter conformable semi-rigid cable. For applications requiring a more flexible cable, TFlex 405 by Amphenol Times Microwave is available. Cables are available in standard imperial lengths of 6,7,8,9,10,12,18,24 and 36", as well as metric lengths of 0.25, 0.50 and 1.0m. Custom lengths are available.
Amphenol RF anti-torque stainless steel connectors and cable assemblies are designed to operate up to 18GHz, making them suited for high frequency applications.