Optimised base transceiver station connector qualified to 26A

9th October 2015
Jordan Mulcare

Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers an outdoor connector designed for use in harsh environments. This Optimised Base Transceiver Station (OBTS) connector helps meet the need of remote wireless radio power delivery. Amphenol has reduced the weight of this field-installable connector by 30% and added improved PIM performance.

Suitable for use in cell towers, wireless radios and wireless networks, the Amphe-OBTS maintains the legacy and performance of Amphenol's original BTS, which provided power from a wireless, mast-mounted base station to a remote radio head. This compact, energy-efficient connector is UL qualified to 26A. The reliable connector addresses the need for higher current that is being driven by modern high-performance remote installations.

Amphe-OBTS is offered in a standard two-way 60VDC power configuration, a 60VDC two-way reverse gender and a three-way 400VDC/250VAC connector. Standard current for the two pole is 26A per contact, while the three pole configuration supplies 16A per contact.

This connector features a zinc shell construction with tin/nickel plating, bayonet locking and 360° EMI shielding. It offers plug with screw termination contacts for field installation and receptacle with crimp contacts. This rugged, IP67 rated connector is UL 1977 certified, IEC 61984 and IEC 60950 certified. Amphe-OBTS operates over a temperature range from -55 to +105°C.

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