Cables/Connecting

Sealed SMA connectors suit outdoor applications

20th September 2021
Caroline Hayes

IP67-sealed SMA connectors by Amphenol RF accept RG-58 cables and can be used for outdoor use.

Expanding its IP67 SMA connector range, a bulkhead jack connector from Amphenol RF is a 50Ωconnector which is lightweight and which accommodes RG-58 cable. The connector protects against external weather-related elements making it suitable for use in industrial equipment, base stations and outdoor kiosks which can be exposed to extreme weather conditions.

The addition to the IP67 SMA product series has a nickel-plated, brass body with gold plated, beryllium copper contacts and nickel plated, copper ferrule, with a passivated stainless hex nut and lock washer. The connector operates up to 6GHz and is engineered to be compact and vibration-resistant, says the company. Internal and external gaskets protect against dust and water ingress in the mated condition.

The SMA connectors are available in PCB and cable mount configurations, and join an SMA portfolio which includes adapters and pre-configured cable assemblies designed to reduce the need for tooling during installation.

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