Cables/Connecting

Waterproof sealed SMA interconnect protects systems

16th July 2021
Alex Lynn

Amphenol RF is proud to announce the expansion of our IP-rated waterproof sealed solutions with additional IP67 SMA connector options. These lightweight 50ohm connectors are engineered for flexible and semi-rigid cable types and designed to withstand harsh environments.

Weatherproof sealed RF interconnects are suited for applications that may experience dust or water ingress such as industrial equipment, base stations or outdoor kiosks.

The recently released IP67 SMA connectors are available in rear-mount bulkhead crimp jack configurations for RG-178 and RG-316 double braided cable types and rear-mount bulkhead solder jack configurations for 0.141 and 0.085” cables. All configurations feature a compact and vibration-resistant design with reliable electrical performance up to 6GHz.

Their ruggedised bodies are manufactured from brass with nickel plating and gold-plated contact and are designed with internal and external gaskets. This design feature ensures no ingress of dust or water through the mating interface between the flange and the enclosure or panel where the connector is mounted.

Sealed SMA connectors are fully tested to IP67 specifications in the mated and unmated positions. They join a wide portfolio of waterproof IP-rated connectors, adapters and cable assemblies available in a variety of configurations for most industry-standard and proprietary interfaces. These products are intended for applications where systems may be compromised due to weather or temporary submersion.

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