What are FAKRA Connectors?

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Editorial Team - everything RF

Apr 5, 2018

FAKRA (Fachkreis Automobil, a german standard) connectors are SMB based automotive-grade connectors that can operate up to 6 GHz. These connectors are embedded within a plastic housing with a locking feature that has an audible clicking noise which lets you know a connection has been made. They are available in 14 different mechanical layouts which are color coded for easy identification and mis-matching prevention.

FAKRA connectors meet the mechanical and environmental requirements of the automotive industry. The worldwide automotive industry has standardized on connectors based on the FAKRA and USCAR standards.

They can be used in for to make various connections in automotive vehicles, applications include SDARS, Cellular, GPS Navigation, key-less entry and satellite radio.