Stay Under the Radar with Black Plated RF Connectors for Covert Applications

Stay Under the Radar with Black Plated RF Connectors for Covert Applications

Amphenol RF has announced a new line of black-plated connectors with SMA and N-Type interfaces designed for low-loss LMR cable types. Black plating is an excellent choice for applications in areas such as precision positioning systems, radar receivers, surveillance equipment and drones used to avoid enemy detection. These robust connectors and adapters are available in cadmium free, non-reflective black zinc cobalt for covert and military applications. Zinc cobalt alloy plating is RoHS and REACH compliant and does not compromise the RF performance or conductivity. This plating is corrosive-resistant and approved for 48 hours of salt spray exposure which makes it an excellent choice for high demanding land, sea or airborne environments.

These rugged N-Type and SMA connectors terminate to a variety of flexible LMR cables which are capable of superior performance at higher frequencies. LMR cables are manufactured with a flexible outer conductor with allows for the tightest bend radius of any cable of similar size and performance. They have excellent insulation for above average RF shielding and also perform reliably in outdoor applications with UV-resistant coating for a longer life expectancy.

The black plated N-Type connector is now available in a straight bulkhead jack for LMR 240, and plug and jack configurations for LMR 400 cable. The SMA is available as a jack designed for the LMR 195 cable type. They are constructed with brass bodies and a black zinc cobalt finish. These connectors join a growing portfolio of alternative plated connectors and adapters which offer additional benefits over standard plated options.

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