Amphenol RF has expanded its line of extreme exposure RF interconnects with an additional SMA bulkhead jack. This connector is a waterproof, IP67-rated solution designed to terminate to flexible, low-loss LMR 400 cable. In addition to the standard features of this popular interface, this connector offers an extra layer of protection that guards against harsh external elements. The unique tin-nickel plating is validated for up to 720 hours of corrosive resistance when in contact with direct exposure to salt spray.
This SMA connector is developed with a brass body, coated in tin-nickel plating and a gold-plated, brass contact, and offers reliable RF performance up to 6 GHz. Bulkhead connectors are intended to be inserted into an enclosure that is tightened with a lock washer and nut. The IP67 ingress protection is achieved using specialized O-rings and gaskets surrounding the dielectric and center contact to prevent damage to costly internal components.
The extreme exposure SMA interconnect is well suited for applications such as marine GPS, remote base stations, and environmental measurement equipment. This connector joins a robust portfolio of ruggedized interconnects that provide reliable performance under demanding conditions.
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