Coaxial connector is a part for connecting a coaxial cable and a device (electric appliance).
Used for high frequency products.
The shape of the connector is determined by international standards, and different manufacturers can connect the same type of connector.
The connection part has a male and female shape, and they are called a plug (male) and a jack (female) respectively.
Coaxial cable is a type of sheathed wire used in telecommunications.
Used for high frequency products.
Features include unbalanced connection, little leakage of electromagnetic waves to the outside, and a certain degree of flexibility.
In addition, if the characteristic impedance is not specified, it may be distinguished from "coaxial cable" as "shielded wire".
There are multiple types of connectors used in combination with coaxial cables, depending on the frequency band used and impedance characteristics.
Coaxial connectors enable signal transmission by attaching plugs and jacks to a coaxial cable and mating the coaxial connectors with the plugs and jacks.
Please refer to the "Cable Installation Diagram" in the datasheets of all applicable products for information on how to install the cable.
Connecting the center contacts at the male and female openings is called "mating".
The mating combinations for each function classification are as follows.
Male center contacts are used for male openings and female center contacts are used for female openings.
The center contact of the plug and jack is soldered (or crimped in some products) to the core wire of the coaxial cable.
Solder the center contact and cable core
Solder the male center contact
Solder the female center contact
Crimp center contact and cable core
Crimp male center contact
Crimp female center contact
◎Dedicated tools are required, but construction efficiency is good
Trivia : What is reverse type?
There is a reverse type in wireless communication equipment made overseas.
Female contacts are used for plugs and male contacts are used for jacks, which is the opposite of normal.
We have a lineup of products with various shapes for each function classification, and you can use them according to the usage scene.
Below is a typical shape.
There are three major types of connection methods when installing cables.
The connector body is divided into a shell and a clamp. With the cable inside the body, pinch the clamp and tighten it with a wrench.
◎ No special tools required. If the cable is long, the tightening type is safe.
△ More expensive than crimp type
Tighten with spanner
A connector body is divided into a shell and a sleeve. With the cable inside the body, pinch the sleeve and tighten it with a crimping tool.
◎ Cheaper than the tightening type and easy to connect.
△ A special crimping tool is required. If the cable is long, it will easily come off if the crimping is loose.
Crimping with special tool
Connectors attached to semi-rigid and semi-flexible cables are soldered, although this is not the case with ordinary coaxial cables.
As mentioned above, a coaxial connector is a part for connecting a coaxial cable and a device.
Please select a coaxial connector according to the size of the device, the installation location, and the frequency band used.
The types of coaxial connectors that are often used are described below according to product application examples.
TV antenna / TV
TV camera / Surveillance camera
Disaster prevention radio
Mobile communication base station
Wireless communication equipment / Measuring instruments
For LTE routers / Small communication devices
Amateur radio equipment
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