Product Highlight: Radiall Waterproof RF Connectors

Radiall Waterproof RF Connectors

Waterproof connectors are designed with specific sealing O-rings to prevent water ingress. They are suitable for use in outdoor and harsh environments, including, wireless telecom antennas, radio equipment, tactical radios and outdoor sensors. Waterproof connectors are sometimes referred to as watertight and are available in 2 main categories: panel sealed only and totally sealed.

They are available in many different interface types with the most popular being, TNC and SMA type.


Radiall NEX10™ Connectors

Radiall NEX10™ connector series part numbers start with the R180 prefix

Radiall NEX10™ Connectors

Radiall NEX10™ Connectors

Radiall’s NEX10™ series is a miniature and lightweight RF coaxial connector with excellent intermodulation performance for outdoor telecom applications up to 20 GHz.

Growing demand for new generation equipment within the Telecom market requires a top performance solution with exceptional benefits and features. To develop this solution, Radiall partnered with two leading RF connector manufacturers to develop a new compact extremely robust Low PIM connector: NEX10™.

With exceptional performance up to 20 GHz in order to meet the performance needs of customers, NEX10™ also features a compact design which is 50% smaller than 4.3-10. This unique solution also offers separation of electrical and mechanical reference planes, which maximizes intermodulation performance under static, dynamic, vibrations and torque stress conditions.

NEX10™ is available in multiple configurations:

  • Jack: square flange, bulkhead
  • Plug: straight & right angle
  • Screw-on & push-pull coupling mechanism
  • Multi coax
  • Additional boot
  • Jumper

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Robust design for outdoor usage
  • Low PIM, independent of applied torque
  • Multiple coupling mechanism of push-pull and torque
  • RF shielding
  • Optimized for ¼” superflexible corrugated and smaller flexible cables
  • 12.7mm minimum flange height
  • Contact areas protected from damage

APPLICATIONS

  • Small Cell and MIMO
  • DAS/In-building
  • Antennas, radios and filter output
  • Outdoor and Indoor
  • Applications requiring PIM stability in a compact size
  • Multi-coax/Blind mate applications

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Radiall 4.3-10 Connectors

Radiall 4.3-10 connector series part numbers start with the R183 prefix

Radiall 4.3-10 Connectors

Radiall 4.3-10 Connectors

GENERAL

  • Low Intermodulation connector
  • Screw-on & Push-pull coupling mechanism
  • High power rating
  • 30% smaller & 60% lighter than 7/16

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • IEC 61169
  • MIL PRF 39012

APPLICATIONS

  • Telecom
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Indoor and outdoor use

OVERVIEW

Designed for major telecom equipment manufacturers, the 4.3-10 series offers a small, lightweight solution for outdoor telecom applications where high performance is essential and low intermodulation is required.

Offering a broad product portfolio consisting of the Radiall 4.3-10, 4.1-9.5, 7/16 and the innovative QLI (Quick Lock Low Intermodulation) connector, this solution is suitable for harsh environments where reliability is required.

Available in a variety of configurations including:

– Jack/Bulkhead

– Square flange receptacles and plugs

– Right angle models

– Solder, crimp and clamp models

– Screw-on and push-pull coupling mechanism

The lightweight 4.3-10 connectors are 30% smaller and 60% lighter than comparable 7/16 square flange jack receptacles. The new interface features a high intermodulation level ranging from 0-6 GHz and provides a low intermodulation level at <-166dBc.

Radiall’s 4.3-10 connector solution is designed in accordance with international standards and manufactured to meet environmental safety requirements.

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Radiall QLI Connectors

Radiall QLI connector series part numbers start with the R184 prefix

Radiall QLI Connectors

Radiall QLI Connectors

Radiall has expanded its broad range of Quick-Lock products with QLI (Quick Lock Low Intermodulation). With the QLI, Radiall introduces a new solution for harsh environments, where performance and safety are critical. QLI connectors are designed to provide performance similar to DIN 7/16 with a very low intermodulation level, and a quick and safe connection, without any tools. Compared to 7/16, QLI is cheaper but also smaller (-31%) and lighter (-62%) offering an easy to use concept with its bayonet coupling system.

Its double sealing, in addition to a special anti-corrosion & watertight plating, makes this connector the best choice for outdoor installations and also indoor applications where the best performance is required. QLI connectors are available in plugs, jacks, straight or right angle, square sockets & bulkhead models with a compact design allowing high-density integration (saving time on field installation).

Its simple jack design makes QLI robust and easy to clean when equipment is subjected to severe conditions in the field.

GENERAL

  • Quick-Lock Low Intermodulation connector
  • Bayonet coupling mechanism
  • High power rating
  • 31% smaller & 60% lighter than 7/16

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • IEC 61169
  • MIL PRF 39012

APPLICATIONS

  • Telecom
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Indoor and outdoor use

HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Impedance 50Ω
  • Frequency range DC – 6 GHz
  • Very low intermodulation level <-163dBc
  • Bayonet locking concept provides coupling retention force 450 N
  • VSWR 1.04 + 0.02 √f
  • Meets all requirements for IP67
  • High mating life
  • 3 step connection: Engage, Push & Lock
  • Intuitive design concept
  • Lightweight
  • Reduced size allows more space for other components
  • RF Power: Up to 1000 W @ 2 GHz

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Radiall 7/16 DIN Connectors

Radiall 7/16 DIN connector series part numbers start with the R185 prefix

Radiall 7/16 DIN Connectors

Radiall 7/16 DIN Connectors

GENERAL

  • Standard coaxial connectors
  • Screw-on coupling
  • High power rating
  • Excellent RF performance

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • IEC 169-4
  • DIN 47223
  • CECC 22 190

APPLICATIONS

  • Mobile communication infrastructure networks: combiner, diplexer, filter…
  • Jumper and feeder cables assemblies
  • Radio links
  • Indoor and outdoor applications

Radiall’s 7/16 series has been developed using the latest technology advances in connector design. These connectors are easy to use, highly reliable, innovative and are designed to meet the needs of the telecommunications market. The complete connector series feature the following characteristics:

  • An extensive range, with optimized component part design
  • An upgraded cross-knurled coupling nut allowing better manual tightening

COMPOSITE 7/16 DIN Connectors

Radiall expanded its line of innovative 7/16 composite connectors with jacks and receptacles as a lightweight, low-cost alternative to brass connectors. Manufactured with corrosion-proof, composite materials these new single-piece connectors are UV resistant, meeting IEC 68-2-5 and IEC-68-2-9 to withstand all environments, including harsh outdoor installations. Radiall now offers over 20 different variations. The selection of the composite materials is a result of an in-depth competitive analysis of creeping speeds of zinc and aluminum alloys. Not only do the composite materials offer considerable performance advantages guaranteeing up to 500 matings; but with more than a 50% reduction in weight, this receptacle reduces the overall weight of the final module as well as transportation costs.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE RANGE

  • Frequency range: DC – 7.5 GHz
  • 2 types of coupling nut:

– cross-knurled and 6 flats 27 mm wide coupling nut (3 000 N.cm)

– 6 flats coupling nut (32 mm wide), allowing high coupling torque (3 500 N.cm) when used with a torque wrench

  • Intermodulation performance: 2 levels

– 125 dBm cable assemblies

– 110 dBm connectors and cable assemblies

Radiall has developed its intermodulation measurement equipment following the IEC 46 D/292/NP standard proposal. It is aimed at third-order IMP measurements through the reflection method. The range of this test set-up is -132 dBm (-175 dBc) under 2 x 20 W.

  • High-performance non-magnetic material (brass) and plating (silver) with anti-tarnishing finish (strike of BBR)
  • Non-slotted outer contact on standard products
  • The 7/16 connector series benefits from a complete easy-to-use range of tooling

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Radiall N Connectors

Radiall N connector series part numbers start with the R161 and R162 prefixes

Radiall N Connectors

Radiall N Connectors

GENERAL

  • Standard coaxial connectors
  • Screw-on coupling
  • High durability and proven strength
  • High power rating
  • Excellent RF performance

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • MIL-C-39012 / MIL-STD 348-304
  • CEI 169-16
  • CECC 22210
  • NF-C-93566
  • DS 8811

APPLICATIONS

  • Wireless communications
  • Civil and military radio-telecommunication equipment
  • Countermeasure
  • Navy equipment
  • Industrial applications

COMPOSITE RECEPTACLES

Radiall introduces its new composite N receptacles. Composite N connectors offer outstanding electrical performance and are the best compromise in terms of weight, cost and mechanical characteristics to replace existing brass technology.

POWER SWITCHING CONNECTORS

It’s a “two in one” solution replacing the existing standard RF switches by integrating the switch function into a receptacle connector. This solution provides a unique means of switching between two RF signal paths. As user-friendly as a standard connector, the switch is mechanically activated by mating and unmating the connector.

IMPORTANT: the 50Ω and the 75Ω connectors are NOT INTERMATEABLE, results in the interface destruction.

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Radiall QN Connectors

Radiall QM connector series part numbers start with the R164 prefix

Radiall QN Connectors

Radiall QN Connectors

Offering the same operating frequency range between DC and 11 GHz as the N series, the new QN series performance has been optimized from DC to 6 GHz for 50Ω applications. The new QN interface typically features a VSWR of 1.05 from DC to 3 GHz and 1.12 from 3 to 6 GHz. The corresponding return loss is 32 dB from DC to 3 GHz and 25 dB from 3 to 6 GHz. The high screening effectiveness enables a level of RF leakage as low as -90 dB from DC to 3 GHz and -80 dB from 3 to 6 GHz.

Designed for indoor and outdoor applications such as BTS, antenna systems or test and measurement devices, QN connectors offer an outstanding intermodulation level (-155 dBC / -112 dBm) and IP rating (water and dust protection). The power rating is 300 W at 2.5 GHz and features 100 matings.

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Radiall WQMA Waterproof RF Connectors

Radiall WQMA Waterproof RF Connectors

Radiall WQMA Waterproof RF Connectors

Radiall WQMA connector series part numbers start with the R123W prefix

Radiall expands its QMA product line with new high-density RF coaxial Waterproof QMA (WQMA) connector solutions with fast and easy snap-on Quick-Lock technology. WQMA connectors offer outstanding electrical performance and have environmental characteristics that provide for long-lasting durability needed for the most demanding harsh outdoor applications, thus eliminating the need for costly and bulky watertight enclosures or cable entries.

Waterproof QMA CONNECTORS are fully intermateable and backward compatible with any QLF™ certified standard QMA connectors and they provide for excellent ingress protection.

  • IP 68 rating when mated
  • 100 matings minimum for durability
  • Wide temperature range -40°C / +105°C
  • Power rating 200W @ 1 GHz, 75°C

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Radiall SMA Connectors

Radiall SMA connector series part numbers start with the R124 and R125 prefixes

Radiall SMA Connectors

Radiall SMA Connectors

Hermetic Version Available.

Radiall stainless steel SMA connectors have been designed for applications where reliability, durability, robustness and high frequency are critical.

WIDE RANGE

The stainless steel SMA range offers cable connectors for both flexible or semi-rigid cables, panel and PCB mount receptacles, press mount, microstrip, universal, through-hole pins and end launch connectors. In series adapters and between series adapters including PUSH-ON interface are also available.

All Radiall stainless steel SMA connectors can be mated with Radiall commercial (brass) SMA connectors.

CONVENIENT 3-PIECE DESIGN ON MOST CONNECTORS FOR FLEXIBLE CABLES
  • For straight models: single-piece body + center contact + outer ferrule
  • For right-angle models: single-piece body + cap + outer ferrule
FAST AND RELIABLE CABLE ATTACHMENT

The cable connectors can be either fully crimped or soldered/crimped, offering full flexibility for high volume production with standard manual or pneumatic tooling: fast and reliable.

  • The center contact can be either crimped or soldered
  • The outer contact is attached to the cable by crimping a ferrule
SIMPLE SNAP-IN CENTER CONTACT CAPTIVATION (FOR FULL CRIMP MODELS)

The relative position of the center contact into the interface is mechanically guaranteed by the snapping of the insulator inner shoulder into the groove of the center contact. This design facilitates the captivation operation in contrast of other designs, requiring 2 insulators to provide contact retention.

EXTENDED FREQUENCY SMA DC-27 GHz

Radiall offers an extended frequency SMA range allowing coaxial system operation up to 27 GHz. This series mates with the standard SMA series and maintains the same mechanical characteristics (part numbers ending with 700, 701 or 702).

SOLDERLESS ATTACHMENT TO SEMI-RIGID CABLE

Radiall’s SMA crimp connector series offers an exciting alternative for assembling SMA connectors to semi-rigid cable. The main advantages of these connectors are time savings, repeatability and performance.

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Radiall TNC Connectors

Radiall TNC connector series part numbers start with the R143 and R144 prefixes

Radiall TNC Connectors

Radiall TNC Connectors

GENERAL

  • Screw-on equivalent to BNC bayonet series
  • Good RF performance
  • Suitable for high power levels
  • Long life and high strength
  • 4 ranges:
    • – Standard TNC series (50 and 75Ω fully intermateable)
    • Commercial TNC series (50 and 75Ω)
    • 18 GHz TNC series (50Ω)
    • TNC self-lock series 50 ohms

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • MIL-C-39012 / MIL-STD 348A/313
  • IEC 60169-17
  • CECC 22200

APPLICATIONS

  • Avionics
  • Aeronautics
  • Countermeasures
  • Telecommunications
TNC Self-lock, the latest addition to the TNC range

TNC Self-lock plugs are designed for civil aerospace applications. They are qualified for use in harsh and high vibration environments. Their specific anti-rotation coupling nut eliminates the need for safety lock wire, which results in significant time savings during installation onboard the aircraft. They are fully compatible with all standard TNC receptacles and adapters.

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Radiall QRE Connectors

Radiall QRE connector series part numbers start with the R324 prefixes

Radiall QRE Connectors

Radiall QRE Connectors

QRE™ is a Quick-Lock Ruggedized connector. QRE™ was developed to provide the same advantages as QMA over SMA and designed more for aerospace and defense applications.

QRE™ is made of high-grade stainless steel 316L, with Teflon coated fluorosilicone sealing o-rings which make the QRE™ interface waterproof and ultra-resistant to chemical aggression and corrosion. The outer slotted spring contact inspired from the QMA design was reinforced to provide reliable electrical contact during vibration and shock conditions. All QRE™ material were chosen and optimized to operate within the extended temperature range typical in Mil-Aerospace applications. Its superior latching mechanism provides the advantage of a snap-on connector while ensuring a very robust and secure connection. The retention force of the interface is 3 times higher than the QMA. With similar dimensions, QRE™ offers high-density integration capabilities like QMA. In addition, a specific tool has been designed to easily disconnect QRE™ plugs on high-density applications such as active array radar modules or panels.

A limited range of straight and right-angle connectors and receptacles is available for semi-rigid and SHF high frequency flexible cable. New connectors can be quickly developed to fit your own ruggedized coaxial cable. QRE™ cable assemblies can be delivered using our SHF airframe, lightweight or outdoor cables, with or without antiabrasion jacket. Adapters are available for test and measurement in QRE™ to SMA and QRE™ to SMA 3.5 configurations.

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If you are ready to explore the entire library of high-quality Radiall products that Air Electro offers, head over to the Radiall Waterproof section of our website, or contact us to place an order.


 

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