Field-replaceable SMA connectors

May 25, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
These field replaceable SMA and 2.9-mm connectors provide solderless attachment to 0.141-in. (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9 mm connectors for 0.085 in. (RG405) and 0.141 in. cables; and save assembly time while giving repeatability and performance.

They incorporate a clamping technology that provides similar I/L and VSWR results to standard soldered connectors. No special tooling is required and cable retention force is similar to soldered versions. In stainless steel the connectors have been designed for applications where reliability, durability, robustness and high frequency performance are important. Solderless assembly facilitates field replacement in the event of wear or damage to the connector.”