Conventional RF connectors are manufactured from brass and finished with nickel plating or passivated stainless steel. Such finishes are subject to minor degrading in harsh environments and can lead to a reduction in the connector’s performance over time.
Nickel aluminium bronze is a high strength alloy with superior corrosion resistance which does not require plating for environmental protection. This material has a highly-durable non-reflective surface, provides a high level of corrosion resistance, is inherently resistant to erosion in desert type environments and provides high resistance to sand and dust as there is no plated surface to degrade.
Typical applications include video and communications systems, industrial control (SCADA) systems, military radar systems, nuclear and chemical systems, marine and naval systems.
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