TE Connectivity's 7-16 coaxial RF connector series provides reliable, intermodulation-minimizing solutions that also provide a logical alternative to N Series connectors in high power applications where a more rugged interface design is required. Typical examples of this include transmitter-to-antenna links and channel-switching networks.
The 7-16 Series conforms to CECC 22190 and IEC 169-4 specification standards and has a 2.7kV working voltage at the connector interface and maximum power handling capability of 4kW. The series has been designed for these demanding environments and can withstand a minimum of 500 mating cycles. Popular RG cable sizes are covered in both solder/clamp and crimp attachment styles. Two-piece combination connectors adapt to straight or right-angle configurations, minimizing the number of different part codes needed by the customer. Series N to 7-16 between series adapters facilitate the transition between system interfaces as well as providing a test interface.
The increased customer demand for greater channel capacity combined with increased sensitivity of receivers has exposed the IMD (Intermodulation Distortion) phenomenon. To address this problem, 7-16 RF Connectors have been designed to reduce IMD through the use of non-ferrous base materials and by silver plating of the electrical path. The proprietary white bronze plating technique is standard, providing high corrosion resistance, low porosity, scratch resistance, low RF loss and a non-magnetic finish. Incorporation of hex-knurl coupling nuts allow for hand or wrench tightening of connectors, depending upon the application.