For maximum operating performance, the SHV Connector has been designed to comply with the National Bureau of Standards' specification ND-545. In addition, the connector meets all specifications for the NIM standard high-voltage connector of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This connector has non-consistent impedance characteristics and features polarized center contacts which are recessed in the dielectric. The connector also has bayonet-locking coupling similar to BNC connectors; however, the SHV connector will not intermate with the standard bayonet-type connector.
To reduce unit cost, the center contact of the plug is crimped to the center conductor prior to assembly. With the crimped contact inserted to the plug, a ferrule is simply dressed over the braid, then crimped to the complete assembly.
Panel or bulkhead solder jacks can be pre-positioned in a panel or bulkhead, since no crimping is preparation is required.