P1dB’s commercial grade RF adapters solve the cost vs. performance trade-offs when choosing an adapter for a low frequency application or a production requirements. P1dB RF adapters have been designed to offer a cost effective solution, yet still offering performance for commercial applications. P1dB commercial RF adapters operate up to 6 GHz and are available in in-series and between-series designs. The RF coax adapters come in BNC, N, TNC and SMA connector configurations in Male-Male, Male-Female and Female-Female options. Other connector configurations are available upon request.
What makes P1dB RF Adapters better than its competition?
P1dB commercial RF coax adapters are a better option over most commercial adapters, due to the 10 micro-inches of gold on our adapter contacts. While there many choices available, the majority of low cost RF adapters use minimal plating, such as a gold flash. Minimal plating means that the coax adapter can be mated only a few times before its plating wears off. Thin plating will also cause the base metal to oxidize over time, since the plating thickness is too thin to protect the base metal. Oxidation will cause intermittent or degraded performance, if not total failure, of a system or installation over time. The potential for oxidation is further exacerbated if a thinly-plated adapter is installed in an environment of high moisture and/or extreme temperature fluctuations. P1dB commercial RF adapters solve this problem with thicker plating, so they will survive much longer in extreme environments.
Another advantage of P1dB commercial RF adapters is that our adapters use Beryllium Copper contacts for female adapters. Many low cost adapters use Brass, instead of Beryllium Copper, due to the high cost of the BeCu. Unfortunately, Brass has a poor elasticity, which means that it will not return to its former shape. Elasticity is an important feature for female contacts since it means that its tines will spring back into shape when a male connector is de-mated. Beryllium Copper female contacts can be mated and de-mated hundreds of times because of BeCu’s high elasticity, while brass female contacts will begin to deform after the first mate. In time, the tines of a Brass female contact will stay open, which will cause either intermittent, degraded or total loss of a signal. This means that P1dB commercial adapters will continue to function where other adapters might fail.
Between Series Adapters