F-Type Connectors

F Type
The F-Type connector series is a durable, high performance threaded interface. Primary applications of the F-Type connectors are for cable television (CATV), set top boxes and cable modems.

Amphenol RF’s F-Type is a 75 ohm product designed for a wide range of coaxial cable with 0.022-0.042 in. diameter center conductors, and complies with a 3/8-32 thread specification.

The F-Type connector is a threaded alternative to the slide-on G-Type connector.

Features and Benefits
  • Cylindrical coaxial contact provides superior RF performance and excellent insertion/withdrawal characteristics
  • Multiple PCB mount packages: surface mount, edge mount, right angle and straight, meets many customer application needs
  • Accommodates .022-.042 in. diameter conductor sizes
  • One connector accommodates a wide range of cable sizes, reducing part numbers
Applications
  • Head End Equipment
  • Set Top Boxes
  • CATV
  • High Speed Cable Modems
  • CIMs
  • Hybrid Fiber Coax Networks

F-Type Connectors Specifications

Electrical

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Impedance 75 Ohm
Frequency Range DC - 1 GHz (DC - 3 GHz on Extended Range Designs)
Voltage Rating 400 Volts RMS Continuous
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage 1200 VRMS Max
RF Leakage -100 dB Max @ 1 GHz

Environmental

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Temperature Range −40°C to +140°C

Mechanical

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Mating Cycles 100 Min
Coupling Mechanism Threaded
Interface Specification ANSI/SCTE
Mating Torque, Min Working 1.7 N-m (15 in-lbs) Min
Note: These characteristics are typical and may not apply to all connectors.
Connector configurations may affect performance.

Interface Dimensions