N-Type Connectors

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N-Type connectors are designed to satisfy the need for a durable, weatherproof, medium-size RF connector with consistent performance which includes models that support up to 18 GHz.

Amphenol RF’s N-Type connector features a threaded coupling mechanism and is fully interchangeable with N-Type connectors made to the MIL-C-39012 specification. These connectors are used in all systems where excellent RF and mechanical performance is critical.

Features and Benefits
  • Broad line of military, industrial and commercial grade products available
  • Excellent RF performance from DC to 11 GHz, and DC to 18 GHz on extended range designs
  • Threaded coupling mechanism ideal for vibration resistance
  • Accommodates a wide range of coaxial cables including low loss types
Applications
  • Antennas
  • Base Stations
  • Instrumentation
  • Satellite Systems
  • WLAN
  • Radar Systems
  • Broadcast
  • Surge Protection

N-Type Connectors Specifications

Electrical

Items
Impedance 50 Ohm
Frequency Range DC - 11 GHz (DC - 18 GHz on Extended Range Designs)
Voltage Rating 500 Volts RMS Continuous
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage 1500 VRMS Max
VSWR  (Return Loss)  
     M39012 Straight Connectors  
     DC - 11 GHz 1.30 (-18 dB) Max
     M39012 Right Angle Connectors  
     DC - 9 GHz 1.35 (-16 dB) Max
     9 - 11 GHz 1.5 (-14 dB) Max
Insulation Resistance  5000 MΩ Min
Center Contact Resistance 1 mΩ Max
Outer Contact Resistance .4 mΩ Max
RF Leakage -90 dB Max (DC - 3 GHz)
Insertion Loss  
     M39012 Straight Connectors 0.15 dB Max (DC - 9 GHz)
     M39012 Right Angle Connectors 0.30 dB Max (DC - 10 GHz)
Passive Intermodulation (PIM) -166 dBc with 2 X 43 dBm inputs
Power Handling 300 W @ 10 GHz @ 25ºC

Environmental

Items
Temperature Range  
     Typical −65°C to +165°C  
     Styrene Insulator or Phosphor Bronze Contact −40°C to +85°C  
Thermal Shock MIL-STD-202, Method 107 (Test Condition B) except high temp rest @ +200°C
Corrosion MIL-STD-202, Method 101 (Test Condition B) - 5% Salt Solution
Vibration MIL-STD-202, Method 204 (Test Condition B)
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202, Method 213 (Test Condition I) - No Discontinutiy Permitted
Moisture Resistance MIL-STD-202, Method 106
Altitude MIL-STD-202 Method 105 (Test Condition C)

Mechanical

Items
Mating Cycles 500 Min
Coupling Mechanism Threaded
Interface Specification MIL-STD-348
Coupling Mechanism Retention Force 100 lbs Min
Mating Torque, Min Working 8-12 inch-pounds
Note: These characteristics are typical and may not apply to all connectors.
Connector configurations may affect performance.

Interface Dimensions