RP-TNC Connectors

RP-TNC Connectors

The TNC connector series is a miniature, threaded weatherproof series with a constant 50 Ω impedance and a frequency range of DC to 11 GHz. The TNC series shares its contact design with the BNC series, utilizing a threaded coupling nut for secure mating and higher frequency performance than the BNC.

TNC connectors are produced with standard and reverse polarity. Reverse polarity is a keying system accomplished with a reverse interface, and ensures that reverse polarity interface connectors do not mate with standard interface connectors. Amphenol accomplishes this by inserting female contacts into plugs and male contacts into jacks to ensure quality. Other manufacturers may use reverse threading to accomplish reverse polarity keying.

As a result of their versatility and durability, TNC connectors are ideal for a variety applications.

Features and Benefits
  • Threaded coupling interface ensures connector with not de-couple in vibration-intense applications
  • Durable construction
  • Expansive product line includes designs for many common cable types
  • Antennas
  • Industrial
  • Wireless
  • Military
  • Broadband

TNC Connectors Specifications


Impedance 50 Ohm
Frequency Range DC - 11 GHz (DC - 18 GHz on Extended Range Designs)
Voltage Rating 500 Volts Peak
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage 1500 VRMS Max
VSWR (Return Loss)  
     DC - 11 GHz 1.3 (-18 dB) Max
Insulation Resistance  5000 MΩ Min
Center Contact Resistance 1.5 mΩ Max
Outer Contact Resistance 0.2 mΩ Max
RF Leakage -60 dB Max @ 3 GHz
Insertion Loss  
     M39012 Straight Connectors 0.18 dB Max @ 9 GHz
     M39012 Right Angle Connectors 0.21 dB Max @ 9 Gz
Power Handling 316 W @ 1 GHz @ 25 ºC


Temperature Range −65°C to +165°C
Thermal Shock MIL-STD-202, Method 107 (Test Condition B) except high temp test @ +200⁰C
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 G) - No Discontinutiy Permitted
Moisture Resistance MIL-STD-202, Method 106
Altitude MIL-STD-202 Method 105 (Test Condition C)


Mating Cycles 500 Min
Coupling Mechanism Threaded
Interface Specification MIL-STD-348
Mating Torque 4 - 6 inch-pounds (0.51 - 0.67 N-m)
 Note: These characteristics are typical and may not apply to all connectors.
Connector configurations may affect performance.

Interface Dimensions