Do you need an antenna connector for your device? There are different types of antenna connectors on the market today. Each connector type has its unique purpose and benefits. To connect an antenna to your device, you need the right connector for excellent performance. With a number of antenna connectors in the market, it can be confusing to know which one to choose. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of antenna connectors and their purposes, and find the right one for you!
Antenna connectors are devices that allow radio frequency signal connection between an external antenna and radio equipment. They provide good electrical contact between the radio transmitter and the antenna. These connectors come in various shapes and sizes, suited for both active and passive antenna systems.
F Connector and Adapters for other types of Connection
The F connectors are so easy and quick to installer. These connectors are in the principal splitters, PAU and another elements of the installation such as amplifiers, LNB´s, Satellite Receivers. This connector is normally to find in a lot of devices. The F connector is also knowsn as Threaded Connector. There are two main types: 7 mm (6.8mm) is the most common and most used in coaxial cables, and connector 5mm that it is used in a thin coaxial cable typically used in satellite systems. Although we can also find other diameters F connectors.
Gender and Polarity
When you’re trying to identify pin (male) and socket (female) connectors, you may find it helpful to keep in mind the following:
When mating two connectors, it is important to ensure that both connectors have the same polarity. For example, both should be RPSMA.
Typically, RF plugs are pin (male), and the threads are on the inside of the shell.
Typically, RF jacks are socket (female), and the threads are on the outside of the shell.
The shell of a plug (male) typically covers the shell of a jacket (female).
Building off of these concepts, here are some more helpful descriptions:
A standard polarity jack (female) has a socket in the middle designed to receive the pin from the plug (male), and the jack’s shell has threads on the outside. Here we have shown an SMA jack, typically found on a radio such as a cellular gateway or GPS receiver.
A reverse polarity plug (male) has a socket in the middle designed to receive the pin from the jack (female) connector, and the plug’s shell has threads on the inside. Here we have shown an RPSMA plug, typically found on the end of a coaxial cable that connects to products such as the RF451, RF407-series, and CR6-WIFI.
A reverse polarity jack (female) has a center pin that sticks out from the middle, and the jack’s shell has threads on the outside. Here we have shown an RPSMA jack, typically found on a radio such as our 900 MHz spread-spectrum and Wi-Fi devices.
A standard polarity jack (female) has a socket, whereas a reverse polarity jack (female) has a pin.
A standard polarity plug (male) has a pin, whereas a reverse polarity plug (male) has a socket.