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Offline Samogon

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Help to identify coax RF connector
« on: February 28, 2018, 04:32:40 pm »
It is used in Agilent power meter connecting power reference socket to to power source on the board.
 

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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 04:48:50 pm »
My best guess is that it is SMC connector. Can someone confirm it?
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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 05:22:01 pm »
If it's Agilent then it's most likely SMC.
They love SMB and SMC.
Measure the OD of the non-threaded section. It should be between 3.63 and 3.71 mm.
 
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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 05:24:35 pm »
Yep looks like SMC to me too. I haven't personally seen them so much in test gear but i did see a lot of SMB in HP gear.
 
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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 11:34:15 pm »
SMC I think
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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 03:22:59 am »
It is an SMC, i had the same problem with the connector in my frequency meter. Do you need one, after I've broke mine I've got some spares to accommodate for future screw-ups.
 

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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 05:38:46 am »
It is an SMC, i had the same problem with the connector in my frequency meter. Do you need one, after I've broke mine I've got some spares to accommodate for future screw-ups.
I need right angle plug, i am going to fabricate SMC to SMA cable. I have found inexpensive on Chibay but it is crimp type. Now i wonder can i crimp it without special tool which i found nice on digikey for ~$200 for all sorts of coax connectors.
So i think buying it for future projects or i can crimp it with pliers and some magic.
Can you share what you have done?
 

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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 05:23:59 pm »
Got right angle SMC and used my new crimping tool, worked like a charm.
I can now accept crimping requests for any coax connectors  :-+

PS It would be impossible to crimp without proper tool, pliers flatten tube and it stays loose. Also tool has properly set force to not destroy connector.
So fo $230 i have tool for coax connectors also had to buy rotary stripping tool which cuts nice external isolation the cuts shield then cuts internal isolator and it is additional $30. total 270 with shipment.
Keysight sells this cable assembly E4418-61811 for $302 and you have to be a business to able to order parts from them.
It is even cheaper to get broken meter for just this part :)
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Re: Help to identify coax RF connector
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 07:46:25 pm »
Got right angle SMC and used my new crimping tool, worked like a charm.
I can now accept crimping requests for any coax connectors  :-+

PS It would be impossible to crimp without proper tool, pliers flatten tube and it stays loose. Also tool has properly set force to not destroy connector.
So fo $230 i have tool for coax connectors also had to buy rotary stripping tool which cuts nice external isolation the cuts shield then cuts internal isolator and it is additional $30. total 270 with shipment.
Keysight sells this cable assembly E4418-61811 for $302 and you have to be a business to able to order parts from them.
It is even cheaper to get broken meter for just this part :)

Need AIRCELL 7 with MMCX Plug  :P
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