SMA connectors – special construction plugs and sockets for coaxial cables
Communication devices and antennas are common today, so ensuring the quality of cables and connectors to them is very important. Today, coaxial cables are used primarily to transmit weak signals that have very high frequencies.
The construction of the coaxial cable differs from that of other similar cables. Inside such a conductor is placed a steel, aluminum or copper core conductor or a twisted copper or steel cable. The next layer is a dielectric that acts as an internal insulation. The dielectric influences such parameters as the wave impedance of the entire cable. The next layer is made of plastic (formerly also lead or metal, but they are dangerous). The task of this layer is also a conductor and protects against electromagnetic interference from the environment. The last outer layer consists of flexible insulation.
Importantly, the electromagnetic field, thanks to which the signal travels from one end to the other end of the cable, only arises in the space between the inner and outer conductors. It does not penetrate to the outside, so the coaxial cable can be safely placed near electronics, metal objects, without losing the signal quality.
SMA connectors – use and maintenance
The use of SMA connectors is very wide. As mentioned, these connectors are primarily used for coaxial cables. They are most often used in wireless networks, in cables transporting signals from various types of antennas. In home applications, they are used to transport the signal from a TV antenna, Wi-Fi antenna, to strengthen the signal or to a GPS antenna.
You can use the sockets for mounting in your device on a PLC board. This is an effective way to connect cables and repair a damaged connector. To properly use the cable with SMA connectors, you must always clean the plug thoroughly before connecting it. In order not to damage the end of the cable, it is a good idea to get compressed air and use it regularly to make sure that there is no dirt inside the connector. In this way, the operated ARCs should remain fully operational for approximately 500 connections.
SMA connectors – types and parameters
SMA connectors come in different variants. You will find SMA tips in the Botland store in both female and male versions. The products available in this category are of the highest quality due to the very restrictive production process and the best quality and production materials used. The dominant type of resistance - which results from the application and technical parameters of SMA cables - is 50 ohms.
As you know, SMA connectors play a key role in the process of transmitting signals. Highest quality connectors will improve the quality of a given signal significantly. Very low resistance (50 Ω) of such elements allows the signal to freely reach the receiver without distortions and interference. The SMA connector is one of the most popular connectors on the market. Get the connectors now that will provide you with the best signal quality provided by the Wi-Fi antenna, GSM antenna or other device. We invite you to place orders now!