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N Connectors


The N connector, or N-type connector, is a threaded coaxial cable adapter for radio frequency cables, named after its inventor Paul Neill. These connectors are designed to be sturdy, weatherproof (IP67 rated), and medium-sized, originally intended to support signals up to 1 GHz. Modern versions can handle frequencies up to 18 GHz.

N connectors are gendered, coupling via a ⅝-24 UNEF thread, similar to F-type connectors, and are typically hand-tightened, although some variants use hex nuts.

Cross-section of a mated N connector

These connectors are widely used in applications such as antenna installation, cellular networking, and WLAN. Key specifications include:

  • Frequency: Up to 18 GHz
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms and 75 Ohms
  • Shielding effectiveness: Better than -100 dB
  • Dielectric resistance: 3000 VRMS

Example of N Connectors in a sentence:

"N connectors are typically found on ultra low loss cables, ensuring minimal signal loss even at higher frequencies."

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