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Post subject: Power Handling - RF Connectors/ Cables
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:34 pm


I am trying to learn the basics of power handling (average/ peak power calculations, dielectric withstanding voltage, corona voltage, etc) that I have to apply for RF connectors and cables.

Can anyone please direct to me some books or websites that can give me detailed information on the same?

Thanks in advance!



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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:52 pm
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Greetings Saytha:

Johnson Components has a nice document that covers a lot of the ground you are looking for:

http://www.johnsoncomponents.com/webapp ... Fguide.pdf

Time Microwave has good info in the back of their cable catalog. This page has all the different sections available separately, because the entire catalog is 27 MB (look near the bottom of the page starting at around catalog page 63):


That should get you started. Beyond that, check cable and connector vendor websites (http://www.rfcafe.com/vendors/vendor-links.htm), and even call to talk to applications engineers to get specific questions answered.

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