MegaPhase Product Alert - October 29, 2009
MegaPhase ZNTM Bayonet Connectors Equivalent to Type N through 15 GHz
Provide Fast and Easy Connects/Disconnects
Stroudsburg, PA Oct. 29 – The MegaPhase
ZN Bayonet-style connectors and adapter have
proven to be essential in conditions when time is of the essence, and threading a traditional Type N is not
MegaPhase LLC, a leading manufacturer of
RF cable assemblies,
connectors and adapters, designed the
ZNTM to connect and disconnect more quickly and reliably than traditional Type N connectors. The quick connects
and disconnects work in any kind of weather conditions. The environmentally protected ZNTM connector design
includes gaskets to prevent water or solvents from migrating into the cable. These connectors are well-suited for
applications that require more power than available from SMA, or MegaPhase’s ZMA line of connectors.
The ZN Connector was initially designed for Special Forces who needed to make quick connections with a fly-away
kit for satellite links. These harsh conditions required fast and precise connections, great reliability and
simple hand manipulation without any tools.
These same qualities make the ZNTM the connector of choice for
testing applications that require multiple connections. For example, the ZNTM is essential when testing an X-Band
RADAR system with 120 phase-matched elements. When equipped with ZNTM Connectors, each element takes much less
time and skill to calibrate and tune. A single cable can be connected and disconnected to each element to tune the
MegaPhase ZNTM Series precision coaxial connectors and adapters can easily be mated
and de-mated by hand with a quarter turn, no torque wrenches are needed, making it ideal for applications where
space is tight. The connectors are “keyed” with lugs in 2-, 3- or 4-lug styles (customs on request). Since the
MegaPhase ZN™ connectors provide a high relative coupling force, they are ideal for extreme vibration applications
where insufficient room is available for spring-loaded blindmate panels.
For applications such as antenna
systems, rapid deployment terminals and SATCOM, the ZNTM connector provides excellent mechanical stability and
eliminates the need for lock wiring in high vibration environments.
“The ZNTM connectors and adapters are ideal for test systems, since they provide a fast and accurate method for
continuous connects and disconnects,” notes William Pote, president of MegaPhase. He explains, “our customers may
be jumping from an aircraft and need to establish a satellite link within minutes, and they most likely have more
to be concerned about—such as incoming fire—than threading on connectors.”
The ZNTM connectors are
available on the rugged and reliable Warrior CableTM and TM Series cables.
In addition to the ZNTM MegaPhase
also offers a full line of both RF in-series and between-series coaxial adapters through 67 GHz.
Contact MegaPhase for quote and complete data (570) 424-8400 or FastQuote@MegaPhase.com .
2098 West Main Street, Building 3
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-9526