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Tapper 6 dB IP65 400 W 350-3800 MHz 4.3-10 female

818432

High-Performance Directional Couplers for radio frequency networks

A directional coupler is a passive component used in radio frequency (RF) systems to split or combine RF signals while maintaining the directional flow of the signal. Its primary function is to transfer a portion of the RF power flowing in one transmission line to another transmission line, typically with minimal loss.

Directional couplers operate based on the principle of electromagnetic coupling between transmission lines. They consist of at least four ports: the input port (usually called the main line), the output port (also known as the through port), and two auxiliary ports (the coupled port and the isolated port.

When an RF signal is applied to the input port, a portion of that signal is coupled to the coupled port while the majority of the signal continues through to the output port. The amount of power coupled to the auxiliary port is determined by the design of the directional coupler and is typically specified as a coupling factor in decibels (dB).

Directional couplers are essential components in broadcast stations or mobile communication networks. Couplers enable engineers to monitor signal strength, analyse performance, and distribute signals to various components within the broadcast or communication system. Use cases are:

  • Signal Monitoring: Directional couplers allow RF engineers to monitor signal strength and quality at various points within the RF system, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Signal Measurement: They facilitate accurate measurement of RF signals for troubleshooting, maintenance, and performance optimization.
  • Signal Distribution: Directional couplers enable the distribution of RF signals to multiple components or devices within the transmission line without significant signal loss.
  • Isolation: They provide isolation between the input and output ports, minimizing interference and ensuring signal integrity.
  • Versatility: SPINNER directional couplers are available in various designs and frequency ranges, making them suitable for a wide range of broadcast or mobile communication system applications.

The Coaxial directional coupler 2 probes 694-3100 MHz 7-16 female SMA female guarantees excellent, lossless mobile communication quality for use in in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) or on mobile communication base stations outdoors.

SPINNER directional couplers are characterized by highly effective signal isolation and extremely low intermodulation (low PIM).

Our Coaxial directional coupler 2 probes 694-3100 MHz 7-16 female SMA female is meticulously engineered to meet the demanding requirements of high performance RF systems. Designed and built with precision and versatility in mind, these directional couplers offer unparalleled performance for RF engineers building full broadcast systems or install mobile communication networks.

Key Features:

  • Accurate signal monitoring and measurement capabilities
  • High-quality construction for long-term reliability
  • Wide frequency range to accommodate diverse broadcast or mobile communication system needs
  • Excellent signal isolation to minimize interference
  • Easy integration into existing broadcast or mobile communication setups
  • Robust design suitable for demanding broadcast or mobile communication environments

Outstanding RF characteristics, best possible passive intermodulation and VSWR

The Coaxial directional coupler 2 probes 694-3100 MHz 7-16 female SMA female enables you to transmit high-frequency signals reliably and flawlessly with optimum protection of your sensitive equipment in a power range up to 500 W with maximum passive intermodulation (IM3) of -160 dBc.

The protection class is IP 20.

The port path designation regarding main line and probe is as follows: Port 1, 2: main line, Port 3, 4: probe

It supports the use following frequency bands : 700, 800, 900, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2400, 2600

The 7-16 connector has become the most widely used coaxial connection system for mobile communication systems, due to its excellent mechanical and electrical properties. In order to achieve the industry leading intermodulation performance SPINNER applies silver-plating on all inner and outer conductor parts of the standard connector. As a supporting measure, we use exclusively non-magnetic materials, and we have minimized the number of RF contact points. The connection is especially suited for transmitting medium or high power indoors and outdoors.

The product offers a transition from interface 7-16 female to interface 7-16 female.

Invest in our high-performance directional couplers to elevate the performance and reliability of your broadcast or mobile communication system. Trust in our expertise and commitment to delivering superior RF components for your broadcasting needs. Overall, this directional coupler offers a simple and cost-effective solution for your installation.

RF characteristics

Number of interfaces:
3
Interface type:
4.3-10 female (50 Ω) per IEC 61169-54
Port / path designation:
Port 1: input
Port 2, 3: output
Interface direction:
straight
Splitting ratio:
1 : 0.25 : 0.75
Splitter style:
asymmetrical
Frequency range:
350 to 3800 MHz
Frequency band:
1800, 2600, 1500, 300, 2400, 2300, 700, 2100, 800, 900, 3800
Average power rating:
400 W
Directivity:
≥ 18 dB
VSWR, max.:
1.3 @ Port 1
1.43 @ Port 3 1)
Return loss:
≤ -15dB @ Port 3 1)
Insertion loss max.:
1.8 dB
Insertion loss typ.:
1.4 dB
Coupling attenuation:
6 dB
Coupling tolerance:
±1.2 dB
Passive intermodulation (IM3), max.:
-155 dBc
Passive intermod. (IM3), typ.:
-160 dBc
DC-Bypass:
Port 1 ↔ Port 2
max. 1 A per input max. 60 V DC
AISG Standard, 2.0, § 6.4

Mechanical characteristics

Colour:
grey
Degree of protection:
IP 65
Degree of protection remark:
outdoor
Weight, approx.:
680.0 g
Length:
225.0 mm
Width:
30.0 mm
Height:
71.0 mm

Environmental conditions

Environmental conditions:
ETSI EN 300019-1-1 Class 1.2
ETSI EN 300019-1-2 Class 2.3
ETSI EN 300019-1-4 Class 4.1E
Operating temperature:
-40 to +55 °C
Relative humidity, max.:
95% (non-condensing)
Storage ambient temperature:
-40 to 85° C
Storage relative humidity, max.:
95% (non-condensing)

Scope of delivery & accessories

Mounting accessoires:
integrated

Further remarks

1):
According to DIN 14024-1
Customs tariff number:
85177900

Downloads

818431-48-DS.pdf

Product data sheet – 818432 – 818431-48-DS.pdf

818432-MS.vex

Model – 818432 – iBwave VEX file – 818432-MS.vex