L-com Releasing a Series of Solderless Coaxial Connectors

L-com's new solderless coaxial connectors help field installers by eliminating the need for solder on the center pins when terminating coaxial connectors. With these new items, installers and technicians can quickly and easily terminate coaxial cable after measuring it in the field.

North Andover, MA March 22, 2013

L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has introduced a new line of coaxial connectors that do not require solder to terminate, making them ideal for terminating cable in the field. They feature a captive center pin designed to clamp around the center conductor of the cable, eliminating the need to attach it separately since it is already assembled into the connector body.

Until now, L-com only offered three types of coaxial connectors: one-, two-, or three-piece crimp connectors, single-piece clamp connectors, and twist-on or tap connectors. In order to get the best termination on a coaxial cable, however, they would require the center pin to be separately soldered or crimped on the center conductor before crimping the rest of the connector body to the cable. The new connectors eliminate that step: simply strip the cable per the recommended dimensions, then slide the ferrule over the cable and insert the stripped cable into the connector body. After sliding the ferrule back up to the connector body and crimping, the connector has the same superior connectivity and hold as older solder crimp connectors.

"Technicians often need to attach coaxial connectors in the field and in wireless applications," said Patrick Pesa, Director of Product Development. "Handling and soldering of the center pin is time consuming and tedious even in the best of situations, and more-so in the field. These new connectors will greatly help field installers."

Currently, L-com offers:

ANM-1420 - Solderless Type N Male Connector for 400-Series Low-Loss Cable
ARSP-1726 - Solderless Reverse Polarity SMA Plug Right Angle for 195-Series Low-Loss Cable
ARSP-1728 - Solderless Reverse Polarity SMA Plug Straight for 195-Series Low-Loss Cable

There are plans to add additional types throughout 2013. In addition to the improved termination process, these connectors also feature gold plating on the center pin and a nickel-plated brass body that is ideal for outdoor use.

L-com®, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the audio/video, OEM, military/aerospace, IT, and wireless RF industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the HyperLink® line of wireless antennas, amplifiers, filters/splitters, lightning protectors, weatherproof enclosures, and much more. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

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