Amphenol offers non-reflective black plated RF interconnect option

A black plating option has been introduced by Amphenol RF. It is available for existing connector and adapter configurations which are designed for use in harsh environments and covert applications.

Alternative plating allows engineers to use existing RF interconnects in new and different applications to meet more specific design requirements, said Amphenol RF.

The black zinc-cobalt plating option is offered for a variety of RF connectors and coaxial adapters to expand the versatility of existing product designs. These interconnects are engineered for performance and manufactured with durable materials. This alternate plating offers up to 48 hours of corrosive-resistance to salt spray exposure and makes the RF interconnects suitable for demanding land, sea and airborne environments.

The black zinc-cobalt alloy is RoHS and REACH-compliant and designed to be non-reflective for covert applications such as military communication equipment. This makes it suitable for the safety of military and emergency personnel. These black-plated connectors and adapters are available in waterproof IP67-rated configurations which allows them to maintain excellent RF performance even during temporary submergence. Black plating is beneficial for applications such as precision positioning systems, radar receivers, surveillance equipment and drones used to avoid enemy detection.

The black plating joins Amphenol RF’s portfolio of plating options which includes tin nickel plating that offers protection of up to 720 hours of salt spray exposure. 

Amphenol RF is a leading manufacturer of coaxial connectors for use in radio frequency, microwave and data transmission system applications. 

Amphenol RF is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, and has sales, marketing and manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe. Standard products include RF connectors, coaxial adapters and RF cable assemblies. Custom engineered products include multi-port ganged interconnect, blind mate and hybrid mixed-signal solutions.

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