Waterproof RF connectors use nickel aluminium bronze alloy
Waterproof connectors in the Pisces range from Intelliconnect (Europe) are available in a nickel aluminium bronze alloy. This makes them suitable for use in harsh environments including marine, naval, chemical, oil and gas industries.
Conventional RF connectors are manufactured from brass and finished with nickel plating or passivated stainless steel, explains the company. Such finishes are subject to minor degrading in harsh environments and can lead to reducing the connector’s performance over time. The Pisces connector range is manufactured in nickel aluminium bronze, which is a high strength alloy with superior corrosion resistance which does not require plating for environmental protection, it says. The material has a durable, non-reflective surface, and provides a high level of corrosion resistance. It is inherently resistant to erosion in desert type environments and provides high resistance to sand and dust as there is no plated surface to degrade.
Typical applications include, video and communications systems, industrial control (SCADA) systems, military radar systems, nuclear and chemical systems, marine and naval systems.