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Post subject: Power Handling - RF Connectors/ Cables
postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:34 pm
I am trying
to learn the basics of power handling (average/ peak power calculations,
dielectric withstanding voltage, corona voltage, etc) that I have to
apply for RF connectors and cables.
Can anyone please direct
to me some books or websites that can give me detailed information on
Thanks in advance!
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:52 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Johnson Components has a nice document
that covers a lot of the ground you are looking for:
Time Microwave has good info in the back of
their cable catalog. This page has all the different sections available
separately, because the entire catalog is 27 MB (look near the bottom
of the page starting at around catalog page 63):
That should get you started. Beyond that, check cable and connector
vendor websites (https://www.rfcafe.com/vendors/vendor-links.htm), and
even call to talk to applications engineers to get specific questions
- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024