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What is with all the different types of RF Connectors?

There are many different types of RF connectors on the market.  F, BNC, PL-259, N, DIN, SMA, MCX, etc 😉


What you need to know

Do you know why there are so many connectors on the market and what makes each one different?

In this session, we discuss:

  • Common connectors for small diameter coax cables
  • Common connectors for medium diameter coax cables
  • Why we have so many connectors on the market
  • What makes each type of connector so different

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F Connector
Belling-Lee Connector

 

MCX Connector

 

SMA Male Connector

 

(left)SMA Male / Female | (right) RP-SMA Female / Male

 

BNC Connector
Male UHF Connector (PL-259)

 

N Male Connector
Motorola Male Connector

 

(right) FME Male (left) FME Female

(All images from Wikipedia)

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