three press-in SFB connectors. These
SFB connectors are cabled on the inside of the enclosure. The female connector, having no float, is fully sealed
to the IP67 standard in the unmated
condition making this an ideal interconnect for applications where the
outside of the enclosure experiences
extreme environmental conditions.
The male multiport block consists
of a panel mounted bracket and three
snap-in SFB connectors. These connectors are also cabled on the inside of
s Fig. 4 Multiport male block.
the enclosure. The SFB male connectors contain the radial and axial float
and are sealed to the IP56 standard in
the unmated and mated conditions.
This is just one example of how
this connector line can be tailored to
a specific requirement. These connec-
tors can be custom made to fit any ap-
• Multiport blocks in various con-
• Termination to standard and non-
s Fig. 5 Multiport female block.
• Individual panel mounted connec-
In the case shown in Figures 4
and 5, the cable on the inside of the
enclosure (for the male connector)
must be flexible cable in order to ac-
commodate the radial and axial float
of the connector. The female con-
nector can be terminated to semi-
rigid cable as this connector is rigidly
The SFB connector offers a unique
solution to a common problem encountered in field applications. With
the electrical and mechanical performance of a floating blindmate connector and the sealing performance
of a rigid mounted connector, RF
design engineers now have a suitable
alternative when float is required in
environmentally sensitive design applications.
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I/O Connectors for Outdoor
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