Zierick Manufacturing Corporation is pleased to announce an extension of its line of Surface Mount Insulation Piercing Crimp Terminals. This patent pending product allows for termination of RG174/U or RG316/U coaxial cable. The connectors use a series of blades oriented to pierce the center conductor and outside jacket dielectric materials to create an electrical connection to both the signal wire and braid (ground) in a single operation – eliminating any additional soldering operations. Zierick offers this product in standard EIA Tape and Reel packaging (Part Number IPC-2-1-T). Insertion requires the outer jacket and braid to be stripped approximately 0.250″/6.35mm. The cable is then inserted into the connector and the housing can be pressed down via a hand tool or small press. The terminal is perfect for applications with a usable range of up to 3.25 GHz while providing a VSWR of less than 1.5:1 (at 2 GHz) and 1.6:1 (at 3 GHz).
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