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Informational - 2016-06-16

Guide to rear mount SMA connector

Customers often ask us about SMA mounting,  industry terminology can be confusing.  This guide to help you understand how to mount a rear mount SMA connector in a panel quickly and easily.

There’s often confusion about front and rear mount SMA connectors.   Rear mount means that the main body of the SMA connector, including the large nut is mounted inside the panel cut out, the washer and nut are screwed up outside of the panel. Rear mount SMA is the most common mounting method in the market place today.   See our front mount guide here.

GradConn offer rear mount SMA connector solutions in five options:

  • Straight SMA - Standard
  • Right Angle SMA
  • Straight RP SMA - Reverse Polarity with male centre pin
  • Nautilus waterproof straight SMA
  • Nautilus waterproof RP-SMA  - Reverse Polarity with male centre pin
Nautilus is a range of IP 67 & 68 rated connectors, find out more at our Nautilus web pages.

To create a cable assembly go to our coaxial cable assembly builder.

Finally, if you require any help or advice with front mount SMA connectors then contact GradConn. 

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