Type N male Solder Connector + UG-176 Reducer Combo for RG-223, RG-59, LMR-240, RG-8X mini 8, and other 0.240 Inch OD Coax
Silver Plated Brass Body
Gold Plated Brass Center Pin
Detailed Product Information
This Type N male Solder Connector + UG-176 Reducer Combo is one of several thousand RF products available from Max-Gain Systems, Inc.
This connector is made from a Solid Brass body that is precision machined and plated with Silver for superior performance and value. This Type N male Solder Connector has a PTFE dielectric and a gold plated brass center pin. The Type N male interface contains a gasket, for shock- / vibration- resistant and waterproof connections.
Compatible with Coaxial Cable Types: LMR-195, LMR-200, RG-142, RG-142B/U, RG-141, RG-141A/U, RG-142A/U, RG-122/U, RG-400, RG-400/U, RG-58, RG-55, RG-55B/U, RG-55A/U, RG-58C/U, RG-223, RG-223/U, 0.195 Inch OD coaxial cable.
We will begin by installing the Type N connector on a piece of RG-8X. This process is the same for all the other types of cable that fit the Type N connector with a UG-176 reducer. These connectors fit on a wide range of coax types including: LMR-240, LMR-240 Ultraflex, Mini 8, Micro 8/U, RG-59, RG-8X, Belden 8241, Belden 8221, Belden 9169, Belden 9204, Belden 9228, Belden 9258, Belden 1426A, Belden 1505A, Belden 8212, Belden 8241F, Belden 9100, Belden 9110, Belden 9165, Belden9171, Belden 9240, Belden 9259, Belden 9265, Belden 9274, Belden 9275, Belden 9659, Belden 8279, Belden 8279A, Belden 9209, Belden 9209A, Belden 82241, Belden 88241, Belden 1506A, Belden 1825A, Belden 1826A, Belden 82108, Belden 89108, Belden 89259, and other 0.240 Inch OD coaxial cable.
First cut your cable to the desired length and place the reducer onto the coax. Strip the black jacket back approximately 1.02 inches. When the jacket is stripped cut the braid/foil back 0.315 of an inch from the fresh cut end.
Move the reducer up to the end of the black jacket and fold back the braid onto the reducer. If there are any strands of the braid, that make contact with the threads, trim them with small diagonal cutters. Finally, cut back the dielectric 0.433 of an inch from the fresh end down to the center conductor.
Main Body Install:
Put the main body on the end of the cable and grip it with a pair of pliers and begin screwing it to the right (clockwise) till you see the center conductor inside the solder hole of the center pin of the Type N connector itself.
FAQ #1: Why wont the center conductor go into the connector?
Answer 1: The center is bent off of center. Ensure the center conductor is perfectly straight before screwing the connector body onto the coax.
Answer 2: The tip of the center conductor was flattened by diagonal cutters when cutting the coax. To fix this, use a pair of pliers to round back out the tip of the center conductor.
Begin by positioning the solder hole, in the center pin, facing up. Turn on your soldering iron and allow sufficient time for the soldering iron tip to reach full operating temperature and clean the tip of the iron by wiping it with a damp sponge. Apply heat to the center pin of the Type N connector with your soldering iron by placing the “flat” of the iron underneath the pin. This allows maximum heat transfer to the pin and center conductor. Be sure the soldering iron is on the bottom side of the center pin. When the pin is heated, apply the solder to the tip of the center conductor. Allow sufficient solder to flow to seal the center conductor inside the center pin.
Once the center pin is sealed with solder, move the soldering iron to the holes on the body. Make sure to fill both of the holes with solder flush with the top of each hole. Once both holes of the connector are filled with solder let the connector cool down. When the connector is cool, screw on the other portion of the connector to complete your install.
When this is completed, as a final test, you should always check resistance from the center pin to the body with an ohmmeter in a low resistance scale. After verifying that there are no braid – to – center pin shorts on the other end of the coaxial cable, you should see infinite resistance (open). This completes your installation and the connector is ready for use!
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