QUESTION:

Where can I get some information on SMA connector over polishing?

 

ANSWER:

For other types of actively used connectors, SMA for example, the design intent of this connector has a specific pre-polish length and final after polish length of .3860”-.3863” this is a critical length to maintain as both connectors in a mating adapters would contact each other and provide  repeatable insertion loss readings. If one of the connectors was over polished by even .0001” a non-contact would occur and create a high loss mating. This after polish length also applies to the old ATT Biconic style connector that required the finish polish to be held to .0003”.

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: “How can I tell I have over-polished a connector?“ asked more often than you might think…

 

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    Answered by AskFOC Technical Team September 21, 2018

 

 

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