Re: Stainless steel N connector.


Colin Ranson
 

Hi John,

 

Funny you should mention gold plated N. I have a couple of gold plated N plugs with RG316 size entry, I expect they are literally like the proverbial ?  been sitting in my drawer for years, reluctant to use them !

 

Regards and keep safe one and all,

 

Colin G8LBS.

 

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From: John E. Beech
Sent: 23 October 2020 10:02
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Stainless steel N connector.

 

Gold plated ones any good? ( Probably make the aluminium corrode even faster.)

de John G8SEQ

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Dr. David Kirkby, Kirkby Microwave Ltd <drkirkby@...>
>  To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
>  Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Stainless steel N connector.
>  Sent: Oct 22 '20 18:39

>  On Thu, 22 Oct 2020 at 18:24, Richard GD8EXI <perwick@...> wrote:

>  > Stainless Steel is a particularly bad conductor of electricity, 40
>  > times worse than copper, 10 times worse than Nickel and only 1.7
>  > times better than nichrom, as used in resistance wire! So I doubt
>  > you will find Stainless steel N type plugs.
>  >
>  > I use nickel plated N Types on boats with good results but not
>  > mounted on aluminium.
>  >
>  > Some jointing compounds e.g. Duralac create an open circuit across
>  > the joint however Bicon should be fine.
>  >
>  > 73s
>  > Richard
>  > GD8EXI

>  Stainless steel RF connectors are quite common.

>  Dave






 

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