Back Mounted (rear mounting)                  
When a connector is mounted from the inside of a panel or box with its mounting flange inside the equipment.


Bayonet or Bayonet Neill Concelman. A quick coupling device for plug and receptacle connectors, accomplished by rotation of a cam operating device designed to bring the connector halves together.


Main, or largest, portion of a connector to which other portions are attached.


A term used to define a mounting style of connectors. Bulkhead connectors are designed to be inserted into a panel cutout from the rear (component side) or front side of the panel.


Cable Assembly                                           
A completed cable and its associated hardware (e.g. connectors)


Coaxial Cable                                               
A transmission line consisting of two concentric conductors insulated from each other. In its flexible form it consists of either a solid or stranded center conductor surrounded by a dielectric. A braid is then woven over the dielectric to form an outer conductor. A protective plastic covering is placed on top of the braid.


Connector Assembly                                    
Includes housing and contact plus additional components such as hardware used to hold the assembly together and/or make the assembly a functional connector.


Jack or Socket. Used in the description of RF Connectors


Socket or Female. Used in the description of RF Connectors


Low Smoke Halogen Free/ Low Smoke Zero Halogen. Refers to cable for use in buildings, ships and public area.


Plug. Used in the description of RF Connectors


Male. Used in the description of RF Connectors


Jack or Female. Used in the description of RF Connectors

Material Appreviations

Conductor / Screen Abbreviations

Al. Tape    Aluminium Tape
BC    Bare Copper
BCCAI    Bare Copper Clad Aluminium
TC    Tinned Copper
SC    Silver Covered Copper

Dielectric Abbreviations

Foam PE       Gas Injected Foam PE
PE    Solid Low Density Polyethylene
PTFE    Solid Polytetrafluroethylene


Jacket Abbreviations

Flourinated Ethylene Propylene
P.V.C    Polyvinyl Chloride