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Antennas' connectors' gender is not as you would expect, due to these factors:

  • Gender of threaded connectors is referring to the pins inside--not the threads.
  • This applies to all of the following: N, RP-SMA, RP-TNC, SMA, TNC
Connectors with "RP" in the name are further complicated by the "reverse polarization" (RP):
  • The pins are female when they appear to be male, and vice versa.
  • If the documentation refers to the connector as "reverse ____":
  • This is the same as RP-____ (e.g, "reverse SMA" = RP-SMA)
Details about Reverse Polarity (RP) / Reverse Gender Connectors and Adapters
  • Reverse Polarity/Reverse Gender connectors satisfy FCC Regulation 15 by switching dielectrics and pins/contacts between genders.
  • For example, a Reverse Gender Male consists of a male body, however, the dielectric and contact are female.
  • Basically, an RP female will look like a standard male, and an RP male will look like a standard female. Reverse Polarity connectors and adapters will not mate with standard coaxial connectors. To attempt to do so will damage the connector.
  • All of our cables with RP-SMA female have a bulkhead (nut and washer). They will will pass through an exterior wall covered in sheet metal and will seal out weather and survive extreme temperatures.
N-Connector: The N type of connector is available in threaded and slip on versions and offers a bandwidth of up to 11 GHz. Such connectors are usually used with smaller cables such as RG-225. These connectors are used mainly with coaxial type of cables that are designed to provide distortion free signals. N type connectors are available in right angled models that facilitate their use at cramped locations in order to let the WiFi antennas remain vertical.

BNC and TNC: BNC or Bayonet Neill-Concelman connector is a locking connector. These connectors twist and lock onto the mounting post unlike many other connectors that press or thread onto it. Such connectors are used in situations where quick disconnect capabilities are required.

TNC or Threaded Neill-Concelman version uses threads instead of the locking mechanism.

MCX: They are smaller in diameter by 30 percent when compared to SMA coaxial connectors. Such a size enables further miniaturization of the hardware of the WiFi network. They are designed to press fit into the post on the router. They are mainly used with antenna cabling of smaller diameters.
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