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Right Angle F type adapters, any good ones?

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#1 OFFLINE   rahlquist


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

A while back I was told that I should avoid Right Angle F type adapters because of the loss incurred with every connection made. That said I have 3 locations where the standard straight through connection puts the wall plate under a great deal of strain and in one case even caused a failure twice. Are there any usable right angle adapters out there? Any that someone has used?



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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:18 PM



This says it is swept to 3.0 GHZ. I feel certain that this rating is what to look for in connectors.


The thing that is relevant is that you now have 2 places to come loose instead of one.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

I have a few from summitsource.com (part COS106) that I've used for various things. Works fine for satellite and OTA signals. Works fine on my 24v power block between it and the cable connecting to the DC/PWR port on my SWM-16s, so I know they can carry voltage too. The insertion loss is well under a db - much better than the loss you'd have from coax that's been bent much too tightly or a wall connector under enough stress that its breaking.


If you want avoid jimmie57's concern about "2 places to come loose instead of one", I've seen right angle RG6 compression connectors. Perhaps there are even some angled connectors you can get for your wall plate if you hunt around enough.

Edited by slice1900, 25 May 2013 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

I have several bought from Lowes and Home Depot that work just fine. The insertion loss is trivial.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Right angle compression connectors are available from IDC and Belden.


Some examples:






Both are good for wiring MDU equipment in confined spaces.  The Beldens are available for about half the eBay prices if you buy in quantities of 50 or more.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

I use some inexpensive right angle elbows, and have never had a problem with satellite signals. I do try to avoid using them when I can, but there are a few places where it is almost a necessity.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

I don't trust these right angle connectors.  What you really need is a recessed wall plate



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