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ROHS COMPLIANCE:


All of our parts are ROHS compliant except for cables which sometimes are & sometimes aren't depending upon the cable and the application. Some cables are compliant for some applications such as many telecommunication applications but not for others. Our cable assemblies use lead based solder, but we can often build 100% compliant cables upon request. See Annex 1A of WEEE/2002/96/EC, & 2005/747/EC for specific information about your application; an exemption in part says: "7. - Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead),- lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications,"

REACH:

Re EC1907/2006, We do not use any SVHC's in our manufacturing processes as identified in the June 2013 update. We require on our Purchase Orders to our vendors that we be notified if any SVHC content is present and as of yet no SVHC's have been identified. We are not registered as we sell articles.

Fairview Microwave Reach Statement

Conflict minerals: We do not purchase minerals from Conflict areas & require our suppliers to notify us if their content includes minerals from conflict areas, to date no such materials have been identified. 

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

International Certification Network Certificate

OTHER INFORMATION:

CABLE SPECIFICATIONS INSERTION LOSS, POWER, Z0, DIA, & ETC cablespecs.pdf
CONNECTOR COMPATIBILITY 2.92/3.5/SMA ETC RF CONNECTORS
MATING SMA/2.92/3.5/2.4 VARIOUS CONNECTOR DIMENSIONS & PROPERTIES MATING RULES
GPO™ Vs. SMP ARE THE GPO™ & SMP COMPATIBLE? GPO™ vs SMP
TORQUE WRENCHES HOW MUCH TORQUE IS ENOUGH? TORQUE WRENCHES

ARE THE GPO & SMP COMPATIBLE?

(The opinions below are those of a salesman, beware!)

GPO™ is a trademark of Gilbert Engineering who developed this connector. A military specification was written so the defense dept would have multiple sources for this connector. Only Gilbert can call this connector the GPO, though other suppliers feel their connector is equivalent & call it the SMP.Minor tolerance differences exist, be careful when substituting parts. Please call regarding your particular application, & compatibility between particular suppliers.

MATING RULES FOR SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm, & 3.5mm CONNECTORS: 

SMA (1) 2.92mm 3.5mm 2.4mm
DIELECTRIC TEFLON AIR AIR AIR
OUTER COND. INNER DIA. 2.92mm 3.5mm 2.4mm
MALE PIN DIA. (2) MAX/MIN .0370/.0355 .0365/.0355 .0365/.0355 .0205/.0195
MALE PIN DIA. (3) .050 .060
FEMALE THREAD .250-36 .250-36 .250-36 M 7.0 X .75-6G
NORMAL F-MAX 18 GHZ 40 GHZ 34 GHZ 50 GHZ

HOW MUCH TORQUE IS ENOUGH?

This is one of those simple questions with a long answer. One of our most popular torque wrenches is the SMA, with a torque of 8.85 in-lbs. MIL-PRF-39012 says sma's must work with torques between 7-10 in-lbs & be capable of handling 15 in-lbs without damage. An industry average seems to be 8 in-lbs. 

There is also a military spec which calls out 8 in-lbs max.& one test equipment manufacturer says sma torque should never exceed 8 in-lbs or damage can occur; this manufacturer recommends 5 in-lbs.

Brass SMA's should never be tightened to the above levels, we offer a 4 in-lb wrench for those parts; 8 in-lbs often twists the male nut off. 

ITS ALWAYS BEST TO CHECK WITH THE MANUFACTURER OF THE CONNECTOR BEING USED TO SEE WHAT THEIR RECOMMENDED TORQUE IS.