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Compression Seal Connectors
What are compression seal connectors?
Compression seal connectors are a type of connector that creates a permanent 360° seal when properly attached. They are attached to a cable using a compression tool and include such connectors as BNC series connectors as well as RCA series connectors. Compression seal connectors are known for durability and longevity and are built to handle some of the toughest environments out there. Pacer compression seal connectors are for use on RG59, RG6, and LMR-240 cables. Our compression seal connectors are made of machined annealed brass. That brass is then covered with an anti-corrosion nickel-plated finish. This finish allows for maximum conductivity and reliability.
"Compression seal connectors are known for durability and longevity and are built to handle some of the toughest environments out there."
Where are compression seal connectors implemented?
Coax connectors perform functions others cannot
Compression seal connectors are implemented in communication transmission applications where a permanent seal is the preferred method of connection. Ideal for new installs, Pacer compression seal connectors are equally useful when replacing existing connectors. All these connectors are designed with longevity in mind. We also offer the proper tools and other connectors that you may find useful. Now that we have covered the basics, let us take a look at what types of compression seal connectors are available.
What types of compression seal connectors are available?
Pacer offers RCA series, BNC series, and female compression seal connectors. This is done so that the majority of applications that require compression seal connectors are covered. Each of these types of connectors is designed for use with either a specific type of cable or application. Below we will take a brief look at each of the different types of compression seal connectors that we offer.
RCA compression seal connectors for RG59 and LMR-240 are used for audio and video hook up and are designed for either indoor or outdoor use. As single piece connectors, RCA series compression seal connectors make installation of RG59 and LMR-240 cables go quickly. More than that, the fact that they are a single piece connector means the job will be much easier. Some connectors require several pieces, soldering, etc., but not these. The RCA compression seal connectors for RG59 and LMR-240 are designed to make installation a breeze.
BNC connectors are often referred to as connect-tight or connecttight connectors. They are known for their twist type connection method and snug-fitting. BNC connectors work best with a cable diameter of 0.240” making them ideal for use with RG6, RG59, and LMR-240. These connectors are commonly used with two-way communications, WLAN connections, and CB radio. Their annealed brass bodies and anti-corrosion nickel plating ensure high conductivity and longevity in tough environments.
Female compression seal connectors are often chosen for their simple twist on method making them a secure solution even in environments where vibration and flux are issues. They are for use RG6, RG59, and LMR-240 coax cable making them ideal for a wide range of applications. The colored lower portion of the body indicates the cable type that these connectors are to be used with. If the lower portion is blue, then they are for use with RG6. If, on the other hand, the lower portion of the connector body is orange then they are designed for use with RG59 and LMR-240.
What separates compression seal connectors from other types of connectors?
The major distinction between compression seal connectors and other types of connectors is that compression seal connectors create that permanent 360° seal we mentioned earlier. This permanent seal is of higher durability than that of an average connector type. Compression seal connectors also require specific tools in order to be properly applied to a cable.
What tools should I use with compression seal connectors?
Many of our compression seal connectors are perfect for use with our VTCL-4080 compression tool. Just as the name implies, this tool is ideal for use with compression seal connectors and offers the exact amount of crimp pressure every time. This ratcheting one-hand tool has an adjustment knob so that multiple connectors can be used in quick succession. The best part about this tool is its durable design making it ideal for field service.
What advantages do compression seal connectors offer?
Compression seal connectors offer a permanent connection solution for a wide range of applications. They are known for their longevity and durability making them ideal for use in marine environments. Aside from their permanent connection, longevity, and durability in tough environments, compression seal connectors are additionally known for their versatility. These factors combine to create a trusted solution for radiofrequency connection issues.
Do compression seal connectors create a permanent connection?
As we mentioned above, compression seal connectors do in fact create permanent, long lasting connections that are designed for longevity. We mention it again as it is one of the most important considerations when looking at connectors. Often times, these types of connectors are placed in harsh conditions where a permanent connection that will not loosen over time is required. This is just one of the many reasons that these connectors are so popular in so many industries.
Why choose Pacer?
Pacer is known throughout the wire & cable industries as well as the marine industry as a trusted source for electrical solutions. With over forty years in these industries, we have built a reputation around quality, customer service, and offering solutions. Some of the world’s largest boat builders turn to Pacer for their solutions. That goes to show that when you see Pacer, you know that you have quality.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*