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PD5042 - DC Blocking Power Splitter Combiner

4 Way, N Type Female, 698 - 2700 MHz, 50 Ohm Coax

Features & Benefits

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DC Blocking L-Band Splitter Combiner, 4 Way, N Type

4 way DC blocking power splitter combiner
ideal for L band splitter applications

Overview

PD5042 is a DC blocking, four way, RF broadband, 50 ohm, power divider, power combiner furnished with N type coaxial connectors. The passive Wilkinson design blocks DC current at all ports. All ports pass RF and 10 MHz. Max voltage rating at the DC blocked ports is 50 VDC. All wireless band applications in the frequency range from 698 to 2700 MHz are covered with best in class RF performance. The RoHS compliant PD5042 is a bidirectional device capable of 40 W max microwave input power levels in both power splitter and combiner apps. See 4 way power divider input rating tables for additional power handling info.

Electrical

The heart of the unit is a precision designed and etched Wilkinson type microstrip circuit on a low loss, high frequency, dielectric substrate. Electrical performance is highlighted by 0.8 dB max insertion loss (above the 6.02 dB power split), 22 dB min isolation, 1.30:1 max input VSWR and 1.15:1 max output port VSWR. Equal power split and symmetry is displayed by 0.3 dB amplitude balance and 4 degrees phase balance. Narrow band RF performance over your frequency range may be even better. See 4 way power divider test sweeps for details.

Mechanical

Mechanical features include precision CNC, brass, 50 ohm N type female coaxial connectors with tri alloy plating to insure tarnish resistance and low PIM operation. Connector pins are gold plated phosphor bronze for reliability and low contact resistance. Virgin electrical grade PTFE support insulators captivate the

contact pins enabling trouble free coaxial connector mating. Long term operation and superior shielding is assured by the rugged CNC machined aluminum housing with clear chemical film finish. Secure mounting is provided by two 0.125" diameter (3.18 mm) through holes. RoHS construction includes no-lead solder and a finish free of hexavalent chromium.

Physical

Housing dimensions are 3.98" wide by 2.98" deep by 0.88" high (101.1 x 75.7 x 22.2 mm). The N type female (jack) connectors extend 0.65" (16.5 mm) from the housing. Operating temperature range is from -65°C to +85°C. Weight is 452 grams. See 4 way DC block splitter outline drawing for more information.

Applications

The PD5042 4-way, type N jack, DC blocking, power splitter combiner is ideal for a wide range of wireless radio frequency microwave applications on both transmit and receive sides, ranging from amplifier sharing & receiver combining to antenna splitting, and is deployed world wide in networks encompassing 700 MHz Public Safety Band, 800 MHz cellular, GSM 850, 900, 1800 & 1900, PCS 1900, 1 GHz to 2 GHz L-Band, GPS, W-CDMA-3G, UMTS, TETRA, RFID, IEEE802.11b/g, 2.45 GHz ISM, Wi Fi and 2.3 GHz & 2.5 GHz WiMAX.

Options / Additional Models

Outdoor Model: An IP67 rated outdoor version of this DC blocking 4 way power combiner divider is available with RoHS construction and silicone o-rings sealing all components for exterior use. PD5043

Standard DC Block: One port passes DC; other ports block DC. Typically used to power a remotely located active antenna or low-noise amplifier. PD5040

Standard RoHS Model: A standard RoHS compliant version of this four way power combiner divider is available passing DC current through all ports. PD2040

GPS Splitter: 4-way GPS antenna signal splitter covering L1, L2, GLONASS and Galileo GNSS global navigation satellite system positioning frequency bands.

GPS400: Four way GPS signal splitter, DC pass one port - providing a means to power an active GPS antenna - other ports DC blocked and furnished with a 200 ohm internal load to simulate antenna preamp current draw thus preventing the GPS receiver from sensing antenna fault.

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