RF Terminators

RF terminators are devices used to electrically terminate coaxial RF (radio frequency) ports. They are usually placed at the end of the transmission line to prevent an RF signal from being reflected.

RF terminators are designed to match the surge impedance (ratio of current and voltage) of the cable to help minimise signal reflections and power losses. Unused tap ports or coaxial faceplates in a home, for example, can create entry and exit paths, which affect performance.

How do RF terminators work?

RF terminators absorb the electrical energy of the signal as it reaches the cable ends and prevents the signal from being reflected so it doesn’t become noise. They ensure that current flows smoothly from one device to another.

What are RF terminators used for?

RF terminators play a critical role in high-frequency systems and circuits, especially when managing high-power signals. They can also be used to close open terminations that might otherwise allow parasitic signals to enter the circuit, such as at a T-junction.

RF terminators are available in many form factors with power ratings to match their sizes.


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Description Price Interface Type Gender Body Orientation Mounting Type Impedance Body Plating Cable Type Operating Frequency Average Power Rating Low Power Contact Material Contact Plating Termination Method Coaxial Connector Type
RS Stock No. 546-4128
BrandRS PRO
PHP201.99
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω - - 1GHz 0.5W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 546-4673
BrandRS PRO
PHP186.76
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω Silver - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 546-4134
BrandRS PRO
PHP175.09
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BNC Male Straight - 75Ω Nickel - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 546-4695
BrandRS PRO
PHP818.65
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BNC Female, Male Straight Through Hole 50Ω Silver - 0 → 0.5GHz 2W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 546-4689
BrandRS PRO
PHP189.16
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BNC Male Straight - 75Ω Silver - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 163-8325
Mfr. Part No.1400895-1
PHP44.629
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BNC Plug to BNC Socket - - Panel Mount - - - - - - Brass Silver - -
RS Stock No. 456-453
Mfr. Part No.1400895-1
PHP91.359
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BNC Plug to BNC Socket - - Panel Mount - - - - - - Brass Silver - -
RS Stock No. 168-0632
Mfr. Part No.1-1337463-0
PHP159.429
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω Silver - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - Brass (Center Contact) Silver (Center Contact) - -
RS Stock No. 394-1077
Mfr. Part No.1-1337463-0
PHP291.82
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω - - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - - - - -
RS Stock No. 846-6691
Mfr. Part No.1-1337463-0
PHP277.34
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω Silver - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - Brass (Center Contact) Silver (Center Contact) - -
RS Stock No. 161-6049
Mfr. Part No.1-1337463-0
PHP245.422
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω - - 0 → 1GHz 0.5W - - - - -
RS Stock No. 296-7955
Mfr. Part No.R404111000
BrandRadiall
PHP673.91
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω Nickel - 4GHz 1W - Brass Gold over Nickel - -
RS Stock No. 886-0481
Mfr. Part No.27-9007
PHP88.18
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BNC Male Straight - 75Ω Nickel - 0 → 1GHz - - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 112-3665
Mfr. Part No.80.5420.017
BrandIMS
PHP429.56
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- - Right Angle PCB Mount - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 494-739
Mfr. Part No.65_SMA-50-0-1/111_NE
PHP1,467.29
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SMA Male Straight - 50Ω Gold over Nickel - 0 → 18GHz 1W Yes Brass Gold over Nickel - -
RS Stock No. 716-4984
Mfr. Part No.65_BNC-50-0-7/133_NE
PHP1,092.47
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω White Bronze - 0 → 1GHz 1W - Brass Gold over Nickel - -
RS Stock No. 193-8619
Mfr. Part No.J01006A0013
PHP2,354.80
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- - Straight - 50Ω - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 716-5022
Mfr. Part No.6560.41.AA
PHP27,614.00
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7/16 Male Straight - 50Ω Anodized - 0 → 5GHz 60W - Brass Silver - -
RS Stock No. 277-9449
Mfr. Part No.3840-50
BrandFluke
PHP696.00
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BNC Male Straight - 50Ω - - 500MHz 0.5W - Brass Gold - -
RS Stock No. 886-0403
Mfr. Part No.26-8023
PHP297.19
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N Male Straight - 50Ω Nickel - 0 → 11GHz - - Brass Nickel - -
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