HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit Plus Rapid Connector System
The HUBER+SUHNER Quick-Fit plus rapid connector system dramatically reduces the time required to assemble and deploy cables and connectors for IBC/DAS applications.
HUBER+SUHNER announced a groundbreaking field-mountable connector system – the Quick-Fit plus – that offers one-piece design and an extremely fast, easy, and reliable assembly process for ½” corrugated cables used in distributed antenna systems (DAS) with the help of a unique, patented all-in-one cable-preparation tool. The company’s range of Quick-Fit connectors is available for a variety of corrugated cables with N, 4.1/9.5, 4.3-10, and 7/16 interfaces.
With no loose parts and a minimum of assembly tools, these field-mountable connectors offer a greatly simplified and cost-effective approach to cable preparation and assembly. The Quick-Fit product line meets the requirements of multi-carrier, high-channel-count transceivers (such as base stations) in today’s indoor and outdoor mobile communication infrastructures.
The new Quick-Fit plus connector system and clean cable preparing process have a one-piece compact design that eliminates loose parts such as O rings and washers. This allows an extremely easy and rapid assembly process and removes the need for additional steps such as application of grease on sealings. The innovative cable-entry design allows the connectors to be mounted using a standard wrench, eliminating the need for expensive tools or calibrated torque wrenches.
Designed to support the installation of plenum cables, the Quick-Fit plus solution works in conjunction with HUBER+SUHNER’s SUCOFEED ½-inch plenum white cable. This is a plenum-rated wideband coaxial cable designed to deliver outstanding electrical performance up to 6GHz and support wireless in-building plenum applications. This plenum cable has a star-shaped profile of extruded low-loss dielectric and a solid copper outer conductor which provides excellent RF shielding.
“Cable preparation of a corrugated plenum cable is as important as the use of a reliable connector system in achieving best performance in field-mountable connectors,” said Jürg Nussbaumer of HUBER+SUHNER. “Minor mistakes in the cable-preparation process can cause significant performance issues such as bad passive intermodulation (PIM) or water ingress into the system.”
To combat this, HUBER+SUHNER has developed a unique, all-in-one cable-preparation tool that requires minimal connector installation time and few assembly steps. This easy-to-handle, easy-to-carry tool can be used in both manual and automatic operation.
The unique all-in-one assembly tools allow the installer to prepare the cable through a fully controlled process, eliminating operator errors and resulting in perfect cable preparation with no swarfs or burrs. This perfectly designed cable-preparation process, along with the one-piece connector design, removes the risk of passive intermodulation due to connectors in the overall system or network.