[TowerTalk] Power limitation for N-Connectors

Hardy Landskov n7rt at cox.net
Thu Apr 20 00:51:31 EDT 2006

My Andrew catalog rates LDF4-50A with their L4NM connectors at 6.31 KW at
30 MHz.. Of course, as you go down in frequency the power handling goes up.
I have never had any problems with the coax or connectors at 1500 watts.
73 Hardy

At 12:55 PM 4/19/06 -0500, Ron Stordahl wrote:
>Setting up a vertical on 40, but about 300 feet from the shack.  Plan to 
>use used 1/2 inch heliax LDF4-50A.  Someone, who might be wrong, said N 
>connectors are limited to 500 watts.  That's probably at UHF/VHF 
>frequencies...but got me wondering.  Actually I would prefer to use 
>PL259/SO259's, but would have to round up those connectors (L44U's).
>Any problems re N connectors for full power below 30 MHz?
>Ron Stordahl, N5IN
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