Coaxial adapters, like coaxial connectors, are single-piece electrical components. They are designed to create an electrical connection between two separate pieces of equipment that cannot be joined directly. These types of adapters provide an easier and more convenient way of establishing secured electrical connections between different electrical equipment without soldering.
Coaxial adapters can be broadly categorised into two types:
In-series coaxial adapters
An in-series coaxial adapter is two-port interconnection equipment designed to connect two lengths of cable. They provide an easy way of converting the gender of a cable to another, from male to male, male to female, and from female to female.
Between-series coaxial adapters
A between series coaxial adapter is a piece of two-port interconnection equipment that enables effortless conversion between two different cable connector types within the same series like SMA, BNC, TNC, and N-type.
Coaxial adapters have an extensive range of uses across industries and sectors and are one of the most important components among RF coaxial connectors and adapters. Most commonly they are used in applications that involve communication and signal transmission, as in telecommunications. Coaxial adapters are thus widely found in: