19 July 2010

The perils of cheap adaptors

Cheap RF connectors / adaptors may not only "damage" your signal, but also your rig! Take a look at a female type-N connector that suffered distortion of the center contact because of a cheap, unsuitable adaptor - the center contact is completely bent-up!
Fortunately, this specific connector could be brought back in shape, but I have seen others that had to be replaced because the contact "fingers" had broken or had bent in such a way that they couldn't be saved...

Remember, you only pay for a good adaptor or connector once!