Coaxial Jumper Cables / RF Jumper Cables

Galaxy is a leading manufacturer of coaxial jumper cables and has vast expertise in the design of custom coaxial jumper cables.

Custom Coax Jumper Cables, RF Jumper Cables

Coaxial cable assembly, silver braid, gold plated SMB connectorsGalaxy is a leading manufacturer of coaxial jumper cables and has vast expertise in the design of custom coaxial jumper cables. Coax jumper cables are commonly used to transmit signal and radio frequency (RF) in the multi megahertz range. Coaxial cable jumpers can be built with various types of connectors and cable types, with varying lengths depending on the intended use or application. Coaxial jumper cables are also referred to as RF jumper cables, or more simply as coax jumpers or RF jumpers.

The Galaxy Differentiator for Coax Jumper Cables / RF Jumper Cables

Galaxy works with customers from the design and prototype phase of a project all the way through to large production runs. Galaxy’s engineering staff is knowledgeable and consistently offers product improvement suggestions. Galaxy can not only assist in the choice of a coaxial jumper cable, but can assist in the actual design of a new custom coax jumper cable to be used in a coaxial cable assembly. If a particular off-the-shelf coaxial connector will not work for customer’s application, Galaxy can help design a connector that meets all mechanical, environmental and electrical requirements. Galaxy has low minimum order requirements and offers engineering design services to help meet specific manufacturing requirements for coaxial jumper cables / RF jumper cables.

Every RF jumper cable that is manufactured at Galaxy is made to customer specifications. Galaxy takes pride in the quality, delivery and price for RF / coaxial jumpers, along with good customer communication.

Coax Jumper Cables / RF Jumper Cables Technical Capabilities

Coaxial cable assemblies groupGalaxy has the both the equipment and technical knowledge to manufacture virtually any form of RF / coaxial jumper cable. Galaxy can work with standard RG type cables; some common types are: RG59/U, RG142/U, RG174/U, RG188/U, and RG316/U, among many others. Galaxy routinely produces LMR low loss cables of all sizes, including LMR-100A, LMR-195, LMR-240, and LMR-400. If the application requires extremely small diameter coaxial jumper cable, Galaxy has experience in building assemblies with micro-coax cable. Other types of coax jumper cables that Galaxy has extensive experience with include conformable coaxial jumper cable and semi-rigid coaxial jumper cable. Using Galaxy’s robust engineering services, custom designed cables can be manufactured and used to create custom coaxial jumper cable assemblies. Coax jumper cable assemblies can range in length from a few inches to one hundred feet. All jumper cables are built to customer and industry standards. Galaxy’s Quality Control Department can perform both physical and electrical testing to ensure every RF / coax jumper cable is manufactured correctly and functions as designed.

Markets for Coax Jumper Cables

Coaxial Cable Connector Types

  • BNC
  • TNC
  • SMA
  • UHF
  • MCX
  • SMP
  • SMA
  • N Type
  • SMB
  • MMBX
  • MMCX
  • SSMC

Quality Control Processes at Galaxy Wire & Cable

Galaxy Wire & Cable ensures the highest quality design and construction throughout its entire process via rigorous and thorough quality control (QC) processes. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Galaxy’s QC process from start to finish, including coaxial/RF jumper cables manufacturing.

FAQs about Coaxial / RF Jumper Cables

What different names are used to refer to coaxial jumper cables?

Sometimes the short name coax is used, so they are called coax jumper cables. They are also referred to as radio frequency (RF) jumper cables. Sometimes it’s switched to coaxial cable jumpers or RF cable jumpers. The short names are coax jumpers or RF jumpers. Additional designations include coaxial cable assemblies and RF cable assemblies. All of these terms can be used interchangeably.

What different genders are available and names for coaxial connectors?

Female coaxial connectors are often referred to as Jacks. Male coaxial connectors are often referred to as Plugs.

Will two coaxial jumper cables perform the same if the connectors are identical, but the lengths are different?

No, if the lengths of the coaxial jumper cables are not the same, the electrical signal being transmitted will be different. The attenuation of the signal will differ.

What does the designation “RP” mean in front of some connector types?

When you see the designation “RP” in front of a connector type it refers to Reverse Polarity. Reverse Polarity means that the contacts or pins are switched between male and female so that the adapters will not mate with standard coaxial connectors.

LMR® is a registered trademark of Times Microwave Systems.


Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Coaxial Jumper Cables / RF Jumper Cables

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