Power Dividers

Written by Rylee Newton
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When considering all the elements that go into the creation of a fiber optics cables system, it's important to remember the role of power dividers. These products are used to divide the strength of the signal flowing through the cables or other microwave devices. Dividers are circuits that accept an input signal and deliver several output signals of equal power. In some models these signals are split into several phases with equal amplitude.

There are several choices when it comes to power dividers. These choices reflect the degree of separation between the split signals. These degrees include 0 degrees, 90 degrees and 180 degrees. The zero degrees split means the new signals are of equal amplitude and phase. A 90-degree split means the two signals will be 90 degrees out of phase from one another. The 180-degree split means the signals will be 180 degrees out of phase of one another. This is an oversimplification, but is a general overview of how these products split electrical signals.

Important Things to Consider When Searching for Power Dividers

When searching for power dividers it's also important to consider the number of outputs that your device contains. This is typically somewhere in the range between one and eight. These outputs are referred to as 2-way through 8-way division of the output signal. Another important thing to consider is frequency range. You should also consider insertion loss, and isolation. Finally, it's important to consider the type of connector you will be using. These types include BNC, MCX, Mini UHF, MMCX, SMA, SMB, SMP, TNC, Type F, Type N, UHF, 1.6/5.6, and 7/16.

You can find more information about these devices and all their accessories by searching the many Rf manufacturers listed online. There are also websites for the many suppliers of these products. These suppliers offer you the chance to comparison-shop. When you use the Internet you get the chance to find the products you want at the most competitive prices.


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