- Torque Wrenches
Recommended torque for various connectors has changed slightly through the years, current standards often being slightly less than before. The recommended torque depends upon whether a connector is stainless steel or brass. The SMA recommended torques have the most variables, with stainless steel sma's for final installation being 8-10 in-lbs, preferably 8; stainless steel sma's in the test lab are best tested at 5 in-lbs to preserve the sma; & brass sma's are 4 in-lbs. Most of these torque wrenches are "ours" however we also carry the Huber Suhner sma torque wrenches, the 7zZ-0-0-21 & 74Z-0-0-79 as they're so popular. Our torque wrenches are preset to specific values.
Calibration Certificates: We outsource our torque wrenches. Some don’t have any cal certificate (ex Huber Suhner 74Z-0-0-21, our CT-SMA8C, etc). Some come with a certificate which is dated because its been on the shelf for awhile (CT-516-8 etc). All parts are tested 100% in ISO9000 certified facilities. Should you need a current Cal Certificate, we can have this done at a local lab; $50 ea, 1 week; see product at bottom of each page to order.
With some connectors "finger tight" works (standard n, standard tnc, etc) but even these connections benefit from the uniformity realized by using a coaxial torque wrench.
Please click on a subcategory from the drop down menu above to find the exact coaxial torque wrench you're looking for.