Snap On Split Beads

MAXI-CHOKER Coax Line Isolator/Choke, 1-61 MHz, 1.5/3KW/5KW, up to -60 Db Common Mode Rejection, Static Bleeder Option

MC-1-1500
$89.95
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Product Details
Brand: Palomar Engineers
MPN: MC-1-3000/MC-1-5000
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Effective Frequency Range (MHz): 1-61 (1.5KW, 3KW, 5KW)
PEP Power Rating (watts): 1500/3000/5000 to 61 MHz
Common Mode Attenuation (db): 15-42 (1.5KW), 20-48 dB (3KW), up to 60 dB (5KW)
Estimated Insertion Loss (db): .25 db
Input Connector Type: SO-239 female/N (option)
Output Connector Connector Type: SO-239 female/ N (option)
Ground Connector (Y/N): optional with static bleeder
Enclosure Size (LxWxH inches): 12" long, 2" diameter (3KW)/11" x 2-3/4" (5KW)

MAXI-CHOKER Features:

- Uses proprietary Multi-Mix, Multi-Core, Multi-Turn(TM) ferrite technology for maximum choking (up to -48 dB common mode noise rejection) and maximum bandwidth

- Choose 1.5 KW, 3 KW PEP or 5KW PEP for heavy duty digital modes up to legal limit, 50 ohm SO-239 connectors In/Out, 1-61 MHz, usable to 100 MHz

- Suppresses transmitter coax feed line radiation when installed at antenna feed point or reduces common mode receiver "noise" when installed at radio end of coax.

- Available with ground stud/static bleeder option for solving tough RFI issues

- Available with dual stud/wingnut output for ladder line interface

- Works for all coax fed antennas from 1.8-61 MHz (160-6 meters) - excellent for multi-band beams, verticals, dipoles and highly unbalanced off center fed antennas.

- 2-5 times more common mode noise rejection, wider bandwidth and higher power then competing filters

MAXI-CHOKER feed line chokes are used to suppress common mode current carried on the outside of the coax braid which is often responsible for receiver noise and RFI in the receiver/transmitter. These chokes are very useful for suppressing RFI common mode current at the antenna feed point, at 1/2 wavelength intervals along the coax feed line and also at the entrance to the radio station. This choke is available with a SO-239 input/output and ground/static bleeder stud (optional) for attachment to a ground rod. Use an isolator every 1/2 wavelength for the antenna operating frequency (include velocity factor in calculation). Use the ground lug option for long coax antenna feed lines (over 1/2 wavelength at the operating frequency of any antenna system in the near field of the coax).

Need a smaller power rating but with same, great common mode suppression? Try our 500 watt PEP rated Mini-Choker HERE

Production Note: Maxi-Choker may be in Black or White color depending upon available inventory at time of shipment.





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Often it is difficult to slip beads on a cable because of a plug or connector. Split beads solve this problem. They come in two halves that fit over the cable. A plastic snap cover holds the two halves together and holds the assembly on the cable.

For RFI use, mix 31 is effective from 1-300 Mhz, mix 43 works from 20-250 Mhz, Mix 61 is for 200-2000 Mhz, and mix 77 favors .1-20 MHz. These frequencies are those of the interfering signal to be eliminated, not the operating frequencies of the equipment to be protected.

Not sure of what sizes you need or solving a RFI problem with devices using multiple size cables?  Try the Ferrite Snap On Combo Pack which has sizes from 1/4″ to 3/4″ with either Mix 31 (1-300 MHz) or Mix 61 (200-2000 MHz) or Mix 75 (150 KHz – 10 MHz).

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Bead dimensions are shown in the picture below and in the table as A, B, C

FAIR RITE 185M CLIP ON FERRITE BEAD SPLIT CORE - Snap On Split Beads

Ferrite Split Bead Dimensions

Application Notes

Application Note for using these Snap On split beads: How Many Chokes do I need?

You can very effectively increase the choking impedance of smaller cable by using a large hole ferrite bead and wrapping the cable through several times.  For particularly difficult common mode current/RFI problems you may need a choking impedance as high as 5-10K ohms.  Using multiple beads and multiple turns through each bead will give higher impedances up to a point.  At higher frequencies, when the number of turns approaches an electrical wavelength, the choke becomes resonant due to stray capacitance and the inductance of the cable and limits the high end impedance values to less than the above table points.

Some example of ways to wrap cable are shown below.

Ferrite Split Beads with multiple turns of RG-58/59

FSB14 1 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/4 – 1 turn

FSB 12 1 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 1 turn

FSB12 1 Open 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 Open Shell

FSB 12 2 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 2 turns

FSB 12 3 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 3 turns

FSB12 4 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2 4 turns

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More examples of split bead use

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Ethernet Cable on FSB-1/4

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Ethernet Cable on FSB-1/2 – 3 turns for 9X Impedance good filter for 15-30 mhz between 2K-3K ohms choking Z

Three Effective Radio Interference Filters

Effective RFI/EMI Chokes

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FSB-1/4 or FSB-1/2 4 turns for 14-50 Mhz 2K-3K Z

20131219 111243 150x150 - Snap On Split Beads

FSB-1/2-5 turns for 10-30 Mhz 2K-4.5K choking Z

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FT240-43 – 14 turns for 3-14 Mhz or use two FT240-43 for 1.8-10 Mhz

These snap-on chokes are useful for reducing RFI in public address system amplifiers, speaker wires, mic cables, mixer panels, coax cable, telephone wires, computer sound card speakers, dsl/cable connections, remote control heads for ham transceivers (Especially FT-100, FT900, IC-706, IC-7000), AC power cables, DC power cables, home theater cables, video cables, HI Fi cables, guitar amps, linear amp cables, etc.

 

They are also helpful in suppressing common mode noise/RFI in radio and TV receivers, audio and RF amplifiers.  They can also help suppress noise generated by treadmills, exercise equipment, fish tank heaters, oil heater pumps, fluorescent lights, motors, cable modems, DSL modems, computers, and many other electrical devices.  Common mode current reduction in computer cables often helps speed up computers.