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RF Hybrids

RF hybrids are used for combining multiple power line carrier (PLC) TX/RX units together onto one cable without causing interference between transmitters and receivers. They are also used for splitting PLC signals to go to two or three phases of a power line.

AMETEK Hybrid Types

  • Two types of 1-RU height hybrids (new style): Balanced and Skewed
  • Three types of 2-RU height hybrids (old style): H1RB, H3XB & H1SB-R

    Hybrids: 2-RU Old Style versus 1-RU New Style

    RF Coax Connections (all female connectors unless noted)

Physical mounting requirements:

  • 2-RU Hybrids: Up to 3 hybrids can be mounted on a 19” wide 2 RU blank plate and all connections and test points face to the rear.  The hybrids extend back behind the mounting plate only about 5”.

  • 1-RU Hybrids: Up to 4 hybrids can be mounted in a 19” wide 1 RU chassis with all connections in the rear but with all test points on the front of the chassis. The chassis extends back the same depth as a UPLC/UPLC-II chassis and slightly more than a TC-10B/TCF-10B chassis. This facilitates easy testing and wiring connections. All hybrids slide into rear slots in the chassis. The hybrid chassis can be ordered with projection mounting as an option.