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Patch Panel for Rapid Release U-Links
3-1/8" Line size

Rev : 01.0 | Rev date : 28 Jun 2017
Rapid release U-links provide manual switching for high power RF circuits.
Typical applications include transmitter, antenna and test load patching.
Manufactured in custom built configurations ranging from simple patch panels to fully integrated multi-channel switching:
  • Integrated with other components (combiners, etc)
  • Commonly fitted in frame made from aluminium extrusion
Special order items include:
  • Blanking panels, side panels and locking rear door
  • Metering
  • Mimic panel with/without LED display
  • Interlock circuits wired to terminal blocks


  • Fast, simple lever action
  • Slimline - low profile design
  • Interlock circuits operate before the RF circuit is disturbed
  • Available to match RFS rigid line sizes/power ratings
  • Standard EIA or IEC test adaptors can be used
  • Input/output line sizes can be varied to suit using RFS developed R series adaptors.

Typical switch frame with mimic panel

Technical features


Product LinePatch Panels
Product TypePatch Panel, 7 port, 3-1/8" line size
Input Connector3-1/8" Unflanged

Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range MHz174 - 230
Return Loss dB30
Power Rating kW @ MHz
Peak Voltage Rating kV9.6
Impedance, ohmsOhm50
Insertion Loss at Channel Centre Frequency dB-3 +/- 0.1

Mechanical Specifications

ColourAluminium frame, beige painted front panel

Temperature Specifications

Operation Temperature °C(°F)0 to 40 (32 to 104 )

U Link sizes

Typical 3 port patch panel

Many configurations possible