Processing Magazine

No seal fitting necessary with explosion-proof antenna fitting

May 23, 2006

Phoenix Contact’s new explosion-proof antenna fitting requires no seal fitting and can easily be installed in a hazardous area. The RAD-CON-MCX-RPSMA-EX limits the amount of energy to the antenna, thereby eliminating the possibility of an explosion. The fitting can be used directly with any UL or CSA listed explosion-proof housing or fitting without need of a seal fitting. It allows any Phoenix Contact wireless product to be used in a Class 1, Div. 1 area with the antenna mounted outside the cabinet. The fitting is both flameproof and intrinsically safe. Three feet of integrated cable and an MCX connector connect the radio to the inside of the cabinet, then pass through the cabinet and attach to the antenna or additional cable with an RPSMA connector.