- Bronze, 100 points or more
I have two AIR-BR1410A-A-K9 bridges that I need to use for connecting a vehicle to a building network. The bridge on the building will use the conventional mount and network connection. The other bridge is going on top of a vehicle (bigger than a UPS truck, smaller than an 18-wheeler). There are several existing coax runs from the interior of the vehicle to the roof of the vehicle. All runs terminate with an N connector inside and an NMO outside and are 50 ohms. I would like to use these runs for the Bridge, but the F-connectors/cables for the 1400 are 75 ohms.
Specifically, I want to put the injector inside the vehicle and use the existing vehicle coax runs and mount the bridge on the roof of the vehicle. I have found the F-to-N and F-to-NMO adapters. What kind of trouble am I going to run in to running the Ethernet and power over cables/connectors with mismatched impedance? I'll try to step through the entire run:
Ethernet 100Base-T and DC Power connects to the injector
F-type coax (75 ohm) cables from injector run 4 feet to connect to F-to-N adapter (not sure what the impedance is here)
F-to-N adapter connects to N connector at coax patch panel inside vehicle (50 ohm at panel connector)
Patch panel coax travels approximately 40 feet to roof-mounted NMO connector (50 ohm)
NMO-to-F coax adapter connects to NMO (not sure of the impedance here)
F-coax runs 10 feet to Bridge (75 ohm)
Will this work, or do I need to build a couple of transmatch stubs (I assume I would need one at each end)?
I have a good RF guy working with me on this project, but we are stumped since the coax carries the ethernet and power, not "normal" RF signals.