Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female


Asymmetric power dividers (tappers) for a reliable and cost-effective radio frequency transmission

Tappers, also known as asymmetric power dividers, are passive components used in radio frequency (RF) applications to split off a signal in different shares to output ports. They're integral in optimizing signal strength and quality by dividing off a portion of the power while allowing the rest to pass through.

The Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female guarantees excellent, lossless mobile communication quality for use in in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) or on mobile communication base stations outdoors.

Key characteristics include attenuation level (dB), power handling capacity (W), frequency range (MHz), connector types, and environmental protection rating (e.g. IP 68). Successful tappers must offer precision in attenuation, reliability under varying environmental conditions, and compatibility with a broad range of frequencies and equipment.

Our Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female works by dividing the input signal into output signals with a specific splitting ratio of 1 : 0.03 : 0.97 which is required in a variety of RF applications.

Outstanding RF characteristics, best possible passive intermodulation and VSWR

The Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female enables you to transmit high-frequency signals reliably and flawlessly with optimum protection of your sensitive equipment in a power range up to 500 W with maximum passive intermodulation (IM3) of -155 dBc.

The protection class is IP 68.

The port path designation regarding main line and probe is as follows: Port 1: input, Port 2, 3: output

The 7-16 connector has become the most widely used coaxial connection system for mobile communication systems, due to its excellent mechanical and electrical properties. In order to achieve the industry leading intermodulation performance SPINNER applies silver-plating on all inner and outer conductor parts of the standard connector. As a supporting measure, we use exclusively non-magnetic materials, and we have minimized the number of RF contact points. The connection is especially suited for transmitting medium or high power indoors and outdoors.

A Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female has a coupling attenuation of 15 dB.

The coupling tolerance is just +2.5 / -1.0 dB.

Tappers can also be used to match the impedance of different components in an RF system, which is important for maximizing power transfer and minimizing signal insertion loss.

The Tapper 15 dB 500 W 170-2700 MHz 7-16 female is designed for reliable and efficient power division in a wide range of radio frequency applications. The tapper has an average power rating of 500 W, making it capable of handling high power levels without compromising on performance. This makes it an ideal choice for applications where signal splitting is required, such as in antenna systems or signal distribution networks.

Operating over a frequency range of 170 - 1500 MHz, 1710 - 2700 MHz, this tapper is suitable for use in a variety of communication applications. This high-quality tapper has been designed with both efficiency and reliability in mind, ensuring that your system operates at peak performance.

In addition to its reliable performance, this tapper also features a rugged and durable design, with high-quality materials and construction that ensure it can withstand the rigors of frequent use and harsh environmental conditions.

In conclusion, our asymmetric power dividers offers exceptional performance and reliability, making it an essential component for anyone looking to split signals effectively in a wide range of radio frequency applications. Its high-quality materials and construction, combined with its excellent RF characteristics, ensure that it operates at peak performance, even in harsh environmental conditions. By choosing our tapper, you can be confident that your system will operate at its best, ensuring efficient and reliable signal splitting across a variety of frequency bands. Its versatility, reliability, and durability make it a great investment for anyone in the RF industry, making them ideal for critical infrastructure.

Our unique selling proposition (USP) lies in our commitment to quality, precision, and versatility, catering to the sophisticated needs of RF engineers, installation companies and network operators.

RF characteristics

Number of interfaces:
Interface type:
7-16 female (50 Ω) per IEC 61169-4
Port / path designation:
Port 1: input
Port 2, 3: output
Interface direction:
Splitting ratio:
1 : 0.03 : 0.97
Splitter style:
Frequency range:
170 to 1500 MHz
1710 to 2700 MHz
Average power rating:
500 W
Peak power rating, max.:
5.0 kW
Peak power rating pulse, max.:
0.00002 s
VSWR, max.:
Port 1, 2: 1.2 1)
Insertion loss typ.:
Port 1 → Port 2: 0.2 dB
Coupling attenuation:
15 dB
Coupling tolerance:
+2.5 / -1.0 dB
Passive intermodulation (IM3), max.:
-155 dBc
Passive intermod. (IM3), typ.:
-160 dBc
Port 1 ↔ Port 2
max. 1 A per input max. 60 V DC
AISG Standard, 2.0, § 6.4

Mechanical characteristics

no painting
Degree of protection:
IP 68
Weight, approx.:
550.0 g

Environmental conditions

Environmental conditions:
ETSI EN 300019-1-1 Class 1.2
ETSI EN 300019-1-2 Class 2.3
ETSI EN 300019-1-4 Class 4.1E
Operating temperature:
-40 to +70 °C

Scope of delivery & accessories

Mounting accessoires:
to be ordered separately under BN B09499

Further remarks

According to DIN 14024-1
Customs tariff number:



Model – 818299 – iBwave VEX file – 818299-MS.vex


Product data sheet – 818299 – 818399-DS.pdf