Power dividers are electrical configurations which take an input signal and create multiple outputs equal in phase and amplitude. They have a wide range of uses, including source leveling, transmission line fault testing, ratio measurements, power combining and power splitting, to name a few.
Networks of couplers and splitters most commonly come with three or four ports, or as a simple 2 way power divider. "Corporate" splitters are any larger than these configurations and consist of systems where one 2 way power divider feeds a pair of two-ways, which feed four two-ways, and so on. The difference between a coupler and a splinter is the coupler builds larger systems with pairings of the 2 way power divider, whereas the power splitter is a 3 way power divider configuration. Consider the following in your search for power divider manufacturers:
1. 2 way and 3 way power dividers are the simplest and most commonly used.
2. A multi-directional power splitter is useful for connecting intricate electrical systems.
3. A GPS antenna power divider can link multiple roof antenna systems.
Connect simple office power systems with a 2 way power divider or 3 way power dividerThe most basic type of electronic power dividers are the 2 way and 3 way power divider. These take an input power and replicate it into two or three outputs. These power dividers also come in different orientations: 0 degree, 90 degree and 180 degree. The 0 degree model splits the source into multiple outputs in the same direction, whereas 90 degree and 180 degree change the direction of the signal to their respective angles.
Use a multi-directional industrial power splitter for complex systemsComplicated wiring systems, particularly those of an industrial grade, will require you to split your power source more than 2 or 3 directions. For this, there are multi-directional power dividers which can split up to 12 directions.
Link multiple roof satellite dishes with a GPS antenna power dividerAn antenna power divider is a type of RF power splitter which takes multiple antenna lines and links them to a single power source. This is particularly useful for companies involved in home or building entertainment system wiring, as these can link tricky systems with multiple satellite dishes. Like other power dividers, these come in models with a range of output ports, although the 4 way and 2 way power dividers for antennas are more common than other configurations.
- Due to their design, RF power dividers are not equipped for use as combiners. If you need something that can both combine and divide power, a Wilkinson power divider/combiner is a better choice, but be careful not to damage the input resistor.