Baluns, Ununs and Isolators
Array Solutions Precision Baluns and Un-Un Transformers
Designed by professionals for the highest performance and reliability, lowest loss, and crafted from the finest materials and connectors available. We back them with our lifetime warranty. Period!
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|Model - MFG||Ratio and Impedance||Type - Power||Frequency range|
1:1 Baluns (50 ohm : 50 ohm)
|W1JR-50-3 Array Solutions||1:1, 50:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||3.5 - 60 MHz|
|W1JR-50-1 Array Solutions||1:1, 50:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.5 - 35 MHz|
|W1JR-50-1N Array Solutions||1:1, 50:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
4:1 Baluns (200 ohm : 50 ohm)
|AS-200-3 Array Solutions||4:1, 200:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||3.5 - 60 MHz|
|AS-200-1 Array Solutions||4:1, 200:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
|AS-200-Tuner Array Solutions||4:1, 200:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
|AS-50-L1 Array Solutions||
1:1, 50:50 Ω,
Line isolator choke
|Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
|Higher Ratio Transformers|
|AS-600-1.5KW Array Solutions||12:1, 600:50 Ω||Toroidal 1.5 kW CW / 3 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
|AS-800-1.5KW Array Solutions||16:1, 800:50 Ω||Toroidal 1.5 kW CW / 3 kW PEP||1.8 - 30 MHz|
Balun Mounting Plates
|BMP-4 Aluminum Plate - For Yagis etc||AS Series Balun Mounting Plate|
|DMP Plastic Center Insulator||AS Series Dipole Mounting Plate||7" x 6" x 3/8"|
|AS-200-T-UN Array Solutions||4:1, 75:50 Ω UNUN||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.5 - 60 MHz|
|AS-75:50-1 Array Solutions||1.5:1, 75:50 Ω||Toroidal 5 kW CW / 10 kW PEP||1.8 - 60 MHz|
|Other Baluns & Xfmrs|
|Custom Baluns and Transformers||.||.||.|
|Call or email for custom baluns pricing||.||.||.|
Why are the Array Solutions Precision Baluns and transformers the finest Baluns and Un-Un transformers you can buy?
If you really want to learn about serious balun design, please buy the following book from CQ Communications or the ARRL Bookstore and educate yourself about baluns.
"Understanding, Building, and Using Baluns and Ununs" by Dr. Jerry Sevick, W2FMI.
And please, don't believe all you read on the web about these useful devices. There is a lot of bad information out there. On top of it, you can even build your own if you like! No magic, just good design and practical applications in this book.
Our baluns and Un-Uns are correctly engineered and tested as discussed in this publication. They will not heat up under heavy duty power, duty cycles, or stressing load conditions and... we back them up with a life-time warranty!
This means your antennas will have the best pattern possible, and will match the load perfectly over the frequency ranges you need.
Up until now, balun manufactures have tended to be behind the curve of what I call “honest representation” or simply truth in advertising. Representation of the true power rating of their balun. Their designs tend to be derivative, not original. In fact, if one desires to jump into the arena of manufacturing RF baluns, all you need is the closest ACE Hardware store for the PVC tubes and end caps along with some cloths line eye bolts. Oh yes, mail order in some powered iron cores or worse yet, ferrite sleeves and away you go. If you want to be a higher power balun designer and manufacture simply buy larger PVC pipes and end caps and paint the whole mess black. Rate them at some ridicules power capability and wait for the orders.
Over the years I have been one of the fools ordering some of these “new technology” baluns. It is comical to fire up the gud ole Collins 30S1 amplifier watch the SWR climb the longer your fist is at the key. 1500 watts PEP SSB … NO … 1500 watts CW or RTTY. In fact I have had a few of these off-brand baluns actually start the melt down process.
Well enough of the bashing. We all should be relieved to know that the company called Array Solutions is a true RF balun designer and manufacture under the watchful eye of Jerry Sevick, W2FMI and Array Solutions chief cook and bottle washer Jay Terleski, WX0B. Jerry Sevick is the author of books and numerous RF balun articles in QST. Best of all, Jay, WX0B tells the truth about his products.
I am now running the Array Solutions balun transformer on two of the mighty Zero Five 43 foot verticals. I also have one of the Array Solutions 4:1 balun transformers up at 70’ on an OCF Windom antenna. Unlike other copy cat off-brand baluns the Array Solution baluns do not flinch at full 1500 watts from the masterful Collins 30S1 RF generator. Cool and steady transforming ratios and performance is peace of mind with Array Solutions baluns. Highly recommended! I wish there was a 10 out of 10 rating! Great product indeed.
Dennis J. Had - W4USR
Jerry Sevick, W2FMI (SK 2009) with Jay Terleski, WX0B - Dayton 2004
5 KW 1:1 50 Ω W1JR Baluns
All Baluns are sealed in weatherproof Nema Boxes, with an SO-239 (optional N-type or 7/16 DIN) input connector and two #10 Stainless Steel bolts output connections. They have weep holes drilled in the bottom of the boxes to allow condensation evaporation. Holes should always be mounted downwards.
W1JR-50-1 1-30 MHz operation at 5 KW
Return Loss measured on a W1JR-50-1 Balun is shown from 1 to 30 MHz
25 Ω balanced to 50 Ω unbalanced 2:1 Baluns
Quad or Dipole Balun (W1JR type) 1:1 50 Ω
1:1 is a great balun for dipoles or any other 50 ohm balanced antenna.
Polarity is marked to make stacking of antennas easy.
5KW (with N-type connector). Very high efficiency. Will not heat up like the typical "current" baluns using beaded coax
The standard 4:1 Baluns shown in picture below come optimized for the following frequencies
- AS-200-3 3.5-60 MHz operation at 5 KW Great for Log periodic antennas
- AS-200-1 1.5-60 MHz operation at 5 KW Great for log periodic antennas and other broad band approx 200 ohm antennas
- AS-200-T 1.5 - 30 MHz at 5 KW. Heavy Duty windings heavy cores, Ideal for dipoles, or other antennas where a tuner is used to match the transmitter over a wide range of impedances. For instance, the multi band verticals or a Zepp fed with ladder line.
AS-75-10K DIN - 75 Ohm Balun to 50 Ohm cable
The standard 1.5:1 Baluns shown in picture below come optimized for the following frequencies
- Frequency Range: 1.5 - 30 MHz
- Power Rating: 5 kW CCS / 10 kW Peak
- Higher power available
- Connectors: SO-239, N-type, or DIN
- Dimensions: 5"x 5"x 2" (127 mm x 127 mm x 50.8 mm)
- Weight: Approx 2 lbs (1 kg)
50 Ohm Line Isolator
These current devices are based on the W1JR Baluns above. They are used to stop RFI on the outside of a coaxial cable shield from entering a radio shack. They also are used to isolate vertical feed points to eliminate coaxial cable RF pick up.
- Feedline is decoupled from vertical radial system
- Rejects feedline radiation into sensitive areas of the radio room
- Perfect for raised radial systems to prevent feedline from coupling to the radials
- 50Ω unbalanced to 50 Ω unbalanced Current Isolator
- Rated for 5 kW, these isolators offer the same quality as our well known W1JR baluns.
- VSWR 1:1, 50 ohm devices
- Teflon SO239 on either side of the box, also available in Type-N and 7/16DIN
- Dimensions: 4"x 4"x 2" (102 mm x 102 mm x 50.8 mm) NEMA 4X Sealed boxes
50 to 75 ohm High Power Wideband Transformers
These UN-UN transformers are housed in die-cast aluminum water resistant boxes and include a standard silver and Teflon SO239 connector or an optional N-type connector. They will handle 5 kW+ from 1.8 to over 60 Mhz. Insertion loss is negligible, and SWR is better than 1.1:1 over the entire bandwidth. These transformers are perfect for use with CATV 75 ohm hard-line. Connectors available are SO-239 standard, N-type N, 7/16 DIN.
Custom Baluns and Transformers
Custom Baluns and Ununs to Match your special system needs. Please call and tell us what do you need.
See some examples:
Metal box baluns back plate dimensions
Back plate dimensions. Hardware #8 (close to M4) fits through the holes.