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1000 Watt, Oil-Cooled RF Termination
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8251 Series, RF Loads are portable, self-contained general purpose 50 ohm coaxial transmission line RF terminations requiring no outside power source or additional equipment. The loads are Oil-assisted convection cooling for safe, continuous operation up to 1000W full rated power. They provide accurate, dependable, and practically non-reflective termination for testing and adjusting transmitters under non-radiating conditions. The load consists essentially of a cylindrical film type resistor immersed in a dielectric coolant. The resistor, individually selected for its accuracy, is enclosed in a special tapered housing which provides a linear reduction in surge impedance directly proportional to the distance along the resistor.

product specifications:

Item No

8251 Series

Item Name

1 kW, Oil-Cooled Terminations

Power Rating

1000 W continuous

Frequency Range and VSWR

DC - 1 GHz @ 1.1 max.
1 GHz - 2 GHz @ 1.25 max.
2 GHz to 2.4 @ 1.3 max.
1.065 max., 470-860 MHz for "D" Models

Temperture Range

-40 to +45 °C


1.1 gal. (4.1 liters) Silicon Oil

Product Type


Operating Position

Horizontal Only


See Model Matrix


Gray Powder Coat


17-29/32" x 5-15/16" x 8-1/2" (L x W x H)
455 x 151 x 216 mm


25 lbs., 8 oz. (11.5 kg)

This series includes Models 8251D and 8251D7-16 for Digital Broadcast
(VSWR = 1.065 max., 470-860 MHz)

Model Selection

Model    Connector
8251 LC connector installed and an additional QC-N connector for lower-power testing
8251N QC-N connector for lower-power testing.
8251D 1-5/8" EIA, Flanged
8251D7-16 7/16-DIN (F)


QC Series, Quick Change Solderless Connectors

PMX-200, Silicone Oil