ANSI/SCTE 185 2022

Test Method for Cantilever Force, Female Port

Executive Summary

High cantilever forces on “F” ports can damage them. This test procedure specifies a way to apply a cantilever force on ports and inspect them for damage.


This test procedure is used to evaluate the mechanical strength of female “F” ports on passive or active devices when a cantilever force is applied to the port.


This procedure is needed to determine whether a “F” port is strong enough to withstand high cantilever forces without damage.

Intended Audience

This is a laboratory test intended for engineers to evaluate product performance.