RCM-1 and RCM-2

Low Cost Air Distribution Manifolds

Features & Benefits

  • Share a dehydrator with multiple antennas
  • Monitor dehydrator system operation
  • Identify and isolate leaks
  • Parallel several dehydrators
  • Nine valve-controlled ports
  • Space efficient vertical mounting
  • Simple to install and operate
  • Cascade several manifolds
  • High and low pressure options
  • Low cost
RCM-1 and RCM-2 manifold dimensions

RCM-1 and RCM-2 manifold dimensions


RCM Datasheet RCM Installation Manual

The RCM–1 and RCM–2 Air Distribution Manifolds answer the need for high quality low cost manifolds. Using quality valves and a machined manifold insures pressure tight integrity, ruggedness and a long dependable life. The unique vertical mounting scheme conserves scarce shelter wall space without sacrificing convenient access.

The only difference between the RCM–1 and RCM–2 is the full-scale pressure gauge calibrations. These are 1 psig and 15 psig respectively.

The manifolds provide nine ports, each with an 1/8 inch npt male barbed fitting allowing a single dehydrator to interface up to eight antennas. Optionally, a single manifold can parallel two dehydrators while interfacing up to 7 antennas.

Individual valves combined with the pressure gauge permit quick identification of a leaking antenna or dehydrator. Isolation of the leaky system permits normal operation of the remaining antennas.


Operating Pressure Range 0-12 ounces/in2 0-12 psig
Maximum Pressure 15 ounces/in2 15 psig
Flow Rate @ 0.5 psi 39 scfh (1104 lph) 39 scfh (1104 lph)
Operating temperature range 0˚ to 140˚F (−18˚ to 60˚C) 0˚ to 140˚F (−18˚ to 60˚C)
Storage temperature range 0˚ to 140˚F (−18˚ to 60˚C) −40˚ to 140˚F (−40˚ to 60˚C)

Ordering Information

Ordering Number Description
18148 RCM–1 Air Distribution Manifold, 15 oz/in2
18159 RCM–2 Air Distribution Manifold, 15 psig