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Please help me identify this connector, WICLIC or FAKRA?

Hi!

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I'm installing a DAB+ adapter from Dension, which has a SMB female antenna connector. (The female/male description is a bit unusual though, I thought males had the pointy end :P )


I'm planning to connect this to my TV-antenna connector, as analog TV is long gone here, and it uses the same VHF-III frequencies.

On the TV-tuner there is a 4-in-1 connector which I've heard is a "WICLIC" connector, but it looks an awful lot like FAKRA, which I again believe is SMB with a fancy plastic housing.
At the right:


So am I correct to assume I'm dealing with SMB in both ends here? IMHO this does not look like a WICLIC connector, but I can't be sure.

As the 4-in-1 antenna connector is a bit weird, the plan is to use a small 6" adapter cable from the Dension DAB+ unit to one of the antenna connectors. I believe it's two sets of diversity antennas from the TV side, I just need to find one that is vertical for my DAB+ (one of the two center ones if I read this image correctly, TV2/TV3: )


I know this is a bit outside the typical questions here, but at least maybe someone can help me identify the connectors?
A FAKRA SMB-C to SMB male adapter really seems close to what I need:

IMO the blue FAKRA connector is very similar to the TV-tuner plugs, although I might have to modify the plastic housing a bit, and maybe secure with heat shrink or similar. The "male" SMB plug should fit the Dension DAB+G "female" SMB plug.

I appreciate any help to identify which connector I'm looking for at the antenna side.
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You have the FACRA about right, its a SMB male in a keyed plastic wrapper. The key locations and spacings vary with color of plastic shell.

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I don't want to question your answer... But are you absolutely sure?

After ordering an SMB connector + Wiclic, I cannot get the Wiclic connector to fit in any way, but the SMB does - And I got a signal!

I'm adding some more photos of the connectors, take a look. I cannot seem to find anything that looks like these - other than SMB...
Another idea I had was to test with the SMB-cable I have at the moment (it doesn't lock though), find the best signal from one of the four antennas, and when I'm satisfied - cut the original cable and add a SMB-female connector so I can connect it straight to my DAB+ adapter.

I really don't want to cut the original antenna wires, but I'm not going to use them for anything else anyways.
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And here's from the phone cable in the center console. It also fits my SMB connector (yes, my connector has a small dent in it, never mind that).

IMHO it looks much more like SMB than Wiclic...
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Wiclic has different size pins to Fakra/SMB SMB is same sizes as Fakra, but SMB has a ridge that allows the connector to lock and Fakra uses the shell to lock it in place

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