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2 Commonly used Types of Coaxial Cables


2 Commonly used Types of Coaxial Cables



Connexions Technology has 17 year experience in Cabling and Assembly of all kinds of Coaxial Cables.

There are two main types of Coaxial Cables, the 1 type with impedance (75 ohms) and the other with resistance (50 ohms). The cables of (75 ohms) are mostly used for video signals while (50 ohms) cables tend to use data and wireless communications.

Note: In Coaxial Cables, ohms refer to impedance, which is a measure of the resistance in the cable to the flow of electrical energy.


1.Coaxial Cable RF: Coaxial (RF) cables are used to transmit radio frequency signals.


It is the standard input cable on televisions and it features a single pin that connects to the radio frequency input on the device.


2. RG6 Coaxial Cable:



RG6 cables contain larger conductors so they provide better signal quality.

They also have thicker insulation and are made of a different type of shielding, which allows them to process GHz signals more effectively. This type of cable is thin and can also be easily installed in walls or ceilings.


3. RG59 Coaxial Cable


The RG59 Coaxial Cable is commonly used in local settings. It is similar to RG6 Cable, but it has a thinner core conductor and this makes it a good choice for short transmissions and low frequency transmissions.


4. RG11 Coaxial Cable


The RG11 Coaxial Cable can be easily identified because it is thicker than other types of Coaxial Cable, which may make working with it more difficult, yet it provides an attenuation level lower than the RG6 or RG59, which means it can transmit data over longer distances. Most of the conductors are type (F) conductors, but it is possible to use type (N) conductors and there are several types of F-type conductors for RG6 cables, including: Compression conductors. Threaded connectors. Crimp-style connectors. In order to make a connection you will need a male and a female conductor of the same type but the male connectors have a prominent center wire while the female connectors have a space to stick to the central wire.

Note: The Coaxial Cables sometimes have a signal leak known as entry or exit and this causes tiling, foggy, or snowy signals.