Learn everything about RG-58/U coaxial cables

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RG-58/U coaxial cable is a common type used for low-power signal and RF connections. The cable’s characteristic impedance is either 50 O or 52 O. The original unit indicator for bulk RF cables in the U.S military’s Joint Electronics Type Designation System was “RG.” There are many versions that cover the different core materials (solid or braided) and shield (70%-95% coverage).

This type of coaxial cable is used in laboratories as a general carrier of signals when combined with BNC connectors which are common on test equipment such as oscilloscopes.

RG-58 in its versions RG-58A/U and RG-58C/U was widely used in “thin Ethernet (10BASE2), which has a maximum segment length limit of 185 meters. However, it has been almost entirely replaced by twisted-pair cables such as Cat 5, Cat 6, and similar cables for data networking applications.

What is the difference between RG58u and RG58U?

RG-58/U is the same cable as RG-58A/U, but the center conductor is different. RG-58/U is a solid core, while RG-58A/U has a stranded central.

RG58 A/U Coaxial Cable is one of the most used in WiFi, Wireless LAN, GSM, and Monitoring and Control of Network Infrastructure Sites. It is commonly terminated using TNC Connectors, BNC Connectors, and SMA Connectors. For a custom RG58 RF Cable Assembly, please contact us.

The RG-58 coaxial cable can be used at moderately high frequencies. The frequency of the signal attenuation varies. From 10.8 dB/100 m (3.3 to dB/100 feet) at 50MHz to 70.5.dB/100 m (21.5.dB/100 feet) at 1GHz.

What is the difference between RG58 cable and RG59 cable?

RG58 is a 50-ohm coaxial wire used for radio communications and thin Ethernet networks. RG-59, a 75-ohm coaxial cable used primarily for cable TV and CCTV. Some people also use RG-6 to make video connections.

Which is better, RG8 or RG58?

The answer is simple, the RG8 coaxial cable. Why? RG8 is a thicker 50-ohm cable at 12 AWG that can transmit a stronger signal than RG58. It is used primarily for amateur radio. A version called RG8X is also available, which is smaller at 16 AWG but offers similar signal quality.

Is RG58 protected?

The RG58 coaxial cable has a single tinned-copper braid shield, while other versions, like the RG223 cable, have two layers of a silver-coated copper shield. RG223’s double shielding makes it a heavier and larger cable than RG58.

Can I use RG6 in place of RG58?

The RG6 coaxial cable can travel twice as far as RG58. However, it is essential to remember that the maximum distance a coax can be used depends on how much loss you are willing to accept and how noisy it will pick up.

What is the difference between RG58 & RG174?

The difference is in the RG58’s longer cable length of up to 20 feet and the RG174’s 6 feet. The RG174 is better suited for large vehicles such as boats or RVs. In addition, both models are equipped with SMA connectors.

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