A conventional coaxial RF connector is an electrical connector generally designed to function at radio frequencies within the millimeter range. An RF connector should not allow signals from other electronic circuits through the electromagnetic gap created by the connector. There are different types of RF connectors; these include: 

  • A capacitive RF connector is a type of RF connector that works on the principle of acoustics, utilizing a metal plate or other conductive media to catch and isolate signals for transmission over an electric current line. 
  • RF passive connectors are also available; they use an integrated diode or a capacitor coupled to the connector. 
  • Finally, an RFID is a kind of identification card used in stores, shops, and other locations where credit or debit card payments are processed.

How are coaxial cables made?

The core of these cable assemblies is made of an outer layer, which is commonly made out of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic. Another common material widely utilized in making the outer surface of the cable assemblies is steel or aluminum. It is even possible to find some cable assemblies which are made out of brass. Once the outer surface of the cable is made out of a suitable material, the inside of the cable is then carefully worked out.

After the inner core of the coaxial cable is ready, the core is further processed into two sections: the jacket and the skirt. The jacket or outer cover of the cable assembly is typically made out of an appropriate material. A certain amount of heat is applied when the cable assembly is being made, and it’s also used to help increase the diameter of the core. It’s really very simple.

How to extend the length of a coaxial cable?

After the inner core of the coaxial cable is ready, the core is further processed into two sections: the jacket and the skirt. The jacket or outer cover of the cable assembly is typically made out of an appropriate material. A certain amount of heat is applied when the cable assembly is being made, and it’s also used to help increase the diameter of the core. It’s really very simple.

Extending the length of a coaxial cable 

It seems that every time people try to find out how to extend the length of a coaxial cable, they get all lost and muddled up! The reason for that is simple; it is because coaxial cables come in so many different types, sizes, and configurations. If that was not enough, to make things more confusing, they are usually categorized according to their function.

It is important to keep in mind is that these cables are designed for one sole function only. Its principal purpose is to send out signals and data from one source to another. So in this aspect alone, it’s evident that these cables must be of very short length. 

At this point, we get back to your original question; How to extend the length of a coaxial cable? Extending the length of a coaxial cable does not have to be complicated; in fact, it can be much easier than people can even imagine! They can be extended by making use of special cable assemblies (Extension adapters and Coaxial cable compression fittings).

Prior to embarking on a do-it-yourself project, It is critical to double-check and make sure the coaxial cable you would like to extend is disconnected from all electrical devices. It is advised to use a multimeter to check if there are any hot wires around before start working.

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