Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring
In the modern world, a huge amount of information is being transmitted through our coaxial cables, leaving no room for mistakes. Installing coaxial cables may seem like an easy wiring job, but a couple of precautions, hints, and tips employed to the installation can make an enormous difference after a few months.
Even though coax cable may perform well well when it is first installed, factors such as the ingress of moisture could cause the performance to decline progressively over time. As the performance decline often takes place slowly, it may pass unnoticed until it has reduced to a point where it may not be usable.
Here are some tips to enhance TV reception and internet speed with your coaxial cable connectors.
Use the Proper Coaxial Cable
It’s essential to install the proper cable. RG-6 is the industry standard, but there are other considerations you should keep in mind.
Roll Out the Coax
If you place a spool of cable on its side and start pulling the cable off it, the cable will twist as it unravels, and twisted cable kinks when you pull on it. It’s advisable to slide a section of conduit in the middle of the spool and rest it on a ladder.
Avoid Sharp Bends with Coaxial Cable
It is important to avoid sharp bends with coaxial cables because it will damage the cables.
Avoid Coaxial Cable Stingers
After the coax has been stripped, leave the foil in place, but remove the braid. Make sure that the small wires of the braid do not touch the middle conductor.
Use a Coaxial Cable Stripping Tool
Striping a coaxial cable without using a utility knife is hard, and that is why it`s recommended to use a stripping tool that gives you fast and perfect results. This will help you save time.
Use Coaxial Cable Compression Connectors
Coaxial cable connectors will make your life easier. But, it is important to buy connectors that can handle the highest frequency available. Many coaxial cable connectors could work for a security camera, but not an HD TV or Internet connection.
Bond Coaxial Cable
This means connecting two things to assure electrical conductivity and continuity. In a house, all the different systems should be electrically bonded together to avoid problems with the installations.
Make Good Coaxial Cable Connections
You will never receive a good connection if the dielectric portion of the coax isn’t pushed flush with the connector. If it’s hard to do, that means you have the wrong connector for the cable you’re working with.
Run Coaxial Cables Perpendicular to Electrical Cables
It is advisable to keep electrical cables separated from coaxial cables.
Buy Quad-Shield Coaxial Cable
Shielding is what blocks interference and keeps the signal clean, that is why it is the main factor to consider when considering the coaxial cables quality.
Don’t Run Coax Too Close to Electrical Wiring
Since electrical lines can cause interference in the coaxial cable, it is recommended to always keep coax cables at a distance of at least 6 inches away from electrical lines.
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