What to look for when buying coax cables

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PrimeCables.ca has all the best cables for home theatre installations, DIY A/V setups, and everything else under the sun. So, when you’re looking to hook up cable to your new television set, coaxial cable is what you need.

What is coax cable, exactly? We’re here to tell you all you need to know and what to look for when shopping for new coaxial cable.

Coaxial cable typically has a pretty basic structure. You’ve got the inner conductor for electric current, a layer of insulation, then its conducting shield. Since most coax cables have an outer jacket forming an insulating sheath, the cable is called coaxial because of the shared geometric axis between conductor and shield.

Commonplace coax cables are RG6 and RG59 varieties, used for transmitting video signals from your cable box to your TV set. Others are used for a wide variety of applications, including patching cords and radio transmissions.

Here below we’ve defined the various connectors that coax cables feature:

F-type connector: F connectors are coaxial RF connectors (radio frequency connectors) used for transmitting over-the-air TV signals, cable and satellite TV, as well as cable modems. Whether you’re hooking up an antenna or a cable box to your television display, you can find the F-type port on the back of your set.

If F-type is what you’re looking for, then check out our RG6 (18AWG) 75Ohm, Quad Shield, CL2 Coaxial Cable with F Type Connector, on sale now in a large selection of lengths, starting at only $0.83.

RCA connector: RCA connectors, simply put, carry A/V signals, used in most multimedia devices and sound systems.

One of our most popular RCA coax cables is the PrimeCables® 6ft High-quality Coaxial Audio/Video Cable, which we regularly sell for just $6.89. This M/M RG59U cable has a sexy 75ohm gold connector, double shielding with aluminum-mylar foil and copper braiding, and a 99.999% pure oxygen-free copper conductor. When you need reliable, quality A/V transmission, this is the way to go. Available in bundles and alternate lengths, too.

BNC connector: BNC stands for Bayonet Neill-Concelman, a versatile tiny radio frequency connector cable used most commonly for running 24/7 surveillance video systems.

One of our best video adapters available is the PrimeCables® BNC Female to Female Coupler Gold-Plated Cable Adapter, just $1.09 each. It’s ideal for professional CCTV setups that require BNC switching, extension, and even home theatre installations.

For all the best tips and deals on A/V cables, adapters, and more, visit us today at PrimeCables.ca!

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