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What should I pay attention to when installing coaxial cable?

Coaxial cable is used for home TVs and hi-fi systems, for antenna installations for radio systems and to distribute data over networks for computers.

Here are the steps you should follow when you want to install coaxial cable, courtesy of radio-electronics.com:

  1. Choose the right cable: there are many coaxial cables on the market and the type you buy can depend on whether you are using it for commercial or domestic purposes
  2. Weatherproof: very important because moisture can damage the cable. Seal the end of the cable and make sure the cable’s outer sheath is not damaged during installation. Loop the cable up and down to help prevent water from entering.
  3. General installation rule of thumb: make sure your cables are not bent or crushed. If coax is bent beyond its limit, then internal damage will occur.
  4. Connections: the connections to the connectors must be made correctly and the right quality connectors should be used. Some cheap versions of connectors can take away from the coaxial cable’s performance.
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