In order for you to learn how to install F-connectors, it would be essential to know everything or at least a small background about the F-connector.
Basically, the F-connector is a specific kind of radio frequency connector. It was created in 1960’s by Eric Winston when he was trying to develop a cable TV as an alternate to the broadcast television choices of today.
So how does it work and what does it do? Simply, it provides a cheap connection between the coaxial cables and communication devices to other cables. Even if its cost is cheap, it provides satisfying and stable results, though it is slightly more subjected to corrosion. For it to last a number of years, proper care and good maintenance must be considered.
F-connectors have been on the mainstream for many years now and have been a normal part of TV equipment. It is used wholly in satellite transmissions and televisions.
Now that you know some information about F-connectors, you can readily learn how to install it on coaxial cables. Steps vary dependent on the style of the connector that you are using.
- For compressing water tight F-connectors, first untwist the black ring from it then slide it into the cable from the fat end first. Then, you can insert the cable to the F-connector. With the metal flange, the white insulator of the cable should fit right when inserted properly. If you cannot do it, then pull the coax out and thrust it toward the connector again. You may need to twist the cable a bit in your palm while you press it into the connector if the cable jacket gets loose.
Lay the assembly into the crimp tool as you slide the ring through to the connector. Until the ring slides all the way to the connector, you have to squeeze the handle. Then you should hear it click as it stays in its position. You can now pull out the connector and coax from the crimper.
- For crimp style connectors on RG5 Dual Shield, you have to bend the braid fully, back to the exterior of the cable as even as it can be. Then, shove the cable’s end through to the crimp connector and insert the cable in until the white insulator is fit and flushes right down the rear of the connector.
You can now lay the connector on the larger position using the edge of the connector flush and the crimper’s edge. You can do this and then open the crimper’s jaws.
Right after, you can squeeze and twist all holders together and simply release it. You can then remove the connector and the coax from the crimper.
- The best way of connecting the coaxial cable to F-connector successfully is to fold the shield back and put the inner foil cover out. Then, you can swiftly slide the F-connector to the ends of the cable until a white plastic piece makes it to the center hole of the F-connector. You can see a bit of the copper wire. You can then slide the shield over the exteriors and ends of the F-connector. The shielded area should now be covered with the black sheathing outside of the cable.