Coaxial cables are used in a variety of industrial and domestic applications. These leads are generally used when large amounts of data needs to be passed from one unit to another. For example, coaxial cables are used to transfer data to a television set. Due to the large capacity of the cables, they are insulated with materials like Teflon. This keeps them safe from environmental and other unforeseen factors. If the this wire is short for a particular application and some length needs to be added to the lead, you can refer to the information provided below. Extending the length of a lead is not a daunting task. All it takes is five simple steps.
* To follow this tutorial, you will need to purchase a coaxial line extender, and as many primary coaxial lines you need to attach.
Attach a CATV cable connector to your primary coaxial wire.
Join the second CATV cable to the other end of the CATV cable connector. Now you will have one long cable with the length of two cables.
Repeat the two processes mentioned above if you need to connect any more leads. Remember, the following cable will be connected to the second cable and not the primary cable. For example, to connect a third cable, you will attach one end of the coaxial cable connector to the second cable. You will then attach the other end of the connector to the third cable. This will leave one end of the primary wire free at all times.
Plug the primary coaxial cable into an outlet. Make sure that you turn the jack to tighten the connection.
Plug the last cable (depending on how many lines you decided to connect) into the source or appliance (For example, TV)
Safety Precautions When Connecting Coaxial Cables
This simple tutorial will help you connect coaxial cables without much expertise. These products have been manufactured to allow safe operation. Speaking of safety, there are some precautions that one must follow when extending coaxial cables:
Ensure that none of the cables are connected to a power source.
Make sure you use cables and connecters that are compatible with your power source as well as the appliance.
If needed, use protective gear like glasses, gloves, hat, etc.
It is important to note that using a CATV lead connector reduces the signal quantity transmitted from the main power source. Although, this amount is minute and does not affect the functioning of the appliance, it is imperative to not utilize too many connectors. Nevertheless, this simple process of connecting CATV coaxial lines is extremely useful.
Many precautions are taken in the construction of these wires to ensure that there is no leakage of signal. Moreover, since, using a connector could reduce the signal strength, it is important that the connections be made properly. A loose connection could cause leakage of the signal and negatively affect the functioning of an appliance. All the instructions should be followed precisely. In case of any problems, you should seek the help of a professional.