RG-6 cable is one of the more common types of coaxial cables used for commercial and household purposes. The term RG-6 is a generic label that can be used to describe a whole range of cable designs. In fact, all cable designs described under RG-6 may well differ from one another in center conductor composition, dielectric type, or shielding characteristics. RG-6 was originally a military specification meaning Radio Guide, but this term has become obsolete due to lack of use. Today it is used to describe coaxial cables with 75-ohm impedance and 18 AWG center conductors.
|Dielectric||Solid Polyethylene||Solid Polyethylene|
|Time Delay (ns/ft)||1.54||1.54|
|Propagation Velocity (% of c)||65.9||65.9|
|Outside Dimensions (inches)||0.332||0.332|
|Maximum Voltage (Vrms)||2700||2700|
What are the key RG-6 products available on the market today?
RG-6 connector products like Digicon connectors are unmatched for performance and reliability. The conical swedge technology used by these state-of-the art connectors have been able to terminate with a compression of 360 degrees, thereby helping in a complete sealing of the connector surrounding the cable jacket. The result is improved durability and enhanced pull-out strength as well as greater mechanical and electrical performance. Digicon RG-6 F-connectors are available in a range of cables that can even exceed Telcordia and SCTE specifications. The nut present on the connector ensures a secure connection and a much better grip.
What standard equipment can one get with a RG-6 coaxial cable?
An RG-6 coaxial cable bought from a dependable store can get you a cable along with messenger wire (for various aerial installation processes), standard cable, quad-shield for maximum RF protection, a cable covered with a flooded polyethylene jacket for protecting it from underground runs and a cable with a tri-band.
Things to keep in mind while using the RG-6 coaxial cables
Never commit the mistake of installing the wrong RG-6 coaxial cable. An authentic RG-6 cable can be used for distribution of feeds from a satellite dish, cable TV service or rooftop antenna. In comparison to the earlier RG-59 cable, there are no problems with inferior shielding or signal leakage.