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I am building some video (component) and audio cables for long runs using coax and have purchased some connectors (rca to rg6 coax), but no instructions came with them. Do all I have to worry about is getting the bare copper all the way to the end and making sure it doesn't come out?


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What brand connectors are you using? Different manufacturers specify different stripping lengths for the outer jacket, braided shield, inner dielectric, and length of the conductor.


Take a look at this post for some options (see posts 1 and 7):
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=348219


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Thanks for responding.


I am using Parts Express part # 092-497. I can't seem to find instructions on how far to strip the coax copper wire and insulation to insert into the male RCA connector. I have shrink wrap tubing to secure it as well as crimper if it calls for that.


I will try to send them an email as well to see if they can give me instructions.
 

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I don't see anything either on the page. Please note that you need to use a compression tool, not a crimper for those. Here is a pretty good set of instructions for a similar type connector:
http://www.hometech.com/learn/coaxterm.html


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091-1060 is the part for a crimp connection.
 

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Have a look at this thread.


I have used the #092-497 RCA connectors. The crimping process diagram on the Parts Express site shows how to strip the coax for an F type connector. You do the same thing for both RCA and BNC types.


The diagram is labelled as a crimping process, but as was pointed out, these are compression connectors.
 

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Do I need to make sure that the copper goes all the way to the tip inside the RCA connector?
 

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For the best results, it should go in as far as it can (try taking a small paper clip and see how far it will go). However, as long as constant contact is made, you'll be alright. Have you tried the Parts Express tech support?


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I sent them an email this past weekend but they haven't responded yet. If I don't hear from them soon, I'll just experiment.



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They have an 800 tech support number listed on their website.


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