Just an FYI. I had been searching for a local source who actually stocked RCA compression connectors and actually stumbled upon a Home Depot contractors catalog that listed such an item. I checked online and low and behold they are there for the taking. They are sold in 10 and 35 paks. So go make yourself a nice sub, audio or component cable for just a few dollars. Assuming you have the right tool.
IDEAL RG-6 Compression RCA Connectors
Internet/Cat #: 905493
Store SKU #: 518668
Constructed of nickel plated brass and gold plated head
75 ohm nominal impedance
Bandwidth up to 3 GHZ
Compatible with 30-603 OmniSEAL™ compression tool
I wonder if my universal compression tool which has a RCA insert would work?
I have a Paladin Sealtite Pro Universal Compression Crimper that has a long list of compatible connectors. Pretty sure these will work in any universal crimper. Just adjust the depth setting before starting.
2008-10-17, 02:01 PM
With a spool of RG59 or RG6 coax and a pack of coloured (RGBCMYK) tape or labels for identifying the ends you'd be able to string/restring all your RCA-plugged stuff once-and-for-all. :)
2008-12-01, 06:16 PM
I saw this connector in HD and they listed 4 compatible crimpers. Only one of them was on the shelf and it was $90. Ouch. I asked at the tool rental counter why don't they rent various crimpers and he didn't have an answer. It seems to me that HD could make a few dollars by adding home wiring tools to its rental centre?
I don't want to buy a $90 tool for 2, or maybe 8, connectors.
I noticed they had the same connector available in a push-on style (ie tool-less).
Until I saw this thread, I was going with a regular compression connector screwed into a connector with RCA male end.
What would be the preference for ordering of the above choices?
First is the connector in this thread.
Would the second choice be the one piece push-on tool-less connector, or to use a compression tool to do the two piece connector? I already have the compression tool for the latter.
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2008-12-01, 07:50 PM
I like the look of these, as I was going to use another supplier that had RCA to RG6 connector adapters, but if I can eliminate the Thomas and Betts connector, and go with these I will be a happy camper.
I guess I will have to buy 1, to test if my Thomas and Betts crimper will work
2008-12-01, 09:41 PM
Thank you! Exactly what I need to finish off my sub wiring for my theater.
I may have to "try" that tool to see if it works, and not misplace my receipt;)