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Quick one: F-plug

Discussion in 'TVs' started by supersleuth, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. supersleuth

    supersleuth Member

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    Quick one.
    Can I strip off the connectors of a standard TV aerial coaxial cable and attach f-plugs? Or do f-plugs require a different type of cable?

    I'm thinking of doing this for splitting multiple TVs from a single aerial source and f-plug splitters seem to be better
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    No. You can buy adapters to do this, much easier
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  3. logiciel

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    Adapters would be easier, but yes you can and it's the other way round - different cables need different f-plugs.
    I don't see why f-connections would be any better for splitting though.:confused:
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  4. stewwy

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    F-plugs and 'aerial' plugs are for cables with different impedances, for long runs of cable I would suggest using the correct cable to avoid a poor signal. it probably will not matter too much for a short length. However an ariel cable carries virtually no voltage but a Sat cable (f-plug) carries a voltage to power the Dish LNB,
    edit : Sat cables are in addition usually of higher quality
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