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F type cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by STOWITBELOW, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. STOWITBELOW

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    In the interest of domestic harmony I'll be fitting a wall plate to my Sky inputs (for Sky+) & will need two f type leads/ plugs from plate to box. I've seen some Gold plated ones on Ebay (only £2.50) but they're 2m long. I would like 1m or less to try to avoid the birds nest. Anyone know anywhere to purchase such beasts? Am I better with these pre made cables? Or should I get a couple of plugs & make them myself, I've never seen gold plated plugs on ther own. & I then need the short length of co ax. Any comments welcome
     
  2. CARLOS

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    Surely Gold plating isn`t going to make a scrap of difference on an F connector as the centre core of the coax cable makes a direct connection :confused:
     
  3. STOWITBELOW

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    Dont know, but the pin's GP as well I guess.
     
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    how amny are you after? i can make some up for you
    :) black or white cable?
     
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    I had some cables made up by Custom Cable, http://www.custom-cable.co.uk using Van den hul VideoLink 75 (£11.50 per metre) and Insert Audio F-Types (£6.00 each) ended up having all my RF cables made the same.

    If you don't have the right wall sockets, MK Electric make a couple that are worth a look, K3525 D1 WHI, Twin F-Type or K3563WHI
    TV/FM and 2xSat (not F-type) and BT outlet.
     
  6. STOWITBELOW

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    H4r7y, I've pmed you, I forgot to send my email address I keep forgetting to check my Pms, hope fully we can sort something out. Thanks for the offer.
     
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    i use the qed sat cable it's got a hefty shielding and high quality cable but cost about £30 (Qunex FTV i think)
     
  8. STOWITBELOW

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    Cheer for the info, Im unsure that £60 (2 x £30) is money well spent! I don't want the most expensive, or the cheapest, but the best value for money & tidiest! (correct length) Mrs S hates seeing wires - its a women thing I think!
     
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    good quality double screened coax ie ct100 or wf100 and good fitting f plugs are sufficient.fancy leads look good but for an i.f. sky signal you would never notice the difference

    cheers
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