Flat Coaxial Cable – For Satellite TV Installations

A flat coaxial cable is the ideal answer for those situations where drilling holes through walls is not possible. For example perhaps you are living in temporary accommodation or have a portable satellite system in an RV.

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flat coaxial cable is extremely mouldable and can be bent in tight angles to fit a door or window frame. The flat coax wraps the copper core of the wire, which transmits the information, in a tightly woven wire mesh sheath. See Product Details…

The two conductors are separated by dielectric cladding material. In addition, both ends of the wire mesh are grounded securely through the crimped RG-6 connectors.

Another option for those who need a flat coaxial cable for under carpet routing (e.g. If you need a long cable run inside the house but don’t want it visible) is an Ultra Thin Coaxial Cable. These come in lengths up to 25 ft. See Product Details…

When you install satellite TV systems, you need to forge a strong chain between the satellite transmissions and your television. Every link needs to be as strong as possible. This includes the coaxial cable that connects your television to the satellite dish.

The data transmitted between your satellite dish and interface box is transported by an extremely high-frequency electrical carrier wave. Due to its high frequency, it is highly susceptible to signal degradation, RF interference and attenuation over long distances.

Interference that may try to enter the coaxial cable will be converted to electricity and transferred to ground. This prevents it from disrupting the signal traveling through the copper core. Similarly, the dielectric cladding and shield help prevent a loss of signal strength caused by signal energy “leaking” away from the copper core. This maximizes signal integrity and carrier wave amplitude at both ends of the cable.

Flat Coaxial Cable – Installation

A satellite dish is best placed outdoors, thus allowing it a completely unobstructed line-of-sight channel of communication to the satellite network. Satellite dishes are typically weatherproof. However, the interface box and television usually are not.

Both should be operated in a dry and hospitable environment, such as inside your home or place of business. While rounded coaxial cable is fine for the bulk of your cable run, there will come a point where the cable needs to enter the building.

This can be done by drilling a hole and feeding the coaxial cable through before crimping on the ends. However, for those who do not wish to drill holes into their walls, flat coaxial cable can be incredibly useful. This type of cable can be fed through a slightly cracked window or under a door.

Because the flat coaxial cable is designed to be flat, you will not need to crush or bend it to perform your installation. This is crucial because crushing or bending a coaxial cable can cause permanent damage and/or signal degradation.