Application of RG Drop Cables and Most Common Ones

Coaxial cables are used in high frequency transmission, especially for transmitters and receivers, computers, radio and TV transmissions. There are different types of coaxial cables that differ according to the purpose of use. Here you’ll find a short description about RG cables. 

What is RG Cable?

RG cables are a common type of coaxial cable used in a variety of commercial and residential applications. Although they have many different uses, RG cables are most often recognized as the cables used to distribute broadband Internet and cable TV signals. The design of RG cables depends of its applications and may differ in shielding, center conductor, dielectric, and jacket. Below are 3 most common RG Drop Cables and their characteristics. 

Most Common Types of RG Drop Cables

RG-6 cable

RG-6 cable or RG-6/U cable, is the typical cable for television (CATV), broadband internet, satellite signal transmission and for other general utilities use. These cables are suitable for high frequency applications and can be easily bent for residential installations. RG-6 cable features a thick dielectric insulation and superior shielding to protect sensitive devices from being damaged by electric current. 



RG-11 cable

RG11 cable is used for wide broadband with far signal transmission. It’s a main cable line made for special purposes like burial or very long runs. As it’s a very thick cable, it needs special connectors and is very hard to bend. It’s difficult to use and isn’t recommended for most indoor installations. RG11 has lower attenuation level and it can transmit in a distance of 1,100m. 



RG-59 cable

RG-59 cable is designed to deliver frequencies below 50 MHz and it composed of a lighter-weight AWG center conductor and thinner insulation and shielding than RG-6 cable. RG-59 cables are ideally suited for short runs and closed-circuit television (CCTV). 


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