You can terminate your coaxial cable with a connector. Coaxial cable is used to transmit cable television and audio signals. The connectors are put onto the terminated end of the cable and then crimped on to keep them in place. Although it sounds difficult, you don't need a technician to terminate your coaxial cable, you can do it at home with a few simple tools such as wire cutters and a wire crimping pliers.
Cut the end of the coaxial cable that you want to terminate. Make the cut as clean and straight as you can.
Insert the end into your wire strippers. Strip 2 inches off the outer insulating jacket of the coaxial cable so that the wire braid is exposed. Squeeze the jaws of the stripper and spin it around the cable to cut through the plastic insulation jacket. Pull the stripper away from the cable to remove the outer plastic jacket.
Strip off 1-inch from the end of the coaxial cable to remove the braided wire and interior insulation and reveal the copper wire at the center of the coaxial cable. Fold the remaining braided wire back onto the outer insulating jacket of the coaxial cable.
Insert the stripped end of the coaxial cable into the coaxial cable connector. If it doesn't slide in, use a pair of pliers to hold onto the connector and push the coaxial cable end into it.
Set the crimping pliers' jaws around the bottom of the coaxial cable connector. Apply even pressure to crimp the end shut and lock the connector in place on the cable. If you are using a compression coaxial cable connector, insert the fitting into the compression tool. Squeeze the handles together to compress the connector and attach it to the coaxial cable.
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