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Compession Connector or Crimp

sacohen
05-02-2006, 06:28 PM
I was looking at the videos for installing the AT9 5 LNB dish and they suggest using compression connector.

Does this really make a difference?

lwilli201
05-02-2006, 09:27 PM
The compression connectors are waterproof so using them outside would be a good idea. I have read that since the MPEG4 frequencies are so high that outside interference will effect them more than the lower frequencies. If you are doing the install yourself and want to buy the compression connectors, shop around. The prices of these connectors very widely. I found the best buy on EBay. You will also need a special tool to compress them onto the cable.

tec319
05-05-2006, 08:29 AM
Just make sure you get the correct size connectors there is RG-6 and RG-6-Quad they have connectors for both sizes. I found the very small investment for a nice set of crimpers and coax wire striper a must. Now i can make any size cable i need. I got my crimp connectors of ebay dirt cheap. Lowes also sells them in bulk.

Rainor
05-05-2006, 08:51 AM
A new LOWES hardware store opened near me and they sell "IDEAL brand" compression crimpers - which are high quality.

Price is most likely higher, but you'll own the crimpers for a life time.

They have all the Compression "F" connectors you'd ever need as well that work with the crimpers.

Diogenes
05-05-2006, 09:10 AM
I'm slowly converting all my connections to compression, I switched out two satellite crimp connectors (self install) with compression connectors. According to my satellite meter I got a very slight signal improvement. I used ideal connectors/crimper from Lowes.

stchman
05-05-2006, 10:56 AM
I'm slowly converting all my connections to compression, I switched out two satellite crimp connectors (self install) with compression connectors. According to my satellite meter I got a very slight signal improvement. I used ideal connectors/crimper from Lowes.
The compression connectors wont give better signal strength. All they are is better at being waterproof.

stchman
05-05-2006, 11:04 AM
A new LOWES hardware store opened near me and they sell "IDEAL brand" compression crimpers - which are high quality.

Price is most likely higher, but you'll own the crimpers for a life time.

They have all the Compression "F" connectors you'd ever need as well that work with the crimpers.
The prices are far higher. The connectors usually run about $2 each and the compression tool is around $40. Home depot has the 2 blade coax stripper for around $13. If you need to do outside work then use compression fittings. Inside work, use screw on type F. The professional installers use the compression types as they dont want to EVER have to come back out and do work again.

Stickboy75
05-05-2006, 01:00 PM
One thing you should be aware of, they are only water proof if you install the O ring sold seperate, They are FAR better than a crimp fitting because they will never fall off. They are idiot proof in a nutshell, thats why they sell them to cable company :>