Coaxial Connectors Overview

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At Security Savvy, we take pride in offering high-quality coax connectors. A high quality coaxial connector makes a lasting, consistent connection. Coaxial connectors are components attached to the ends of a coax cable—they make it possible to connect to other devices. There are many different types, including F-type, RCA, and BNC connectors. These connectors carry video, data, audio, or radio frequencies. Commercial uses include CCTV, security, CATV, and Ethernet. The primary industrial uses of coaxial connecters are in aerospace, defense, medical, telecom, and instrumentation.

Along with maintaining a quality connection, coaxial connectors are designed to maintain the shielding on the coax cable. The shielding is important in preventing signal interference and signal loss.

Coaxial connects are precision-made, and they can easily be damaged. Because they are so temperamental, it’s important to get your connectors from a quality, reputable supplier like Security Savvy. Use the coax connectors as little as possible, disconnect/reconnect as few times as possible, keep away from solvents, and do not grind the connectors (male and female) together. Basically, take care of them in order to maximize their use.

F Connectors

Probably the most common type of connector in the home, F connectors are intended for more permanent connections and most commonly used for CATV and CCTV applications. In general these are used with 75 Ohm cable and applications. F connectors support up to several GHz and are relatively inexpensive. It can be used with RG6/U and RG59/U.

BNC Connectors

BNC connectors (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) is the most commonly used coax connector for CATV and CCTV applications, and they can be used for many other applications such as professional audio, video, and broadcasting. BNC connectors are ideal in settings where there are regular connects/disconnects. While it is most commonly for RG59/U cables, it can be terminated with RG6 and RG11. They are very common in professional audio, video, and broadcasting applications.

We stock a variety of BNC connectors including crimp-on, twist-on, and our popular compression connectors. The advantage of compression connectors is that with a compression tool, you get a confirmation of a cable connection, a better performance, and signal with a snug, compressed connection, and they are simple to use.

RCA Connectors

Security Savvy offers RCA (Radio Corporation of America) connectors, which are made for transmission of audio and video signals. RCA connectors are primarily used for component video on older televisions, and for professional audio. These connectors are compression style connectors for quick and easy CCTV installation.

To Terminate, Grab One of Security Savvy’s Crimping Tools.

Mini Coax Connectors

Mini coax connectors are coaxial connectors used with component and composite audio and video cables 23-25 AWG in diameter. We carry BNC, F, and RCA mini coax connectors. All of our mini coax connectors are compression style connectors, so make sure you have a compression crimp tool.

Popular Coaxial Connectors

BNC Double Female Inline Coupler is used to connect 2 BNC cables for added length and will work with RG58, RG59 and RG6 coaxial BNC connectors. It is a simple twist and lock onto cable connector.


BNC Male Compression Seal Connector - Works with 75Ohm RG59/U, 20AWG, PVC/Plenum cables.

RG59 BNC Male Crimp-on Connector 2-Pc – Works with 750hm RG59/U, 20AWG cable and has a fixed pin.

RG59 BNC Male Crimp-on Connector 3-Pc - Works with 750hm RG59/U, 20AWG cable and has a removable pin.

BNC T Adapter F-M-F - Easily splits one BNC line into two.

BNC Universal Male Crimp Connector - Captive Pin for All 75Ohm Cables Works with RG59/U Mini, RG59/U, RG62, RG58, RG6/U, LMR240/RG8X, PVC/Plenum.

F-Type RG6 Gold SealSmart Coaxial Compression Connectors - The perfect solution for CATV, DSS, Security, Home Theater and Residential Structured wiring installations.

F-Type Compression Connector For RG6 Quad Shield Plenum Cable - available in blue and yellow.

RG6 F-Type Connector Crimp-on Connector - Comes with attached crimp ring for standard shield cable.