What is better than RG58?
RG8. RG8 is a thicker 50 ohm cable, at 12 AWG, that can provide a stronger signal than RG58. It is mainly used for amateur radio. There is also a version called RG8X, which is thinner at 16 AWG but provides similar signal quality.
Is RG58 good for UHF?
In almost all cases of transmitting antennas, that is going to be 50 ohms. I also would NOT use RG58 unless you are installing short runs (under 25′) or mobiles. The loss on UHF will be astronomical with RG58. RG6 will work, it will give you a slightly higher SWR, and resultant mismatch losses.
What is RG58 CU?
RG-58/U is a type of coaxial cable often used for low-power signal and RF connections. The cable has a characteristic impedance of either 50 or 52 Ω. “RG” was originally a unit indicator for bulk RF cable in the U.S. military’s Joint Electronics Type Designation System.
What does RG58 stand for?
RG stands for “Radio Guide” and is a military term. The 58 class has an outer diameter of 0.195 inches, 50 to 53.5 ohms impedance, and can handle up to 500 watts of HF (High Frequency) power. RG58/U has a solid center conductor of 20 AWG bare copper. Its capacitance is 28.5 pF per foot.
How many watts can RG58 handle?
RG-58 weighs around 0.025 lb/ft (37 g/m), exhibits approximately 25 pF/ft (82 pF/m) capacitance and can tolerate a maximum of 300 V potential (1800 W).
Can I use RG-6 instead of RG58?
RE: RG6 versus RG58 This shows that RG6 is good for 2x the distance of RG58. As for the maximum distance that any coax is good for, it depends upon how much loss you can tolerate and how much noise pickup will happen.
What is the difference between rg174 and rg58 cables?
RG58 and RG174 cables are used in cell phone signal boosters for vehicles. The difference between the two is the better low-loss quality of the RG58 with cable length up to 20 feet compared to the RG174’s 6 feet. For large vehicles, such as RVs or boats, the RG174 is preferred. Both are fitted with SMA connectors.
What is the difference between rg58 and RG59?
RG59 is the 75 ohm alternative to RG58, also measuring 20 AWG. It used to be used for cable television but has largely been replaced by newer, more effective coax cables. RG6 RG6 is the successor to RG59, measuring at 18 AWG.
When should I not install the rg174 in my home?
The RG174 should never be installed in any unit that needs more than 6 feet of cable since it does a poor job of carrying signal at 10 feet. As always, you can convert your cable installation with special cable connectors and adapters.
Which RG-58 cable is the thinnest?
RG-58 cable includes: (N-Male/N-Male) 951134 . (FME-Male/FME-Female) 951101 . (FME-Male/FME-Female) 951103 . (Black N-Male/FME-Female) 951104 . (FME-Male/FME-Female) 951138 . Of all the thinnest cables provided by Wilson Electronics, the RG-174 cable is the thinnest.