Barrel F Connector / F Type Compression Connector
The F connector is a common means of connecting television signals. It is a type of coaxial RF connector commonly used for “over the air” terrestrial television, cable television and universally for satellite television and cable modems.
How to fit Coax F-Type Connectors Instructional Video and Usage
The connector is usually used with RG6U cable listed below
This F-type compression connector is intended for use with RG6 Quad-shielded cable. It features a solid aluminum body and plastic compression seal.
The F connector is inexpensive, yet has good 75 Ω impedance match up to 1 GHz and has usable bandwidth up to several GHz. One reason for its low cost is that it uses the solid conductor (center wire) of the specified types of coaxial cable as the pin of the male connector. This design is subject to the surface properties of the inner conductor (which must be solid wire) and is not corrosion resistant, hence water proof versions are needed for outside use (for example, on aerials).
The male connector body is typically crimped, or sometimes screwed, onto the exposed outer braid.
To crimp this connector onto RG6U or RG59 Cable use the Ftype Compression Tool below: