Connecting coaxial wire to a television socket is a relatively simple process. Yet, it can cause some difficulty if you are not sure what you are doing. Nonetheless, if you want to connect an aerial to your television, you will need to make the connection with a coaxial cable and cover wires on carpet.
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What is a Coaxial Cable?
A coaxial cable is a special type of cable that is able to transfer high frequency signals. At the same time, the coaxial cable is able to remain protected from electromagnetic interference. The electrical signals are sent through the wire at the center of the cable and this wire is kept separate from the mesh wire with the help of an insulator.
The wire on the outside is the earth for the cable and is responsible for protecting the cable from electromagnetic interference. Therefore, the most important part of connecting the cable to a television socket is to keep the wires separate from each other and cover wires on carpet.
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Steps for Connecting Coaxial Cable to a Television Socket
There are several simple steps that must be completed when connecting a coaxial wire to a television socket.
- Split your television plug into separate parts
- Push an internally threaded to onto the coaxial cable
- Cut the outer sleeve of the coaxial cable with a hobby knife, creating a slit that is about 2 inches long and avoiding cutting through the sleeve
- Use your hands to open up the outer sleeve where you made the cut in order to reveal the braid beneath and then cut away the excess sleeve
- Push the braid so it is at the top of the inner sleeve
- Place a leafed cable clamp over the inner sleeve, making sure to push it tightly to the outer sleeve and getting the braid trapped inside
- Close the sleeves around the outer sleeve
- Hold the male plug against the wire clamp and cut the inner sleeve at the point where the plug reaches
- Remove the majority of the insulation from the inner core, leaving only 2 mm to go inside of the plug
- Push your plug over your cable and screw the top portion
By following these instructions and to cover wires on carpet, you can create an aerial splitter that is capable of intercepting the main cable and splitting the signal in two ways and to two different televisions. If you are still feeling a bit confused or overwhelmed by the process, however, you might want to consider taking an electrical course where you can get hands on experience with doing this type of electrical work. After you have done it in the classroom, you will certainly feel comfortable doing it again at home.