Indoor compression F connector Pack of 10
I have fitted many of these with the only failures being on those I was experimenting with!
I find the best way is to strip around 20mm of the outer sheath revealing the copper screen and foil. fold the screen back over the outer sheath and trim to leave 2-3mm. remove the foil completely and then strip the inner insulation to reveal the copper core, leaving about 3mm to prevent the screen from touching the core.
At this point I remove the O-ring from the end of the connector.
push and twist the connector onto the cable until the white insulation is flush with the inside section. Trim the core and then compress the connector. lastly refit the O-ring.
I remove the O-ring as the tool does tend to crush it.
I will continue to purchase these connectors for any internal connections, very good value for money! They are very hard to pull off the cable if done this way.
I use the Labgear compression tool currently sold by screwfix, product code - 60586
I am also using Labgear PF100 satellite coaxial cable with no issues.
Most failures are due to a lack of experience as the above connectors and mentioned tools/cable work very well.
15 Mar 2014
There is a nack
Compression F connectors sound a great idea and to some extent they are. However, if you just push the cable into the connector and compress with the tool you are likely to be disappointed as the connector will come straight off (unless you are very fortunate). I have found the best way is to twist the connectors on the outside cable insulation as part of the process and this increases the success rate dramatically! However this also requires you to adjust your preparation of the cable to account for the additional core insulation that needs to be removed to make this method a success (otherwise core insulation will impede the F connector attaching to the male part). You need to practice to get the hang of it so you will need a few spares to begin with.
27 Feb 2014
Useless don't buy. Used all ten and not one gripped the cable properly
26 Nov 2012
Quality feel - good price
Well built with a solid feel.
Obviously you need a compression tool to fit these, but it's a doddle.
Using mine for DAB and Freeview HD distribution. Good signals at all receivers.
7 Sep 2011