Outdoor Compression F Connector Pack of 10
OK but not as good as hoped
When they go on securely they are fine. the problem is that frequently they do not grip the coax securely and therefore I always test them with a good tug after fitting. About half the time they come off.
I found the other compression f connectors are as unreliable too. I have used several different tools to apply them and the Lab Gear tool is about the best of them.
12 Dec 2013
I had trouble installing these at first, but this was because I was not using the compression tool properly now I get a good fit each time. I used these on wpf100 and pf100 cables.
Using the Coaxial Cable Stripper neatly cuts the cable with the correct length of inner and outer sheath removed. This is essential to a good fit in the F compression connector.
Insert the prepared cable into the compression connector and fit into the compression tool. Make sure both connector and cable are properly aligned in the tool.
SLOWLY press hard so that the connector is fully compressed and the tool will not close any further.
Then carefully ease the connector and cable out of the tool. Job done!
13 Oct 2013
Do not compress down WF100
These do not compress down securely onto WF100 cable.
28 Sep 2013
Great...when used correctly
Contrary to another review, I use these plugs all the time. They have never failed when used correctly. Other than insufficient compression, there are three reasons why a plug won't grip the cable correctly: 1) too much braid is folded back over the outer jacket. 2) the cable isn't pushed home correctly 3) it's the wrong diameter cable. These work best with high quality ultra low loss WF100 cables @ 6.55+mm diameter. Thinner cables such as 6.4mm Labgear PF100 may work but you'll need to be more careful when fitting.
30 Apr 2013