How to Remove and Replace a Coaxial Cable Connector?

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 How to Remove or Replace a coaxial cable connector can be a very simple task especially if faced with a helpful guide and the appropriate toolkit. Here's what you need to know to replace a coaxial cable connector.


How to Remove Coaxial Cable Connector

Step 1

Make sure your coaxial cable is disconnected from any device to which it connects. 

Attempting to replace the connector when the cable is securely connected will result in some serious safety hazards and result in severe personal injury. Working with safety cables should be your top priority.


Step 2 - Remove Coaxial Cable Connector

If the connector you want to replace has come loose as often happens you may be able to simply rotate it. 

If not you will need to use a construction knife or strippers to disconnect the worn connector.


Step 3

You will now need to make initial incisions. Using your wire strippers make a small cut to the end of the cable that requires a connector replacement. This first section is supposed to expose the copper wire of the cable. 


Make another small incision in the protective cover of the cable making sure not to penetrate and braid the wire that is directly under the jacket in the process. 

Gently peel off the protective cover of the cable and braid the wires to make room for your new coaxial cable connector.


Step 4

Carefully place the replacement connector over the exposed metal pin at the end of the cable. 

If it is not particularly suitable you will need to use pliers to secure the connector in place securely.


Step 5

There are two methods for performing the final step in the coaxial cable connector replacement process compression and crimping. 

The two methods are very simple and produce almost identical results so it doesn't really matter which option you choose. First, we will test compression.


To remove coaxial cable start by inserting the end of the cable on which your new connector was placed into your compression tool then press the tool handle volume until the connector is firmly attached to the cable. 

Apply liquid electric film over all exposed areas to allow the material to dry and you are all done.


Step 6

If crimping is your preferred method of performing the last step, insert the end of the cable on which your new connector was placed in your crimping tool. 

Apply strong pressure to the tool handle until the new connector is firmly attached to the coaxial cable. After applying a liquid electric film over all the exposed areas and letting the material dry for a long time you are done.

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