Ever hear of flat coax?

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  1. Mark Philp

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    A year or two ago I read an article about a flat coax cable the was good for running under carpets and places the regular kind won't fit. Sadly, I can't remember were I read it. Has anyone heard of this? Is it any good? If so, were can I get it?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    There is a problem with this concept:

    Co-Axial means a center wire is suspended in the exact center of a 'pipe' of some other wire. They share the same axis.

    It's very important for these types of cables to maintain an exact spacing from the center wire to the pipe. White dielectric is used for this.

    This is why all coax cables are round - the spacing issue.

    This could be why nobody seems to know about 'flat-coax' - it really is a contridiction in terms.

    Someone COULD take some mini-coax and sheath it in a rectangular plastic sheath so it looks flat - but it must be as thick/thicker than the coax embeded inside.

    So sorry, I dont know of any 'flat' coax.
     
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