Radio Shack Cables Revisited

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chu Gai, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. Chu Gai

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    Recently, the question of whether their component and AV cables were the same or not came up. I've finally received the info from RS which I give below. It appears the main difference is that the A/V cable is an effective 22 gauge while the components are 20 gauge. The price differential was approximately double for the components. Enjoy [​IMG]
    6' component (15-1563)6' A/V (15-1508)
    Conductor -- 7 x 0.005 Copper (20 AWG) 7 x 30 (22 AWG)
    Insulation Diameter -- 0.136 0.136
    Insulation Wall Thickness -- 0.053 0.053
    Insulation Color -- Yellow / Red / White Yellow / Red / White
    Insulation Compound -- Foam Poly Foam Polyethylene
    Braid -- 4 x 0.005 Copper (4 x not given)
    Braid Coverage -- 58.80% 58.8%
    Jacket Diameter -- 0.725 x 0.235 0.748 x 0.236
    Jacket Wall Thickness -- 0.039 0.04
    Jacket Web Thickness -- 0.010 (not given)
    Jacket Color -- Black Black
    Connector -- Gold-plated encapsulated RCA plug with spring (not given)
    Connection -- Crimped (not given)
     
  2. Phil A

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    Most of the RG-59 stuff I have seen (e.g. Belden 1506) is 20 ga. Interconnects and balanced cables tend to have smaller gauges by virtue of what they carry in terms of voltage and bandwidth. Probably my pre-occupation with overkill (OK so I have a small addiction), but I would rather have a good quality RG-6 for component, especially if I would be doing 720p HDTV.
     

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