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Sparky_Ben

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what is the dirrerence between screened and un screened coaxial wall sockets, for what I can see is price is the only difference?
thanks in advance
 
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randyrat

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If its being fixed miles from any other cabling or sockets use the cheaper unscreened ones. If you are within a foot or so of anything use the dear ones. I f you don't you will be possibly troubled by interference as load changes within the cables generate electromagnetic fluctiation, Hall effect, induction, magnetism and heating of cables. (I assume its for a TV, so this will give you "snow" or crackles)
Tightwad anyway....theres only pennies difference :)
 
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Spudnik

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Ah, but if a screened coax is used, then generally there is no need to used screened outlets in a domestic environment.:)
 
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Sparky_Ben

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screened cable are you meaning wont need a screened socket? I dont know what type of cable it is if this is what you mean I am just goin to put a socket plate on to neaten it up
 
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Spudnik

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if the coax has a metal foil inside then its screened.

However, that does not mean its not run alongside mains cables somewhere.

For your own piece of mind, if you are unsure then use a screened plate.

Job Done.
 
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dragon-av

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if the coax has a metal foil inside then its screened.

However, that does not mean its not run alongside mains cables somewhere.

For your own piece of mind, if you are unsure then use a screened plate.

Job Done.

YOu should always use Foam filles scfreened Copper over copper Coax cable in all instances. Isolating plates cause more issues than good in most situations coax (aerial/Sat/FM etc) Cat5 (data) and video cables should be run to standards just like T+E. Its crazy ion this day and age that people still think an aerial point is appropriate. Either dont bother or do it properly.
 
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WarrenG

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Be interested to see these standards?

Any info?
 
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dragon-av

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The stadards are not legal like Prat P but there is talk of them included in Part S (unlikely to be more than guidance) for coax standards the CAI produce good material CAI Publications - The Confederation of Aerial Industries Limited I cant find a link for the Cat5 standards for installation but they related to proximity termination and pull strength etc
 
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eskimo39

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Just bang in a load of WF100, does the job everytime for me :)
 
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patricklondon

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thanks dragon. ive done bits of this before and felt like i was winging it. cheers
 
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