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    Default RCA PLUG QUESTION

    Fitting another TV in my camper need to shorten the audio and video cables. Happy with fitting RCA plugs on co axial like CAT 6 but the leads I have are not co axial they are the standard red white and yellow ones you seem to get with the tv. A lot thinner can you buy a plug and crimper for this thin wires?
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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    Cat6 Cable is not meant for RCA plugs, you would be better off getting the correct cable. Cat6 is networking cable with 8 separate wires designed for RJ45 style Plugs.
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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    cat 6 is not coaxial cable.
    there is no crimp plugs for the thin cable used as its not a standard cable as such. however you can get solder type plugs easy enough.

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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    cat 6 is not coaxial cable.
    there is no crimp plugs for the thin cable used as its not a standard cable as such. however you can get solder type plugs easy enough.

    https://www.jaycar.co.nz/yellow-rca-...astic/p/PP0243
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Cat6 Cable is not meant for RCA plugs, you would be better off getting the correct cable. Cat6 is networking cable with 8 separate wires designed for RJ45 style Plugs.
    Sorry the fat wire with a solid wire in the centre whats that?
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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    Co-ax

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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    The el cheapo RCA leads arnt the easiest to chop & se-solder. The wire is very very thin (to save money), the internal insulation melts when you solder
    There will be a centre wire & a mesh around that. The mesh is the earth connector, and the shielding.

    Better way is to buy the correct length cable , they are dirt cheap on trademe.

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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    Thanks Wainui, Gary and 1101, the problem is I have no way to hide the excess. What I will do is change the el cheapo RCA leads to co ax and buy a crimper and wire stripper from ali express. Thanks again for help.
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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    to save mucking around with crimper, what you can do is use tv aerial coax, use twist on F connectors and F to RCA adapters.
    tho soldering is a lot cheaper.
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    Default Re: RCA PLUG QUESTION

    If its the standard AV red, white yellow, and distances are short, you could probhably get away with twisted wire pairs (unshielded). Thats easy to solder onto RCA plugs
    Or cut the existing wires in the middle, shorten them & solder them back together

    Just how long/short do they need to be ? Look on trademe for cable, Im sure you'll find something close enough.

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