|Submited By: D. Sauer on 02/05/2010|
I got these to make some custom cables (obviously). I was using RG6 quad shield, and it s a real challenge to shove these things into the cable. I have the Paladin compression tool and new flaring tool / reamer, but I still end up with about a 30% failure rate where the connector shoves the outer insulation down instead of sliding over and getting a good compression seal. I m going to try some regular RG6 to see if the thinner insulation and reduced amount of shielding (just one layer of wire and one of foil) makes it easier to more reliably crimp these on. Hopefully it will.
Now, that problem isn t technically the fault of the connectors - it d be true of any connector like this. I don t have the issue with F connectors, since I can thread those onto another tool and really push them down; these are just hard to grab and shove onto quad shield. But the connectors themselves are of a high quality. The ring grips tightly, the pin fits snugly, and I m confident that they are connecting the the female RCA jack solidly. If you get them on right, you will not be able to pull them off of the cable.
The color rings that come with the package are little colored rubber-ish o-rings which slide over the cable before you crimp the end on. If I remember correctly, there are 2 yellows, 2 each of red, green, and blue, and 2 more of the red and 4 white. So, with 10 ends in the package, you could do 5 cables - 3 component video and 2 audio. Or a composite video cable and 4 audios. Assuming you don t screw any ends up. :)
Note that these are identical to the ones sold at Home Depot under a different name, "gator cable" or something like that. Amazon has a better price if you can wait a day or two for shipping.