How to Remove Connectors From Coaxial Cable

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Remove connectors from coaxial cable for splicing or adding a new one.

Coaxial cable has many uses. It carries RF (radio frequency) signals that allow it to be used in a number of applications, such as audio/video and computer networking. Barrel connectors at the end of these cables make it easy to securely connect them to equipment.


Step 1

Locate the connector nut on the cable that you want to remove from the coaxial cable. The connector is the metallic nut located at the termination point of the cable.

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Step 2

Disconnect the coaxial cable from any equipment that it is attached to. Rotate the nut at the end of the cable in a counterclockwise direction. If you cannot turn it by hand, use an adjustable wrench or pliers.


Step 3

Pull the coaxial cable straight out of the equipment. Take care not to damage or bend the core in the center, as this might cause the cable to malfunction.


Step 4

Hold the cable straight out in front of you. Hold the wire cutters at a 90-degree angle to the cable. Place the blades just behind the connector. Snap the wire cutters closed quickly to ensure a good, clean cut.




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