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  Reply # 480674 13-Jun-2011 16:16
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RunningMan: There's a few on Trademe - what about these?


I'll buy one and see. 

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  Reply # 480710 13-Jun-2011 18:57
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sbiddle:
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sbiddle: Visit your local electrical wholesaler. Their prices are significantly less than you'll pay at a retail store such as Jaycar/DSE, but the catch being the price you pay without an account could depend entirely on how friendly you are to the salesperson.

Not the case for Ideal Electrical in Hamilton. I went in there and they wanted $3 something + GST per metre of Belden (i think) RG6 quad shield. He then made the comment that it was cheaper the more you purchased and had an account, and gave an example of an electrician the day before purchasing 300-400m at just under $3 + GST per metre.

DSE charges $2.99 inc gst per metre for the exact same stuff and its cheaper when you buy it from them by the roll too.
Jaycar is even cheaper again.

I was extremely surprised - that electrician could've saved some money (or more likely the customer as cost of goods is often passed on).


I wouldn't necessarily believe that.

There are lots of different grades of RG6 but anything decent will carry a Sky approved stamp on it. Pay anything more than $1 per metre incl GST for a decent amount and you're being ripped off.

As to buying stuff online I'd recommend www.cablesdirect.co.nz

I was extremely surprised when he gave that example. I don't know why, perhaps it was to make it seem the higher price slightly more justified. This of course was just what a single one of their staff said, so I don't know its typically like that there. I was requesting 20-30m of it.

I can only go off my own experience, we went around the corner and purchased from jaycar instead. When i commented on jaycars price in store he didn't budge on the price and just sold us the wall plates we were after.

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  Reply # 480770 13-Jun-2011 21:50
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Oubadah: 

What I want to find, is a reasonable source for hex-crimp F-Type and belling lee connectors. Freeview Shop's prices seem to be way over the top ~$4 for one miserable crimp?


I got some from Ideal for $1.10  +GST 

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  Reply # 480774 13-Jun-2011 21:59
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Oubadah:
cldlr76: Electrical Direct ordered in some compression crimp f-connectors for me,  $1.20ea. 


Yeah, I saw them, but I've already got a good hex crimper.

Maybe it'd work out cheaper if I just bought a compression tool and stuck with compression crimps from now on - they seem to be more common.

EDIT: Actually, Mouser (via active components) is another option that I hadn't considered. They have the F hex crimps for under $2


I would definitely get compression crimps as hex crimps are not recommended any more for digital TV.




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  Reply # 480941 14-Jun-2011 11:17
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Oubadah:
cldlr76: Electrical Direct ordered in some compression crimp f-connectors for me,  $1.20ea. 


Yeah, I saw them, but I've already got a good hex crimper.

Maybe it'd work out cheaper if I just bought a compression tool and stuck with compression crimps from now on - they seem to be more common.

EDIT: Actually, Mouser (via active components) is another option that I hadn't considered. They have the F hex crimps for under $2


I would definitely get compression crimps as hex crimps are not recommended any more for digital TV.


Is there a reason for this? 

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  Reply # 481014 14-Jun-2011 14:21
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Bunnings has 100m rolls of RG6 for about $130 if you are still looking for cable. Loose it is a bit more pricey per meter.




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  Reply # 481071 14-Jun-2011 16:07
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Watch the cheap stuff, some of it has the center core so soft that it just bends rather than go into a F connector properly.




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  Reply # 481076 14-Jun-2011 16:15
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Are these cheaper prices for dual or quad shielding?

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  Reply # 481079 14-Jun-2011 16:18
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Oubadah:
CYaBro:
Oubadah:
cldlr76: Electrical Direct ordered in some compression crimp f-connectors for me,  $1.20ea. 


Yeah, I saw them, but I've already got a good hex crimper.

Maybe it'd work out cheaper if I just bought a compression tool and stuck with compression crimps from now on - they seem to be more common.

EDIT: Actually, Mouser (via active components) is another option that I hadn't considered. They have the F hex crimps for under $2


I would definitely get compression crimps as hex crimps are not recommended any more for digital TV.


Is there a reason for this? 


Hex crimps leave air gaps around the cable so could allow ingress and egress.




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