A coaxial cable is a kind of electrical cable that has a tubular conducting shield surrounding an inner conductor that is encompassed within an insulating layer. Coaxial cables were named after the geometric shape of the inner conductor and outer shield and invented in 1880 by Oliver Heaviside, an English engineer. A distinctive feature of coaxial cables is the carefully designed dimensions that are able to give an exact and constant conductor spacing.Read More
Coaxial cables can come in different types, from hard line to twin-axial and rigid line cables. Hard-line coaxial cables have round tubing made from copper, and a shield made from mixed metals. Rigid line cables have unbendable pipes in the form of twin copper tubes and are produced in a variety of sizes. The types of coaxial cables are generally classified based on the diameter of the inner copper core and the number of protective sheaths within the cable. Coaxial cables have a wide range of applications due to their excellent transmission capacity and high bandwidths and are commonly used in the transmission of audio, video and communications. While Internet providers, telephone companies and cable operators are known for using coaxial cables; they can also be found extensively in homes. In Singapore, coaxial cables may be the preferred choice for home installation due to its durability and ease-of-use.
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