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 BNC Connector Answers

Question: What does this connector look like?
BNC Plug
Head-on View

BNC Plug (Head-on view)

BNC Plug
Side View

BNC Plug (Side View)

BNC Jack
Head-on View

BNC Jack (Head-on view)

BNC Jack
Side View

BNC Jack (Side View)

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Question: What variations of this connector are available?

Answer:
 BNC connectors primarily vary in plating and mounting method.
  
Plating Advantage
Nickel-plated Costs less.
Gold-plated Greater corrosion resistance and conductivity.
 
Mounting Method Advantage
Panel-mount Designed to be mounted in an enclosure.
In-line Mount Designed to be attached to the end of a cable.

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Question: What is this connector used for?

Answer:
 BNC is an acronym for "Bayonet Neill Concelman" and is named after inventors Paul Neill & Carl Concelman. It is a bayonet-style connector that is used for making audio or video connections, primarily on communications radios and security cameras and monitors.

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Question: What cable or cables are used with this connector?

Answer:
 BNC connectors are used with single-conductor coaxial cable.

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Question: How is this connector attached to the cable?

Answer:
 The stripped cable is fed into the connector and secured either by twisting, crimping or soldering.

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Question: Where can I get this type of connector?


Answer:
 BNC connectors can be ordered on-line, through your local RadioShack store, or by calling our order center at 800-241-8742.

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