RG59/U Coax cable, RG59/U coaxial cable for network installations for cash registers, audio video installations and much more.
RG59/U can be 95% copper solid core can have various types of outer shielding and jackets.
Some abbreviations used below are:
AB - Aluminum Braid.
BC - Bare Copper.
CCA - Copper Clad Aluminum.
CCS - Copper Clad Steel.
RIB - Reel in a Box.
Siamese - cable is attached side by side.
AWG - Gauge or thickness of the main copper conductor.
RG59/U can be 95% copper solid core can have various types of outer shielding and jackets. Plenum or Non-Plenum varieties.
Bare Copper conductor is usually the most desired and the most expensive. Although the less costly CCS and CCA have been deemed
to be acceptable in RG/59 and RG/6 cables or caox cables. You should be aware of your installation and building codes and your equipment requirements including
whether you need to use PLENUM cable or Non-Plenum.
So which one do you use? You have to decide but some of the things
you can keep in mind. Copper BC is great and surely is the most quality. But with RG cable CCS and CCA has become acceptable maybe due to the lower cost. It is not
pure copper it is coated, you must be cautious as to not nick or cut coated cables and let moisture
get in, the steel portion can rust and degrade the cable throughput. There are several choices below look at them
carefully and make your decision. If you are an installer keep in mind the differences between CCS, CCA and Bare Copper.
Compression Tool Consider also using quality compression connectors with a compression
tool. They make much better connections.