Coaxial splitters, or coaxial cable splitters, help distribute an Internet or television signal through these cables to multiple destination points.
Some types of coaxial cable splitters help provide signal distribution for televisions, color monitors, video game systems, and other home entertainment components.
There are a few different coaxial splitters to choose from.
1. Basic splitters of coaxial cable
The most basic type of coaxial cable splitter is a small metal device with three different coaxial cable connection points.
Home cable installers screw the end of a primary distribution cable into the single fixture and then connect two different coaxial cables to the other two fixtures, allowing them to connect two televisions or other components.
These coaxial splitters are useful for routing cable to different rooms in a home or property.
2. HDMI coaxial cable splitters
In recent years, new technology has provided a new type of color monitor – a flat screen TV or monitor that uses HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) that projects a clearer image. Coaxial cable can send this “high definition” signal, assuming all hardware components support it.
Some types of unique cable accessories offer VGA to HDMI switching and signal conversion to send an image to various types of monitors.
3. Divider switches
Other types of coaxial cable splitters have adjustable settings to send one of several center signals, including satellite, video game system, DVD player, or other signals to a monitor.
4. Vertical cable dividers
Some other types of coaxial cable splitters are called vertical coaxial cable splitters because all of their accessories sneak up on the rectangular component.
These types of coaxial cable splitters are useful in a precision installation where horizontal fittings cause a splitter to protrude from a wall or surface.
Designers can see these special dividers, as well as other tools like wiring brackets, to keep a wiring system out of the way in a living space.
5. Three-way or four-way coaxial dividers
Some advanced models of coaxial cable splitters allow three or four-way cable signal distribution.
Many of these models include amplification or other features useful for the needs of undiminished signal strength when the signal is split or routed over long cables.
These types of cable splitters are suitable solutions for routing a signal to multiple displays.
If you are installing a split cable connection, you should always keep in mind the legal restrictions for a building or space, especially a multi-tenant living space.
Besides the legal issues, take some time to think about how indoor coaxial cabling can affect the activity of the building’s inhabitants.
Choosing the right hardware helps provide simpler cable management solutions.
Take the time to think about a coaxial cable installation to provide a good long-term home entertainment setup.