Difference between RG6 and RG6U (1 Viewer)

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mre

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I did a search for this, but I couldn't find the answer. What is the difference between RG6 and RG6U?
 
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Mike500

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U means unbalanced, which refers to capacitance, not universal.

For highly technical purposes, it might matter.

But, for most of our applications, most all coax is unbalanced. Since the other stuff is ultra expensive.
 
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charper1

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You need to slide on over to Wiki and update/correct their info on it.

"A series of standard types of coaxial cable were specified .... in the form "RG-#" or "RG-#/U" (RG from Radio Guide, /U indicates multiple uses)."

I added the word universal as listed from another source.
 
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miguelaqui

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Heh, and I thought the "U" stood for "underground" (rated). :D

I did too, until I read that Wiki site a few months ago.

Although, I only call flooded, gel-filled, cable "underground cable"

Mike 500 is very smart. he knows a lot! I believe him over Wiki!
 
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