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How to Convert RCA Cables Into Coaxial Cables [2010-06-25]

Coaxial cables and RCA cables share many attributes. At the heart of it, they're both two-conductor cables with connectors on the ends. Although the connectors differ, it's easy to convert an RCA cable to a coaxial cable through the use of special cable connector adapters.

Make sure  the RCA cable  is long enough to make the connection between the electronic components you want to hook up. It won't do you any good to convert the cable if it's not long enough .

Adapters. You'll want adapters that convert a male RCA connector into a male "F type" coaxial connector. The F type is the most common coaxial connector and is invariably the type of connector that is used on coaxial cables in home video applications. They are  available online like

Connect one adapter to each end of the RCA cable. The adapters will slip snugly onto the cable's RCA connectors; no tools are required. Your cable is complete.