unterminated catv coax

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 Question by William Ferguson posted 04 Jul 2007
 unterminated catv coax
Sirs;
I am recabling the catv coaxs in my house to a 4 tap passive splitter in the basement close to the source. I understand that I need to terminate any unused taps on the splitter and have the male terminators for that task. There will be three coaxes on the splitter, but only one coax will have a t.v. on it for now. Should I put a coupler on the end of each unused coax and then put a terminator on it?
Thanks fergi
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 06 Jul 2007
Dear William,

I would put the 75Ohm terminators directly on the splitter's unused ports. Thus you will avoid any potential reflection points caused by the coupler connection at the other end of the cable.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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