Guide to Cable Splitters

Cable Splitter : What is it?

Cable Splitters

A cable splitter is a cable with two or more ports at one end. It is designed to split signal energy equally among all the ports. However, a small amount of signal energy is usually lost in the process, making each port in a multiple-way splitter receive less than the equal percentage of input signal. A cable splitter is commonly used in residences and commercial establishments with more than one television unit for sharing the cable signal.

see recommended products

Types of Cable Splitters

Cable SplittersCable Splitters

Kinds of Cable Splitters include the following:

Cable splitters with transformers

A cable splitter with a transformer has an attenuation of about three-and-a-half dB on each output port. It effectively divides the energy in the input port evenly to each of the output ports without much loss.

Cable splitters with resistors

A cable splitter with a resistor is cheaper than one with a transformer. It has an attenuation of approximately six dB on each output port. It loses about 50% of energy in the input port, while splitting the remaining 50% equally to each of the output ports. 

see recommended products

Choosing Cable Splitters (Buying tips)

Materials used: For optimum picture quality, choose a cable splitter made of oxygen-free copper wire with a low-loss dual of 75 Ohm and a foam dielectric.

Sound quality: To prevent interference and unwanted noise, look for a cable splitter with wires that are individually double-shielded and covered in an OFC braid shield and aluminum foil.

Durability: For durability, choose a cable splitter that features an ultra flexible jacket, a heavy-duty connector, and a corrosion-resistant shield. Choose one with a fully molded connector for exceptional strain relief to keep the cable intact.

Efficiency: For maximum efficiency and versatility, choose a cable splitter that can be used in many devices such as digital camcorders, DVD players, satellite receivers, and computer monitors with a TV out. 

Sponsored Products and Services

recommended cable splitters

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

9 Volt Batteries
AC Adapters
Acoustical Ceiling Tiles
Alarm Clocks
Answering Machines
Atomic Clocks
Audio Amplifiers
Audio Cables
Audio Racks
Audio Video Switches
Battery Chargers
Cable TV Converters
Calling Cards
Camcorder Batteries
Camcorder Microphones
CB Antennas
CD Carrying Cases
CD Cases
CD Storage Cases
CD Storage Racks
Cell Phone Amplifiers
Cell Phone Batteries
Cell Phone Cases
Cell Phone Chargers
Cell Phone Covers
Cell Phone Headsets
Cell Phone Holders
Clock Radios
Coaxial Cables
Coaxial Digital Cables
Component Video Cables
Cordless Phone Batteries
Digital Audio Cables
Digital Cable Converters
Digital Video Cables
Digital Video Mixers
Display Easels
Extension Cords
Firewire Cables
FM Antennas
FM Transmitters
GPS Antennas
GPS Maps
GPS Mounts
GPS Software
Indoor TV Antennas
Internet Phone Adapters
Laser Pointers
Line Conditioners
Lithium Batteries
Marine Battery Chargers
Marine TV Antennas
Outdoor TV Antennas
Phone Cords
Phone Taps
Phone Tap Busters
Phone Wires
Portable DVD Cases
Portable DVD Player Cases
Power Inverters
Projector Bulbs
Projector Cables
Projector Cases
Projector Headlights
Projector Lamps
Projector Mounts
Projector Screens
RCA Cables
Rechargeable Batteries
S Video Cables
Satellite TV Antennas
Solar Battery Chargers
Speaker Cables
Surge Protector - Electronics
Telephone Headsets
Telephone Shoulder Rests
TV Antenna Boosters
TV Antenna Towers
Two Way Radio Batteries
Video Cables
Video Conferencing Equipments
Video Conferencing Software
Video Duplicators
Video Mixers
Video Mixer Software
Video Splitters
Video Switchers
Voice Changers
Volume Controls
Waterproof Camera Bags
Wireless Headphones
Wireless Headsets
Wireless Phone Jacks
Wireless Speakers
Wireless Speaker Adapters
Wireless Transmitters

Search for more Pickyguides: