RG6 U and RG 6 conventional coaxial cables the U nomeclature


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i today got coaxial cable RG6 but U and i do not understand what in practicals terms may mean that be unbalanced that cable.

i tried looking in internet but no valid answer to my question in specific

best regards
"U" = "Utility" [edit] or "Universal". Nothing more or less.

Don't let it worry you. Some manufacturers include the "/U", others do not. It's pretty much irrelevant now.
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No. If coax is specifically rated for underground, it will be labeled as "Direct Burial".

If you contact Belden, for example, they will give you the same answers.
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Yeah, and, thanks to Amazon's suggestive selling, here's a direct burial RG6 that doesn't have the "U" (http://www.amazon.com/18AWG-Direct-Burial-Outdoor-Coaxial/dp/B00C9Y2N0U/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_5) and here's an RG6U that isn't rated for Direct Burial (http://www.amazon.com/Southwire-56918445-500-Feet-Shields-Coaxial/dp/B0069F4H3G/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1)

If you go to that company's website for the product you highlighted, they have RG6U coax that is both rated and not rated for Direct Burial. So much for that as an example. Like I said, the "/U" is irrelevant.

For example, compare the nomenclature and specifications for Belden's 1694a (utility) and the 1694WB (Flooded).


Both are called "RG-6/U" but only one is rated for Direct Burial.
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