coaxial cable – Whirlwind

Whirlwind has produced professional interfacing products for 35 years. In that time, the company has made innovations in fields such as pre-wired cords, sound equipment, surface-mount circuit boards, custom metal and more. Found within their weighty product catalog are some of the finest coaxial cables in existence.

Summary

Whirlwind designed its coax cables specifically for carrying video signals. This makes Whirlwind unique on our side-by-side comparison chart in that they are the only company that only uses the BNC terminal rather than the traditional F-Type terminal found on the rest of the cables on our lineup.

The company offers several variations of their video coax cables. Options include different types of BNC connectors (BNC1 ??? BNC6) and an assortment of cable lengths. You can order Whirlwind coax cables in lengths of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 feet.

As we mentioned, Whirlwind exclusively uses a BNC terminal to connect its cables to your devices. This is a bit different from the F-Type connector in that BNC terminals are normally used for devices that utilize frequencies below 3Ghz. Whereas F-Type connectors usually connect devices such as televisions, DVD players and cable modems, BNC terminals are typically used to wire devices such as amateur radios, aviation electronics and Ethernet networks.

In its commitment to making the best video connection possible, Whirlwind uses oxygen-free copper in its coaxial cables. This component of the coaxial cables ensures that not only does the signal not degrade over long distances, but also that the copper itself is less prone to corrosion over long periods.

One feature that Whirlwind overlooked in its coaxial cables that is present in the other two award-winning products on our lineup is gold-plated terminals. Gold-plated terminals provide a superior signal at the connection point and help the copper contained within the chord resist corrosion. While it is not a necessity, it is definitely preferable.

The resistors used in Whirlwind coaxial cable are 75-ohm resistors. This is a bit lower than some of the other coax cables in our lineup. However, the BNC connectors used by Whirlwind typically connect devices that utilize frequencies of 3GHz and fewer than 500 volts, so these resistors should work just fine.

Whirlwind offers 36 variations of its video coaxial cable. On its website, Whirlwind allows you to construct the specific type of cable you need. It offers six variations of the BNC connector terminal as well as a six length options.

You can buy coaxial cable from Whirlwind in increments of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 feet. The company also offers a crimp tool kit that allows you to create custom-length coaxial cables tailored to your specific needs.

At the end of the day, few companies take coaxial cable as seriously as Whirlwind does. The company’s 35 years of experience with constructing professional interfacing products make it an expert without peers in this field. The high-quality components Whirlwind uses in its cables are long lasting and provide a superior signal. We would like to see the company add the option of gold-plated terminals and F-Type connectors, but beyond that, we found little to complain about.