12

Best would be to shorten the cables. A shorter cable means less loss of signal in the cable, and a neater installation. Doing so requires proper tools, new connectors, and some practice in attaching the connectors to the cables. That's too much to expect pilots working on their own planes, or even mechanics who do the work for many pilots. There are ...


10

The best thing to do is leave the cable the original length, and to gather the excess in whatever is the physically tidiest way. Few people are equipped to shorten the cables and remake a connector properly, and it needs to be done properly. If you have to ask, don't do it. There are two aspects to 'cable inductance', differential and common mode. ...


5

Leaving the excess coax in a loop as shown in your picture is perfectly OK. Doing so does not cause or increase inductance as the coax is basically a shielded conductor. Its inductance is determined by the geometry (conductor diameter, insulation thickness, etc) and not by how it is arranged physically. Just make sure you follow manufacturer's or best-...


2

Inductance (of the whole cable) is unrelated to most usage scenarios of the coaxial cable. The currents flowing in the core and the screen should exactly cancel each other so no magnetic field is expected outside the cable. Thus, all inductance-related questions are pointless. Related to signal quality, the best is to shorten the cable to the needed size ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible