Gem Electronics RCA Compression Seal Connectors

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What's special about these connectors?

  • These RCA connectors allow for quick and easy installation in the field as the one-piece construction has no loose pieces to handle
  • Crimps on permanently for a strong, snug fit to ensure that your signal remains strong for years to come
  • Test performance meets MIL-C-39012 standard
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RCA Compression Connectors are by far the most common small audio or video connector used on consumer audio/video equipment.


GEM-100-2CSTP GEM RCA Male RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum 10 4.3 oz
GEM-100-6CSTP GEM RCA Male RG6 10 4.0 oz
GEM-100-6CSQSGTP GEM RCA Male RG6 Gold Dual / Tri / Quad 10 4.3 oz
GEM-100-6CSQSTP GEM RCA Male RG6 / Dual / Tri / Quad 10 4.2 oz
GEM-100-610CSTP GEM RCA Male RG6 Plenum 10 4.3 oz
GEM-101-2CSTP GEM RCA Male Right Angle RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum 10 7.3 oz
GEM-101-6CSTP GEM RCA Male Right Angle Connector RG6 10 7.1 oz
GEM-101-610CSTP GEM RCA Male Right Angle RG6 Plenum 10 7.1 oz
GEM-101-6CSQSTP GEM RCA Male Right Angle RG6 / Dual / Tri / Quad 10 7.5 oz
GEM-125-2CSTP GEM RCA Female RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum 10 5.4 oz
GEM-125-6CSTP GEM RCA Female RG6 10 5.0 oz
GEM-125-610CSTP GEM RCA Female RG6 Plenum 10 5.0 oz
GEM-125-6CSQSTP GEM RCA Female RG6 Dual / Tri / Quad 10 5.1 oz
  • These connectors are weatherproof so you can use them in areas that may not always be safe from water and weather damage
  • The RCA Compression Connector utilizes captive, self-energizing center contact which has a gold plated center contact and the body of the connector has a bright nickel finish over solid brass
  • These connectors terminate easily with the GEM-GET-CS Compression Tool
  • For quick wire prep, use the GEM-CST-1 wire stripper
  • One year manufacturer warranty


These connectors from Gem Electronics consist of a pin (male) plug and female jack. They use 2 coaxial cables and are nickel-plated which provides a durable connection for harsh environments. Compression seal adds moisture protection to the connector for a professional type connection every time.


Electrical Characteristics
Impedance 75 ohms nominal
Operating Frequency RCA: 0-1 GHz
V.S.W.R. 1-3:1 maximum
Working Voltage 500 VRMS @ sea level
Contact Resistance Outer Contact 0.2 Milliohms
  Center Contact 1.5 Milliohms
Insulating Resistance 5000 Megaohms minimum
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage 1500 VRMS @ sea level


Brass QQ-B-626, Alloy 360, 1/2 Hard
QQ-B-613, Alloy CA260, 1/2 Hard
Beryllium Copper Alloy #25, Zamak QQ-2-363 Comp A
MIL-P-22748 & UL Approved


RCA Male Part Number Cable Color Code Cable O.D.
RCA Male
GEM-100-2CSTP RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum Type Brown 0.195 - 0.245
GEM-100-6CSTP RG6 Type Black  
GEM-100-610CSTP RG6 Plenum Type Gray  
GEM-100-6CSTP RG6 Quad Plenum Type Black  
GEM-100-6CSQSTP RG6 Dual / Tri / Quad Type Blue  
GEM-100-6CSQSGTP RG6 Dual / Tri / Quad Type Blue  


RCA Right Angle Male Part Number Cable Color Code Cable O.D.
RCA Right Angle Male
GEM-101-2CSTP RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum Type Brown .195 - .245
GEM-101-6CSTP RG6 Type Black  
GEM-101-610CSTP RG6 Plenum Type Gray  
GEM-101-6CSTP RG6 Quad Plenum Type Black  
GEM-101-6CSQSTP RG6 Dual / Tri, Quad Type Blue  


RCA Female Part Number Cable Color Code Cable O.D.
RCA Female
GEM-125-2CSTP RG59 PVC, Siamese & Plenum Type Brown .195 - .245
GEM-125-6CSTP RG6 Type Black  
GEM-125-610CSTP RG6 Plenum Type Gray  
GEM-125-6CSTP RG6 Quad Plenum Type Black  
GEM-125-6CSQSTP RG6 Dual / Tri / Quad Type Blue  


1. Trim cable  as shown using strip tool P/N GST-1. Trim center conductor end at 45-degree angle.

coaxial cable trimmed and strip

2. Fold braid back.

*Note:  For quad shield cable cut off first foil and fold back second braid.

3. Mark cable as shown.

foil bent back and cable marked

4. Push connector onto cable twisting connector clockwise and counter clockwise until connector end meets or passes mark on cable.

connector pushed onto cable until mark

5. Make sure “RCA” die head is in crimp tool P/N GST-CS.

6. Nest cable and connector into crimp tool.

*Note: For right angle and female connectors use no die head.

cable with connector positioned into crimp tool

7. Squeeze handle. Crimp tool is ratcheted and will release when compression is completed.

squeezing crimp tool

8. Remove connector and cable from tool and give a pull (30 lbs) to assure proper termination.

finished cable with connector







RG6 Quad Shield coaxial cable RG6 Quad Shield Coaxial Cable
From / 500 ft
For both indoor and outdoor use, RG6 is CATV distribution coax, used to route cable television signals to and within homes, and RG6 types cables have become the standard for CATV cable television and other RF applications like antennas and satellite installations. Quad Shielding RG6 has additional foil shields or braids to provide greater protection against electromagnetic interference and is a more durable cable.
GST Wire Stripper Series GEM Electronics Coax Cable StripperGST Wire Stripper Series GEM Electronics Coax Cable Stripper
This wire stripper series will ensure that your cables are properly prepared and ready for future connections. Using the proper crimp and strip tool will make the assembly easier and much more reliable.
Gem Electronics Compression Crimp ToolGem Electronics Compression Crimp Tool
The Gem Electronics GEM-GET-CS Compression Crimp Tool is as versatile as it is functional. Not only can you crimp compression seal connectors, but the included adapter also allows you to crimp F, BNC and RCA connectors.

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