UTP Video Balun Pair for Cat5

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  1. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Anyone know what passive keystone type over cat5 bezel means?

    There are two 1/6" holes on the rear, and no instructions of course. Perhaps those top tabs are to engage the cable, but everyone says they only use one wire of the cat 5 cable.....
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    You use 1 twisted pair , 2 wires in the Cat5 wire and connect to the 2 connections.

    That gives you 3 more pairs for three more Cameras or other things.

    Just make sure that you connect the same Pair of wires on the other end of the wire.

    Pairs are 1 wire with a solid color then 1 wire with a white strip, and will be twisted together. 2 (Two) Wires.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  3. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    thanks. But i screwed up with these, as now I have to screw with cutting off the ends and stripping that little stuff.

    Now the dog cut a 200' cat5 cable. Can I splice these in the primitive method, cut strip and wind?
  4. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    repeat. maybe terrys update didnt do the job after all.
  5. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    I'll try again: can one splice cat5 with strip and wind, or must one use crimps and connectors?
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    If you do splice, You need the keep the TP Twist as tight at possible.

    And you do need a RJ45 crimper to crimp the connectors properly.
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    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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  8. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Nice BobL®.

    Just make sure that you put the heat shrink on, before making the splice.

    And if you do go the connector method, Don't use Crossovers for the RJ45 F-F adapter, Use Straight Thru adapters.

    If done correct the splice should be better. Just try to keep the same twist.
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  9. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Thanks. splice and solder would likely exceed the cost of 200' of cat5 which is down to about 10 bucks and less with connectors. Maybe a muzzle for the dog would be cheaper yet.
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  11. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Thank you, thats what I should have had.... don't look easy to find.

    Alright - have them : http://www.svideo.com/videorj45.html?cmp=googleproducts&kw=videorj45

    By the way, in way of thanks, to solve your small issue with Iran, I suggest Israel 'borrow' an Iranian fast boat and atack an American destroyer or aircraft carrier in the gulf.
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  12. PipeInspection

    PipeInspection New Member

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    I'm new here, but was wondering why you would use Cat5 with Video? Cat5 has a 330 feet limitation without a repeater. Does the Power adapter work in place of the repeaters?

    Are you using the Video for Security or to watch your plumbing for leaks?
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