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 Post subject: Alternative to cat5 for use with baluns?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:37 am 
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Does anyone know if I can use other small gauge wire instead of cat5 between video baluns? Maybe underground sprinkler wire? Would different wire affect video quality and usable distance?


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to cat5 for use with baluns?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:40 am 
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the baluns are designed to work with twisted pair cat 5-6. It is cheap. If you have to go underground you can get direct bury cat 5 or 6 little more expensive but still cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to cat5 for use with baluns?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:05 pm 
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I already have a bunch of sprinkler wire, twisted pair, and similar, so I was just wanting to know if I can use that up before I go buy cat5?


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:10 am 
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If distance is not too far, you can use it. UTP Balun can used on CAT3 or any twisted cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative to cat5 for use with baluns?
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I use what we call security wire, or alarm wire, its a 22AWG with 4 wires in it, has always worked great for me, and I find it to be about 25$ cheaper per 1000FT then CAT5, of course CAT5 always gives you the option to go IP cams later.


http://www.security.honeywell.com/documents/Cabling.pdf

Look under the security wire section.

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