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Cat 5 or 6?
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:20:29 PM »
Just to clarify, can I only use Cat5 (5e?) or can Cat6 cable be used to connect the receivers to the diff board?

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 01:33:25 PM »
Either one is fine.  The signal is RS485 so 5/5e/6 are all OK.
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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 01:39:41 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 07:00:15 PM »
Either one is fine.  The signal is RS485 so 5/5e/6 are all OK.
Even Cat-3 would be OK too  ;D
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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2016, 07:17:59 PM »
Just picked up some cat6 from amazon for cheap.
Which enclosure is everyone using for a power source and receiver board?

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2016, 07:21:36 PM »
I'll be using a marine battery box, but your choice is your choice there is no standard.  A lot of folks will use the CG-1500.
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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 07:46:15 PM »
I'll be using a marine battery box, but your choice is your choice there is no standard.  A lot of folks will use the CG-1500.


Im trying to find something that will hold the power supply and the small receiver board that has a small footprint. The power supply is about 9"X5" and the receiver is 2.5"X3". They can either go side by side horizontally or vertically aligned.


I found these on amazon that seem to fit the bill:


Vetrtically aligned:
https://www.amazon.com/CableGuard-CG-2000-Coax-Demarcation-Enclosure/dp/B00EKKBM5I/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1479350351&sr=8-15&keywords=outdoor+cable+enclosure


Horizontally aligned:
https://www.amazon.com/OUTDOOR-CABLETEK-ENCLOSURE-PLASTIC-CTE-S/dp/B00FU9KGSM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1479350351&sr=8-4&keywords=outdoor+cable+enclosure


Open for better ideas.

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 11:13:08 PM »
Nice. Do you have a pic of your set up?

Did you get this too?:
BUD Industries NBX-32916-PL ABS Plastic Internal Panel, 10-1/2" Length x 6-11/16" Width x 1/8" Thick, for NBF Series Boxes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UPE83U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iTulyb9PGPMJK

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 12:26:55 PM »

Hi Esolo - What solution/box did you end up with for the receiver + PSU.


(I think for the panel, i see folks using matrix sheets from fluorescent fixtures.)

Nice. Do you have a pic of your set up?

Did you get this too?:
BUD Industries NBX-32916-PL ABS Plastic Internal Panel, 10-1/2" Length x 6-11/16" Width x 1/8" Thick, for NBF Series Boxes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UPE83U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iTulyb9PGPMJK

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 06:04:37 PM »

Hi Esolo - What solution/box did you end up with for the receiver + PSU.


(I think for the panel, i see folks using matrix sheets from fluorescent fixtures.)

Nice. Do you have a pic of your set up?

Did you get this too?:
BUD Industries NBX-32916-PL ABS Plastic Internal Panel, 10-1/2" Length x 6-11/16" Width x 1/8" Thick, for NBF Series Boxes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UPE83U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iTulyb9PGPMJK


I ended up using the cg 1500. Its small enough and versatile. I purchased come mounting plates from holiday coro that I like a lot. Made use of the  door panel and the main panel. Sorry for the late reply been solving issues with my show. LOL

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Re: Cat 5 or 6?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 07:55:34 AM »
Do you have a picture of the inside of your box?


I ended up using the cg 1500. Its small enough and versatile. I purchased come mounting plates from holiday coro that I like a lot. Made use of the  door panel and the main panel. Sorry for the late reply been solving issues with my show. LOL

 

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