CCTV Video Balun Setup
The following transcript includes questions on how to setup CCTV video baluns and how baluns can be used with Cat-5 cable. More information can be found here on CCTV baluns.
Customer: I want to use a video balun and cat5e cable to connect security cameras to a surveillance DVR. I understand that I need one balun per camera correct? Also, can I use two other wires in the cat5e cable to carry the dc power to the camera thus using only one cat5e per camera run?
Technical Support: yes you can do all of that with CCTV baluns
Technical Support: but you need a balun on each end
Customer: okay. so which balun would you recommend and is there seperate connectors needed to interface the dc at teach end?
Technical Support: how far are the cable runs?
Customer: longest run would be under 200'
Technical Support: this one is fine then
Technical Support: Please look at this video balun.
Technical Support: for the DC power, you can use one of these on each end or the power.
Technical Support: http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/Power-Cable-Lead-p/pt-3.htm
Technical Support: http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/CCTV-Accessory-PT4-p/pt-4.htm
Customer: that's very helpful. how late are you open via chat?
Technical Support: another 1/2 hour. 11:00 EST
Customer: thanks. this will get me started. good evening.
Technical Support: you too. your welcome.