Send video over unshielded twisted pair, such as Cat 5 cable with Tool-less balun.
The BL4850 is a patented video balun that requires no tools and connects in seconds. A video balun allows you to send the composite video that is transmitted on analog security cameras using inexpensive unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable, also known as Cat 5, Cat5e, and Cat6 ethernet cable. The video balun allows you to use UTP cable instead of coaxial cable to send the analog composite video signal over UTP.
The unique feature of this balun is that it is tool-less, but, most important, it does not require you to learn how to crimp-on an RJ45 connector to the UTP cable. You do not need all the tools and skill to connect the RJ45 connector to the UTP cable.
A great advantage of using this tool-less balun is that you can cut the UTP cable to the exact length that you need. If you have UTP cable with the RJ45 connectors, you can simply cut those off and then get access to one of the pair of wires inside the cable.
So what do you need? Well, the idea is to be able to select one pair of the four pairs inside a UTP Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6 cable.
How do you get to the pair? You have to take the leap of cutting the UTP cable and then carefully cutting through the outer jacket to get access to the four pairs. You need to be careful so that you do not also cut the four pairs inside the cable. Once you get access to the four pairs you select a pair of wires and then insert them into the BL4850. You do not need to "strip" the wires, just insert them and when you close the lid of the BL4850 it makes the contact and thus passes on the signal. You just need to make sure you select the same pair at the other end of the UTP cable...that way you are connecting the same pair.
Patented. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Note: These are also sold in quantities of 40 at a great discount - contact us for quantity prices!
This is the most popular balun since there are no tools required. You do not have to connect an RJ45 connector to the Cat5 cable - you simply cut the outer jacket of the UTP Cat5 cable and select the same pair of wires for each end and insert the pair of wires into the balun and snap it shut.
- Send Composite Video up to 2000 ft. using CAT5
- No wire stripping required
- Two stage surge protection
- Designed for use with solid 24 AWG wire
- BNC Connector
- Compact, measures 54.6mm x 14.6mm x 17 mm
Note: Two are required, one at each end of the CAT5.
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