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Send an RG6 Coaxial Connection Long Distances over Inexpensive Cat5e/6/7 Cable
MuxLab 500306-2PK Shielded CATV Balun, 2-Pack
MuxLab 500306-2PK Shielded CATV Balun, 2-Pack
MuxLab 500306-2PK Shielded CATV Balun, 2-Pack
Item# 780142
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  • Bandwidth up to 900 MHz including Internet, digital cable
  • Supports Cat5e/6/7 STP and UTP
  • Fits side-by-side on most RF splitters
  • Lower EMI/RFI egress when STP is used
  • Cast aluminum enclosure for maximum EMI/RFI shielding
  • Low insertion loss

Essential Info

The Shielded CATV Balun, 2-Pack allows RG6 coaxial cable to be replaced by Cat 5e/Cat 6/Cat 7 STP or UTP cable in the terrestrial RF environment. The Shielded CATV Balun allows broadband CATV equipment to be integrated into a structured cabling system when used in pairs, thereby allowing CATV equipment to be moved or added to any convenient modular wall outlet. When used with Cat 5e/6/7 shielded twisted pair cable, the connection supports greater RF amplification and therefore greater distance with less EMI/RFI egress versus other UTP CATV baluns. The Shielded CATV Balun also works in conjunction with MuxLab's CATV Hub 500300 and 500303 for a total cabling solution.

Typical Application
In a point-to-point scenario for CATV (superband and hyperband), VHF and FM, cable lengths of up to 50 meters may be achieved without amplification if the nominal input is about 15dB. In some applications, a 'tilt' amplifier may be required since the STP/UTP losses are higher than coax at the higher frequencies. Linear gain compensation of up to 20-25dB at 750MHz is usually adequate. Conversely, if amplification is used to compensate for losses at higher frequencies and long distances, it may be necessary to attenuate the lower frequency, shorter distance signals to avoid over-driving the TV monitors.


What's Included

  • 2x - MuxLab Shielded CATV Balun
  • Specifications

    ManufacturerMuxLab, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No.500306-2PK
    EnvironmentPrivate and public broadband CATV, VHF and FM networks
    DevicesTerrestrial CATV, satellite receivers, DVD players, RF modulators, splitters, cable modems and other broadband video equipment
    TransmissionTransparent to the user
    3dB bandwidth5 MHz to 900 MHz
    Video Channels SupportedCATV 2-142, VHF channels 2-13, FM broadcast band
    Insertion Loss Per Pair
  • <3 dB: 5 - 295 MHz, 510 - 725 MHz
  • <4.2 dB: 295 - 510 MHz, 725 - 900 MHz
  • Return Loss
  • >10 dB: 5 - 245 MHz, 493 - 900 MHz
  • >9.6 dB: 245 - 493 MHz
  • Common Mode Rejection (CMMR)-20dB or higher at 5 MHz to 900 MHz
    Cable - UTP
  • 24-AWG or lower solid copper twisted pair
  • Impedance: 100-120-ohms
  • Cable - CoaxImpedance: 75-ohms at 1MHz (RG6)
    Connector - Input"F" connector - male
    Connector - OutputRJ45S - female
    RJ45 Pin ConfigurationRJ45 Pins 7&8
    Maximum DistanceUp to 100m (330ft) via Cat 5 UTP depending on channel frequency and input power. Maximum 100m at CATV Channel 2. May require tilt amplifiers at higher frequencies.
  • Operating: 0° C to 40° C
  • Storage: -10° C to 70° C
  • EnclosureAluminum cast
    HumidityMaximum 95% (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (each)0.8" x 1.85" x 1.05" (2cm x 2.6cm x 4.7 cm) L x H x W + extended F conn
    Weight (each)1.5 oz (44 gms)
    Regulatory ApprovalFCC, CE
    Manufacturer WarrantyLifetime

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: MuxLab Inc, Tel: (514) 905-0588 Ext 358


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    PIERRE -- carleton place, ON   8/8/2013
    Plugged it in and it worked.

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