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Balun Sends Component Video and Digital Audio Signals Over Inexpensive Cat. 5 Wiring
MuxLab 500050-2PK Component Video/Digital Audio Balun, 2-Pack
MuxLab 500050-2PK Component Video/Digital Audio Balun, 2-Pack
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MuxLab 500050-2PK Component Video/Digital Audio Balun, 2-Pack
Item# 7805HD2
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  • Component video and/or digital audio signals sent over twisted pair wiring
  • Extended transmission distance
  • Eliminates ground loops that cause interference

Essential Info

Many new homes and office buildings already contain structured cabling systems of not only electrical and phone wiring, but also inexpensive Cat.5 twisted pair cable, which is commonly used as a data line. Now you can take maximum advantage of this existing wiring by adding Component Video/Digital Audio Baluns to each end. This small transformer converts audio and video signals from unbalanced to balanced and vice versa, making the necessary impedance adjustments for A/V signal transmission between different wiring systems. This means that you can run your signal over inexpensive Cat.5 wiring, rather than rewiring your home in order to send these signals from room to room. This Component Video/Digital Audio Balun is designed for use with HDTV component video and/or digital audio equipment, sending component video and digital audio transmission up to 1000 feet. The Component Video/Digital Audio Balun comes in a 2-Pack as it is designed to work in pairs. A Coaxial RCA S/PDIF cable is required for digital audio signal transmission and is sold separately.


What's Included

  • 2x - Component Video/Digital Audio Balun
  • 1x - Instructions
  • More Info

    Ideal for such devices as DVD players, satellite receivers, plasma displays, projectors, monitors, amplifiers, switchers, and other equipment supporting HDTV component video and/or digital audio, the Component Video/Digital Audio Balun allows one component video (YPbPr or RGB) signal and one digital audio signal to be transmitted via cost-effective unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable in a point-to-point configuration. Used in pairs, the Component-Digital Balun supports 480i/p, 720p and 1080i/p video formats for hi-definition (HDTV) video applications.

    Because they contain isolation transformers and utilize twisted cabling, baluns eliminate the ground loops that cause background hum and rolling interference. Baluns also extend transmission distances, passively transmitting audio and video signals up to 2,500 feet.



    Manufacturer:MuxLab, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No.:500050-2PK
    Dimensions (each)2.4" x 2.25" x 1" (6.1cm x 5.7cm x 2.54cm) plus 6" (15.24cm) cable lead for video
    Weight (each)2.9 oz. (81g)
    Environment:Component Video (YPbPr), RGB Video (sync on green); 480i/p, 720p, 1080i/p
    Devices:DVD players, satellite receivers, plasma displays, projectors, monitors, up-converters, amplifiers, switchers, home theatre and other equipment supporting HDTV component video and/or digital audio (Dolby Digital™, dts™)
    Video Bandwidth:60 MHz, 3 dB roll off
    Digital Audio:25 MHz, 1dB roll off
    Maximum Input:1.1Vp-p
    Insertion Loss Per Pair:Video: .1 dB for 0.1 MHz, gradually increasing to 3.0 dB over the frequency range; audio: less than 1 dB over the frequency range
    Return Loss:Video: greater than 15 dB over the frequency range; audio: greater than 15 dB over the frequency range
    Common Mode Rejection:Video: -55 dB max.; audio: -55 dB max.
    Maximum Distance (Color - Cat 5 UTP & STP):480i/p: 1,000 ft (305m); 720p and 1080I: 500 ft (152m); Digital Audio: 600 ft. (182m)
    Cable:Cat. 5 UTP/STP 24 gauge or lower solid copper twisted pair wire
    Impedance:Cat. 5: 100 ohms at 1 MHz; coax: 75 ohms at 1 MHz
    Maximum Capacitance:20 pf/foot
    Attenuation:6.6 dB/1000 ft at 1 MHz
    Connectors:Three (3) RCA-M connectors: Green (Y), Blue (Pb), Red (Pr); one RCA-F connector for digital audio RJ45S for twisted pair
    Pin Configuration:Red (Pr): Pins 7 [R] & 8 [T]; Green (Y): Pins 3 [R] & 6 [T]; Blue (Pb): Pins 1 [R] & 2 [T]; Digital Audio: Pins 4 [R] & 5 [T] (reverse polarity sensitive)
    Operating Temperature:32° F to 131° F (0° C to 55° C)
    Storage Temperature:-4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
    Humidity:Up to 95%
    Enclosure:ABS fire-retardant plastic
    Approvals: FCC, CE certified
    Warranty:Lifetime, limited

    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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