- What's Included
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.
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.
Specifications Manufacturer MuxLab, Inc. Manufacturer Product No. 500306-2PK UPC 627699903063 Environment Private and public broadband CATV, VHF and FM networks Devices Terrestrial CATV, satellite receivers, DVD players, RF modulators, splitters, cable modems and other broadband video equipment Transmission Transparent to the user 3dB bandwidth 5 MHz to 900 MHz Video Channels Supported CATV 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
- >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 - Coax Impedance: 75-ohms at 1MHz (RG6) Connector - Input "F" connector - male Connector - Output RJ45S - female RJ45 Pin Configuration RJ45 Pins 7&8 Maximum Distance Up 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. Temperature
- Operating: 0° C to 40° C
- Storage: -10° C to 70° C
Enclosure Aluminum cast Humidity Maximum 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 Approval FCC, CE Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime
- Review of 780142 Review by PIERRE
Review of 780142
Plugged it in and it worked.
Posted on 8/8/2013
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