Who sucks at making patch cables? (contest inside)

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crazymike

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I DO!!!!

For every 6-7 RJ45 cables I make I have to redo atleast one of them. I really suck at them. I have decent crimps, etc... I think I just have bad eyes and get the colours mixed up when it's faint.

** CONTEST **

100 marklar to the first person who can tell me what the thread that goes through cat 5 cable is for....
 
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crazymike

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April23 said:
I don't understand the question, rephrase?
Inside cat5 cable there is a thread/string that runs inside with all the wires. What function does that string serve?
 

theacoustician

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crazymike said:
I DO!!!!

For every 6-7 RJ45 cables I make I have to redo atleast one of them. I really suck at them. I have decent crimps, etc... I think I just have bad eyes and get the colours mixed up when it's faint.

** CONTEST **

100 marklar to the first person who can tell me what the thread that goes through cat 5 cable is for....
Tension string, I win!
 
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crazymike

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theacoustician said:
I don't need the marklar dude, give it to someone else.

explain what it does though please, I don't know :p

pulling cables with snakes?
 

wr3kt

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crazymike said:
explain what it does though please, I don't know :p

pulling cables with snakes?
That kinda makes sense...when running wire...tie something to the string instead of the wires. It takes the stress off the wire and avoids crimping while still retaining a firm attachment to the cat5.
 
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crazymike

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wr3kt said:
That kinda makes sense...when running wire...tie something to the string instead of the wires. It takes the stress off the wire and avoids crimping while still retaining a firm attachment to the cat5.

that's what I use it for. But I was just thinking it had a more technical use :p
 

wr3kt

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I thought it was just there to fucking annoy me
General
AC Power 9V DC, 500 mA each
Operation Temperature 32 to 110 F ( 0 to 43 C )
Humidty 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions 5.24 in (13.31 cm)depth
1.43 in (3.63 cm) height
5.83 (14.81 cm) width
Weight 1.53 lbs (.69 kg)per enclosure
Approvals: CE, UL, cUL

Audio

Frequency Response +/- 0.2 dB (20 hz to 20 kHz )
THD + Noise < 0.015% (20 to 20 kHz, Vin = -10 dBu to +14 dBu)
CrosstalkConnector type(s) < -100 dB, 1 kHz, Vin = +4 dBu
< -95 dB (1 kHz, Vin = +10 dBu)
Signal to Noise Ratio < -90 dB (20 hz to 20 kHz, Vin = +4 dBu
< -75 dB, 120 hz to 20 kHz, Vin = -10 dBu

Transmitter
Input:
Maximum Level +14 dBu, Unbalanced
Impedance 10 k Ohm
Connector screw terminal or RCA

Output:
Maximum Level +14 dBu, Balanced
Impedance 50 k Ohm
Connector RJ-45

Receiver
Input:
Maximum Level +14 dBu, Balanced
Impedance 18 k Ohm
Connector RJ-45

Output:
Maximum Level +14 dBu, Unbalanced
Impedance 50 k Ohm
Connector Screw terminal or RCA

Video Throughput:
Frequency Response +/-3 dB to 35 mHz or Better (3 ft CAT-5e)
+/-3 dB to 15 mHz or Better (300 ft CAT-5e)
+/-3 dB to 10 mHz or Better (1000 ft CAT-5e)
Differential Gain: < 0.2% or better (f = 3.58 mHz 10-90% APL)
Differential Phase < 1 degree or better (f = 3.58 mHz 10-90% APL)
Crosstalk (adjacent channel) <- 50 dB ( f = 5 Mhz)

Transmitters
Input:
Maximum Level +/- 2 V
Impedance 75 ohm
Type Unbalanced
Connector type(s) BNC or RCA

Output
Maximum Level +/- 2V
Impedance 75 ohm
Type Balanced
Connector type(s) RJ-45

Receivers
Input:
Maximum Level +/- 2 V
Impedance 100 ohm
Type Balanced
Connector type(s) RJ-45

Output
Maximum Level +/- 2V
Impedance 75 ohm
Type Unbalanced
Connector type(s) BNC or RCA

Tension String Capability
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wr3kt

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crazymike said:
that's what I use it for. But I was just thinking it had a more technical use :p
Yea...It's like having 2 buttons next to each other.
One is labeled "On".
The other is 10 times bigger and has "Warning" written on it but nothing else.

What do you do?
 

theacoustician

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cause the tension strength of the polymer string is much much higher than that of the pvc/ppe jacketing or the copper of the wire. it allows you to pull the cable through tighter situations than you'd be able to if it weren't there.