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Coax to CAT5 Balun - 2 Are Supplied

Coax to CAT5 Balun - 2 Are Supplied
Coax to CAT5 Balun - 2 Are Supplied



Convert a coax cable to CAT5, send >300 feet & convert back to coax

2 Required and Supplied

Doesn't work in reverse i.e. CAT5 to coax or CAT5 to coax to CAT5!

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Part Number:mux-500302
Price:$120.00
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Coax to CAT5 Balun: This Coax to CAT5 Balun allows 75-ohm coaxial cable to be replaced by a single pair of CAT5 UTP cable in the CATV, VHF and FM environments in certain applications. The Coax to CAT5 Balun works in conjunction with RF splitters, combiners, amplifiers and cable modems for a total cabling solution. 2 Are Supplied.

Does not work in reverse i.e. CAT5 to coax and 2 are required and supplied. Cannot be used with Dish or DirecTV satellite receivers from the rooftop dish to the satellite receiver but can be used from the RF output of the satellite receiver to a TV with a built in tuner.

What 2 of these Coax to CAT5 Baluns Do:
  1. Converts a RG59 or RG6 coax signal to a CAT5e/5 cable "and back again".
  2. 2 are required to do that and connected at each end of the CAT5e/6 cable
  3. Can be used with cable boxes with the above two criteria being met
  4. 2 Are Supplied
  5. See the above PICTURES Tab on how a set of these converters work.
What this Coax to CAT5 Balun Does Not Do:
  1. Convert a single RG59 or single RG6 coax signal to a CAT5e/5 cable
  2. Convert a single CAT5e/6 cable to a single RG59 or RG6 coax signal
  3. Convert a CAT5/6 cable to coax and back again to CAT5/6
  4. Cannot be used with Dish or DirecTV satellite receivers
  5. Cannot be used with an Internet switch or router to connect coax to it
  6. Cannot be used with a widescreens internet connector
NOTE: Think of this product as a long RG6/59 cable with CAT5/6 in the middle of the adapters, not the opposite.

Coax to CAT5 Balun Features:

  • Supports broadband RF, CATV, VHF and FM.
  • Supports channels CATV 2-77, VHF 2-13, FM broadcast band.
  • Supports broadband Internet and digital cable
  • Eliminate costly coaxial cable
  • Quicker moves, adds and changes
  • Works with CATV, satellite receivers, VCR, RF splitters and amplifiers.
  • Up to 330 feet (100m) via Cat 5 twisted pair depending on frequency*
  • Low return loss eliminates "ghosting"
  • Built-in male "F" connector for coax
  • RJ45 connector for twisted pair
  • FCC Part 15 Class A and Class B
  • High bandwidth - up to 900 MHz
  • Low insertion loss
  • Compact design
  • Supports broadband Internet and digital cable
  • Eliminate costly coaxial cable
  • Quicker moves, adds and changes
  • Neater wiring
  • Does the CATV Balun II support QAM? Yes. Providing the frequency range is between 5 and 860 MHz.
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Used in pairs, the Coax to CAT5 Balun allows broadband CATV equipment to be integrated into structured cabling systems thereby allowing CATV equipment to be moved or added to any convenient modular wall outlet.

The above price is for one Coax to CAT5 Balun and they are commonly purchased in pairs. Also this unit cannot be used in reverse converting a CAT5 to a coax cable and back to CAT5.

The Coax to CAT5 Balun provides a versatile cabling solution for broadband video systems used by schools, government, offices, hospitals, financial institutions, hotels and residential complexes. The Coax to CAT5 Balun works in conjunction with RF splitters, combiners, amplifiers and cable modems for a total cabling solution.

Why not buy this Coax to CAT5 Balun today?




NOTE: Two are required with one as a SEND unit and the other as a RECEIVE unit.

Applications include; residential, apartment, condominiums, hotels, offices, schools, hospitals, trading floors.






NOTE: Two are required with one as a SEND unit and the other as a RECEIVE unit.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the bandwidth limitation of the CATV Balun II? The CATV Balun II has a bandwidth limitation of 900 MHz, which corresponds to North American CATV channel 142.

2. Does the CATV Balun II support satellite dish RF? No. Due to the bandwidth limitation of the balun and the signal attenuation of unshielded twisted pair, the CATV Balun II does not support satellite RF.

3. Which pins of the CATV Balun II carry the signal? Pins 7&8 of the RJ45 carry the signal. The pin numbering is from left to right looking into the jack with the tab down.

4. Does the CATV Balun II support digital cable and HDTV channel programming? Yes, providing the digital cable channels are modulated onto channel frequencies that are within the 900 MHz bandwidth of the CATV Balun II.

5. Does the CATV Balun II support broadband Internet? Yes. Broadband Internet typically occupies channel frequencies up to 864 MHz and is within the bandwidth of the balun.

6. If Category 7 cable is used, will better distance performance be achieved? Yes. Marginally better distance performance will be achieved due to the higher bandwidth of Cat7 cable. For additional information, please refer to MuxLab’s CATV Balun II Application Guide.

7. How do I know whether distance has been exceeded? Some of the channels display a snowy image, indicating insufficient signal power. In this case, it may be necessary to insert an RF amplifier ahead of the CATV Balun II in order to boost the signal at the receiver.

8. Can the CATV Balun II be used to allow the coax cable between a satellite dish and satellite receiver be replaced by Cat5 UTP? No. The bandwidth of the balun and the Cat5 are insufficient to support RF video transmission in the satellite frequency range. Satellite dish signals are typically in the gigahertz range.

9. Can the CATV Balun II be used between the RF output of a satellite receiver box and the TV tuner? Yes. The RF output of the satellite receiver is within the 860 MHz range and therefore is supported by the balun and Cat5E/6 cable.

10. Will doubling up the twisted pairs improve performance? No. In regard to the CATV Balun and based on testing by MuxLab’s R&D dept, there is performance degradation if the twisted pairs are doubled up. In the lab, it was found that there was 55% more signal loss versus no doubling. The lower performance is mainly due to impedance mismatch since the doubled twisted pairs present a 50-ohm impedance to the balun instead of 100 ohms. The test was performed using a 200 ft length of Category 5e UTP cable and a second Cat5e cable with pins 7&8 "doubled up". The result was approximately 6.8 dB (55%) more signal loss than if there was no doubling-up. Consequently it is not recommended to double-up twisted pairs when using the CATV Balun in the RF environment.

11. Does the CATV Balun II (500302) work in conjunction with the CATV Balun (500006)? Yes. However, if the 500006 is used with the 500302, the performance specifications are in accordance with the 500006.

12. Does the CATV Balun II support off-air local channel active antennas? Yes. Active local antennas typically support channel frequencies up to 864 MHz which is within the bandwidth performance of the CATV Balun II.

13. When using the CATV Balun II, can RF video co-exist with other low-voltage services such as voice and data under the same Category 5 cable bundle? Yes, the crosstalk immunity of the CATV Balun II and twisted pair cable is excellent.

14. Does the CATV Balun II support over-the-air (OTA) digital channels? Yes. The 500302 and Cat5e/6 support OTA digital channels. However, due to the low signal power from a passive OTA antenna, it may be necessary to add an RF amplifier in front of the source balun or use an active OTA antenna.

15. Does the CATV Balun II support Direct TV? The CATV Balun II (500302) allows coax cable to be replaced by Cat5e cable provided that the Direct TV coax cable is from a cable TV provider and not from a satellite dish.

16. When using the CATV Balun II, there is ghosting. Is there any remedy? The ghosting is likely due to a local off-air station that is broadcasting at high power and is interfering with the CATV channel. One solution is to amplify the CATV feed so that it is stronger than the off-air station signal

17. Does the CATV Balun II support QAM? Yes. Providing the frequency range is between 5 and 860 MHz.

18. Does the CATV Balun II support 50 ohm (RG8) radio frequency microphone? No. The impedance is not the same and therefore there would be too much signal loss.

19. Can the 500302 be used to send an IP signal over coax instead of using Cat5e/6? No. The 500302 will not work for IP because: a) IP requires 2 twisted pairs and 500302 supports only 1 pair and b) the components inside the 500302 are designed for analog RF and not data (IP).

20. What is the maximum allowable RF input signal power in order to pass FCC Class A? The maximum RF input power levels in order to pass FCC Class A are as follows:

• CATV Balun II (500302) in pairs: 25dBmV

• CATV 8 Port Hub (500301): 16 dBmV

• CATV 16 Port Hub (500304): 13 dBmV

This HDTV Supply Coax to CAT5 Balun is designed and built to the higher standards for your home theater or business use. To demonstrate that HDTV Supply products offers world-class quality HDTV Supply offers the original purchaser a full lifetime hardware warranty on this HDTV Supply Coax to CAT5 Balun. This means that as long as a customer owns this product and can show original proof of purchase, HDTV Supply, or its supplier, will replace it if it malfunctions. A 30-day RETURN also comes with this warranty as well as Free Lifetime Tech Support.

In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective Coax to CAT5 Balun, HDTV Supplys Support Team will verify the product is eligible for warranty. An RMA number will then be issued. Shipped replacements will be in like new conditions, tested and all components included.

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