Question regarding cat cable

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  1. Jamson

    Jamson Young grasshopper

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    Is there a product that can be used outdoors to make 1 cat 6 cable into 2 cables for 2 cameras. To run another cable would be a real pain to do , so was wondering if anyone used something that would work.
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  2. dgreene157

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    Perhaps a small poe switch? Provided you have power and a place to mount it out of the weather.


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  3. Jamson

    Jamson Young grasshopper

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    The problem is there is no power nearby.
     
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    dgreene157 n3wb

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    Then you'll need to run another cable. You can't split poe or Ethernet without a switch. A hub won't work if you're using it for video feeds and it doesn't pass POE


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  5. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    This can in fact be done....1 to 4 PoE Extender
    or IPCamPower IPCP-EXT2P POE Powered 2 Port POE Extender Switch for IP Cameras - Nelly's Security
     
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    dgreene157 n3wb

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    Good luck with that if your cameras have IR. Most cams need 48v poe, and if youre dividing the output you may not have enough power for IR at night. Not sure thats the best idea.


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    fenderman Staff Member

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    You are incorrect...the poe switch can send up to 48v and supply just shy of 13w ...most standard fixed cameras draw 2-4w even with IR ON....you can easily power 3 cameras using STANDARD POE 802af...if you look closely at the 1 to 4 unit, it can accept poe+ 802at, up to 25.5w...you can power 4 cams no problem unless they are huge ptz's...
     
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    Jamson Young grasshopper

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    OK, so this might work. Has anyone used one of these in a outdoor environment?
     
  9. Chase

    Chase Getting the hang of it

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    It would definitely need to be in a weather tight environment.
     
  10. Ford

    Ford Getting the hang of it

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    I have used these often and they are fine outdoors if out of the weather.

    These are super handy and a time saver. So far I have not had one fail (I always carry spares, which is probably why haha).

    I order from ebay (china) as there is always lots available and it is super easy to pay with no Ali-anxiety (and refunds are easy if the items never arrive). Note the delivery time is long (I budget 30 days) , so I re-order long before I need them.

    Now if someone can find me the equivalent @ gigabit speeds I will a happy camper (Lots of applications where we want to add a camera or two to a radio backhaul)
     
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    Jamson Young grasshopper

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    What is the best way to use it outdoors and keep it from going bad, does it need to be in a weather sealed box.
     
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    pal251 Pulling my weight

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    @Ford do you use a particular seller for them?
     
  13. Ford

    Ford Getting the hang of it

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    I have used this guy when I have time for slow delivery: ohivision2015 on eBay

    and this guy when I need them in a quicker turnaround: unacart12 on eBay

    Note: These are your typical ebay stores from China that ship out cheap Chinese electronics by the truck load. I give no recommendations on either, all I can say is I ordered knowing I have eBay and PayPal backing up the purchase and protecting my CC info. This is a cheap enough purchase that I can write it off if things don't work out and I have plenty of spares on hand so I can provide warranty to my customers. If Ubiquiti made the equivalent I would not even consider using these.

    That being said, I find these things work great and are cheap.
     
  14. Ford

    Ford Getting the hang of it

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    These have regular ethernet connections (no weather proofing) and a non-weather proof case. They need to be deployed like any other 'indoor' type network gear. Note they have adequate operating temperature ranges so there is no unusual heating/cooling requirements for whatever enclosure you decide to use.