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cat 5 extension lead?

Discussion in 'How is my display put together...' started by strangesparks, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. strangesparks

    strangesparks New Elf

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    Just wondering if anyone has tried running strings of 'big W' lights over a cat 5 cable?
    I'm looking to get a few strings 15m away from the controller, thinking this might be a legitimate multicore extension?
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    You can use CAT5 or security cable to extend Big W strings.

    The current is low so pretty much any cable will do. :)

    Just remember that solid core CAT5 cable will break more easily than stranded types.
     
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    Sounds promising. If you want to be 100% sure, try comparing the current draw with and without the CAT5 cable there. This could be hard to do if you bought the lights in 2015 due to the design change; you might need to measure it as an alternating current (AC) between the controller and lights but I don't even know if that'll work.
     

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