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CCTV Video Balun Passive Transceiver
CCTV Video Balun Passive Transceiver, also known as UTP baluns and CAT5 baluns, allow CAT-5 cable and other twisted pair wire to be used in CCTV camera and HD security camera installations. Video baluns allow installers to use more cost-effective structured cabling techniques to wire security cameras instead of using traditional RG59 Siamese coax cable. By using video baluns, UTP wire such as cat-5 can be run over long distances easier than coax cable and for less money. Active balun transceivers enable UTP wires for cameras to be run distances up to 5,000 feet.
CCTV Video Balun Passive Transceivers are commonly known as UTP Balun or Video Balun Adapters. These simple little balun devices have allowed the CCTV industry to move away from the use of traditional coaxial cable on to more modern wiring such as CAT5 or CAT6 cabling. Network wiring is more cost effective and becoming more prominent as well than coax. Often you will find a property prewired with category 5 or 6 cabling, making the installation of CCTV cameras a breeze by using video baluns to piggy back on to the existing wiring.
When choosing the correct Balun for your use, you should consider the distance of transmission. There are 2 types of Baluns, i.e. passive balun (non powered), and active balun (powered). For video transmission less than 1000ft, passive balun can be used on both the receiving and transmitting end. For distance farther than 1000ft we recommend the use of Active Balun Video for the Transmitter and Active Balun Receivers for the best quality video signal up to 3000ft.