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David Allred

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5-cond DMX for exterior use
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:58:22 am »

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I am working on an exterior lighting project and need some info on cable viability.
From the fixture user manual:
"Connect the bare ended IP66 rated signal cable to IP66 rated connectors or use IP66 rated junction box and conduit."
The manual also says, "electrical characteristics >= Beldon 9841.
Product installation notes:  "recommend: Beldon 7201A and ProPlex PC224T"
Are these cables rated to be permanently exposed to sun and water (5 - 105 deg F , air temp) on a rooftop or direct buried?
Are there other cable options, maybe more budget friendly?
The manual implies that conduit is not required to protect the cable (if using IP66 connectors).
I would really prefer to be able to free run the cable considering the lack of access to the rooftop.

The fixtures appear to be using the 5 channel dmx to carry in and out, and using junctions.

If I am overlooking anything please feel free to share.

Thanks.
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David Allred

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Re: 5-cond DMX for exterior use
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 11:00:50 am »

Forgot to add.  Need a source for purchase if anyone has a good sone.  Camel traders?
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Re: 5-cond DMX for exterior use
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 11:21:29 am »

Mods, please move if this not the best place.

I am working on an exterior lighting project and need some info on cable viability.
From the fixture user manual:
"Connect the bare ended IP66 rated signal cable to IP66 rated connectors or use IP66 rated junction box and conduit."
The manual also says, "electrical characteristics >= Beldon 9841.
Product installation notes:  "recommend: Beldon 7201A and ProPlex PC224T"
Are these cables rated to be permanently exposed to sun and water (5 - 105 deg F , air temp) on a rooftop or direct buried?
Are there other cable options, maybe more budget friendly?
The manual implies that conduit is not required to protect the cable (if using IP66 connectors).
I would really prefer to be able to free run the cable considering the lack of access to the rooftop.

The fixtures appear to be using the 5 channel dmx to carry in and out, and using junctions.

If I am overlooking anything please feel free to share.

Thanks.

You can use a Cat5 for DMX: https://support.etcconnect.com/ETC/FAQ/DMX_Over_Cat5
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Re: 5-cond DMX for exterior use
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 11:33:51 am »

Outdoor rated Cat5e shielded cable would be a perfect cheap solution.

Something like Ubiquiti's PE jacketed tough cable?
https://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/toughcable/TOUGHCable_Datasheet.pdf
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David Allred

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Re: 5-cond DMX for exterior use
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 11:45:56 am »

Outdoor rated Cat5e shielded cable would be a perfect cheap solution.

Something like Ubiquiti's PE jacketed tough cable?
https://dl.ubnt.com/datasheets/toughcable/TOUGHCable_Datasheet.pdf

Very interesting.
Thanks.
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