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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Ethernet over XLR
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 12:13:09 pm »

I'm getting the feeling wired is the way to go.

How are you attaching the CAT cable to the snake?  Wrapping it around the snake (i.e. twisted pair), or keeping it straight using something like velcro straps every 5' to secure?

Scotch 88 vinyl tape about 4ft apart.  We end up re-taping all our looms every couple of years as part of our winter maintenance program.

The application I mentioned earlier has had at least 5 years of setups and take downs, all by stage hands.  Even though I have a couple of cracks in the outer jacket (I can see the twisted pairs) it still functions for 18 amps and processors on the network.  It's being replaced by Rapco DuraCat at some point soon because it wont work forever.  For the <$50 we have invested it's been perfect so far.

The trick to saving time as a one-person operating is *packaging* your gear so you can safely handle either the weight or bulk, and keeping things used together, together in the packaging.  My current back pain is testimony that I didn't do that right 35 years ago...
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Mac Kerr

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Re: Ethernet over XLR
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2019, 01:34:04 pm »

I'm getting the feeling wired is the way to go.

How are you attaching the CAT cable to the snake?  Wrapping it around the snake (i.e. twisted pair), or keeping it straight using something like velcro straps every 5' to secure?

Straight with etape or friction tape every 3'.

Mac
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Re: Ethernet over XLR
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2019, 03:42:44 pm »

Straight with etape or friction tape every 3'.

Mac
Don't even THINK of using Tie Wraps...... :'(
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Re: Ethernet over XLR
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 04:40:26 pm »

Meant for telephone wire, probably means twisted but I have used it with quad telco cable and regular xlr.
Gives you 2 Ethernet paths.  Discontinued but several on ebay.
good for 500 meters
comes in pairs - use 1 at each end

specs for similar:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/842579/Netsys-Nh-300sp.html?page=22#manual
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Re: Ethernet over XLR
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