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Title: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: John Moore on July 11, 2011, 05:26:53 pm
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Tracy Garner on July 11, 2011, 05:37:30 pm
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.

Cables To Go has that length but I didn't see the reel as part of it - just the cable.
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Jonathan Kok on July 11, 2011, 05:54:37 pm
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.
Both Gepco and Belden make DuraCAT cables (rubberized jacket), available in up to four channels (4x C5e).  As for pre-finished, Roland has one (though not as durable, and not sure of the manufacturer), Rapco has a couple of types (again, not sure of the cable manufacturer), Digiflex uses Belden I believe.
Roll your own reel. Canare's are nice, but costly.  Rapco's are cheaper.  With a Canare reel, you can install a Neutrik EtherCON panel-mount on it so that you don't need to unreel the whole thing every time.  Wind out as much as you need, then patch into the jack on the reel.  I don't know that you can order it from Canare, pre-made with the DuraCAT, but it'd be worth looking into.
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Craig Leerman on July 11, 2011, 10:04:35 pm
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.

Markertek.com has a lot of different reels with Cat5.


http://www.markertek.com/Cable-Management-Protection/Cable-Reels/TecNec-Cables-Connectors/MKR-12.xhtml?MKR-12

Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Darren Scaresbrook on July 11, 2011, 11:31:03 pm
Hi John,
I'm using Ramcat from Klotz. I generally use 2 x 250ft (ethernet and ethersound) runs, and even if fully extended they are quick and easy to roll by hand. About the same diameter as a mic cable but a lot tougher outer jacket. The ethercons fit and clamp really nicely. If you don't use a reel, they take up next to no space in the leads packer too  :D
Darren
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Mike Pyle on July 12, 2011, 12:01:58 am
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.

Markertek sells the Hannay AVC-16-10-11-DE reel. It will easily hold 250' of solid core Duracat from Rapco, and allows you to spool a leader on the second reel segment. You can get the cable with Ethercons at each end.
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Iain.Macdonald on July 12, 2011, 01:36:26 pm
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.

John,

Neutrik etherflex. (http://tinyurl.com/6asn7gf)

Iain.
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Mark Allen on July 13, 2011, 09:49:10 am
A single piece of cat 5 didnt do it for us with digital consoles and snakes, we always want a back up and a few XLR lines for com and other analog sends/returns and Whilrwind has a nice option

http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/snakes-splitters-and-multiwiring-systems/snakes/medusa-cat-6
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Ray Soly on July 13, 2011, 10:24:17 am
Need to find a source for the above...looked via search but did not turn up much....we have a 100' from Allen Heath, but don't want to put two together with a connector in the middle, since some events we do are on grass.

we got this http://www.tmb.com/Pdf/ProPlexCAT5e-LTR-web.pdf   from proplex for our ILive system, (90 meters/327ft) they also have a twin cable with redundant CAT5e PCCAT5EPX2 Dual CAT5e SFTP

Ray
Title: Re: Source for 200' CAT-5e snake and reel
Post by: Doug Hammel on July 13, 2011, 08:03:36 pm
A single piece of cat 5 didnt do it for us with digital consoles and snakes, we always want a back up and a few XLR lines for com and other analog sends/returns and Whilrwind has a nice option

http://whirlwindusa.com/catalog/snakes-splitters-and-multiwiring-systems/snakes/medusa-cat-6
+1 for Whirlwind.