Question about Belkin OmniView CAT5 KVM Extender F1D084
A new set of VGA extenders working over 60 metres of CAT6 UTP, run in conduit along with 9x RG59 coaxs. The video from cameras in the RG59s is fine. The CAT6 conductors send end socket to receiver end socket all check OK with a tester.
The VGA works fine for 5-20 minutes (the time varies), then the active light on the receiver goes out and the VGA picture is gone. Unplug the RJ45 patch chord from the CAT6 wall socket, replug the patch lead and the active light goes on again and the VGA picture reappears.
If the signal lost condition is left untouched the receiver & its power pack gets hot. The supplier has been able to replicate the problem with with two customer returns, with both long and short patch leads between Rx & Tx (but not as consistently as me). It seems from their experiments the patch lead plugs might be the fault. but the manufacturer has yet to agree there is a problem at all.
I read that CAT6 is not so good for VGA extending as CAT5 'cos of the higher twist differential between pairs in CAT6. Would that only apply to passive extenders and not active ones? Could that be the problem even with the active one struggling to equalize the signals arriving at too wide a delay spacing and giving up...or is just more likely that the transmit strength is too low? (There's no sign of any skew in the VGA picture).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Well see Cat5 & Cat6 are different spec's and are wired differently...They have different wires inside the cable. You would be able to use the actual Wires, BUT they will have to be wired to the "Other" standard in the Outlet Jacks. Either that or get one that works on Cat6. http://www.connectworld.net/syscon/support.htm
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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