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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ertech, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. ertech

    ertech Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2001
    Hi, i am hoping that someone has pretty good cable experience and can help me with the problem I'm having. Here is the situation, i have a panel PC connected to a inspection camera (which is network-able) via a cross over cable. The cable is ran from inside a machine panel into a gutter (with a good amount of cables in it) and on the top of the machine and finally into the camera. Now just from the sounds of this i think this is an interference. But the thing is it takes hours for it to drop the connection. Now the questions, How close to other electrical cables can this cable be? are networking cables super sensetive? What is my best bet to protect the cable from this (adding magnetic cores? better cable?). The cable it self is just a plain network cable that i made. What can i do?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Actually, I've run network cables in all sorts of places, and I've yet to run across any issues with electrical interference. As long as the cable is physically safe from damage, and the camera doesn't have issues. I wouldn't worry about it.

    If you are having interference issues, perhaps you should consider shielded CAT5 cable. If you want to ease the routing of the cable, you may be able to attach the new cable to the old one, and then pull the old one out, pulling the new one in. :)
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