flexible ethernet cable
Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:43 AM
Can i get away with 3m of cat 5 cable?
Can anyone recomend me any super flexible cable?
Recording onto a one beyond deck.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:30 AM
You can get stranded core "cat 5" (which isn't then really cat 5, but will do the job). With care, you can even make it off into an RJ-45, but treat the resulting assembly gently.
I'm not clear what the application is here, but if it's non-gigabit ethernet only four of the eight cores are used. If it's actually transmitting picture information, it will be gigabit, but otherwise you could try to find some two-pair UTP cable that would do the job, and just connect the required cores, which would give you about the most flexible cable possible.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:38 AM
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:53 PM
As for which wire to use, my particular favorite for this application is Canford model 31-850. A picture of a Mini on the prototype Tango from last year is included to illustrate this approach. Call us if you would like to discuss this... +1.949.650.1766
Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:41 PM
I like what you guys did Sinclair. I had heard of this. I am a little unsure if I have the courage to turn up on a commercial in two weeks with my homemade cut up cable. I'll order some in and see what I can do...
In the mean time I am considering getting an SI-2K to two times 2 pair UTP cable.. That would give me two cables coming off the head each with 4 cores. I'll wrap one around the head in one direction (clockwise) and the other (counterclockwise) and hope their tensions cancel each other out. Then get a suitable Y cable to join them back together.
My ideal is still just to find some super flexible 8 core cable.. it is 8 cores I need huh.
Sinclair, I will be giving you a shout!
Edited by thomas-english, 28 June 2011 - 05:42 PM.