100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:44 pm

I searched and saw its recommened not to go over 100' but the post was from 08, is that still the correct info? How long is the one that comes with it?
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:54 pm

Comes with 25' and I don't think the 100' max has changed...
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:11 pm

I have some runs in my little place far longer than 100 feet.

This has caused a few conflicts -- but only when many users are gaming at once
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:15 pm

i just did a quick mesaure and ill be fine with 50'
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: maurizziot On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:44 pm

After 310ft data speed is loss
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:03 pm

100 feet is more of a guide line than an absolute rule but it depends on what you're doing. If you're running a GigE circuit over copper for instance, then you need to be more particular but if your just running typical home network connections then you won't have any problem going 100 feet.
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:37 am

its actually for the thermostat/controller for my coal-trol so i have no idea what kind of info is being passed
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: nwaelder On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:50 am

We have qualified the Coal-trol with 100ft of cable length. Now, with considerable world experience, I'll add a qualification. For cables longer than 25FT, we use 26AWG wire to construct them. The 25FT cables we supply are 28AWG. Cat5 or Cat whatever, cables should work, but I'd find heavier gauge, i.e. 26AWG.
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: pvolcko On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:10 am

Do *not* plug the coal-trol into a ethernet network device of any kind. :)

We're sending low voltage AC up to the thermostat and low voltage DC (analog and digital) back to the controller module. I don't recall what our absolute rated max length of cord is, but 100' is what we recommend as a practical max. Resistive losses as well as phase skewing due to parasitic capacitance are the issues. If our analog control signals get attenuated significantly or are skewed against wall power phase it can result in problems with speed control outputs.
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:42 pm

pvolcko wrote:Do *not* plug the coal-trol into a ethernet network device of any kind. :)

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wait a minute, you mean i cant plug the coal-trol into my router and controll it from my touch pad through my network?? what kind of junk did i buy??????
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:27 pm

is cat6 ok to use?
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:42 pm

Cat6 should be fine.
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Re: 100' cat5 still max cable lenght?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:20 am

Cat5/Cat6 for data on computer networks limit is 100 meters...
This is not a 'networked device' like a computer network...
More like a RS-232 kind of connection which is usally limited to 100 feet or less due to the voltage loss over copper...
It is really the standards built into the communication 'type' that will give the 'normal limits' of what you can do...
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