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Cat5 install help please

jim239

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Hi everyone,

I have cracked on with installing my CCTV, I have run a few cat 5 cables and tested them successfully using my Haydon tester. Unfortunately after running a length through some conduit I have found that my tester is flashing both pins 1 & 2 simultaneously and then cycling through the other pins correctly at one end, the other end flashes fine.

Will I have to replace the whole cable or will my Hikvision turret camera be ok with the 1 & 2 pins, I guess crossed? I am unsure if the camera uses those pins?

I have replaced both ends and redone the connection but it has not fixed the problem.

Thanks for any help

Regards


Jim
 

Phil

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If your cable tester fails the cable, then it is unlikely to work with a camera :(
 

jim239

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I have tried replacing the connectors again with no luck and now additional pin 4 not working.
I am going to try again incase it’s just me messing up the connections and if it fails I will replace the cable and start again.

it’s frustrating as I don’t know where the issue along the cable is as it’s all in conduit and I don’t believe it got damaged putting it through.
 

jim239

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Third times a charm, I changed the plugs and they tested ok.

I have three cameras up now but am scared to power them all up and add them on to the network.
 
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