Cable - get the correct type - Cat6 STRANDED!

Cable - get the correct type - Cat6 STRANDED!
Posted by Perry Weinthal at 2014-02-20 22:54:07

If you are building the SeaPerch without buying the kit, be sure to spend the money and order the correct CAT5e or CAT6 with, Stranded - COPPER 24 or [22 better if you can find it]

Cat5 wire is typicaly solid and will kink and tangle, not giving you the best performance.

from: http://www.seaperch.org/Parts_List

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=2329

or amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-550MHz-Ethernet-Copper-Network/dp/B001AAV55S

Edited by Perry Weinthal on 2014/05/02 23:50:01

Re: Cable - get the correct type - Cat6 STRANDED!
Posted by John Gouldman at 2015-12-03 23:17:14

Perry Weinthal wrote on 2014-02-20 22:54:07:

If you are building the SeaPerch without buying the kit, be sure to spend the money and order the correct CAT5e or CAT6 with, Stranded - COPPER 24 or [22 better if you can find it]

Cat5 wire is typicaly solid and will kink and tangle, not giving you the best performance.

from: http://www.seaperch.org/Parts_List

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=2329

or amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-550MHz-Ethernet-Copper-Network/dp/B001AAV55S

Edited by Perry Weinthal on 2014/05/02 23:50:01


Concur...my first trouble shoot and rebuild was with the cable included in the kit that had been stored a number of times coiled 'too well' by students.  The stranded wire came apart in three different locations.  I'm still looking for information about wireless connectivity and FPV.  ~VRjrg

Re: Cable - get the correct type - Cat6 STRANDED!
Posted by Daniel O'Connor at 2016-01-30 21:31:14

Perry Weinthal wrote on 2014-02-20 22:54:07:

If you are building the SeaPerch without buying the kit, be sure to spend the money and order the correct CAT5e or CAT6 with, Stranded - COPPER 24 or [22 better if you can find it]

Cat5 wire is typicaly solid and will kink and tangle, not giving you the best performance.

from: http://www.seaperch.org/Parts_List

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=2329

or amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-550MHz-Ethernet-Copper-Network/dp/B001AAV55S

Edited by Perry Weinthal on 2014/05/02 23:50:01


If you can find lower grade (stranded) cable it will be much less stiff - CAT5e and CAT6 are quite stiff becuase of the signal requirements. If you use lower quality cable it is not as stiff and weighs less to boot.

I am looking at having the battery, motor control and a camera underwater - the control travels over a single twisted pair (using RS485) and video travels back on another twisted pair. This approach means the cable is less than half the weight at a stroke.

Of course making the underwater box water proof is tricky :)

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