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1 Channel Passive CCTV BALUN - Video/Audio/Power over Cat5
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1 Channel Passive CCTV BALUN - Video/Audio/Power over Cat5

This pair of single channel passive video baluns will carry video, audio and power over cat5, giving you the ability to utilize straight network cables to connect your cameras. Simply connect the BNC ends to your camera and your recording device or display, connect the DC ends to a Power Supply and the Camera, then connect your network cable through the RJ45 jacks; audio can be transmitted via RCA plugs. Depending on camera power draw, power output, cable size and environment, results will vary. Average conditions allow transmission up to 1,000 ft. On longer runs video quality might be slightly reduced.
DC Jacks are 2.1 x 5.5mm
DC Jacks are 2.1 x 5.5mm

22 Reviews

98.18% of the reviewers recommend this product

  • Anonymous,
  •  Auburn, WA 
  • 9/25/2014 11:28:54 AM

Pros: Well the price was a big pro. I had ran CAT5 and still have the old cameras. I'll be changing them out in the near future to HD's

Cons: I didn't have a guy climb the ladder to install these for me.

I bought eight balums and they all worked great.. Thanks agian Monoprice for another great price.

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  • David Schneider,
  •  Green Valley, AZ 
  • 6/4/2014 8:05:42 AM

Pros: Allows me to use my telephone copper twisted pair infrastructure and not have to run any new wires.
Very low price.
No noticeable signal degradation.

Cons: The BNC male connector is fixed to the balun housing. This makes tucking the balun/connector mass into the camera mounting box a little tricky sometimes, but the whole package is small enough to fit into a standard single-gang J-box.

These baluns don't require CAT5 wires. I'm using spare pairs on an inter-building 25 pair key cable which are CAT3 at best. For longer runs, I put a local 12v power supply closer to the camera and just use one pair for video back to the DVR.
The pairs used are documented on the balun package and use T568B wiring.

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  • Glenn,
  •  Monroeville, AL 
  • 3/4/2014 9:18:30 AM

Pros: Work as designed.
Includes Audio

These work great. I initially purchased for a project that didn't require audio, but with the price difference, it was hard not to go ahead and purchase these units. They have performed flawlessly.

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Great product~!

  • dmckeehan,
  •  ,  
  • 3/3/2014 5:19:33 PM

Pros: easy connectivity, fast service, great product

product works as described with no issues! great product, looking forward to ordering more!

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  • Paul Woodward,
  •  Napa, CA 
  • 9/6/2013 3:55:09 PM

Pros: The box includes the balun for each end of the cable. First time I've ever used the product and it just worked!

Cons: None really. Make sure the network cable is securely plugged into the balun if you see lines on the video.

The most difficult part of the whole process is the network cable work. I used bulk cable and terminated both ends. In the future, if the run is under 100' consider using pre-made network cables and if needed due to small holes, clip one end and feed that through reducing the time by only having to terminate at one end. Another note, to be sure I didn't burn out the camera, I connected the 12 V power and tested with a multi-meter at the other end to confirm it is wired correctly. Great product and a great sell as it future proofs the install for an easy switch out to an IP Camera or adding distributed wireless or any other network device in the future.

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