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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

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8 hours ago, jim239 said:

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

I came across something like this , was usually the connector or the tester itself  even though the connections had be redone , I did them myself and it worked fine 

 

Take the connectors off and test the pairs with a meter if it's trouble replacing cable that might not need replacing 

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can you not power that one locally ?

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I won’t be able to power it locally unfortunately. I have redone the connection at the remote end and I still have 1&2 flashing the same time and now pin 4 is not lighting up at both ends. 
 

it may be my connections that are not great so going to try the remote end again and if that fails I will have to replace the cable I guess. 
 

it’s annoying as I don’t know where the kink or damage along the cable will be as it’s all in conduit. I also cut it off the drum before testing. 
 

I am going to look at the drum to see if I can find the other end to test it before cutting it off. 
 

regards 

 

Jim

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have you tested your tester with a patch lead which has been purchased as an item made by a factory ?

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48 minutes ago, MrHappy said:

have you tested your tester with a patch lead which has been purchased as an item made by a factory ?

Another IT bod had one of those his cable wouldn't work I told him it's the face plate 

 

IPC tester showed him what his unit wouldn't 

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Thanks for the reply's, I checked my tester on a known working patch lead to double check and then redone the connections again for a third time at both ends and must have been third time lucky as it is now testing correctly. 

 

I have two cameras up now, one left for today and then the tricky couple at the end I think. 
 

regards

 

 

Jim
 

 

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17 minutes ago, jim239 said:

Thanks for the reply's, I checked my tester on a known working patch lead to double check and then redone the connections again for a third time at both ends and must have been third time lucky as it is now testing correctly. 

 

I have two cameras up now, one left for today and then the tricky couple at the end I think. 
 

regards

 

 

Jim
 

 

Told you 

 

Good job and thanks for updating 

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1 hour ago, jim239 said:

I have two cameras up now, one left for today and then the tricky couple at the end I think. 

 

charging by the hour....


Mr:)

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3 hours ago, MrHappy said:

 

charging by the hour....


No rush when it’s your own house and during lockdown, plus having a 3 year old and a 2 week old has meant slow progress. 
 

I did get a pecan pie made by the wife though so not going to grumble! 
 

Will try and power up the three cameras I have up in a bit. I am scared to turn them on incase they don’t work ??‍♂️ 
 

Jim

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2 hours ago, Logan said:

During this lockdown i repaired this old CCTV monitor i found outside in a skip

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You went out again?

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