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    Default All-in-one Cable

    Hi all,
    I am looking on installing an all-in-one cable consisting of 4 cables:
    (2x Cat5e or Cat6 + 2x CT100 or RG-6)
    Ideally all 4 cables be enclosed in another PVC cover to make it nice and neat.

    I canít seem to find any UK website which sells this all-in-one cable where as so many American websites sell it. Do you know of any to recommend?
    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    What sort of length are you looking for?

    A manufacturer of mine makes a cable that has 2 x CAT5e's and a Sky / CAI approved Coax attached to each other.

    The advantage of it is that is comes as a ribbon, looks like this 0-O-0 that wil roll into a triangular shape and fit through a 12mm hole.

    Also where are you based? As I would need to supply via one of my installers

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    Default Re: All-in-one Cable

    Sorry Chris for the very late reply, I am based in London and I am looking for 750m of 2x RG6 Quad Shielded + 2x Cat5e All-In-One Cable. I am not looking for installation. Just interested in buying the wire itself.
    Cheers,
    Alex

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    Default Re: All-in-one Cable

    I am not sure that exists here in the UK.

    I will have a word with my Beldon rep and see if they bring it in.

    I would be a little cautious with RG6, although it works perfectly well it is not approved for either Sky or Freeview and as such voids warrenties.

    For warrentied systems CAI approved cable must be used, with the PAD TV cable I describe about is.

    I'll keep you posted.

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    Default Re: All-in-one Cable

    Hi Chris
    I had the impression that the RG6 Quad Shielded was better specs than the CT100
    Regards,
    Alex

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    Default Re: All-in-one Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by alexperi
    Hi Chris
    I had the impression that the RG6 Quad Shielded was better specs than the CT100
    Regards,
    Alex
    I believe you are right, but that is in Cable TV land and IIRC it is only tested and certified up to 1 Ghz (frequency) Any of the CAI 'benchmarked' cables are tested up to 2Ghz at least, possible up to 2.4Ghz.

    I don't want to put you off your cable choice, as it is a good cable, just warn you of the implications.

    If I get chance I'll get an up date on the RG6 cable that you are talking about and if you are at the show pop on to 3110 and I'll tell you what I know.

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    Default Re: All-in-one Cable

    Thanks for highlighting that to me Chris and will try to find time to come around.

    About the cable specs i noticed that on a lot of the US websites that sell RG6 Quad Shielded, include the specs for up to 2Ghz for this cable.

    What is the best European standard that can go around the house? And is there such an all in one cable?

    Cheers,
    Alex

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