Use XLR chassis connectors rather than RJ45 as much more robust. Only use CAT 5 for fixed installs as not suitable for touring as not flexible enough. CAT 5 patch leads are flexible because not made from same wire as normal CAT 5 cable.
If going onto existing cabling with RJ45 connectors in place then make little Patch leads up to convert between the two.
Check this document out http://www.alia.com.au/features/dmx.pdf
Not sure where you are from mikey, so this might not be of use to you http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=219904
Hope that helps,
mikey9206 wrote:hey guys,
just a quick question, does anyone use/have used cat5 cables within their lighting rig? the only thing is, my church has built in a load of cat5 cables going from the production line to stage...i was wondering whether its a good idea to use a converter on each end to utilize the cat5, or whether its best just to keep running out a long XLR cable each sunday (still in the process of renting venues to hold the congregation so were having to build the whole rig every week, maybe using the inbuilt cat5 would be easier?)
if you have used a converter before, whats your experience been like with it? and where would you suggest getting one?
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