Is there a reason that shouldn't be done?I was worried about you putting a 22-24ga solid wire in a solderpot sized for 18ga stranded.
Yes.Does anyone manufacture 5-pin DMX connectors, wall-panel or on-cable, with IDC rear-ends for terminating Cat5?
From the thread https://www.controlbooth.com/threads/cat-5-for-dmx-in-the-wall-wiring.15892/ :Does anyone manufacture 5-pin DMX connectors, wall-panel or on-cable, with IDC rear-ends for terminating Cat5?
Seriously, the problem is with stripping the Cat5 without nicking it, making it subject to future fracture. Might work, might not. Why take the chance? Be conservative. The audience will like you for it.
FYI, ETC makes a CAT5 insulation displacement XLR-5 wall mount, and perhaps others do as well.
It was always my understanding you wanted the conductors to carry most of the current, not the solder. If you're 2-4 gauges down, I don't see how you can avoid it.Is there a reason that shouldn't be done?
It's not a 'reasonable' alternative. It is 'accepted' in the standard ANSI E1.27-2: STANDARD WIRING PRACTICE FOR PERMANENTLY INSTALLED CONTROL CABLES FOR USE WITH ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A See here. And here.The majority of what I've read on here points to Cat5/6 as a reasonable alternative to proper DMX cable
Touche! (It is, of course.)Why can't it be reasonable AND acceptable?
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