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phillip

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extension cord between camera and power supply
« on: January 14, 2005, 01:02:50 PM »

After looking thru the large list of cables
on the x-10 site I was unable to find a
cable that would increase the lenght from
the x-10 wireless camera and it's power
supply/romote controler does anyone know
where I would find this Thank you
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Brian H

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2005, 07:42:05 PM »

There are two types of power connections
that I have seen on X10 wireless cameras. Is
yours a 1/8" three conductor type that looks
like a mini stereo headphone connector, or
is it a barrel connector that has a center
hole and a barrel ring? The 1/8" three
position is for the instant on cameras and
the other is the other wireless cameras.
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2pyrs

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2005, 03:53:25 PM »

 My concern with adding more line to the
cam from power module would be loss or weak
picture. Most likely you could pick up more
cord and adapter plugs from Radios Shack. *
( Let me know if this works.)*
I have and extension cord on my cam for the
last three days in my barn and it works,
but the one I used in the house did not
work well with other stuff plugged in it at
the same time.
2pyrs


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xmradiojunkie

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2005, 07:58:02 PM »

Radio Shack sells the same type of cameras
and accessories as x10, it just doesnt say
x10 on it and its not nearly as cheap.  I
called two different Radio Shacks about
getting an extension cord for the power
cord (between camera and power supply) and
they say they dont carry them.
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2pyrs

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 08:43:33 PM »

You can make your own. All you need is the
same gage wire and Male female plugs,if you
can not get the same plugs as on your cam
and power module you can get a new set and
cut off the old ones. I am still not sure
about how far you can go before it would
afect the power going to your cam but I
don't think a few feet would make any
difference. I well let you know because I
am going to give it a try.

2pyrs

2pyrs
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2005, 10:33:05 AM »

You can make your own, but depending on the
distance you're wanting to go with it, you
MAY need to run with a thicker wire to
compensate for the voltage drop due to
resistance over distance. Also, the 1/8
stereo-type plug is used on the 'Instant On'
cameras. You want to get your polarity
right, so you can look at the power adapter
and it will tell you whether the center of
the barrel connector is +, or -. In the case
of the stereo type plug, use a volt/ohm
meter and just make sure that your ends are
hooked-up the same if you're not using color-
coded wire. I haven't been looking at small
guage stranded wire, but if you could find
black, red, and blue, use the black for the
base of the stereo connector for your - and
then use the other two colors for your
positives +, making sure they're paired
right. For instance, use red for the tip and
blue for the middle band. I hope this helps.
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2005, 10:33:26 AM »

You can make your own, but depending on the
distance you're wanting to go with it, you
MAY need to run with a thicker wire to
compensate for the voltage drop due to
resistance over distance. Also, the 1/8
stereo-type plug is used on the 'Instant On'
cameras. You want to get your polarity
right, so you can look at the power adapter
and it will tell you whether the center of
the barrel connector is +, or -. In the case
of the stereo type plug, use a volt/ohm
meter and just make sure that your ends are
hooked-up the same if you're not using color-
coded wire. I haven't been looking at small
guage stranded wire, but if you could find
black, red, and blue, use the black for the
base of the stereo connector for your - and
then use the other two colors for your
positives +, making sure they're paired
right. For instance, use red for the tip and
blue for the middle band. I hope this helps.
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2005, 10:34:14 AM »

You can make your own, but depending on the
distance you're wanting to go with it, you
MAY need to run with a thicker wire to
compensate for the voltage drop due to
resistance over distance. Also, the 1/8
stereo-type plug is used on the 'Instant On'
cameras. You want to get your polarity
right, so you can look at the power adapter
and it will tell you whether the center of
the barrel connector is +, or -. In the case
of the stereo type plug, use a volt/ohm
meter and just make sure that your ends are
hooked-up the same if you're not using color-
coded wire.
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2pyrs

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2005, 06:18:42 PM »

For what it is worth I went to Radio Shack
and bought some line the same gage as on
the power plug and bought two male and two
female plugs. Cut off old ones and added
the new ones on for a distance of 8' and it
works ok.

2pyrs
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neil

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2005, 09:11:32 PM »

go to radio shack. I got a 16 foot Shielded
Audio Extension Cable. Radio shack # on
package is 42-2493. It is a 1/8" stereo
phone plug that fits 1/8" stereo phone jack.
In other words it has a male end and a
female end. Carries both aodio and video.
Mine works fine with ninja pan and tilt.I
think it was about 7 or 8 dollars. Good
luck!!
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neil

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2005, 09:11:54 PM »

go to radio shack. I got a 16 foot Shielded
Audio Extension Cable. Radio shack # on
package is 42-2493. It is a 1/8" stereo
phone plug that fits 1/8" stereo phone jack.
In other words it has a male end and a
female end. Carries both aodio and video.
Mine works fine with ninja pan and tilt.I
think it was about 7 or 8 dollars. Good
luck!!
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neil

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2005, 09:12:35 PM »

go to radio shack. I got a 16 foot Shielded
Audio Extension Cable. Radio shack # on
package is 42-2493. It is a 1/8" stereo
phone plug that fits 1/8" stereo phone jack.
In other words it has a male end and a
female end. Carries both aodio and video.
Mine works fine with ninja pan and tilt.I
think it was about 7 or 8 dollars. Good
luck!!
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neil

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2005, 09:13:14 PM »

go to radio shack. I got a 16 foot Shielded
Audio Extension Cable. Radio shack # on
package is 42-2493. It is a 1/8" stereo
phone plug that fits 1/8" stereo phone jack.
In other words it has a male end and a
female end. Carries both aodio and video.
Mine works fine with ninja pan and tilt.I
think it was about 7 or 8 dollars. Good
luck!!
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anonymous

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2005, 12:14:47 AM »

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Brian H

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Re: extension cord between camera and power supply
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2005, 04:56:31 PM »

The system from time to time gives an error
and posts the same message more than one
time. Has happened to me a few time also.
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