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This season I used 18" CAT5 jumpers to get out of the box and then used RJ45 couplers to connect the long run of CAT5 between controllers/computer. I live outside Seattle, Wa. I can attest that the couplers/connections did get a little damp and I did not have a problem. Lucky? May be not, RS-485 comms utilize a balanced, low voltage, differential signaling. The Max signal level is +12Volts so some moisture in the connection is not going to be a problem. The only concern I have is getting a conductive contamination in the connections that would degrade the signal levels to the point of communication failure. Where did I set my coffee cup.......

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Neutrik carries a line of ruggedized RJ45 connecters called etherCON series. Here's their main page for info on this line: http://www.neutrik.com/fl/en/dataconnectors/203_283121/RJ45_Data_Connector_group.aspx

They come in a variety of termination option such as 110 IDC (punchdown), feedthrough and PCB mount. They are a little pricey though - around $8-$10 per connector for the jack and around $3.50 for a housing similar to an XLR connector for the male RJ45 connector. Plus an extra $3 for the waterproofing kit.

Here's a link to Mouser Electronics for pricing info:
http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=Neutrik+Ethercon+Ruggedized+RJ45+Connectors&FS=True



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Mark Steele wrote:

Neutrik carries a line of ruggedized RJ45 connecters called etherCON series. Here's their main page for info on this line: http://www.neutrik.com/fl/en/dataconnectors/203_283121/RJ45_Data_Connector_group.aspx

They come in a variety of termination option such as 110 IDC (punchdown), feedthrough and PCB mount. They are a little pricey though - around $8-$10 per connector for the jack and around $3.50 for a housing similar to an XLR connector for the male RJ45 connector. Plus an extra $3 for the waterproofing kit.

Here's a link to Mouser Electronics for pricing info:
http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=Neutrik+Ethercon+Ruggedized+RJ45+Connectors&FS=True



look halfway down the page, I used the neutrik ethercon connectors for my boxes they are waterproof and are very quick to disconnect, take a look

http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum84/17207-2.html
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As Anthony has shown.

BizSysCon.com is a good supplier. fast and accurate.

The cable unit is PACWLS RJ45-ECS ($5.50) each

The cable unit is in Anthony's picture and the attached picture is the

attached picture

It comes with a threaded compression fitting for sealing your

external cable and connector . PACWLS RJ45-FT ($7.85) pkg. of 10


Frank A.:)


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Additional pics

previous pic has grommet loose

this pic has grommet tightened finger tight

still more threads available for tighter seal on cable


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