Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Belden 1532A Direct Burial RG6 Coax Cable Video

As always, we've been busy making product videos for you. Today's video features a direct burial RG6 cable by Belden. This RG6 coax cable is used primarily for CATV installations, and is perfect if you have a satellite dish in your backyard, or anywhere not attached to the house. You can order this cable in 250ft, 500ft, 750ft or 1,000ft. To order, click the link above or visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Belden Part # 1532A

Friday, March 26, 2010

How To Terminate Unicam ST Fiber Connectors

Corning UniCam ST Connectors are a great solution for any fiber installer. Their ease of use make them ideal for beginners and professionals alike. Besides Pre-Terminated fiber optic cable, these connectors are the next easiest solution. Traditional fiber connectors required a multitude of tools and what seemed like an endless amount of steps required to finish just 1 strand of fiber. The UniCam connectors require only 2 minutes per strand, saving you in overall labor costs. Let's take a look at the video: How To Terminate Corning UniCam ST Fiber Connectors

Check out the other labor saving fiber optic connectors we offer by AFL Telecommunications: FAST Fiber Optic Connectors

The FAST fiber connectors from AFL Telecommunications are similar to the UniCam connectors, but actually require fewer steps. Available in ST, SC and LC models, with options for 62.5/125, 50/125, Singlemode, or 10G Laser Optimized 50/125 fibers. To order any of these products, click the links above or visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com/Fiber

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

100 Pair Cat3 Telephone Cable Video

 Here's our 100 pair category 3 telephone cable for indoor use. This cable is cut per foot, so you can order any length between 1 and 1,000 feet. We also have it available with a plenum rated jacket, for use in air handling spaces in accordance with Fire & Safety Code. Smaller pair counts are available online, as low as 4 pairs. If you need more than 100 pair cable, please contact us for a quote.

To order, click the link above or visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

100 Pair Aerial Telephone Cable Video

100 Pair Aerial/Duct Category 3 Telephone Cable for Outdoor Use

Let's take a look at what the 100 pair aerial telephone cable looks like. As you can see, this is a very thick and strong cable, with an outside diameter of 0.88". The 24AWG durable black jacket us UV and weather resistant. Underneath the jacket is a corrugated 0.008" aluminum tape and plastic coating for superior protection.

- USA Made
- General Cable part # 7527161
- 100 Pair
- 24 AWG (American Wire Gauge)
- PE22 Rated for Aerial/Duct
- UV Resistant Jacket
- Corrugated Aluminum Tape

Note: We recommend using a PE89 cable for direct burial use. The PE89 features a water blocking gel for supreme protection against the elements. 

To order, click the link above, or visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Friday, March 19, 2010

How To Build a Cheap Wall Mount Fiber Box

So your installing fiber optic cable and don't want to spend $80+ on a wall mount fiber box enclosure. Let's say all you have is 6 strands of fiber your working with, or even less, maybe a 4 strand fiber. Or maybe it's going inside a closet where it wont be seen. No matter what the case, we have the perfect solution. A 6-port surface mount box. These are generally used for voice and data installations, but double perfectly as a wall mount fiber box at a fraction of the cost. Typically, savings will be between $75-$95, depending on the box. Let's take a look at what you need for a typical 6 strand fiber install. If your only using 4 strands, just change the quantity on the ST couplers and F-Connector inserts to 4. We still recommend using a 6 port box due to the size and cable distribution posts to wrap the fiber around.

What You Need:
Qty 1 - 6 Port Surface Box
Qty 6 - ST Coupler
Qty 6 - F-Connector Insert

Assembly is quick and only requires about 5-10 minutes. In this video, Mercy shows you what this all looks like. Enjoy

To order, simply click the links above, or visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Still have questions? Give us a call at (888) 797-3697

Want to make your fiber optic cable install even easier? Check out our Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies. These assemblies come ready to pull, in any length, with whatever connectors you need. Saves you from having to buy all those expensive fiber tools and comes with test results.

We hope this article on How To Build a Cheap Wall Mount Fiber Box helped you save some money. Were always interested in hearing about your ideas. If you have any tips or tricks on cost saving ideas, leave a comment below, we'd love to hear about them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CCTV Test Monitor Kit Video - Everfocus EN220

The Everfocus EN220 cctv test monitor kit is ideal for focusing and adjusting cctv security cameras. This 5.6" LCD monitor is portable and includes a neck strap for hands free use. In today's video, Mercy shows you what to expect when you order the EN220. Enjoy

For full product details, or to order, visit the CCTV Monitor Test Kit page.

Ever used the Everfocus EN220? We're always interested in hearing about your experience with our products. Leave us a comment below or email me and tell me how it went. Maybe we'll put your testimonial on the website. Or better yet, send us some pictures of an awsome install you just finished. We always like putting together "Customer Installations" blogs. Send all pictures to k.atkins@discount-low-voltage.com. Your feedback is always appreciated.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to wall mount your swing out data server rack

In today's product demo video, we take a look at what the 2ft wall mount swing rack looks like fully assembled. Then we'll take you to the job site of a customer installing one. These swing out racks are manufactured by Damac products right here in California. For full product details, visit Wall Mount Swing Racks

Thursday, March 11, 2010

12 Pair Direct Burial Telephone Cable Video

12 Pair direct burial telephone cable is suitable for outdoor applications without the use of conduit. The cable is filled with water resistant gel and a UV resistant jacket. The conductors are 24awg and follow the industry standard color code for twisted pair cables. Direct burial telephone cable must not be run for more than 50ft inside buildings (per the National Electrical Code). Let's take a look at what the 12 pair PE89 direct burial telephone cable looks like.

Core Construction:
- Solid, annealed copper; size 24 AWG

- Dual insulation consisting of an inner layer of foamed polyolefin surrounded by a solid polyolefin skin, color-coded in accordance with telephone industry standards

Twisted Pairs:
- Insulated conductors are twisted into pairs with varying lay lengths to minimize crosstalk

Core Assembly:
- 25 pairs and less: pairs are assembled together in a single group
- More than 25 pairs: pairs are arranged in groups, each group having a color coded unit binder

Filling Compound:
- The entire core assembly is completely filled with ETPR compound, filling the interstices between the pairs and under the core tape

Core Wrap:
- Non-hygroscopic dielectric tape applied longitudinally with an overlap

Aluminum Shield:
- Corrugated, copolymer-coated, 0.008" aluminum tape applied longitudinally with an overlap
- The sheath interfaces are flooded with an adhesive water-blocking compound

- Black, linear low density polyethylene Application(s):
- Intended for duct and direct buried installations where protection against water and moisture entry is required and may also be installed aerially

- Rural Development Utility Program(RDUP) 7 CFR 1755.890 (RUS PE-89)

For pricing, visit 12 Pair PE89 Underground Telephone Wire

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Smoke Detector with Camera

Smoke Detector Spy Camera

The Everfocus ESD200/ESD100 smoke detector security cameras are a great covert solution for concealed surveillance.The ESD200 comes equipped with 1 color camera and can accommodate 1 more additional camera. The ESD100 has 1 black and white camera, and can hold an additional camera as well, for 360 degree viewing of any room or hallway.  For full product specifications, visit Everfocus ESD200. Let's take a look at what these smoke detector cameras look like. Enjoy

As you can see in the video, one of the great things about the Everfocus smoke detector camera is the low profile look of the housing. A lot of the competitors smoke detector cameras are tall and don't look natural. This one blends in well with the ceiling and looks just like a real smoke detector. What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DVR Frames Per Second Comparison

Here's an interesting video showing the difference in frames per second (FPS) on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Frames per second is the rate at which each frame is displayed on the monitor. 30 fps is real time recording. The naked eye can't tell the difference between 30 and 15 fps, so 15 fps is considered virtual real time. Still taking up to much space on the DVR? Consider a lower fps rate, like 7.5 frames per second, or even 5 fps. This will still give you a fluid picture, while maximizing hard drive space. Let's take a look at what all this looks like. Enjoy

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Check out the complete line of CCTV Security Products at Discount Low Voltage. If you still have a question regarding anything CCTV, give us a call at (888) 797-3697