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Old 2012-07-12, 05:37 PM
Stormwatch Stormwatch is offline
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Default Security Camera Question

Builder ran cable for security cameras, but it looks like he ran
1 RG6 and 22AWG 4 conductor.

Everything I'm reading says that cameras require 18/2 to power.

What can I do?
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Old 2012-07-12, 09:04 PM
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Same thing everyone else does, double up the conductors.
Red+Green and Black+Yellow. Christmas and Halloween.

It's a lot cheaper than using siamese camera wire and gets you pretty much the same result.
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Old 2013-08-29, 10:48 AM
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Builder did the same thing for our house 22/4... I did exactly what Greg mentioned above to terminate what the builder had run for the power.

I ran an extra camera and used 18/2 for that install. Only thing I changed was instead of using the power adapter supplied I used a distributed power box.
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