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|reply to jjlutzke |
Re: [Equipment] How can I run 650' of cable from my house to my
I would consider running AC wiring and fiber optics. If you're just running a couple radios, a switch and a fiber media converter, 14AWG solid THHN wire in conduit may be just fine. Last time I bought direct-bury multimode fiber, i paid $.33/ft. I'm guessing your materials cost for this project would be approx. $1500 if done in this manner.
Disclaimer: I am not an electrician. Maybe it's a Really Bad Thing to run AC wiring that far, even with such a minor load.
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O Fallon, MO
You would have to be extremely careful using A/C due to the same voltage drop you encounter with DC. The problem is the VD has to be tightly calculated based on the load current. You'd have to be real careful that some knuckle head didn't come along and plug an additional load in (like a drill, light, or charger). Switching PSU would probably be OK down to around 90-100V, due to most being designed for "universal" use.
A boost transformer could help. But, again, you have to be 110% sure of the absolute load.
A 1000' roll of "flooded" RG11 will cost about $250. The MoCa adapters would be about $80. The power supply and inserters would be less than $250 (cheaper if you go with low end stuff).
14/2 UF would cost about $220. The absolute cheapest I could find direct burial MM was $.50 / ft., so that would be about $350.
I think it would be pretty close to a wash.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
|reply to pacmanfan |
said by pacmanfan:Personally I wouldnt pull solid into a conduit but thats just me, none the less, unless that conduit is metallic, one had better put some twists in that wiring before pulling it into the pipe, otherwise one has built themselves a neat little surge magnet.
14AWG solid THHN wire in conduit may be just fine.
Now normally it wouldnt matter in the electrical world, but here we are considering running a couple of very low amperage electrical devices at the end of what becomes a long wire antenna and those low amperage devices to an induced surge appear as high impedance, which results in a considerably higher surge voltage at the far end from the source of power.
To solve this problem we now have either to get into some serious surge protection and grounding to go along with it or consider coax or UTP, which while still susceptible to induced surges provides enough balance or shielding to reduce the voltage of the surges to the point we can back off on the grounding a bit.
Its a balance of which all options have to weighed against one and another.
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