25 FT RapidRun CMG-Rated Multi-Format Runner Cable | C2G 60003
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RapidRun is designed to be the standard for in-wall audio/video installations. Using pre-terminated Break-away flying leads and wall plates with an in-wall runner ensures flexible, efficient, high quality connections for all types of equipment, with no field terminations.
Enhanced engineering that includes individually shielded pairs and an isolated ground for audio lines, this runner cable meets the rigorous demand for applications in which multiple audio/video devices are run over a single cable.
- Color code: Orange
- For use with Multi-Format (Orange) wall plates and Break-away flying leads
- CMG-rated for in-wall installations
- Optimized for high-density signal applications – including VGA, 3.5mm, composite video, and stereo audio RCA.
- Unique protective pulling cap withstands 30 pounds of tension, allowing cable to pull easily through walls and existing conduit – even 90° field bends
- Future capability to support either analog or digital signals over the Multi-Format Runner cable
- Color: Black
Q: What kind of connector is that?
This is a proprietary circular DIN-style connector. This connector is used solely for RapidRun products.
Q: Can I join two Runners together for an extreme long length?
Couplers are available however extreme lengths should be avoided. Short extension cables are also available. Please note that video source equipment and cable length will play a part in the quality of the video image on the display. Be aware of the limitations of your equipment and the effect of the additional cable on the picture quality of your display.
Q: How is the connector terminated?
The conductors of the cable are soldered securely to the DIN connector. This is standard practice for factory-assembled cables and results in a high-performance highly stable connection.
Q: Is this CL2 or CL3 rated?
The Runners use a CL2-rated jacket which is suitable for installation into walls and ceilings of residential applications. An installer should always check with local building codes regarding cable jackets & installation practices.
Q: How large of a conduit can I put it in?
3/4 IN conduit with a 90-degree sweep. Conduit can be field-bent or come as a factory sweep.
Q: How long of a cable can I have?
Normal signal length recommendations apply. For standard definition analog A/V (composite S-video YPbPr) signals lengths often exceed 200 feet. The longest runners that will be stocked are 150-footers. See the cable length “rules of thumb IN in Appendix A
Q: Does it support Hi-Def?
Yes. The analog system supports VGA & YPbPr analog video both of which support HD resolutions (up to and including 1080p). Length considerations should always be taken into account. The digital system supports all HD resolutions carried by HDMI including 1080p.
Q: How thick does the wall need to be to hold the wall plate? Do I need a special J-Box?
The Break-Away wall plate takes up the same space as a standard electrical outlet/junction box. It fits into either plastic or metal single-gang box or into a mud ring/Arlington bracket. A metal box is preferred.
Q: What kind of faceplate do the wall plates use?
Any standard decora style faceplate.
Q: I want a wall plate on one end and a pigtail on the other end—will this work?
Yes that will work fine. The type of termination can vary—wall plate/wall plate flying lead/flying lead flying lead/wall plate.
Q: Can I run the RapidRun alongside AC power?
That is not a good idea no matter what kind of AV cabling is being installed. Best practices indicate that at least low-voltage communication cables should be separated from AC power lines by at least 6 inches of space. If they must intersect do so at a right angle.
Q: How strong is the pulling eye?
Pulling force should not exceed 30 pounds. The pulling ring is designed to fail at this force in order to protect the connector terminations. If stronger pulling force is needed a pulling aid that attaches to the wire itself (such as a Kellum grip) should be used.