Cabling help guide

Recommended maximum lengths

HDMI: Cat 1 5 Meters; Cat 2 tested 15 Meters
USB / USB 3.0: 5 Meters
HDBaseT: 100 Meters
Serial ATA: 1 Meter
S-Video: 45.7 Meters
IEEE 1394(FireWire): 4.5 Meters
Ethernet over Twisted Pair: 100 Meters

Making a Semi-Rigid or Flexible Cable with SMA Connectors

This may be a useful resource if you find that you need to make a semi-rigid or flexible cable with SMA connectors on the ends; you may have the parts but no instructions on what to do with them.

The information is undoubtably related to Amphenol's connectors but it may be applicable to other brands such as Astrolab.

This document is lengthy and covers various different cable types, so search for semi-rigid if that interests you.

Amphenol SMA Assembly Instructions

If you do have a connector made by Astrolab, their assembly instructions do exist, but are not publicly available on their website. You may have luck contacting Astrolab sales and requesting the assembly instructions for a particular part number, like 29044-1. The sales representatives are listed here or perhaps their contact form works as an alternative. Contacting Astrolab sales has been successful in the past.

CAT5 Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Network Cable Wiring Info

Here is a simple diagram of the CAT5- UTP wiring information. (Thanks to Marlin P. Jones & Assoc. Inc. for this diagram)

Cat 5 Network Cable Wiring

Anixter Installation Pocket Reference Guide

Selected Connectors: Physics Stock Room

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