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#20734 11/22/08 06:06 AM
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I have a customer that just remodeled an office. They have a nivce conference table that they ran some conduit from an overhead NEC projector down the wall in the concrete floor to underneath the table inside a base for the table. Now, we all told them that they needed larger conduit. They insisted that a 1/2 " conduit would work. The electrician put in a 1/2" and a 3/4". We have to have 5 cat5 cables into the area. And a VGA cable with audio. They do not want to use the wireless function of the projector (don't ask me why). So the question is: Other than the obvious ie: they are idiots, Do any of you know of a source of some Mini cable and connectors for getting this wired? I see that Hubble has a VGA connector that fits into their plates but what kind of wire to use. The customer had gotten a cable that had a large conntector on both ends with a pigtail that screwed onto it to make it work but it was to big to get down the pipe.
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I would look at something like this Aten kvm extender to convert to cat 5. Also Kramer Electronics make some nice table boxes and modules.

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The line I use is as follows:

"I'll be right back. I have to go get my time machine, then I'll be able to do exactly what you want done. Can you remind me exactly what day we had that discussion about pipe diameters, and number of wires required?"


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We have to have 5 cat5 cables

What for?

Are you saying that you have both a 1/2" and a 3/4" for your use? If so I don't see a problem.

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Thanks John for the links I will check them out.

Arthur I wish I had thought of saying that out loud! (lol)

Hal,
The other requirements they had pretty much filled up both of the conduits. I think I can get in about two more cat5 cables and then that's it. I think I have found a Cat5 to VGA adapter.


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Well, I don't know what those "other requirements" are but if it were me that's where I would start to look first. It seems to me that there must be an awful lot of nonsense going on to fill a 1/2 and a 3/4" conduit for one friggin' table. Is there an IT "professional" involved with this?

Once you can get a couple of CAT5 cables through there there are lots of options for putting VGA on them.

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Any shot at moving the projector to a ceiling mount ,and forget about the conduit issue. ?

When Arthur turns on his time machine ,you can bring it up at the meeting. laugh

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I don't think moving the projector will help. It's all got to come from the table. Been there, done that.

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There is a flat under carpet cable that you could use.
https://www.pearlone.com/2006/10/under_carpet_cable.html


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Are the five CAT 5 cables being used for network for their laptops? Why not use fewer cables and use a switch at the table?


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