ip dome camera water proof bits / junction box

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ip dome camera water proof bits / junction box

Postby arkiboys » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:47 pm

I am learning how to setup the kit by myself... :-)
ip dome camera --> H.265+
junction box(I hope I have the name right - the box sitting under the camera to hold the two cables coming out of camera)
--> DS-1280ZJ-DM18
I have seen a lot of videos regarding my query but nothing answers it yet.
At present I connect the IP dome camera using the POE cable to the NVR and works good.
Now I want to place the camera on the outside wall of the house using the junction box to hold the extra cables coming out from the camera.

how do I place the POE cable through the waterproof bits that come with the dome camera ? Do I really have to take off the cable head (The bit that clips into the camera connector) first and then pass the cable through the waterproof bits and then place the head back on?!
These are the videos that show but is this the only way ?


Thank you

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Re: ip dome camera water proof bits / junction box

Postby robbiegregg » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 pm

Unfortunately yes. Nominally this means you need to have a crimping tool in order to re-install a suitably sized RJ45 connector on the Ethernet cable once you have placed the plastic fittings that screw onto the Hikvision ehternet cable connector.

However there is another way. You could buy yourself some standard Ethernet cable with connections on either end. e.g:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/5m-cat- ... able-black

Remove one of the connectors using scissors and slide the plastic fitting over this end all the way to the other end. You might also need to shave off some of the extra plastic if the remaining ethernet cable connector is too chunky such that it won't fit within the waterproof housing (like the one shown in the example above).

You can then connect the cable end without the connection into a standard RJ45 face plate which is infinitely easier than crimping a connector onto the wire. e.g.:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-si ... s-included

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