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Modular Card Cage W/ Built In Power Supply

The Nitek Modular Card Cage w/ built in power supply CX254 is a modular crossover interface card cage with integrated power supply for the UTPLinks video, data & power over twisted pair transmission system.

The CX254 is a 1 RU card cage designed to hold up to five Nitek modular crossover cards for the UTPLinks system, mounted horizontally. The card cage combined with plug-in crossover cards comprises a video crossover and power insertion unit for the UTPLinks system and depending upon the type of cards used, can also include RS422 distribution and/or video transceiver capability. Three models of four-channel crossover cards are available. The cards can be used in any combination, allowing the rack system to be customized to the specific application. (Modular cards are sold separately).

The CX254, configured with plug-in cards, is designed to work with TIA/EIA standards-based structured cabling networks. The crossover card cage provides five (5) RJ45 jacks at the rear of the unit for easy interfacing with either a copper backbone cable or Nitek video receiver equipment. The integrated 24 VAC power supplies power for of each cards.

CX254 features include:

  • Provides Class 2 SELV camera power
  • Flexible Design - any combination of three crossover cards can be used in any of the 5 slots.
  • Integrated 24VAC power supply included
  • Single Rack Height
  • Expandable - additional cards can be added for future expansion.
  • RJ45 connectors for ease of connection to backbone cabling.
  • TIA/EIA 568B compatible.
Size 1.72" (H) x 19.0" (W) x 15.50" (D) (with mounting ears)
Power Requirements 115/230 VAC, IEC with molded power cord (included)
Twisted Pair Connection (vertical runs) 5 RJ45 connectors providing balanced low voltage current loop
Temperature Range 0 degrees C to 55 degrees C
Humidity Range 0 to 98%, non-condensing
Enclosure Type Standard 19 rack 1 RU in height
Shipping Weight 24 lbs
Wire Spec 26 to 12 AWG Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
DC Loop Resistance 51 Ohms/1,000 ft (max) (51 Ohms/300 meters)
Normal Capacitance 17pF/ft.
Impedence 100 Ohms /- 20%
UTP Category 2 or better


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