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    CAT 5 cable as an aquabus cable

    Hi,

    I read an article on making DIY aquabus cables : https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/di...cables.356801/

    I tried this using CAT 5E "link enhanced" cable 350mHz

    It doesn't work. Anyone know what the "link enhanced" is referring to and if this is the problem? Do I need just a CAT 5 cable? Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Don't follow what that thread said. If you miswire something or get a splash of water on that connector you will fry your apex. Not worth saving $10 vs buying a premade cable.

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    Hi,
    The thing is I need a 30 meter cable, so its really not so easy to buy, and I live in the UAE as well, hence why I would try the DIY option.

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    Then just make darn sure that both ends of the cable match in the color used. Be very careful and it is easy to mistake a solid color with one that is the same color with a white stripe.

    The only difference between cat5 and cat5e is that the pairs are twisted more tightly.

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    The much better option is a long Aquabus cable. usbfirewire.com makes high-quality custom long cables specifically for use with the Apex. They are available up to 125' long. Neptune Systems actauulky recommends these to customers needing long cables.

    https://www.usbfirewire.com/parts/rr-apex-xx.html


    They ship internationally.
    I'm not a Neptune support rep. Please do not send me PMs with technical questions or requesting assistance - use the forums for Apex help. PM me ONLY if the matter is of a private or personal nature. Thanks.

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    https://www.usbfirewire.com/parts/rr-apex-xx.html as has been said. I am also in Dubai so PM me and I might be able to get you one when I am next in the US

    I have just ordered one myself!

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