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Oct 09, 2014, 01:13 PM
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TBS GS/RJ45 to IRC vTX harness using Cat6


gathered. Tools at the ready. This is to become the harness.

- Soldering station and associated materials
- Wire strippers/clippes
- Heat shrink
- Butane torch
- 12" or so of Cat6 nework cable with RJ45 connector
- IRC vTX connectors - 2-Pin (+12V and Grnd) and 5-pin (Video, Grnd, Audio) molex
- Stereo wire loom

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I've cut the Cat6 to length, and removed about 3/4" of the PVC sheath off the end to expose the wire grounding shield and individually shielded (aluminum) pairs.

For more info about Cat6 and why it rocks, look here:
http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....For-FPV-(CAT-6)

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Foil pulled back to expose the 26AWG wire pairs.

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Cut the IRC vTX connectors to length.

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Removed "Audio 2" and "5V out" as they will not be used.

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Time to do some continuity testing to ensure I know which of the eight wires is which, and that they will correspond correctly to the Pin-out of the TBS GS (pg 10 of the TBS GS manual here - http://www.team-blacksheep.com/tbs-g...ion-manual.pdf)

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Insulation on wire ends removed, wires tinned, ready for soldering.

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Soldering completed, heat shrink applied, loom in place. All that is left is to make it pretty.

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The wires are sort of a mess underneath the heat shrink, a little lumpy, but not too bad. Here is the vTX end.

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the GS/RJ45 end.

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We're left with a nice, neat little solution to quickly and securely install our repeater to our TBS GS.

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Last edited by Pushjerk; Oct 11, 2014 at 01:33 PM.
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Oct 09, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Very professional Richard!

I and everyone else thank you for making this build log
Feb 14, 2015, 04:48 AM
keeping it legal
How about a pic of what your plugging this in to? Curious to see how you wired in the ground station.


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