There are cables and their are cables…
All our cables are designed for high quality video and audio use. Unlike most cables you can get, Handykam cables are manufactured for best performance. The wiring is of the highest quality, allowing audio, visual and power to be sent over large distances.
How to extend….without wiring
Along with the cable, you will need a connector (Select this as an option on top or at the bottom of this page). This is a push fit device that allows you to connect cables easily without the need for wiring.
All our cables are available in 5m, 10m, 20m, 30m and 50m lengths. So if you need to connect your nest box camera or wildlife camera 70m away, then all you have to do is buy a kit with 50m cable with an extra 20m and extension. Ideally, if you are going to go above 50m then have a look at our high quality cables.
For best results, always choose a Handykam.com cable as they are suited for all our electronics.
If you are extending your cable don’t forget to select an extension device and tape.
Analogue AV cables
What connectors are on the cables?
The cables come with three connectors on each end.
Can you link the cables together?
Yes you can link two cables together with an extension kit. The extension does sound daunting, but it is straight forward. The power (Red) will plug into the female of the other cables. The yellow and white connectors need an coupler. This is the connector in the extension kit that looks like a miniature pair of binoculars.
Can I link more than two cables?
Yes you can link as many as you like. Just be careful as there is a slight reduction in quality the further you extend the cables.
Can I repair the cable?
We don’t advise that you repair the cable. The power part of the cable is screened. This means that it has a metal sleeve around it to stop it affecting the other cores. The cable has also got a common negative earth and if not connected corrected, it can affect your camera. Besides this, it is really fiddly and far easier to replace the cable.
What is DC?
This is short for Direct Current. This is the constant flow of electrons used for batteries and solar.
What is the dimensions of the connectors?
Most of our cameras use 2.1mm (inner) and 2.5mm (outer). Other cameras may vary.
How does this cable differ to AV and LAN.
DC cables are designed just to carry power. Normally this is only around 12v
Cat5 Cat 6 or LAN cables
What is Cat5 cable?
Category 5 cable is used extensively in Ethernet connections in local networks.
What is the difference between Cat 5, Cat 5e, and Cat 6.
The higher you go, the better the speeds and less loss. The