Maximum distance the CM9760-CXTA Coaxitron Translator can be from the CM9700-CC1 Matrix Switcher

Issue

What is the maximum distance the CM9760-CXTA Coaxitron Translator can be from the CM9700-CC1 Matrix Switcher?

Product Line

Pelco Matrix

Environment

  • CM9760-CXTA
  • CM9700-CC1 Matrix Switcher

Cause

Install the CM9760-CXTA remote from the CM9700-CC1

Resolution

The maximum cable distance for RS-422 communication over 24-gauge wire is 4,000 feet (1,219 m). Pelco recommends using shielded twisted pairs such as Belden 9843, or similar cable that meets or exceeds the basic requirements for EIA RS-422 applications.