What type wire is recommended for PTZ control of a Spectra IV camera.


Type wire for PTZ control of the SD423-PG-E0 Spectra IV dome.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras


  • Spectra IV


Recommended wire types for PTZ control


If using Coaxial Cable, follow the guidelines for installation

Cable Type*  Maximum Distance
RG59/U  750 ft (229 m)
RG6/U  1,000 ft (305 m)
RG11/U  1,500 ft (457 m)


Cable requirements:*75-ohm impedance
*All-copper center conductor; steel-center conductor cable may result in poor performance
*All-copper braided shield with 95% braid coverage

If using Pelco P or D protocol, follow the guidelines for installation

Maximum cable distance for RS-485 communication over 24-gauge wire is 4,000 feet (1,219 m). Pelco recommends using shielded twisted pairs such as Belden 9843, or cate5/6 ethernet cable or similar cable that meets or exceeds the basic requirements for EIA RS-485 applications.