1394 FireWire Extender via CAT5E/6/7: Extend to 279 Feet

How to exceed the maximum 1394 FireWire length with CAT5E/6/7 cable

Also known as: IEEE 1394 firewire extender, firewire to CAT5E/6/7, exceed maximum 1394 firewire cable length, Firewire extender, 1394 FireWire extension system, balun, 1394 FireWire range extender.

1394 FireWire Extender via CAT5E/6/7: Extend to 279 Feet
ST-C51394-250 (Front & Back)

The XTENDEX® 1394 FireWire Extender extends one FireWire device up to 279 feet using CAT7 solid 600 MHz STP cable, 250 feet using CAT6 550 MHz solid cable and 150 feet using CAT5E solid cable.

The XTENDEX® USB Extender extends one USB device up to 150 feet using CAT5/5e/6 cable. Each extender consists of a local unit that connects to a computer, and a remote unit that connects to a USB device. The local and remote units are interconnected via CAT5/5e/6 cable.

  • Works at speeds of 400, 200 and 100 Mbps.
  • Extend a firewire device up to 250 feet.
    • Using CAT7 solid 600 MHz cable, extend up to 279 feet.
    • Using CAT6 solid 550 MHz cable, extend up to 250 feet.
    • Using CAT5E solid cable, extend up to 150 feet.
  • Supports Plug-n-Play specifications.
  • Pure hardware design, no software or drivers required.
  • Ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including:
    • A/V broadcasting and editing (printers, scanners, digital cameras, digital audio recorders).
    • Security (surveillance cameras, webcams, mass storage).
    • Long range IEEE FireWire networking.
  • Compatible with computers with 6-pin or 9-pin 1394 connectors.
  • Full duplex data rate at 100/200/400 Mbps.
Connectors
  • One female IEEE 1394 9-pin connector on each local and remote unit.
  • One female RJ45 connector on each local and remote unit.
Dimensions
  • WxDxH(in) 3.0x2.2x1.0 (76.2x55.8)
Power
  • Supports self-powered devices.
  • Local unit: powered by attached computer through FireWire cable.
  • Remote unit: 110 or 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.
  • Power consumption: 2.7 W
Environmental
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C).

Distances for CAT5E/6/7 Cable
Cable Distance
CAT5E Solid UTP feet 150
CAT6 Solid UTP feet 200
CAT6 Solid STP feet 200
CAT6 550 MHz Solid UTP feet 250
CAT7 600 MHz Solid STP feet 279
Regulatory Approvals
  • CE, FCC, RoHS
Cables
  • For best results, CAT6 550 MHz UTP solid cable or CAT7 600 MHz STP solid cable with TIA/EIA-568B wiring terminated with standard RJ45 connectors is recommended.
  • Use the included crossover adapter to enable proper communication between local and remote units.
Package Includes
  • 1394 FireWire Extender – local and remote unit.
  • User manual.
  • Power adapter.
  • 6-inch (152-millimeter) male 9-pin 1394b bilingual to male 6-pin 1394a cable.
  • Male-to-female CAT5E/6/7 RJ45 crossover adapter.
Warranty
  • Two years

Application Drawings

  •  1394 FireWire Extender via CAT5E/6/7
    1394 FireWire Extender via CAT5E/6/7
    How to exceed the maximum 1394 FireWire length with CAT5E/6/7 cable

1394 Firewire Extender

NTI Part # Description Price Quote Buy
ST-C51394-250 1394 Firewire Extender via CAT5E/6/7 to 250 feet $405.00

Firewire Cables

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1394B-9P9P-6 1394b Firewire Cable, 9 Pin Male to 9 Pin Male $5.00
1394B-9P6P-6 1394b Firewire Cable, 9 Pin Male to 6 Pin Male $4.90
1394B-9P4P-6 1394b Firewire Cable, 9 Pin Male to 4 Pin Male $4.40

CAT6 Solid Unshielded Bulk Cable, 550 MHz, 23 AWG, Gray, 1,000 ft

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CAT6-BULK-GRAY 1,000 ft shielded bulk cable, gray $145.00

CAT7 Shielded, Solid Bulk Cable, 600 MHz, 23 AWG, Gray, 1,000 ft

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CAT7-BULK-STP-GRAY 1,000 ft shielded bulk cable, gray $680.00

Low-Profile Strain Relief Boots for CAT6 Cable, Gray

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BOOT-SKNY6-GRAY 6mm cable boot, gray $0.25

CAT6 RJ45 Plugs

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6-PLG-SOLID CAT6 RJ45 Plugs $0.92