RG59-18-2-500WH - RG59 + 18/2 CCTV Siamese Cable, 500 ft Box, White
A CCTV Siamese cable is a vital component of any successful security camera installation. This CCTV cable is an RG59 coaxial cable and an 18/2 power cable all in one easy to pull Siamese cable. The RG59 coaxial cable features a 20 AWG solid center conductor and a 95% bare copper braid. This is the Siamese CCTV cable the professionals use!
Simply run the Siamese cable and then peel it apart on each end prior to termination. The RG59 coaxial cable will be used to carry a video signal from the security camera back to the DVR (Digital Video Recorder). Simple terminate both ends of your RG59 coax with a male BNC connector and you are ready to plug it into both your security camera and your DVR. The 18/2 multi-conductor cable is used for power and will attach on one end to your CCTV power supply (power supply or transformer) and the opposite end to your security camera.
- Includes: (1) RG59 Coax + 18/2 CCTV Siamese Cable 500 ft Box, White
- Coaxial Cable: RG59 Coaxial Cable, 95% Copper Bare Copper Braid Shield, 20 AWG Solid Center Conductor, 75 Ohm / 3.0 GHz Sweep Tested
- Power Cable: Stranded 18 AWG 2 Conductors - CCA
- CM Rated
- PVC Jacket
- Part#: H59+182MWH1-H-500
What is the purpose of a RG59 + 18/2 Siamese CCTV Cable?
This is the #1 cable used to support the cabling for security cameras. It features the video cable (RG59 Coaxial Cable) and the power cable (18-2 Multi-Conductor Cable) combined into one easy to install cable. Using a Siamese cable simplifies the installation since essentially you are getting 2 cables in 1 easy to install cable configuration. So it supplies you with the RG59 + 18-2 cables required to support the signals needed in a security camera installation.
What do I need to terminate connectors on the ends of the RG59 cable?
Both a security DVR and security camera require BNC connector types to attach to the RG59 cable. You will need a coaxial cable stripper, cable cutter, BNC connectors, and a crimp tool to prepare the RG59 cable for its connections. One end will connect to the BNC connection on the back of the DVR, and the other end will connect to the BNC connection on the camera. Attaching your coaxial cable to your security cameras and DVR is very simple, and the investment in tools and parts is very minimal.
Where do I attach the 18-2 power cable?
The 18-2 will attach on one end to a CCTV power supply or transformer, with the other end connecting directly to the camera. A good quality security camera power supply has simple screw down terminal blocks that allow you to connect the wire to it. While the security camera will have a small power lead coming out of it so you can splice or connect the cable to it using a DC connector. Overall the powering of a security camera is very simple.
Is there a difference between white or black Siamese CCTV Cable?
Depending on the manufacturer the black cable is usually UV rated, which will help if you are installing the RG59 + 18/2 Siamese CCTV Cable in the outdoors. If this is not important to you than really it just comes down to personal preference and matching your current décor. Obviously the white cable will stand out less if your walls are a light color.
How do I separate the two cables when I get to the security DVR?
The two cables will simply peel apart. You can peel them apart with your hands. You will want to peel them apart enough so you can get the RG59 coaxial cable to the DVR, and the 18-2 cable to the power supply location.
How do I choose the right BNC connector for my CCTV cable?
This cable is a non-plenum RG59 coaxial cable. So you need to choose the BNC connector that are designed to fit RG59 coaxial cable that is non-plenum. We offer numerous BNC connector options to fit this cable. Some are better than other and some look better than others. It is best practice to terminate RG59 coaxial cable used in CCTV applications with a compression RG59 BNC connector. They last longer, aremore durable, and protect the cable the best.