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VGA Source Balun, Male  

Use CAT5 cable instead of VGA cable for your long video runs.

AC640A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(Lifetime)

Product Highlights

  • Use STP instead of VGA cable to extend video over greater distances. You'll need a source balun and a display balun for each link.
  • Converts VGA signal for transmission over economical 4-pair shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable.
  • Pair it with a VGA Display Balun (AC641A–AC642A) on the remote end.
  • Guaranteed for life!

  • Description

    VGA Source Balun, Male


    Quick Facts

  • Use STP instead of VGA cable to extend video over greater distances. You'll need a source balun and a display balun for each link.
  • Converts VGA signal for transmission over economical 4-pair shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable.
  • Pair it with a VGA Display Balun (AC641A–AC642A) on the remote end.
  • Guaranteed for life!

  • Further Details

  • Support VGA resolutions of 640 x 480 (15 MHz) at distances of 450 feet (137.1 m). Higher resolutions are possible at shorter distances when transferring SVGA, XGA, and SXGA video.
  • Save conduit space by using existing CAT5 STP cables to distribute video and by using CAT5 UTP cables for keyboard and mouse extension to classrooms or conference rooms.
  • Great for long source-to-display connections where using coax cables can be cumbersome and expensive.

    Source-to-display extensions without the need for VGA cabling
    Putting a lot of distance between a PC video source and a display device can be expensive if you use standard VGA cable to connect the two. How about using lower-cost twisted-pair cable instead? With Black Box® VGA Baluns, you can.

    These compact, nonpowered devices enable you to quickly set up VGA source-to-display runs at distances up to 450 feet.


    And because they plug into the PC and display devices directly, setting up and dismantling a video connection is easy. For this reason, they're ideal for temporary cable patches in training or conference settings. For instance, use flexible CAT5 STP cable instead of bulky VGA cable to project a laptop image onto a large plasma or CRT screen—and lose none of the original video resolution in the transfer!

    The balun featured here is for the source end. You'll also need a VGA Display Balun (AC641A–AC642A).

  • Technical Specifications for VGA Source Balun, Male:

    Distance (Maximum) Over STP CAT5 cable: VGA: 450 ft. (137.1 m) using 640 x 480 at 15 MHz;
    SVGA: 350 ft. (106.7 m) using 800 x 600 at 30 MHz;
    XGA: 250 ft. (76.2 m) using 1024 x 780 at 60 MHz;
    SXGA: 200 ft. (61 m) using 1280 x 1024 at 100 MHz
    CE Approval Yes
    Connectors (1) shielded RJ-45, (1) HD15 M on 6" (15.2-cm) lead
    Size 1"H x 2.4"W x 2.3"D (2.5 x 6.1 x 5.8 cm)
    NOTE: The AC640A must be used paired with either an AC641A or AC642A balun.

    This product works with:
  • VGA Display Baluns (AC641A–AC642A)
  • CAT5 Shielded Cable (STP) (EVNSL60)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.


    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

  • Resources for VGA Source Balun, Male:

    Manuals

    • VGA Source Balun VGA Display Baluns
      Installation/User (Jun-04)

    Product Data Sheets

    Application Diagrams


    Connect your VGA Source Balun, Male with:

    Accessory: AC641A

    VGA Display Balun

    VGA Display Balun, Female

    Accessory: AC643A

    Keyboard/Mouse Extender Local Unit

    Keyboard/Mouse Extender Local Unit

    Accessory: AC644A

    Keyboard/Mouse Extender Remote Unit

    Keyboard/Mouse Extender Remote Unit

    Accessory: EVNSL60

    CAT5 Shielded Twisted-Pair Cable (STP) with Snagless Boots, T568B, 4-Pair, RJ-45, Stranded, PVC, CMR, Riser, Gray, Custom Lengths

    CAT5 Shielded Twisted-Pair Cable (STP) with Snagless Boots, T568B, 4-Pair, RJ-45, Stranded, PVC, CMR, Riser, Gray, Custom Lengths

    Accessory: AC701A

    16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis

    16-Slot Rackmount Balun Chassis

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Standard Manufacturer's Warranty


    A warranty is included.

    Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Coverage:

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.


    The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

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    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!

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    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product* for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

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    Price: $101.95

    Quantity Available: 55

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    Shipping Info

    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 0.281 lbs.
    HxWxD: 1 x 2.4 x 8 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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