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  1. Adam Schuermann

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    65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Looks Good … “But No Cigar!”, February 13, 2008
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    This review is from: Q-See QS100B Video and Power 100-Foot BNC Male Cable with 2 Female Connectors (Electronics)

    I installed 3 Q-See QSC48030 surveillance cameras on the outside of my house. The first two installations went without a hitch (the cameras are great) using the provided 60 foot cables but the third camera needed an 80 foot cable so I purchased the 100 foot Q-See brand cable. After reading the comments in Amazon, I was not surprised to receive a white cable instead of a black one and really didn’t care one way or the other.

    The cable came with two female-to-female adapters and a short (a few inches) power extension cable which I thought was a nice unexpected plus. Again because of reading the comments, I was extra careful in running the cable so as not to stress it and cause a break in the cable (the wires are very thin).

    After completing the installation, I had no video signal and after troubleshooting, found that the cable had an intermittent short in the video cable next to the stress relief junction on the camera end. I did not want to go through the trouble of installing another cable and since I am an Electrical Engineer decided to just repair it. After connecting the cable again, there was still no video so after another hour of troubleshooting found that the power connector on the camera end had an intermittent open so I repaired that connector as well.

    Everything checked out so I energized the system again and there was video but there were also unwanted bans of interference marching down the screen on that camera view. The problem is that (other than problems associated with a cheap cable) the cable has no shielding and therefore is very susceptible to pick-up from other wires and circuits. So here is my solution: I will leave the power part of the cable in place to supply power to the camera but will install a separate 100 foot shielded BNC-Male to BNC-Male cable for the video which can be gotten from Amazon for less $30 (do a search on Amazon for “Cables To Go 40032 100ft” and click on the Used and New link). Sure that is an extra expense but my time is worth something too; I spent hours of extra time installing this third camera that I could have been doing something else with all because of that cheap cable!

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  2. Ravi K. Sharma "Tech Savvy"






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    Jan 31, 2012 12:43:47 PM PST

    Q-See QS100B Video and Power 100-Foot BNC Male Cable with 2 Female Connectors

    From the Manufacturer:

    We apologize for your experience at Q-See. This cable is delicate by nature because it is unshielded. Perhaps we can recommend our RG-59 shielded cable that is intended for more heavy duty use which is sold here on Amazon.com. The part number is QSVRG100. This cable is offered in several lengths, 60, 100, and 200 ft. For further assistance, please visit our new streamlined tech support portal (www.q-see.com/support) so that we may better serve you when you reach us via phone or contact us via live chat.

    Thank you,

    Q-See Management

     
  3. Anonymous

    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Horrible cables., October 25, 2008
    By 
    Adam Schuermann (South Jersey) –
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    This review is from: Q-See QS100B Video and Power 100-Foot BNC Male Cable with 2 Female Connectors (Electronics)

    This 100 foot cable is extremely thin and cheap. I bought 3 of these extensions to work with the Q-See-QSD6204-250 and 3 Q-See QSC48030 High Resolution Weatherproof CCD Camera. Out of the box 1 of the 3 100 foot cables were bad and as of the date of typing this review, 2 of the 3 60 foot cables that came with the cameras were bad.

    The following is a quote from my review of the cameras, but because the cables are the same, and I had the same problems with both sizes, it is necessary to include it.

    [To say they were bad doesn’t explain fully what you as a consumer will face when/if you purchase this equipment. The cables (60 foot & 100 foot) are very thin, slightly thicker then a toothpick. The video feed is actually a braided wire for shielding the signal and the power feed obviously has both positive and negative running though it. So far the power feed has only given me problems by the connector popping apart (I mounted one camera about 10 feet up in a tree and the weight of the wire pulled the power connection apart). The video feed cable connectors (bnc) are the weakest link. I would think bnc connectors are fine in most areas, the ease of attaching them with their locking ability makes them very nice. However, the cables are so thin, when the cables are assembled both conductors can accidentally be so close or actually touching, they short together. After the first cable gave me problems I cut it open to examine the connection inside where the wires are soldered to the bnc connector. From the factory they fuse the plastic cover/grip at each end of the cable to the wire running through it. This is supposed to hold the wire from being pulled out when handling them, but because they are so thin the conductors can touch when the plastic insulation melts, thus rendering the cable useless.

    The only options I have, as I see it, are either:
    (A) Making my own cables, this WILL end up being very expensive, at least a few hundred dollars (cable/wire, connectors, and any tools needed). Also, the bnc connectors are readily available, but the power connectors they use is not. I would need to change the power connector on the camera side as well.
    (B) Convincing Q-See into sending me replacement cables. I haven’t contacted them yet, but I would think they would want me to return (at my expense) the faulty ones.
    (C)Returning all the equipment to Amazon for a full refund less shipping (both ways). I am not happy with not having my shipping refunded. Faulty merchandise should not financially burden the consumer ever, produce quality stuff and don’t sell crap.]

    -end quote-

    Other info: Both 60 and 100 foot cables are white, making them a bit harder to hide.

    Links to other Q-See items I bought with this order:
    Q-See QSD6204-250 4 Channel MPEG4 DVR with Remote Internet Monitoring and Pre-installed 250GB Hard Drive

    Q-See QSC48030 High Resolution Weatherproof CCD Camera w/80ft of Night Vision (Color)

    I will edit this review when new information arises.

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  4. Anonymous

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    BAD BAD BAD PRODUCT, May 28, 2009
    By 
    Ravi K. Sharma “Tech Savvy” (New York) –
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    This review is from: Q-See QS100B Video and Power 100-Foot BNC Male Cable with 2 Female Connectors (Electronics)

    WARNING DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!! this wire is so bad and delicate will break as soon as you take it out of the package this is the first review i ever wrote in my life i just had to write this– the product is so bad the company should b sued for making it

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