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24 AWG 2 conductor shielded for Xantech IR
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Post 1 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 11:47
bartes02
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This may seem silly. Can the ground wire of a 24 awg 2 conductor cable be used as ground for Xantech IR receiver to 789-44 block? The requirement is 3 conductor for the IR connection.
Post 2 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 12:24
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Yup
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Post 3 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 12:31
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so are you going to run 2 24/2? to the location?
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 12:35
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On 10/08/03 12:31, ericstac said...
so are you going to run 2 24/2? to the location?

I was hoping to run 24/2 from the Receiver to the Block. 1 conductor - Power, 1-coductor - IR, Bare Ground - Ground.
OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 12:36
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On 10/08/03 12:35, bartes02 said...
I was hoping to run 24/2 from the Receiver to
the Block. 1 conductor - Power, 1-coductor -
IR, Bare Ground - Ground.

One 24/2 cable.
Post 6 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 13:21
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should work fine
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Post 7 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 13:24
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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That's not 24/2. 24/2 has a total of two conductors, not three.

You are talking about 24/2 shielded, which I think is why ericstac wondered if you were going to run "two 24/2?" in his question. You can only get a third wire with 24/2 by making two runs of it. 14/4 speaker wire, for instance, has four conductors, not four conductors and a shield. Lamp cord is 18/2 or 16/2, and it never has a shield. Just mention the shield for clarity.
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Post 8 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 15:40
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EBG, you are right.
He had me confused with a single 24/2 and I was even more confused when Impaqt and avdude both said it was fine..

Then I read his topic line and it said shielded.
Post 9 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 21:59
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Just so we're all on the same page here, a 24/2 w/shield typically has a foil shield, and a bare wire called the 'drain', which certainly can and should be used as a third conductor, as long as it is used for the 'ground'.

I've done this exact same thing on several occasions, and I even used what is basically a miniature XLR connector in a space between openings on a multi-gang wall plate behind an entertainment cabinet.

Bart's initial question's topic said "2 conductor shielded", and his question implied it when he said "the ground wire of a 24 awg 2 conductor cable", so I hereby defend the affirmative responses. So, there! : - )

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Post 10 made on Friday October 10, 2003 at 16:54
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Why would you run this type of wire by choice? I would understand if it was existing. But it sounds to me that bartes02 is running a potentially troubling wire by choice. Of course it would work fine, but I see a difficult termination ahead, and effort needed to combat problems. If this wire is already owned, okay. But if it is being purchased then there is certainly cheaper unshielded options available that may provide the novice less headaches.


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