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MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side)

B&H # MUVGAB2MPCS MFR # 500040
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You Pay: $59.95
Product Highlights
  • Replaces VGA Cable by Cat5E/6 Cable
  • Cost-effective & Saves Space
  • Receive VGA Video up to 350' (107m)
  • ABS Fire-retardant Plastic Enclosure
  • Compact- 19 x 1.75 x 1.5"
  • Velcro Mounting Pad Included

The MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side) allows a VGA source (PC / laptop) to be connected to a VGA video display device like a CRT, LCD, plasma screen or a DLP/multimedia projector using a 4-pair Cat5E/6 UTP cable. Capable of transmitting SVGA video up to 350' (107m) at 800 x 600 resolution, the PC side balun uses either p/n 500041 or 500042 connector.

The balun II supports wide-screen formats (16:9, 1366 x 768), and features a reset button and a ground screw. The reset button is meant for sync-sensitive displays (used when the VGA source connected to the display is re-started or re-booted) and the ground screw is needed in case of a yellowish hue on the display screen.

Allowing you to replace the bulky VGA cable by space- and cost-saving Cat5E/6 cable, the VGA balun II finds wide application in digital signage, meeting rooms, training rooms, classroom visual teaching aids and other audio-video systems. Use of the VGA balun II (with Cat5E/6 cables) facilitates placing the display device at extended distances from the video source in classroom / training rooms, and helps distribute the display monitors throughout a complex in case of video information setups.

With an ABS fire-retardant plastic enclosure, the balun can be freestanding and comes with a Velcro mounting pad.

Allows a VGA source (PC / laptop) to be connected to a VGA video display device like a CRT, LCD, plasma screen, or a DLP/multimedia projector using a 4-pair Cat5E/6 UTP cable
Capable of transmitting SVGA video up to 350' (107m) at 800 x 600 resolution
Uses either p/n 500041 or 500042 connector
Cat5E/6 cable are less bulky, less expensive than VGA cables
Compact size - 19 x 1.75 x 1.5 "(48.26 x 4.4 x 5.1 cm)
Maximum distance supported via Cat5E/6 for video reception
VGA - 640 x 480 pixels (15MHz) 450' (137m)

SVGA - 800 x 600 pixels (30MHz) 350' (107m)

XGA - 1024 x 768 pixels (60MHz) 250' (76m)

SXGA -1280 x 1024 pixels (100MHz) 200' (61m)

WXGA -1366 x 768 pixels 180' (55m)

ABS fire-retardant plastic enclosure
Velcro mounting pad included
Environment VGA. VESA VP&D 1.0, VIP ver 2.0.
Devices CRT & LCD monitors, plasma screens, PCs, laptops and multimedia projectors.
Transmission Transparent to the user
Bandwidth DC to 60MHz
Input Signal Video: 1.1Vp-p
Horizontal sync: TTL standard. 300kHz max. bandwidth
Vertical sync: TTL standard. 300kHz max. bandwidth
Insertion Loss Less than 3 dB per pair over the frequency range.
Common Mode Rejection 15kHz: -60dB typ.
100kHz to 10MHz: -40dB typ.
200MHz: -20dB typ.
Return Loss -15dB max from DC to 60MHz
Connectors HD15 Plug, RJ45 Shielded
Maximum Distance (via Cat5E/6 Twisted Pair)

VGA: 640x480 pixels (15MHz) 450' (137m)
SVGA: 800x600 pixels (30MHz) 350' (107m)
XGA: 1024x768 pixels (60MHz) 250' (76m)
SXGA: 1280x1024 pixels (100MHz) 200' (61m)
WXGA:1366x768 pixels 180' (55m)
Compatibility Not compatible with 500010, 500011, 500014, 500035/36, 500140
Does not support VGA handshaking (DDC) signals.
Reset Reset button: May be required when used with sync-sensitive displays.
Ground Port Grounding screw: Grounding screw for optional use.
Cable Cat5E/6 or better unshielded twisted pair (UTP)
Impedance Input: RGB 75 ohms (HD15) Unbalanced
Output: RGB 100 ohms (RJ45 shielded) Balanced
Horizontal and vertical sync: Balanced
Temperature Operating: 32 - 131°F (0 - 55°C)
Storage: -4 ~ +185°F (-20 ~ +85°C)
Humidity: up to 95%
Enclosure ABS fire retardant plastic
Dimensions 2.4 x 2.25 x 1.0" (6.1 x 5.7 x 2.54cm). Plus 6" (15.2cm) lead
Weight 3.9 oz (110g)
MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side)
  • Velcro Mounting Pad
  • Lifetime Warranty

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    vga balun

    By Smile

    from laredo Texas

    Comments about MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side):

    Easy to install

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    Works as advertised

    By Jason

    from Brooklyn

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer


    • Accurate
    • Easy To Set Up


    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Projection

    Comments about MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side):

    Used this item to connect a computer to a projector over a long distance with ethernet cat-5 cable instead of VGA which is heavier and more expensive. Worked well. Also, was told that other models need a separate power source, but this one didn't.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    Love this device

    By Lori

    from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer


    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up


      Best Uses

        Comments about MuxLab 500040 VGA Balun II (PC Side):

        We are connecting two monitors to a PC and mounting the monitors high on a wall, displaying a URL only. The PC is located in another room with all of the cabling running through the ceiling. These allow all of this to happen without having the PC or cables hanging around looking like an eye sore or taking up space. Did this in the past with older models but these allow for better resolution. No complaints!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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