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i am not an installer, but need help

evilution1x

Standard Member
hi all
i am building my own house at the moment (well, 2 years in at moment). i am just about to first fix the wiring and was looking for some automation futureproofing. Please can you help??? I was going to do the following to each room back to centre point of the house.....

4 x cat7a (TV point)
4 x cat7a (for any inputs, livingroom only)
3 x ct100 or 75 (tv point)
2 x cat7a (touch screen wall point)
2 x cat7a (thermostat control)
2 x cat7a (light switch)
2 x cat7a (PC neworking point)
2 x cat7a (i pod dock, hallway only)
+ all stranded speaker cable for the number of speakers in each room
+ 1 x cat7a linking touchscreen to sub controller (despite having its own cat7a down to central area.
+ i may drop in another cat7a behind any socket that may have a lamp etc. plugged into it.......

What are your thoughts please, any advise will be greatly recieved.
regards
David
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dj-dulux

Active Member
Cat7 is only really used by Bang & Olufsen, and I believe this is mainly so they can maintain backward compatibility with older analogue systems. Cat 5 or 6 is far more installer friendly. Whilst you may save on the cable the connectors are more expensive as hardly anyone makes them.

From a design point-of-view you have more than enough cables, this helps use more DIY type products rather than pro kit. 2 Cats and 2 WF100 per TV is enough, but many on here use 3...

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vex

Well-known Member
Cat7 is a big cost for not much benifit, especially with what you have planned.

I would recommend Cat6 at best.

Would also question the data wiring to behind power sockets.

Hth.

V.
 

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