X10 security camera help--need ideas Answered
A while back we got a few boxes of assorted electronics parts after my neighbor's son, an electrical engineer, died. I got two or three digital power supplies, a few oscilloscopes, a bunch of 72-volt electric car parts for the Ford Th!nk (which he helped design), a nice powered breadboard, etc. I already pulled out one nice color security camera that operates off 5V and has a composite/RCA output.
I also found a more camera looking camera, a part of an X10 home security system. The camera has a built-in microphone and operates on 12VDC, but all three operate off a single, 6-conductor CAT-3 cable (15ft long). It comes with an adapter that I don't have, with a CAT-3 jack on one end, and a wire that separates into a 12V jack, an audio RCA plug, and a video RCA plug. I found the pinout online (attached), and I could wire it up to RCA plugs and a 12V power jack, but only if I could separate the lines. My question(s) are: 1)Where can I find CAT-3 plugs, 2)any suggestions regarding wiring, and 3)should I just cut off the end and attach plugs directly to it?
Update: I discovered that CAT-3 fits into both CAT-1 and CAT-5 plugs. Now, if I could find a CAT-5 plug it would be easy, but I can only find a bunch of CAT-3 plugs missing the outside contacts, thereby making them CAT-1. I'm going to try to make my own contacts.