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Old 01-31-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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I have a security camera in my barn that I would like to have turn off durning certain hours.

Is there any recommendations as to how I could accomplish this? The power and video are ran to the camera from the power supply via cat 5 and is low voltage.

Suggestions?

I was thinking some sort of interupter switch that I could have plugged into a light timer. Would that work? any ideas how to get this interupter?

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Relay system for the LV switching, and a timer for the signal.....

Some timers have a built in relay system so that they are powered by line voltage, but switch anything up to 240 volts.....

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Relay system for the LV switching, and a timer for the signal.....

Some timers have a built in relay system so that they are powered by line voltage, but switch anything up to 240 volts.....

Got any links to any of these relays (you're speaking to a novice )?
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Put a timer on the low voltage power supply 120 volt input. 120 volt timer are common.
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Put a timer on the low voltage power supply 120 volt input. 120 volt timer are common.
Unfortunately this is not an option as I only want 1 camera to turn off and all the cameras are powered from a single source.
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whats the voltage? 24vdc by chance?
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Put a timer on the low voltage power supply 120 volt input. 120 volt timer are common.
This is your easiest option IMO. And cheapest.

You are going to have to splice/interrupt the circuit regardless.

I say put it on its own power feed, get a 24 hour timer and transformer. Wire the transformer to the switched feed from the timer....
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I have a security camera in my barn that I would like to have turn off durning certain hours.

Is there any recommendations as to how I could accomplish this? The power and video are ran to the camera from the power supply via cat 5 and is low voltage.

Suggestions?

I was thinking some sort of interupter switch that I could have plugged into a light timer. Would that work? any ideas how to get this interupter?
The easiest solution will be to re-think your requirements so you don't have to do this the way you are asking about. What are you ultimately trying to accomplish? Why does this one camera have to operate only some of the time?
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Why is really irrelevant.

The fact of the matter is that I have to accomplish this... anyone have any ideas other than the ones previously discussed?

THANKS!
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Why is really irrelevant.

The fact of the matter is that I have to accomplish this... anyone have any ideas other than the ones previously discussed?

THANKS!
No, I don't. Without better information on your hardware and your goals, I have no further input other than to reiterate my previous statement: there will almost certainly be a better, simpler, cheaper, easier way to solve your problem.
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1. buy a 12V DC programmable timer, such as this one: http://www.brazix.com/prodfly.asp?It...FYrt7QodMh2vVg
2. determine which conductors in the CAT 5 carry the voltage (google or experiment)
3. build a short adapter cable with the power conductors rerouted through the timer

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