I am a mechanical engineer. Trying to build a computer vision system using endoscopic camera. I have a camera with 4 pin input, 2 input pins for power supply of 5 volt and 2 input pins for video signal transmission. I am using a 2+1 coaxial cable for video signal and power supply transmission. My camera is continuously moving at a certain speed, which causes the coaxial cables to break from inside. Since my application needs a robust cable with smaller dimension, around 4mm OD, I want to change the cable to CAT5 OR Unitronic FD Lapp cables (which has high torsional strength).
Can I use a cat 5 or other simple multicore cables instead of coaxial cable.? Why should I use only coaxial cable? I like to simply substitute the coaxial center strand and insulation with normal multicore cable. Will it work efficiently in long run ? I have tried an experiment, video signals where getting transmitted but suddenly the camera does not work. Dont know what has gone wrong with the camera.
Kindly suggest a possible solution. Thank you very much !