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* Cat5e Simultaneous Control * Catalog # 303234 - Model 7234 4-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch

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Catalog No: 303234
Model No: 7234
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:4
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:8 per 4 channels - 32 total
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:Multi Interface/Triple Channel/Remote Control
Protocol:Dry contact logic


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, RJ45
Model 7234 Quad-Channel RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch with Remote Control Port

  • Quickly and easily switch all four RJ45 channels simultaneously!


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (12) RJ45 female connectors; three labeled A, B, and Common for each channel.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual Pushbutton allows local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE CONTROL: (1) DB9 female connector on rear panel accepts dry contact closure switch commands for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL approved 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz-60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12VDC, 500mA to the unit. Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: 19.0"W x 1.75"H x 10.0"D (48.3 x 4.4 x 20.3 cm)
  • WEIGHT: Approx. 4.9 lbs. (2.2 kg)

PathWay® Model 7234 Quad Channel Cat5e RJ45 A/B Application with Contact Closure Remote Control:

Model 7234 allows the user to simultaneously switch all four Cat5e RJ45 channels. The drawing illustrates for each channel a COMMON device connected to the COMMON port accessing two separate devices.
The DB9 Remote port allows Remote Control using dry contact closure signals.

PathWay Model 7234 Quad Channel RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch Application


  • Each channel allows access to two RJ45 Cat5e networks from one COMMON network or device.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • Eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables.
  • Switches all 8 pins of the RJ45 interface via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • The unit maintains last set position on power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Upon power up, the unit switches based on the state of the Contact Closure.
  • Front-panel pushbutton control.
  • Simultaneous control of all channels.
  • Remote Contact Closure control and status provides dry contact logic to allow the control of the switch position as well as obtain the present position.
  • Front panel LED's display present switch position and power status.
  • Certified for Cat5e compliance.
  • Attractive all metal, black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length RJ45 Cat5e cables available for your switch installation. Get better performance.

The PathWay® Model 7234 Quad Channel RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch with Contact Closure Remote allows the user the capability of accessing two separate devices, ports A and B, via connection through a device connected to the Common port, for each channel.  The Model 7234 is enclosed in a 1U, full rack size, all metal black chassis designed to provide EMI/RFI shielding and fit in a standard 19" rack.

The switch may be controlled manually via the front panel pushbutton or remotely from a DB9 port located on the rear of the unit.  Switch position state may be attained via the front panel LED's or from the DB9 Remote port. 

Option: Wide Range Power Module: (Cat No. 517277) CE, RoHS and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC/240VAC, 50/60Hz for use in place of the standard power module that is included with the unit.  Has IEC 60320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications.

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