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Catalog # 304408 - Model 4408 RJ45 CAT5e A/B Switch

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Catalog No: 304408
Model No: 4408
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:8
Remote Port:Terminal/Barrier Strip
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:Remotely Controllable


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  • All returns except those of defective product are subject to a 15% restocking fee, and additional charges for handling or freight are refunded only in cases of defective products.
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  • If the product is defective, Electro Standards will repair or replace that item (at our discretion) upon receipt and evaluation of the original product.
  • Electro Standards reserves the right to authorize product returns after 30 days from the invoice date in some cases. If the product is accepted after 30 days, credit will be issued toward future pruchases only and some additional restocking charges may be applied.
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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, Cat5e
Model 4408 Single Channel CAT5e RJ45 A/B Switch with Contact Closure Remote

  • Applicable to switching ANY RJ45 interface networks or devices.

  • Over 45 years of being a key supplier to the MIL/COTS industry.

  • Field Proven, Highly Reliable!


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (3) RJ45 female connectors labeled A, B, and COMMON.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROLS: (1) Front panel pushbutton allows selection of switch position.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status
  • REMOTE CONTROL: (1) Terminal Strip on rear panel accepts Contact Closure signaling for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL approved 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz-60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12VDC, 500 mA to the unit. Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: Desktop, 5.44"W x 2.26" H x 7.80" D. (13.9 x 5.8 x 19.9 cm)
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 1.3 lbs. (0.6 kg)


The diagram illustrates a single port device connected to the RJ45 COMMON port sharing between the two other networks connected to the RJ45 A and B ports. A Contact Closure Device connected to the terminal strip uses contact closure signaling to remotely control switch position.

PathWay® Model 4408 Cat5e RJ45 A/B Application drawing


  • Allows quick connection to any one of two devices from one COMMON device.
  • All (8) pins of the RJ45 interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • Certified for Cat 5e compliance.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbutton.
  • Contact Closure Remote port allows remote position control.
  • Eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables.
  • Front panel LED's display present position and power status.
  • Retains last switch position even in the event of power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Attractive anodized black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length Cat 5e cables available for your switch installation.
  • Municipalities, schools, government: This product is on GSA Schedule!

The PathWay® Model 4408 Single Channel CAT5e RJ45 A/B network switch with Contact Closure Remote allows the user the capability of sharing a single port interface device connected to the COMMON port among two other devices connected to the A and B ports with remote access functionality.  The Model 4408 is packaged in a slim desktop style enclosure.

The switch may be controlled locally by manually operating the front panel pushbutton or remotely from the Terminal Strip Remote Control port located on the rear of the unit.  The Terminal Strip Remote port provides contact closure control.  The front panel LED display indicates the switch position and unit power status.

OPTION: WIDE RANGE POWER MODULE (Cat. No. 517277) CE, RoHS, and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz-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.

This high-quality network switch is available to city, state, and federal government purchasers at a discounted price and favorable payment and shipping terms via GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Click here for GSA details.

Model 4408 is available to government purchasers on our GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Call for discounted price and terms.

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