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Catalog # 306238 - Model 7238 16-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch

    16-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch
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Catalog No: 306238
Model No: 7238
Feature:DB9 Remote
Switch Media:Copper
Channels per Switch Chassis:16
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control Method:Contact Closure, RS232 Serial
Enclosure Configuration:Rackmount
Pins Switched:8
Remote Control Port:DB9
Local/Manual Control:Pushbutton


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, RJ45
Model 7238 16-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch with Remote Access

PathWay Model 7238 16 Channel RJ45 A/B Switch with Remote Access


  • FRONT PANEL CONTROLS: (1) Manual pushbutton allows local switching.
  • PORT CONNECTORS:  (3) RJ45 female connectors labeled A, B, and COMMON
    for each of the channels. 
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE: (1) DB9 female connector on rear panel accepts RS232 Serial Data or contact closure 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.
  • ENCLOSURE: All aluminum enclosure designed to be EMI/RFI resistant.
  • Dimensions: Rackmount 19.0" W x 3.5" H x 10.0" D. (48.3 x 8.9 x 25.4 cm)
  • WEIGHT:  9.0 lbs. (4.1 Kg)

16 CHANNEL RJ45 A/B APPLICATION: The diagram shows the switch function of the Model 7236, eight channel RJ45 switch and the Model 7238 sixteen channel RJ45 switch. For each channel a network or device connected to the COMMON port has access to two other networks or devices connected to the A and B ports.  Both Model 7236 and 7238 have a DB9 REMOTE port that accepts ASCII RS232 Serial Data, or Contact Closure signals for Remote Control operation.

Model 7238 16 Channel RJ45 A/B Switch with Remote Access 


  • Each channel allows access to two RJ45 networks from one COMMON network or device.
  • All 8 pins of the RJ45 interface are switched via a break-before-make electromechanical relay.
  • Transparent to data speed and format.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbutton.
  • The REMOTE port accepts RS232 ASCII commands that allow the user to control switch position, lockout front panel operations and obtain switch status.
  • Remote Contact Closure control provides dry contact logic to allow control of the switch position.  
  • Simultaneous control of all channels.
  • Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • Retains last switch position in the event of power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Municipalities, schools, government:  This product on GSA Schedule!
  • For an 8 Channel version of this switch, see "Related Product" Model 7236

This switch is controlled locally via a front-panel pushbutton, or remotely via DB9 REMOTE port located on the rear panel. 

For an equivalent unit, having Ethernet Remote Port, IP Addressable (with GUI), see "Related Product" Model 7238E, Cat No 306238E

  • 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 or on GSA icon for details.

    Wide Range Power Option Available: (Cat No. 517277):
    CE, RoHS, and UL listed table mount power module 100VAC/240VAC 50/60 Hz for use in place of standard power module that is included with the unit. Has IEC 60320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications. (click the above link or Product Accessories Tab to view more info)

    Electro Standards can supply all of your Network Cable requirements. Click here to reach our CABLES, COPPER NETWORK Webpage. 

    For custom network switches call our friendly customer support staff at 401-943-1164, email eslab@electrostandards.com, or complete our online form: /Products-Custom/Copper-Switch/

    All data switches, data communication products, and data acquisition products are subject to a one year warranty against manufacturing defects.  The limit of ESL liability is limited to the cost of the ESL product provided.

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