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Catalog # 307180 - Model 7180 BNC 2-Channel Switch, 50 Ohm, Contact Closure

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    • BNC 2-Channel Switch, 50 Ohm, Contact Closure
    • BNC 2-Channel Switch, 50 Ohm, Contact Closure
    • BNC 2-Channel Switch, 50 Ohm, Contact Closure
    • BNC 2-Channel Switch, 50 Ohm, Contact Closure
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Catalog No: 307180
Model No: 7180
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Switch Application:Audio/Video Switching
Cable Type/Port Connector:Coax Switch Ports
Channels per Switch Chassis:2
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:Both Center and Shell of BNC Interface
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:BNC ports are impedance matched to support 50 Ohm


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, BNC Coaxial
Model 7180 Dual Channel BNC 50 OhmOnline/Offline Switch with Contact Closure Remote and Position Feedback

  • Ideal for switching BNC connections remotely via contact closure signaling.

  • Outstanding for switching Audio.


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (2) BNC (F) connectors labeled A and B 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: (1) DB9 female connector on rear panel accepts Contact Closure Signals 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: Rackmount 19.0" W x 1.75" H x 10.0"D. (1U rack height) (48.3 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm)
  • WEIGHT:  Approximately 5.0 lbs. (2.3 kg)

PathWay® Model 7180 Dual Channel BNC 50 Ohm ONLINE/OFFLINE Switch Application w/Contact Closure & Position Feedback Remote:

The drawing illustrates two devices connected in the ONLINE position and disconnected via the OFFLINE position for each channel. Both channels are switched simultaneously to be either ONLINE or in the OFFLINE position.  A DB9 Remote port accepts Contact Closure Signals for Remote Control Operation, as well as Position Feedback. 

Model 7180 BNC Dual Channel 50 Ohm Online/Offline Switch with Contact Closure & Position Feedback Application


  • Simultaneously switch both channels between ONLINE and OFFLINE positions locally via front panel pushbutton, or remotely via a DB9 Remote port.
  • Both the Center and Shell of the BNC interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • The unit maintains last set position on power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Upon power up, unit switches based on state of Contact Closure.
  • Front panel pushbutton control.
  • Remote Contact Closure provides dry contract logic to allow the control of the switch position.
  • Front panel LED's display present position and power status.
  • All BNC ports are impedance matched to support 50 Ohm equipment.
  • Attractive all metal, black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length BNC cables available for your switch installation.

The Pathway® Model 7180 Dual Channel BNC Online/Offline Switch with Contact Closure Remote allows the user the capability of connecting two separate devices, ports A and B, via an Online or Offline connection, for each channel. The Model 7180 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 by the front panel LED display or by Remote port monitoring.


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

Check out suggested cables for use with the Model 7180 Switch.

Suggested cables for use with Model 7180 Switch 
Part Number  Description


RG58 Coaxial Cable, 50 ohm, 6ft. (M/M)
RG58 Coaxial, 50 ohm, 10ft. (M/M)
Thinnet RG58 Coaxial Cable, 50 ohm, 6ft (M/M)
Thinnet RG58 Coaxial Cable, 50 ohm, 10ft (M/M)

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