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Catalog # 307286 - Model 7286 DB25 Normal / Crossover Switch, Contact Closure Remote Control

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    • DB25 Normal / Crossover Network Switch
    • DB25 Normal / Crossover Network Switch
    • DB25 Normal / Crossover Network Switch
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Catalog No: 307286
Model No: 7286
Feature:Normal & Crossover Switching
Power:Customer Supplied 12VDC, 500mA
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:DB25 Switch Ports
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:25
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton

DB9 Remtote, Contact Closure Transition Signals

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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, DB25, Crossover
Model 7286 DB25 Normal / Crossover Switch with Contact Control Remote Port

  • Designed for switching between data sources to either of two destinations.

  • Applicable to ANY DB25 interface devices.

  • Ideal for Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) purchase.


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (4) DB25(F) connectors labeled A, B, C, and D.
  • REMOTE CONTROL: (1) DB9(F) custom remote contact control port accepts dry contact closure transition signals for Remote Control Operation.
  • DISPLAY: (2) LED's labeled NORMAL and CROSSOVER front panel
  • display indicate switch position and power status.
  • LOCAL CONTROL: (1) Front panel pushbutton allows local control of switch between NORMAL and CROSSOVER state.
  • POWER: Requires customer supplied 12VDC, 500mA Power Input. A mating power connector is included with the Model 7286.
  • DIMENSIONS: 19" W x 1.75" H x 8.16" D (48.3 x 4.4 x 20.7 cm)
  • WEIGHT: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)

DB25 Normal Crossover Application showing “Normal Position”:

Model 7286 DB25 crossover switch is shown in NORMAL position. Device A is connected to Device C, while Device B is connected to Device D in the NORMAL state. The DB9 REMOTE and lockout the front panel, obtain switch status and control the switch via dry contact closure transition signals.

Model 7286 DB25 Normal Crossover switch shown in Normal position wirth Contact Closure Remote. 

DB25 Normal Crossover Application showing “Crossover Position”:

Model 7286 DB25 Crossover switch is shown in Crossover position. Device A is connected to Device D while Device B is connected to Device C in the CROSSOVER state. The DB9 REMOTE and lockout the front panel, obtain switch status and control the switch via dry contact closure transition signals.

Model 7286 DB25 Normal Crossover Switch shown in the Crossover Position with Contact Closure Remote.


  • Switch allows selection between Normal and Crossover position.
  • Facilitates quick and easy EXCHANGE of connections from two computers to either of two peripherals.
  • The ports are transparent to all data.
  • All (25) pins of the DB25 interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • The unit maintains last set position on power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Front panel pushbutton control.
  • Remote Contact Closure control and status provides dry contact logic to allow the control of the switch position and lockout state as well as obtain the present position.
  • Front panel LEDs display the present switch position and power status.
  • Custom length data cables available.
  • For a DB25 Crossover Network Switch with ASCII RS232 Serial Remote Control, See Model 7285, Cat No 307285
  • Municipalities, schools, government: This product is on GSA Schedule!
  • See Companion product, Model 700 RS-232 Breakout Box.

The PathWay® Model 7286 DB25 Crossover Switch with Contact Closure Remote supports connections between four devices connected to the “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D” ports in either a “Normal” or “Crossover” configuration. The Model 7286 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 display or by a set of dry contacts on the remote DB9 port.

Ask about our popular Model 700 RS-232 Breakout Box.

Tri-State LED's monitor the data interface for fault isolation

Model 700 RS232  Breakout Box

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 7286 is available to government purchasers on our GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V. Call for discounted price and terms.

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