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Catalog # 307294 - Model 7294 16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Switch

    16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Switch16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Switch
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    • 16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Switch
    • 16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Switch
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Catalog No: 307294
Model No: 7294
Protocol:Telnet & GUI
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:16
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control:Ethernet, RS232 Serial
Pins Switched:8
Remote Port:RJ45, DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton


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  • To return an item, contact Electro Standards at 401-943-1164 to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. RMA numbers are valid for 30 days after the date of the shipment and cannot be extended or re-issued. We are unable to accept returns without an RMA number.
  • 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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  • The product must have with it a copy of the original invoice or packing slip and the appropriate RMA paperwork.
  • If your item is not working properly, please contact Electro Standards at 401-943-1164 for help in trouble-shooting your application.
  • 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.
  • All credits from RMAs must be used within one calendar year of issue.

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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch
Model 7294 16-Channel RJ45 Cat 5 A/B Switch with Ethernet and RS232 Remote Control 

  •  IP Addressable!

7294 16-Channel RJ45 Cat5 Network Switch, Ethernet and RS232 Remote Control



  • All sixteen channels are switched simultaneously.
  • All 8 pins of the RJ45 interface are switched.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • Front panel pushbutton control.
  • Front panel LED's display current position and power status.
  • RS232 Serial data Remote control to query status, change position,and control front panel lockout.
  • Remote control of the switch position from a 10/100Base-T LAN Ethernet environment.
  • Remote control Telnet command interface or Graphical User Interface that allows the user to control switch position, lockout front panel operations and obtain switch status.
  • Switch maintains position on power loss and continues to pass data.

The PathWay® Model 7294 16-Channel RJ45 Cat5 A/B Network Switch with Ethernet and RS232 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 for each channel with remote access functionality.  Remote control access can be accomplished using an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T connection and either Telnet commands or Graphical User Interface through the RJ45 Remote port.  Alternatively, remote control can be accomplished using RS232 serial commands through the DB9 port.

Don't forget to order RJ-45 Cat 5 patchchords.  Custom lengths and many colors are available.  Electro Standards can supply all of your Network Cable requirements. Click here to reach our CABLES, COPPER NETWORK Webpage. 

PathWay® is a registered trademark of Electro Standards Laboratories. 

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

This product is offered at a discount to city, state, and municipal government purchasers via GSA Schedule GS-35F-0286V.

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

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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  • PORT CONNECTORS: (48) RJ45 female connectors labeled 1-16 in each
    of the groups A, B, and COMMON.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual pushbutton allows for local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LEDs display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE CONTROL: (1) RJ45 female connector on rear panel accepts 10/100Base-T LAN access Ethernet for Remote control operation.  A second Remote connector, DB9(F) accepts ASCII RS232 serial data for Remote control operation. 
  • POWER:  Requires user supplied 48VDC, 500 mA to operate. 
  • DIMENSIONS: 19.0" W x 3.5" H x 12.0" D (48.3 x 8.9 x 30.5 cm) 
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 10.0 lbs (4.5 kg) 

APPLICATION: The diagram illustrates 16 channels (RJ45 ports, CAT5), each sharing a COMMON port device among two other devices conneted to the A and B ports.  There are two REMOTE controls. One DB9 REMOTE for ASCII RS232 Serial data remote control, and the second remote is an RJ45 REMOTE 10/100BASE-T LAN Access (IP Addressable).

 Model 7294 16-Channel RJ45 CAT5 A/B Network Switch Application Block Diagram

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