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Catalog # 307296 - Model 7296 4-Channel Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch

    4-Channel Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch4-Channel Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch
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    • 4-Channel Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch
    • 4-Channel Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch
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Catalog No: 307296
Model No: 7296
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:MDR, MXR
Channels per Switch Chassis:2
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Simultaneous Channel Control
Remote Control:RS232 Serial
Pins Switched:6 of MXR Interface and 1-20 of MDR Interface
Remote Port:USB Type-A
Local Control:Pushbutton
Feature:USB Type-A Remote Control


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, MDR/MXR
Multi Interface Copper Network Switches
Model 7296 Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch with RS232 Serial Remote

  • Switches multiple MDR and MXR ports, simultaneously

PathWay Model 7296 Dual MDR/MXR A/b Switch with RS232 Serial Remote


    • (6) MDR 26-pin, Receptacle labeled A, B, and COMMON.
    • (6) MXR 6-pin, Receptacle labeled A, B, and COMMON.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Manual pushbutton allows local switching.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • REMOTE: (1) USB Type-A female connector on rear panel accepts ASCII RS232 Serial Data for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL Approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60 Hz 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 8.0" D. (48.2 x 4.4 x 20.3 cm). 
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 5.0 lbs. (2.3 kg).

APPLICATION: The Model 7296 drawing illustrates two channels of MDR and two channels of MXR switching. Each MDR channel has a MDR device connected to the COMMON port accessing two other MDR devices connected to ports A and B. Each MXR channel has a MXR device connected to the COMMON port accessing two other MXR devices connected to ports A and B. All MDR and MXR channels are switched simultaneously. To remotely control the switch a USB REMOTE port accepts Serial Data ASCII RS232 commands.  

Diagram for Model 7296 Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch with RS232 Serial Remote Network Application


  • Each MDR channel allows access to two MDR devices from one COMMON device.
  • Each MXR channel allows access to two MXR devices from one COMMON device
  • Switches all 6 pins of the MXR interface.
  • Switches 1-20 of the MDR interface.
  • All 4 channels switch simultaneously.
  • Eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables.
  • Transparent to data speed and format.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbutton.
  • The REMOTE port accepts RS232 Serial Data ASCII commands for switch position control and monitoring.
  • Front-panel pushbutton control can be locked out, remotely.
  • Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • Retains last switch position in the event of a power loss and continues to pass data.
  • Attractive anodized black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length cables available for your switch installation. 

The PathWay® Model 7296 Dual MDR/MXR A/B Switch with USB Serial Remote allows the user the capability of sharing 2 single port MDR interface devices and 2 single port MXR interface devices connected to the COMMON port among two other devices connected to the A and B ports, with remote access functionality.  Remote Control access can be accomplished using ASCII serial commands. 

Option: Wide Range Power Module Available:
(Cat No 517277) CE, RoHS, and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz in place of standard power module. Has IEC 600320 C14 inlet.  Ideal for international applications.

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