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Catalog # 307346 - Model 7346 RJ45 CAT5e A/B Switch

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Catalog No: 307346
Model No: 7346
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:1
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Remote Control:Contact Closure
Pins Switched:8
Remote Port:DB9
Local Control:Pushbutton


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Path Way® Remotely Controllable Network Switch, Cat5e, RJ45
Model 7346 RJ45 CAT 5e A/B Switch with Remote Control via Contact Closure

  • Shielded RJ45 Connectors reduce Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Provides Cat5e Performance!

  • Switches all 8 pins. Allows compatibility with ALL RJ45 interfaces.


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (3) RJ45(F) shielded connectors, A, B, and COMMON.
  • COMPLIANCE: Interface meets or exceeds Cat 5e performance.
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROL: (1) Pushbutton to select port A or B.
  • DISPLAY: (2) Red LED's display switch position and power status.
  • SUPERVISORY REMOTE PORT: (1) DB9(F) connector on rear panel accepts Dry Contact Closure for Remote Control operation.
  • POWER: UL approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12 VDC, 500 mA to the unit. Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount Configuration: 19.0" W x 1.75" H x 8.2" D. (48.3 x 4.4 x 20.9 cm)
  • WEIGHT: Approximately 4.3 lbs (2.0 kg)


The application drawing illustrates a single channel of Cat5e shielded RJ45 connectors labeled A, B and COMMON.  A Network connected to the COMMON port has access to Network A and Network B connected via the Shielded RJ45 port A and Port B.  A DB9 REMOTE port can be used to control the switch via Contact Closure commands.

PathWay® Model 7346 RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch Application


  • Allows quick connection to any one of two devices from one COMMON device.
  • All (8) pins of the RJ45 interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays.
  • Eliminates the need to plug and unplug cables.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • Certified for Cat5e compliance.
  • Local control via front-panel pushbutton.
  • The Remote Control port accepts Dry Contact Closure commands for switch position control and front panel lockout.
  • Front panel LED's display switch position and power status.
  • Ideal for fallback applications.
  • Retains last switch position in the event of a power loss and continues to pass data.
  • If power is returned, the Model 7346 will check the setting of the Contact Closure Remote and move to that setting.
  • Attractive all metal black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.

The PathWay® Model 7346 RJ45 Cat 5e A/B Switch with Contact Closure Remote allows the user the capability of accessing two separate devices connected to ports A and B via connection through a device connected to the Common port.  The Model 7346 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.

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

PathWay® is a registered trademark of Electro Standards Laboratories.

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