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Catalog # 307463 Model 7463 Cat5e Independent & Individual 8-Channel Switching

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    • 8-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch
    • 8-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch
    • 8-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch
    • 8-Channel RJ45 A/B Switch
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Catalog No: 307463
Model No: 7463
Product Type:Switches: Copper
Cable Type/Port Connector:RJ45
Channels per Switch Chassis:8
Electronic Switches/Power Required:PathWay® Copper
Channel Control:Independent Channel Control, Gang Channel Control
Pins Switched:8
Local Control:Pushbutton

  • Certified for Cat5e compliance.
  • The Model 7463 can be operated by the front panel pushbuttons only.


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Model 7463 8-Channel RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch

  • Improves Efficiency by Providing Reliable Data Backup Switching.


  • PORT CONNECTORS: (24) RJ45(F) connectors total. 
    • (8) A ports
    • (8) B ports
    • (8) Common ports
  • FRONT PANEL CONTROLS: (8) Pushbuttons labeled Channel 1 through Channel 8.
  • DISPLAY: (16) Red LED's total indicate the A or B switch positions for each of the eight channels.
  • POWER: UL Approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz wall mount power module supplies 12VDC, 500 mA to the unit.  Has 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug.
  • DIMENSIONS: Rackmount configuration 19" W x 1.75" H x 10.0" D. [48.3 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm]
  • WEIGHT: 6.2 lbs. (2.9 kg)

PathWay® Model 7463 8-Channel Cat5e A/B SWITCH APPLICATION:

The drawing illustrates eight Cat5e A/B switches. Each channel is controlled independently via front-panel pushbutton controls with gang commands. For each channel, a COMMON device is connected to the RJ45 COMMON port with access to two other devices connected to the RJ45 A and B ports. 

  • There are eight front panel pushbuttons for independent channel switching.
  • Holding a pushbutton for 3 seconds will simultaneously switch channels as a group (Simultaneous Switching).

PathWay® Model 7463 8-Channel RJ45 Cat5e A/B Switch application


  • Each channel allows access to two RJ45 Cat5e networks from one COMMON network or device.
  • The switch ports are transparent to all data.
  • All (8) pins of the RJ45 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.
  • The Model 7463 can be operated by the front panel pushbuttons only.
  • Independent control of channels, with gang commands via front panel pushbuttons.
  • No Remote Control.
  • Front panel LED's display present position and power status.
  • Certified for Cat5e compliance.
  • Attractive all metal, black box packaging provides EMI/RFI shielding.
  • Custom length RJ45 Cat5e cables available for your switch installation.

The PathWay® Model 7463 8-Channel RJ45Cat 5e  A/B Switch 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.  The Model 7463 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 front panel pushbuttons only. Switch position status may be attained via the front panel LED display.

OPTION: WIDE RANGE POWER MODULE (Cat. No. 517277) CE, and UL listed table mount power module, 100VAC-240VAC, 50Hz-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.

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