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New Model 7463 8-Channel AB Switch Operates with Simple Pushbuttons

May 2, 2014

For Immediate Release

Model 7463 8-Channel RJ45 CAT5e AB Switch


Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston, RI, has just announced its new Model 7463 8-channel RJ45 CAT5e A/B switch. This manually operated switch allows the user to share 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 switch is certified for CAT5e compliance.


The Model 7463 was designed in a slim 1U rackmount configuration. The switch dimensions are 19” W x 1.75” H x 10”D (48.3 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm). The unit weighs 6.2 lbs (2.9 kg). The rugged switch is enclosed in an all-metal chassis designed to provide EMI/RFI shielding. The RJ45 port connectors include an A, B and COMMON for each of the eight channels.


Each of the channels can be controlled individually with pushbuttons labeled Channel 1 through Channel 8. They can also be switched simultaneously by depressing one pushbutton for 3 seconds. Front panel LED’s display present position and power status for each channel. The switch ports are transparent to all data. All (8) pins of the RJ45 interface are switched via break-before-make electromechanical relays. The Model 7463 maintains the last set position on power loss and continues to pass data. Front-panel LED’s display present position and power status.


The Model 7463 is supplied with a UL approved 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz wall mount power module that supplies 12VDC, 500mA to the unit. The module features a 2-prong, US, non-polarized plug. 


An optional wide range power module is available, Catalog No. 517277. This wall-mount unit is CE, RoHS, and UL listed. It provides 100VAC/240VAC, 50Hz/60Hz  and features an IEC 60320 C14 inlet. This power module paired with the Model 7463 presents a powerful switching instrument that is ideal for applications worldwide.


For more information on the Model 7463, visit http://www.electrostandards.com/ProductDetail/?productid=2467.  Electro Standards’ staff of sales engineers can be reached at 401-943-1164 or via email at eslab@electrostandards.com.