These RJ45 breakout boards bring all 8 pins of a 8P8C modular jack out to screw terminal blocks, allowing simple and quick connections for prototypes or permanent installations. Each pin is also brought to solder pads (5 per line) at 0.1" spacing, allowing easy addition of standard pin headers. Please note that the breakout boards are manufactured with a connection between each connector pin and the corresponding terminal block position; no soldering of any type is necessary. The solder pads simply provide an area for making optional connections to additional headers or other components.
This break out board is perfect for experimentation and prototype work, as well as for use in the educational laboratory. It is well-suited for work with RS-232 serial ports, data acquisition equipment, and any other device that uses an RJ45/8P8C connector. It can be helpful in making MODBUS connections. A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
For those working with ethernet networks, please note that this board is not CAT5 certified. However, our experience so far shows that these boards can be used on 100Mbps ethernet networks without introducing problems. As usual, the wires you connect to the breakout board's screw terminals should maintain their twist as close to the screw terminals as possible.
|Part #||Description||Data Sheet||IGES Model||STEP Model|
|BRK8P8C-R-DIN||Right Angle, DIN Mount|
|BRK8P8C-R-FT||Right Angle, Rubber Feet|
|BRK8P8C-S-DIN||Straight Connector, DIN Mount|
|BRK8P8C-S-FT||Straight Connector, Rubber Feet|
These breakout boards are available with either a Right Angle connector or a Straight ("Vertical") connector. The terms Right Angle and Straight refer to the connector itself, NOT the relationship of the mating cable to the plane of the PCB. In fact, the cable mating to a Right Angle connector is parallel to the PCB, while the cable mating to a Straight connector is perpendicular to the PCB. These are pictured below:
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Pricing and Ordering
|Product #||Description||1+||10+||RoHS||Buy Now|
Right Angle Connector:
|RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount||$13.50||$12.75||Yes|
|RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet||$12.00||$11.25||Yes|
|BRK8P8C-S-DIN||RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, Straight Connector, DIN Rail Mount||$14.50||$13.75||Yes|
|BRK8P8C-S-FT||RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, Straight Connector, Feet||$13.00||$12.25||Yes|
All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.