RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board


BRK8P8C-R-DIN
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  • RJ45/8P8C Jack
  • Perfect for prototyping serial port circuits
  • Screw terminal for each of the 8 lines
  • Solder pad connection space for all 8 lines
  • Supports addition of .1" pin headers
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount

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General Description

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", 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.

Product Documents

Part # DescriptionData SheetIGES ModelSTEP Model
BRK8P8C-R-DINRight Angle, DIN Mount
BRK8P8C-R-FTRight Angle, Rubber Feet
BRK8P8C-S-DINStraight Connector, DIN Mount
BRK8P8C-S-FTStraight Connector, Rubber Feet
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

Connector Style

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:
BRK8P8C-R-FT
Right Angle Connector
BRK8P8C-R-FT pictured
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BRK8P8C-S-FT
Straight Connector
BRK8P8C-S-FT pictured
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Mounting Options

These products are available in two different mounting variants. Product numbers ending with -DIN come with DIN clips already installed and ready to snap onto 35mm or 32mm DIN rail. Product numbers ending with -FT have stick-on rubber feet installed on the bottom side, allowing for benchtop use or panel mounting. For panel mounting, we suggest 1/4" nylon standoffs under the mounting holes, and #6 screws.
BRK8P8C-R-DIN
DIN Rail Mount
BRK8P8C-R-DIN
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Rail not included
BRK8P8C-R-FT
Rubber Feet
BRK8P8C-R-FT
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Product Details

  • RJ45/8P8C Jack
  • Screw terminal for each of the 8 lines
  • Solder pad connection holes, five (5) per line
  • Supports addition of .1" pin headers
  • Screw terminals accomodate wire sizes from 16AWG to 26AWG
  • Approximate dimensions: 2.38" x 2.2"
  • Rubber feet or DIN rail mount


Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
Right Angle Connector:
BRK8P8C-R-DIN
(Old#: BRK8P8C-DIN)
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount $13.50 $12.75 Yes
BRK8P8C-R-FT
(Old#: BRK8P8C)
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet $12.00 $11.25 Yes
Straight Connector:
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
Right Angle Connector:
BRK8P8C-R-DIN
(Old#: BRK8P8C-DIN)
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, DIN Rail Mount
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$13.50
10+$12.75
BRK8P8C-R-FT
(Old#: BRK8P8C)
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, R/A Connector, Feet
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$12.00
10+$11.25
Straight Connector:
BRK8P8C-S-DIN
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, Straight Connector, DIN Rail Mount
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$14.50
10+$13.75
BRK8P8C-S-FT
RJ45 8P8C Breakout Board, Straight Connector, Feet
RoHS: Yes
Buy Now:
QuantityPrice
1+$13.00
10+$12.25

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.
What is RoHS? If you need a RoHS version of a non-RoHS product, please contact us.