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CAT5 DB9 Line Driver  

The affordable, plug-and-play solution for controlling RS-232 equipment 3000 feet away!

ME890A

Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Here's the practical solution for putting your RS-232 equipment where you want—up to 3000 feet away.
  • Run signals over inexpensive CAT5 cable and break the RS-232 distance limitation.
  • Plug-and-play! The driver is a pure hardware solution providing real-time data transfer with no software conflicts.

  • Description

    CAT5 DB9 Line Driver


    Quick Facts

  • Here's the practical solution for putting your RS-232 equipment where you want—up to 3000 feet away.
  • Run signals over inexpensive CAT5 cable and break the RS-232 distance limitation.
  • Plug-and-play! The driver is a pure hardware solution providing real-time data transfer with no software conflicts.

  • Further Details

  • Use long-distance shielded CAT5 links to communicate with serial devices.
  • Control presentations remotely.
  • Transfer data between computers.
  • Ideal for a wide variety of applications.
  • Use CAT5 STP and a single power supply at either end for distances under 1000 feet; use CAT5 UTP and a power supply at each end for distances up to 3000 feet.
  • Easy installation. The driver provides full-duplex transmission and hardware handshake signals. There's no need for setup or configuration.

  • This product includes:
  • (1) local unit
  • (1) remote unit
  • (2) power supplies


  • Technical Specifications for CAT5 DB9 Line Driver:

    Cable Requirement CAT5 STP cable required when using a single power supply for distances under 1000 ft. (304.8 m);
    CAT5 UTP used any time both power supplies are used for distances up to 3000 ft. (914.4 m)
    Distance (Maximum) 3000 ft. (914.4 m)
    Operation Point-to-point, full-duplex
    Speed (Maximum) 57.6 kbps
    CE Approval Yes
    Interface RS-232
    Connectors Local unit: (1) DB9 F, (1) RJ-45, (1) power jack;
    Remote unit: (1) DB9 M, (1) RJ-45, (1) power jack
    Power Input: 100-240 VAC;
    Output: 12-VDC power adapter
    Size 1"H x 1.7"W x 2.9"D (2.5 x 4.3 x 7.4 cm)
    Weight 0.2 lb. (0.1 kg)

    NOTE: For distances of more than 1000 feet, connect a power adapter to both the local and remote units and use CAT5 UTP cable.

    This product works with:
    • RS-232 Cable, 25-Conductor, Male/Male (ECM25C-MM, ECM25T-MM)
    • CAT5 Shielded, Solid, 100-MHz Bulk Cable, 4-Pair (EVNSL70A-1000)
    • CAT5 Unshielded, Solid, 100-MHz Bulk Cable, 4-Pair (EYN842A-1000)
    Questions? Contact our FREE Tech Support.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.


    Resources for CAT5 DB9 Line Driver:

    Application Diagrams


    Connect your CAT5 DB9 Line Driver with:

    Accessory: ECM25T-0010-MM

    Standard RS-232 Low-Noise Cable, 25 Conductors—Pins 1–25, Male/Male, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Standard RS-232 Low-Noise Cable, 25 Conductors—Pins 1–25, M/M, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Accessory: EYN717A

    CAT5 Unshielded Solid, 100-MHz Bulk Cable, 24 AWG, 2-Pair, PVC, Gray, Custom Lengths

    CAT5 Unshielded Solid, 100-MHz Bulk Cable, 24 AWG, 2-Pair, PVC, Gray, Custom Lengths

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Standard Manufacturer's Warranty


    A warranty is included.

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $22.10

    Extended 3 Year Warranty Available


    Protect your purchase with an additional 3 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $44.19

    Diamond

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Coverage:

    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.


    The Double Diamond Warranty is our no-questions-asked warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    Most of our products come with a one- or two-year warranty. Some products—such as copper cables, manual switches, cabinets, and racks—are even guaranteed for life!

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.


    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product* for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Certain products may not be eligible.

    Warranty Compared

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    Guaranteed for Life! Black Box® Brand Copper Cables, Manual Switches and More! No.
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    Water Damage 100% Covered! No.
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    Tech Support Hotline 100% FREE! $$$

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    Price: $229.95

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    Weight: 2.25 lbs.
    HxWxD: 3.5 x 5.5 x 9 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.


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