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is this going to be inside or in some kind of shelter were it will not get wet? (sing song voice) Otherwise your going to be sorry!!!!

but to answer your question, yes a cat 6 in-line female will work.



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This season I used 18" CAT5 jumpers to get out of the box and then used RJ45 couplers to connect the long run of CAT5 between controllers/computer. I live outside Seattle, Wa. I can attest that the couplers/connections did get a little damp and I did not have a problem. Lucky? May be not, RS-485 comms utilize a balanced, low voltage, differential signaling. The Max signal level is +12Volts so some moisture in the connection is not going to be a problem. The only concern I have is getting a conductive contamination in the connections that would degrade the signal levels to the point of communication failure. Where did I set my coffee cup.......

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Neutrik carries a line of ruggedized RJ45 connecters called etherCON series. Here's their main page for info on this line: http://www.neutrik.com/fl/en/dataconnectors/203_283121/RJ45_Data_Connector_group.aspx

They come in a variety of termination option such as 110 IDC (punchdown), feedthrough and PCB mount. They are a little pricey though - around $8-$10 per connector for the jack and around $3.50 for a housing similar to an XLR connector for the male RJ45 connector. Plus an extra $3 for the waterproofing kit.

Here's a link to Mouser Electronics for pricing info:
http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=Neutrik+Ethercon+Ruggedized+RJ45+Connectors&FS=True



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Mark Steele wrote:

Neutrik carries a line of ruggedized RJ45 connecters called etherCON series. Here's their main page for info on this line: http://www.neutrik.com/fl/en/dataconnectors/203_283121/RJ45_Data_Connector_group.aspx

They come in a variety of termination option such as 110 IDC (punchdown), feedthrough and PCB mount. They are a little pricey though - around $8-$10 per connector for the jack and around $3.50 for a housing similar to an XLR connector for the male RJ45 connector. Plus an extra $3 for the waterproofing kit.

Here's a link to Mouser Electronics for pricing info:
http://www.mouser.com/search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=Neutrik+Ethercon+Ruggedized+RJ45+Connectors&FS=True



look halfway down the page, I used the neutrik ethercon connectors for my boxes they are waterproof and are very quick to disconnect, take a look

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As Anthony has shown.

BizSysCon.com is a good supplier. fast and accurate.

The cable unit is PACWLS RJ45-ECS ($5.50) each

The cable unit is in Anthony's picture and the attached picture is the

attached picture

It comes with a threaded compression fitting for sealing your

external cable and connector . PACWLS RJ45-FT ($7.85) pkg. of 10


Frank A.:)


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Additional pics

previous pic has grommet loose

this pic has grommet tightened finger tight

still more threads available for tighter seal on cable


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I use the RJ45-FT connector on my "single controller" boxes. They worked great last year with no moisture problems at all.

Bill


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