Home » Categories » Wiring

Can the rubber boot on the RJ45 end of the ProSoft RJ45 to DB9M adapter cable cause communication disruption?

Oddly enough, yes, it can. That rubber boot is meant to protect the plastic clip on the RJ45 connector from being snagged and broken when the cable is pull though tight spaces. However, it can slide back and forth on the cable, as well.

If it slides a little too far forward, toward the RJ45 end of the cable, the cable could be plugged in, the clip could snap into place; but, once released, the boot could cause the RJ45 connector to back out just enough to cause intermittent or total loss of connection and communication.

Fortunately, the solution is simple. Just slide the boot further back down the cable, away from the RJ45 connector.

Custom Fields
    Attachments (0) Attachments
    There are no attachments for this article.
    Comments Comments
    There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
    Related Articles RSS Feed
    Are terminating resistors required on my RS-485 network?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    What are the pin outs for the RJ-45 jack on my Prosoft MVI module?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    Are terminating resistors necessary on my RS-485 network?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    When using the 1451-9F terminal connector with my 3150 module, do I need to jumper pins 7 and 8 as shown in the manual?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    May I make my own PROFIBUS cables?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    Connecting to the RJ-45 connectors on an MVI module
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    What are the pin-outs for the 1455-RS232 (RS232 to RS485 Passive Converter)?
    Viewed 1 times since Wed, May 5, 2010
    Connecting to the Mini-DIN connectors on a ProLinx module
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    What cable should I use for RS-485?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    What cable should be used for RS-485 communications?
    Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006