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Old 01-25-2014, 08:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Is there an RS-232 keystone jack available out there? Given its size it may not be an option... Alternatively, can someone recommend an RS-232 wall plate?

I'm building a custom shelf and panel for all my A/V devices and want to provide an RS-232 connection to my TV for automation purposes.

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Use an RJ45 keystone, and a Cat5e patch cord. Then, at the device, use one of these:

A bit more work if you have to assemble the adapter, but also allows you to keep the rest of the wiring simple (RJ45s all wired correctly), since you can handle any gender-changing or null-modem swapping with the adapters...


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+1 on the adapter posted - use them all the time - makes changing the configuration of the rs232 connection (male, female, what signals on what pins, etc) simple.

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