Nexans RJ45 console cable for industrial switches
StandardsInternational : Manufacturer specification
National : Customer specification
The V.24 console port on the Nexans switches allows you to configure the switch on site and/or to retrieve its status without requiring an Ethernet network connection.
Configuration via the V.24 console port provides the same functionality as configuration via Telnet or SSH. By default all current Nexans switch series are equipped with a V.24 console port.
For connecting the Nexans switch to a PC or a notebook a system-specific configuration cable is required which is terminated on the PC / notebook side with a male DSUB-9 connector.
Today notebooks frequently do not have any longer an integrated serial V.24 interface (DSUB-9). In order to access the Nexans switch console port, a USB to Serial adapter is needed, which is commonly available on the market.
Nexans has tested the installation and compatibility of different USB to Serial converters and recommends the Digitus DA-70156 USB to Serial Converter USB 2.0. This converter has proven to be very good in our tests and scored optimum results.