Technical Documentation

EX-series Switch—Console Port Connector Pinout Information

The console port on the rear panel of an EX-series switch chassis has an RJ-45 connector. Table 1 provides the pinout information for the RJ-45 chassis console connector. An RJ-45 cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter are supplied with the switch.

Note: If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin and you want to connect your laptop or PC directly to an EX-series switch, use a combination of the RJ-45 to DB-9 female adapter supplied with the switch and a USB to DB-9 male adapter.

Table 1: Console Port Connector Pinout Information

Pin

Signal

Description

1

RTS Output

Request to send

2

DTR Output

Data terminal ready

3

TxD Output

Transmit data

4

Signal Ground

Signal ground

5

Signal Ground

Signal ground

6

RxD Input

Receive data

7

CD Input

Data carrier detect

8

CTS Input

Clear to send