With increasing connectivity for ethernet at the chart table, Digital Yacht have introduced a neat, panel mounted LAN connector which can be easily flush fitted into a switch panel or chart table area. Using the standard RJ45 format, it allows a laptop or other device requiring a network connection to be neatly connected on board. The rear of the connector is a matching RJ45 female socket so standard network cables can be utilised to run to the destination point.
More and more boat owners are utilising PC software packages like Maxsea which can connect to on board systems via ethernet. By having a neat panel mount connector, a laptop can be brought on board and quickly connected to the boat’s system without trailing wires and cables. RJ45 connectors can also be used for on board telephone systems, networking and data connections. The list is endless.
This panel mount connector can be fitted into a 25mm/1″ diameter circular cut out and affixes to the panel using two self-tapping or M3 bolts. Its overall size is just 31 x 31mm. Our part number is X500.088, it’s available now and the retail price is GBP £8.00 excluding vat.