I am looking for a replacement for an RJ45 panel mount connector. Can I use any standard connector (picture below) for connecting Ethernet networks?
I know about cable impedance matching but I was wondering if the connector's contacts have any effect on the line's impedance. So I searched dozens of RJ45 panel mount connectors datasheets(such as this datasheet) to find that the impedance is not even mentioned.
Since people are asking questions about the reasons for replacing the RJ45 connector:
- There is another RJ45 connector and I want to prevent plugging the cable into the wrong connector
- I listed the mini DIN as an example (We use this connector so its stocked and really cheap) but the question is generally about using a non modular connector to connect an Ethernet network.
Some Conflicting answers:
The connector has a matched impedance even though its not stated in the datasheet because it's so obvious
Its meaningless to ask for the impedance for a connector. It has no capacitance or inductance
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think The second answer is correct. I will surely use a CAT5e cable and shorten the mini-DIN connector's wires minimizing the length of the unraveled cable. I guess this should work...