I'm trying to find a plug that will fit into this RJ45 style socket.

The top picture shows 8 contacts just as you would expect from a RJ45 8P8C style socket, in fact you can plug a standard ethernet LAN cable into this socket and it mates perfectly.

The bottom picture is the same socket but it shows two extra contacts. These pins carry a voltage supply to an encoder.

I'm trying to source a compatible plug with 8+2 contacts but cannot find a reference to one anywhere so I was wondering if anyone recognises it as a standard part number?

Note that this isn't a 10P10C connector.

I can buy a pre-made cable with this plug on one end and a circular M23 on the other but I would like to source the plug to make up my own cable.


8 contacts 2 contacts

  • \$\begingroup\$ Any part number or manufacturer logo on it? \$\endgroup\$
    – Finbarr
    May 21, 2018 at 11:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Shielded RJ45 plug? \$\endgroup\$
    – AlmostDone
    May 21, 2018 at 11:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Finbarr Unfortunately it hasn't. \$\endgroup\$
    – user186848
    May 21, 2018 at 13:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AlmostDone I've looked at shielded types but they are just shielded versions of the standard RJ45 8P8C type. I think the manufacturers plug that goes into the socket is shielded but with the addition of the extra 2 top contacts. \$\endgroup\$
    – user186848
    May 21, 2018 at 13:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Helixaxis Have you determined if these two pins terminate into the PCB ground or some other circuitry? \$\endgroup\$
    – AlmostDone
    May 21, 2018 at 13:16

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The nearest plug I could find was the VW3M2208 from Schneider: https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/product/VW3M2208/encoder-connector-drive-end-rj45---set-of-5/

Case closed.


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