This one going out to all the makers and designers who use DIN railing in their builds. These adapter plates were recommended by a customer. It’s perfect for simplifying complex wiring. You connect an RJ-45 cable (a.k.a Ethernet) to this very PCB which can be DIN rail-mounted. Then, all 8 wires are broken out into terminal blocks, so you can connect and power your sensors, displays, microcontrollers, etc.
We have the DIN Rail RJ-45 to Terminal Block Adapter that comes with a Vertical (Straight) RJ45 Ethernet jack on one end and terminal blocks on the other, and we also have a DIN Rail RJ-45 to Terminal Block Adapter – Right Angle.
No soldering required! Just unscrew the terminal blocks and slide in your stranded or solid-core wire.
Note that these aren’t recommended for actual Ethernet traffic, especially long term…given that the twisted pairs are decidedly untwisted when they are on the PCB but for basic power/data distribution, RJ-45’s are great!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.