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RJ45 Interconnection Cables for Sport Replay Controllers
Sheet 1 of 2
For maximum durability of RJ45 cables, BUFTEK uses and recommends flat, stranded conductor, cable and
RJ45 8x8 (8-pin) connectors designed specifically for this type of cable. This is the basic type of cable used
for telephone handsets, and is designed to reliably withstand extreme physical and environmental conditions.
Cables made with solid conductor wire and/or connectors designed for solid conductor wire (often used for
CAT5 and CAT6 data cabling) tend to be intolerant to the constant flexing that control panels tend to receive.
In short, solid cable is unreliable and not recommended - use stranded cable and the correct RJ45 connectors.
Most interconnection of BUFTEK controllers uses 1-8 to 8-1 conductor order, meaning the connectors are
both crimped onto the flat wire on the same surface, resulting in a reversal of conductor order from one end
to the other. This is standard for telephone applications, but not for data, which tends to be pin-for-pin.
This conductor reversal, should be confused with a CAT5 “crossover” cable, which crosses over different
conductor pairs and will not work in BUFTEK applications. However, some BUFTEK cables use pin-for-pin
conductor order, and some cables must have certain pins disconnected to avoid the interconnection of power
supplies or data signals.
All BUFTEK controllers and SD Sport Replay Systems have the following pinout on the RJ45 AUX connector:
(RJ45 connector pins count from the left looking into a female connector with pins on top, or looking at a cable
connector’s conductors with that end of the connector pointed up)
RJ45-8: Controller RS-422 TX- (“9-PIN” DE09 connector Pin-8)
RJ45-7: Controller RS-422 TX+ (“9-PIN” DE09 connector Pin-3)
RJ45-2: Controller RS-422 RX- (“9-PIN” DE09 connector Pin-2)
RJ45-1: Controller RS-422 RX+ (“9-PIN” DE09 connector Pin-7)
RJ45-3: Controller RS-422 Ground and Power Supply Negative (”9-PIN” DE09 Pin-4, 6, 1 - shield)
RJ45-6: Power Supply +12VDC (Amperage varies per application)
RJ45-5: Modified RS-485 TX/RX+ (used to communicate with TBar)
RJ45-4: Modified RS-485 TX/RX- (used to communicate with TBar)
Note: These pinouts are on the controller side, when a reversing order
cable is used (like in the case of a VTA-2001 to adapt to a 9-pin)
the conductor order on the adapter side is reversed.
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PROJECT: Sport Cables Sheet 1 of 2
DATE:
120206
BY:
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12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
RJ45 Interconnection Cables for Sport Replay Controllers
Sheet 2 of 2
Conductor order and removed connections per application:
APPLICATION
LENGTH
CONDUCTOR
ORDER
CONNECTED
CONDUCTORS
“REGULAR” BUFTEK CABLE (NO LABEL)
CONNECTS CONTROLLERS TO ADAPTERS AND RM-HD
15 FEET
REVERSED
(1-8 TO 8-1)
ALL CONDUCTORS
CONNECTED
SHORT BUFTEK CABLE (NO LABEL)
CONNECTS RM-HD PANEL TO NEXT, PANEL TO TBAR
12 INCHES
REVERSED
(1-8 TO 8-1)
ALL CONDUCTORS
CONNECTED
“T” TO “T” AND TO SPORT REMOTE AUX CH-2 - CH-6
CONNECTS SD SPORT SYSTEMS TOGETHER
24 INCHES
ALSO 15 FOOT
PIN-FOR-PIN
(1-8 TO 1-8)
ONLY 3-4-5 CONNECTED
BOTH ENDS
SPORT “AUX” OR TBAR “AUX-E”
TO SPORT-HD PANEL CONNECTOR
15 FEET
REVERSED
(1-8 TO 8-1)
3-4-5 ONLY CONTROLLER END
(3-5 TO 6-4)
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PROJECT: Sport Cables Sheet 2 of 2
DATE:
120206
BY:
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12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
PART NUMBER: CADB9M-M-RSR
CABLE FABRICATION INFORMATION
FOR CONNECTION FROM:
RM-4000 AUX-A RS-422 PORT TO
TCW (HORITA SCT-P SPECIAL) VIDEO TEXT INSERTER
CUT ONE CONNECTOR OFF THE PREFAB CADB9M-M
AND TERMINATE DE9M TO OTHER END
(SHIELD WIRE IS CONNECTED TO DE9M SHELL)
CADB9M-M
9-PIN MALE 'D'
(PREFAB WIRE)
RS-232
9-PIN FEMALE 'D'
(RM-4000 CTRL)
PREFAB
WIRE
COLOR
—
1
BROWN
2
—
5
—
—
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
N/U
RM RXRM TX+
RM GND
N/U
N/U
RS-232
9-PIN MALE 'D'
FOR TCW
3
—
RM RX+
RM TXN/U
RED
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
VIOLET
GRAY
BLACK
CONNECT
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PROJECT: TCW Cable
DATE:
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San Diego, CA 92128
CABLE FABRICATION INFORMATION FOR:
“CHEATER” CABLE TO CONNECT
VTA-2001 OR BNA-1001 (SET AS CONTROLLER PORT)
RS-422 PORTS TO “9-PIN” RS-232 COMPUTER PORTS.
SINCE BUF CONTROLLERS USE RS-485/RS-422 I/O CHIPS, THEY
ARE ABLE TO SAFELY RECEIVE RS-232 VOLTAGE LEVELS DIRECTLY.
AND BECAUSE MOST PC RS-232 PORTS HAVE AN INPUT THRESHOLD
OF ABOUT 2 - 2.5V (TTL/CMOS COMPATIBLE LEVELS) RATHER THAN
THE SPECIFIED RS-232 ZERO VOLT THRESHOLD, THEY CAN
USUALLY RECEIVE DIRECTLY RS-422 OUTPUTS (ROUGHLY 1-4V).
THIS IS NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK, NOR SHOULD BE USED IN
FULL-TIME APPLICATIONS REQUIRING A RELIABLE CONNECTION.
HOWEVER, THIS “CHEATER” METHOD TENDS TO WORK WELL ENOUGH
FOR OCCASIONAL USES LIKE UPLOADING FIRMWARE. THIS “CHEATER”
CABLE DOES NOT CONNECT HARDWARE FLOW CONTROL SIGNALS,
SO FLOW CONTROL SHOULD BE DISABLED (STANDARD WITH BUF UTILITIES).
PC RS-232
9-PIN FEMALE ‘D’
DE09F
(CONNECTS TO PC
DE09M)
SIGNAL
2
3
4
—
—
7
3
—
5
—
—
—
CONTROLLER RX- (PC TX-)
CONTROLLER TX+
GROUND
N/U
VTR TX GND
8
2
VTA-2001/BNA-1001
9-PIN MALE ‘D’
DE09M
(CONNECTS TO ADAPTER
DE09F)
CONTROLLER RX+
CONTROLLER TX- (PC RX-)
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PROJECT: RS-422 to RS-232 Cable
DATE:
010830
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12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
VTA-2001 Adapter Pin Information
RJ45 connector pins count from left looking into female connector with pins on top.
DE09 (also called DB09) female pin order looking into mating end of connector, holding like a “D”:
upper left is pin 1 counting down to pin 5, then upper right is pin 6 counting down to pin 9.
Power connector used on the VTA-2001: Side with flat outside is (-), side with round outside is (+).
RS-422 below is with respect to controlled device (VTR/server), for controller, reverse TX’s and RX’s.
RJ45-7
RJ45-8
RJ45-1
RJ45-2
RJ45-6
RJ45-3
RJ45-4
RJ45-5
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
DE09-2 (VTR RS-422 TX-)
DE09-7 (VTR RS-422 TX+)
DE09-8 (VTR RS-422 RX-)
DE09-3 (VTR RS-422 RX+)
DE09-4 (GND) and Power Supply GND
Power Supply +12VDC @ 500mA (or 1000mA for some products)
Modified RS-485 TX/RX+ (not used)
Modified RS-485 TX/RX- (not used)
VTA-2001-RS adapter converts the RS-485 to RS-232 on DE09 CONTROLLER connector.
Pinout is DCE to plug pin-for-pin to a computer (DTE) DE09 connector.
Only Ground, TX, and RX are used, no control signals are used. Pins 3-4-5 are connected together.
Connection from the VTA-2001 to BUF control panels are via a telephone style RJ45 cable
which has the conductor order reversed from one end to the other. Pinouts shown here for the RJ45 connector
are for the adapter, reverse the pin order for the control panel side.
CAT5 cables do not reverse order so cannot be used without VTA-2001 modification or external adaptation.
CAT5 “crossover” cables do not change the pin order the same way and will not work.
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PROJECT: VTA-2001 PINOUT
DATE:
110628
BY:
BRUCE BREDON
12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
BNA-1001 Adapter Pin Information
RJ45 connector pins count from left looking into female connector with pins on top.
DE09 (also called DB09) female pin order looking into mating end of connector, holding like a “D”:
upper left is pin 1 counting down to pin 5, then upper right is pin 6 counting down to pin 9.
Power connector used on the BNA-1001: Side with flat outside is (-), side with round outside is (+).
RJ45-7
RJ45-8
RJ45-1
RJ45-2
RJ45-6
RJ45-3
RJ45-4
RJ45-5
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
DE09-2 (VTC-4000 COMPUTER PORT RS-422 RX-)*
DE09-7 (VTC-4000 COMPUTER PORT RS-422 RX+)*
DE09-8 (VTC-4000 COMPUTER PORT RS-422 TX-)*
DE09-3 (VTC-4000 COMPUTER PORT RS-422 TX+)*
DE09-4 (GND), Power Supply GND, and (both) XLR-3 pin 1 (GND)
Power Supply +12VDC @ 500mA (or 1000mA for some products)
(both) XLR-3 pin 2 (modified RS-485 BUFNET +)
(both) XLR-3 pin 3 (modified RS-485 BUFNET -)
*TX and RX lines can be reversed by changing (4) internal jumpers
BNA-1001-RS adapter converts the RS-422 to RS-232 on DE09 connector.
Pinout is DCE to plug pin-for-pin to a computer (DTE) DE09 connector.
Only Ground, TX, and RX are used, no control signals are used. Pins 3-4-5 are connected together.
Connection from the BNA-1001 to BUF control panels are via a telephone style RJ45 cable
which has the conductor order reversed from one end to the other. Pinouts shown here for the RJ45 connector
are for the adapter, reverse the pin order for the control panel side.
CAT5 cables do not reverse order so cannot be used without VTA-2001 modification or external adaptation.
CAT5 “crossover” cables do not change the pin order the same way and will not work.
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PROJECT: VTA-2001 PINOUT
DATE:
110628
BY:
BRUCE BREDON
12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
CABLE FABRICATION INFORMATION
FOR CONNECTION TO XLR-3 CONNECTORS ON:
VTC-4000’S BNA-1001, RM-4000, IFD-422
USING CAT5 CABLE
XLR-3 CONNECTORS CARRY SIGNAL AFFECTIONATLY CALLED “BUFNET”
WHICH IS A ROBUST AND COMPATIBLE MODIFICATION OF RS-485
RJ45 ON
RJ45 ON
BNA-4000 AND
VTC-4000 AND
RM-4000R (PANEL) RM-4000R (SLIDE)
BNA-1001 AND
RM-4000 XLR-3
(BOTH M & F)
RS-485
(MODIFIED)
SIGNAL
SUGGESTED
CAT5 OR CAT6
CONNECTION
GROUND
TX/RX+
TX/RX-
3
6
3
1
4
5
5
4
2
3
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DATE:
110628
BY:
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PART NUMBERS: CADB9M-F-RS AND CADB9F-M-RS
CABLE FABRICATION INFORMATION
FOR CONNECTION FROM:
RS-422 VTR CONTROL PORT TO RS-232 COMPUTER PORT
AND FROM RS-422 VTR PORT TO RS-232 COMPUTER PORT
CUT ONE CONNECTOR OFF THE PREFAB CADB9M-M
AND TERMINATE DE9F TO OTHER END DEPENDING ON RS-422 DIRECTION NEEDED
(SHIELD WIRE IS CONNECTED TO DEB9M SHELL)
CADB9F-M-RS
CADB9M-F-RS
RS-232
RS-232
9-PIN FEMALE 'D' 9-PIN FEMALE 'D'
FOR VTR I/F
FOR CTRLR I/F
—
2
5
5
—
—
—
—
3
—
5
—
—
5
3
—
2
—
CONNECT
CADB9M-M
9-PIN MALE 'D'
(PREFAB WIRE)
RS-232
9-PIN FEMALE 'D'
(VTR CONTROL)
PREFAB
WIRE
COLOR
1
SHIELD
VTR TXVTR RX+
VTR RX GND
N/U
VTR TX GND
BROWN
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
VTR TX+
VTR RXSHIELD
RED
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
VIOLET
GRAY
BLACK
CONNECT
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PROJECT: RS-422 to RS-232 Cable
DATE:
010830
BY:
BRUCE BREDON
12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
CABLE FABRICATION INFORMATION
FOR CONNECTION FROM:
MAC TO BUFROUTE IFD-422-RS INTERFACE (RS-232)
MAC TO ELO TOUCHSCREEN (RS-232)
MAC TO BUFROUTE IFD-422 INTERFACE (RS-422)
MAC TO IR-422 INFRARED REMOTE (RS-422)
ONE
END
MAC 8-PIN
MALE MINI-DIN
OTHER
END
RS-232
9-PIN MALE 'D'
RS-422
9-PIN MALE 'D'
SIGNAL NAME
RED
BRN
GRN
YEL
OR
BLK
PUR
BLU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SHIELD
BRN
RED
OR
YEL
GRN
BLU
PUR
BLK
----3
5
2
---------
----2
4
8
7
--3
---
SHIELD
N/U
MAC TXSIG GROUND
MAC RXMAC TX+
N/U
MAC RX+
SHIELD
6
7
3
8
4
1
5
2
PIN ASSIGNMENTS OF
MAC MODEM & PRINTER PORTS
(LOOKING INTO END OF MALE
8-PIN MINI-DIN CABLE CONNECTOR)
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DATE:
990831
BY:
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San Diego, CA 92128
IFD-422
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
D1
1N4148
J2
DE9F
D2
1N4148
10K
DE9M
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R1
P1
ROUTER
LAPTOP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
J3
DE9F
RS-232 MONITOR CABLE
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PROJECT: RS-232 MONITOR CABLE
DATE:
060629
BY:
BRUCE BREDON
12335 World Trade Drive, #11
San Diego, CA 92128
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