What is a twinax

By iredge
Aug 7, 2006
  1. hI,

    Just out of curiosity...does anyone knows what a twinax is and is it compatible with a RG45, if of course you got the plug adaptator.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Twinax is an interconnect by IBM, it encompasses everything from cable to the communication protocol.

    RJ45 is a plug and nothing more. You can attach it to absolutely anything.. 110V mains - no problem, cable TV - go ahead, feel free to use it as a door to your ant farm :) Whether this kind of connection is "standard" or of any use, is another matter.

    There are controllers that let you tunnel twinax across TCP/IP. I don't think you can feed twinax directly through CAT5 or any other cables - the thing seems to want termination and such and a non-twinax cable will probably break it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    as I recall Twinax is a CURRENT driven technology while ethernet is voltage.
  4. iredge

    iredge TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Ok so does anyomne know what a Twinax is?

    Ok so does anyomne know what a Twinax is? Is it a cable, is it a plug, is it a network? Is it a fish?
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