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6 pin RJ12 (6P6C) female connector layout
6 pin RJ12 (6P6C) female connector
RJ12 to DB9. Compatible with Rack PDU (AP78xx, AP79xx, AP86xx, AP88xx, AP89xx) and 2G Rack Automatic Transfer Switches (AP7752, AP7752, AP7730, AP7732, AP7721, AP7723). APC part # 940-0144A
Pin Number
Pin Number
1 1 (*)
2 5 (GND)
3 2 (RX)
4 3 (TX)
5 (GND) 5
6 1 (*)

(*) APC pins 1 and 6 are usually not connected

Set 9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control to communicate.

Apply the port settings to establish the connection.
Press 3-5 times to display the username prompt.
Use the default username and password of apc

It is possible to use RJ11 plug that has only the middle 4 pins (2,3,4,5). connected APC pins 2,3, and 4 only and it workes perfect.

9 pin D-SUB female connector layout
9 pin D-SUB female connector
According to 38 reports in our database (38 positive and 0 negative) the APC RJ12 serial cable pinout should be correct.

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APC RJ12 serial cable visual pinout:click to enlarge
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