I want create a new hardware with the FEZ Cobra Mainboard, but I have one problem.
I will create a box to house the equipment and I want put this board inside. On top of this box I will create one panel and place many buttons and connectors.
The ethernet connectors goes in this panel. I intend to use a connector with IP 69 protection like this: http://www.directindustry.com/prod/hummel-ag/circular-male-molded-connectors-14075-634100.html
My question is: the FEZ Cobra Mainboard have a magnectic RJ 45 connector. If I want put the ip 69 ethernet connector on the panel I will need create a small cord to connect the ethernet connector in the panel on the ethernet connector in the FEZ Cobra Mainboard.
This is a problem because may occours many bad connectors problems after fill times (for contact oxidation).
The only solution I can see is not using the FEZ Cobra Mainboard, only the EMX Module and build a board with a connector without magnetic integrated.
But is a little bit complicated build this board. I don’t want do this.
Have one way to create a rock solid extension to connect the FEZ ethernet to connector on top of the panel?