Cat5e RJ45 feedthrough connector for IP65 for rugged applications

21-01-2022 | Cliff Electronics | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Cliff Electronics has added a new Cat5e RJ45 Feedthrough Connector to their FT range, which fits into an industry-standard XLR connector 24mm diameter panel cut out. In addition, a compatible, secure, snap-in lockable XLR style Plug Carrier is available to facilitate the connection of an RJ45 plug (not supplied) or cable assembly.


The new Cliff RJ45 FT Jack is a rugged nickel-plated diecast zinc metal construction offering protection to IP65, providing a dust-tight and water-resistant connector for rugged applications and is supplied with an integrated dust cover for continued protection when not in use. The socket is rated at Cat5e is suitable for both Fast Ethernet (10/100) and Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) data communications.


Widely used in IT systems, consumer and audio/broadcast products, Cliff’s female RJ45 Feed Through Ethernet sockets meet the wiring standard for using an 8P8C connector as defined in Part 68 of the FCC rules and are generally mounted directly on a device or an I/O patch panel. The all-metal design reduces the effects of EMI, has a dielectric strength of 1K VDC, frequency range from 1-100MHz, contacts are rated at 1.5A/50V, lifetime is greater than 1000 mating cycles, and operating temperature range is from -30C to +80C.


John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments: “Wired Ethernet networks remain popular in both industrial and domestic environments as they can offer more stable, interference-free and faster data connection than wireless and reduce the risk of data being hacked. Our FeedThrough RJ45 Jack has a wide variety of applications for safe data connectivity for OEMs around the world and brings another variant to our very flexible FT connector range.”

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