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Tough duty Ethernet connectors

24 July 2006

Now available from international assembling distributor PEI-Genesis is
Amphenol's 'RJ Field' harsh-environment Ethernet connector system, which
provides RJ45-style Cat 5/5e connections in a rugged, sealed and
vibration-resistant housing.

Suitable for a wide variety of applications in the industrial,
telecommunications, transport and military sectors, the RJ Field connectors
use a one-step mating system that requires neither tooling nor
time-consuming cable preparation and termination procedures.

The plug connectors are designed to depress and protect the RJ45 plastic
latch while capturing the complete RJ45 connector in a high-quality
insulator. This insulator is then snapped into the plug housing and a
simple plastic or metal gland cord grip is tightened on to the cable,
providing an IP67 seal in the mated condition.

Featuring an operating temperature range of –40 to 85degC, the RJ Field
connectors can be specified in four versions offering MIL-C-26482 metallic
shells with bayonet coupling, MIL-C-38999 Series III metallic shells with
threaded coupling, circular composite shells with push-pull coupling or
rectangular composite shells with a quick lever coupling mechanism.

The connectors meet or exceed the requirements of 10 BaseT, 100 BaseTX and
1000 BaseT networks and are rated for a minimum of 500 mating cycles.

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