RJ45 Connectors Handle Harsh Conditions

Oct. 10, 2013
These rugged RJ45 connectors assemblies are designed to withstand harsh environments, such as at sea and in the desert.

RJ45 panel-mount receptacles can suffer high stress in certain applications, including stresses due to mechanical and thermal causes. To provide reliable performance under severe conditions, CONEC ( has developed a versatile RJ45 connector system with Cat 5e and Cat 6A performance levels to withstand use in such environments as systems at desert and at sea. The connector system features a bayonet locking mechanism made with nickel-plated die-cast zinc structure. The connectors are available in Cat. 5e shielded and unshielded versions and Cat. 6A shielded versions, and are RoHS and REACH compliant.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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