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20th October 2023

Waterproof industrial RJ45 Ethernet panel mount connectors from Live Electronics

Waterproof industrial RJ45 Ethernet panel mount connectors from Live Electronics

Manufactured by GT Contact, the new connectors are rated to IP68, provide fast data transfer Cat6 speeds and are available with a wide range of options. This makes them ideal for use in equipment designed for demanding industrial applications, from factory-floor automation and control, to chemical, offshore and marine equipment.

The new connectors are available with either thermoplastic (PA66) housings, which offer IP67 protection, or metal (nickel-plated copper alloy) housing, with IP68 protection. All the panel mount connectors are rear potted to maintain the integrity of the panel seal even when the connector is unmated; sealing caps are also available if required.

Gold plated contacts are used throughout, for optimum and consistent data transfer speeds, with EMI/FRI shielding being fitted as standard.

 

The new RJ45 connectors are available with a choice of options, for example being supplied as a coupler or with PCB-mount or pig-tail terminations. The connectors are designed for 20.75mm diameter or 20.75 x 19.2mm D-style panel cut-outs, with a choice of bayonet or screw connections.

Luke Hartley, Managing Director of Live Electronics, explains

“GT Contact is a specialised manufacturer of high performance water and weather-proof connectors. Their products are used in some of the most challenging industrial applications around the world, where they have built an outstanding reputation for quality, reliability and, where required, compliance.”