Three series of Category 6 Ethernet connectors from Amphenol are now available in Europe through TTI Inc., one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Amphenol’s Socapex RJ Field Cat 6 interconnects feature a fast data rate of 1Gb/s under 250MHz and are available in three different series. They are designed for Ethernet networks in harsh environments and provide shock and vibration protection, plus sealing against dust and fluid ingress to IP68. This Amphenol product range extension retains the advantage of Amphenol’s patented RJStop® concept, which enables a standard RJ45 cordset to be terminated in the field without tools or cabling operations. The new range is compatible with data transmission 10 BaseT, 100 BaseTX and 1000 BaseT up to 250MHz per EIA/TIA 568 and ClassE per ISO 11801.
The RJF5446 Series has a plastic shell and is compliant with IEC 60603-7 variant 12. It features push/pull coupling for speed of handling in the field and is compatible with 6mm to 13mm diameter cable. Sealed to IP68 against water ingress, it can also withstand more than 1,000 hours of salt spray exposure and is also fire retardant/low smoke qualified to UL94 V0 and NFF 16102, DIN 5510-2. Operating temperature range is -40degC to +85degC.
The RJFRB Series is a plastic interconnect with reverse bayonet coupling designed primarily for industrial and telecoms applications, but it also suits robotics and motion control. It is compatible with cable diameters from 5.5mm to 7mm and its patented RJStop® system enables standard RJ45 cordsets to be used in a protective composite plug which protects against shock, dust and fluid. The RJFRB Series has an operating temperature range of -40degC to +85degC and is specified to a minimum 500 mating cycles.
For applications requiring an Atex Zone 2 compliant connector, the RJFTV6X Series circular connector has a metallic shell and meets industrial Ethernet specification EN60079-15 for Zone 2, Class I, Division 2, low-power non-sparking connectors.
Additional applications suitable for the new Socapex RJField Cat 6 Series include factory automation, entertainment systems, video systems, geophysics, sensors and machine tools.
About TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a world-leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI’s philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI’s sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit www.ttieurope.com.