Molex adds 8-pole connector for Cat5e and power
Molex has added to its Brad Micro-Change M12 circular hybrid connector system an 8-pole (4+4) connector featuring 2 Cat5e twisted-pair data lines and 4 power lines capable of carrying up to 6A.
The overmoulded IP67-sealed interface is designed for harsh industrial environments such as in industrial process and automation control applications, HVAC control systems, telecoms infrastructure and basestations.
The wrap-around metal shielding allows power and Cat5e signal to be combined in one connector without losing signal integrity and performance, says the supplier.
The 2 overlapping tubes channel the signal through the connector without affecting crosstalk and Electromagnetic Interference.
The 8-pole (4+4) Micro-Change CHT connector is currently available in the M12 threaded form factor.