Connectors Ease Move to High Bandwidth
The usage of Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly increasing in industrial markets, creating a market for infrastructure products. Siemens Industry Inc. is responding with FastConnect connectors that can be quickly and easily installed without special tools.
Integral FastConnect connectors are designed to simplify installation, permitting fast and fault-free assembly for the RJ45 plugs. Several factors improve reliability.
A connector latching feature, used on all Scalance switch housings, resists bending and tensile loads. The latching feature also protects the RJ45 jack of the unit against mechanical stress.
The RJ45 Plug’s robust metal housing provides dependable electromagnetic shielding. The FastConnect line also provides tensile strain relief for the IE FC cable on connector in Scalance switch housings.
The high speeds of Gbit Ethernet make cabling more important, so the new connector works with Siemens new Cat6 (4×2, 24 AWG) cables. Eight integrated insulation displacement contacts simplify linkage with the fast connect variants. The units can also help prevent installation mistakes.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>