The Neutrik True Outdoor Protection (TOP) series was designed for the increasing demands on interconnection systems. In particular, in harsh environment applications, where entertainment equipment such as PA systems, signs, LED screens or lighting, require an environmentally sealed connector. These UV resistant, ruggedized, sealed connectors are IP65 and UL50E rated.
The Ethercon TOP is a heavy-duty, locking, RJ45 system for outdoor applications, designed for data transfer interconnections where a more robust connector is required than the basic RJ45, optimized for pro audio, video and lighting network applications. It utilises a robust Neutrik latch rather than the delicate plastic latch on the RJ45 (which is disabled in the Ethercon application).
The cable connector is a robust diecast shell that fits over pre-assembled RJ45 plugs of all common types. A unique Neutrik chuck and boot with integrated strain relief are used, to suit 5.0mm to 8.0mm cable diameters, and should be used before the RJ45 is fitted. Assembly requires no special tools. A flexible, deployable CAT5E cable for use with the Ethercon series is available, type CAT5E-F (stock code 31-850)
Note that the cable connector is supplied WITHOUT an RJ45 plug, which should be ordered separately as required. Stock codes are 46-605 for round cable (unshielded connector) or 46-606 for round cable (shielded connector) and 46-604 for flat cable (unshielded connector).
Note: Does not intermate with Ethercon CAT6 panel connectors.