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 TOP series is a heavy-duty XLR connector for outdoor applications. The connector is sealed when mated with a related cable or panel connector from the TOP series. They are available in 3 and 5 pin configurations, with gold-plated contacts (for 4 pin, see X-HD series).
They are easy to assemble, with only four parts and no screws. The contact block is hard plastic (polyamide), and is inserted from the rear of the shell. The female contacts have solder buckets, and incorporate a solder barrier to prevent solder running into the contact mating area. The female connector has a solid metal latch, sealed under UV resistant rubber. The Neutrik chuck design gives secure clamping to all cables 5.0mm - 8.0mm diameter. Glands with polyurethane strain-reliefs give high protection to the cable against bending stresses. Supplied unassembled, in individual plastic bags.