A range of ruggedized Cat5E connectors, using proven Neutrik style body-shells, cable clamping, and positive latching mechanisms. The panel connectors are integrated into the main Neutrik ranges, permitting easy mounting in Universal Series panels and other pre-punched metalwork.
The Ethercon was designed for data transfer interconnections where a more robust connector is required than the basic RJ45, and are especially suitable for location and outdoor applications, stage, studio and other commercial and industrial environments. It utilises the robust Neutrik latch rather than the delicate plastic latch on the RJ45 (which is disabled in the Ethercon application).
The cable connector is actually a robust diecast shell that fits over pre-assembled RJ45 plugs of all common types. The normal style Neutrik chuck and gland are used, with an integrated strain relief that wraps over the cable and held in place by the gland (two cable clamps are supplied to suit a range of cable diameters). Assembly requires no special tools. Standard gland colour is black, but other colours are available as accessories. Type NE8MC have a special gland, type BSE, that wraps over a cable that already has the RJ45 fitted (max. cable diameter 6.0mm). Type NE8MC-1 use the normal Neutrik X-series gland, type BSX, and are used when the RJ45 has not yet been fitted (max. cable diameter 8.0mm – though note that the maximum cable entry size of an RJ45 connector is usually 6.5mm). A flexible, deployable CAT5E cable for use with the Ethercon series is available, type CAT5E-F (stock code 31-850), connector type NE8MC-1 should be used with this cable.
Ethercon comply with IEC1801 Category 5 (IDC and vertical PCB version panel connectors), shielded or unshielded, and are suitable for use with 10 Base-T and 100 Base-TX systems.
||Cable housing, nickel finish
||Cable housing, black finish
||Cable housing, nickel finish (cannot be retro fitted)
||Cable housing, black finish (cannot be retro fitted)
||In-line coupler, female-female
This range has been superceded by the NE8MX series, and is available only whilst stocks last. See NEUTRIK ETHERCON RJ45 CABLE CONNECTOR CARRIERS. 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).