Right angle X-Code M12 connectors reduce assembly time

Ruggedised X-Code M12 right angle connectors ease field assembly in a range of railway applications, says TE Connectivity. The connectors enable safe and reliable data transmission speeds of 10Gbits per second, even in harsh environments. They conform to the European standard EN45545 governing fire performance of materials and parts in railway applications and are rated IP67 for resistance to dust and liquids, thanks to the use of O-rings.

The Right Angle M12 X-Coded connectors have 360 degree shielding, yet are very compact – only 42.5mm high, for use in confined areas. The connectors are partially pre-assembled and have jacket crimping, meaning that final assembly time in the field can be as much as 30 per cent shorter than with other connectors.

Jacket crimping reduces cable breakage and so reduces maintenance needs. The crimp insert provides a stable surface to connect the cable braiding, thus helping keep the all-round shielding intact and minimising network disturbances, explains TE.

The connector can be used for the multitude of network devices on trains, whether sensors, passenger information systems, cameras or wi-fi networks that need to be connected to the on-board network. The Right Angle M12 X-Coded connectors are intended for railway applications such as on-board Ethernet networks that connect passenger information and entertainment systems, as well as surveillance systems, to the train network.

For more than 75 years, TE Connectivity has manufactured connectivity and sensor solutions, for the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. It has 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries.


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