RJ45 jacks have integrated magnetics to meet industrial requirements
A range of RJ45 jacks with integrated magnetics, has been released by TE Connectivity. They are designed specifically for industrial applications. TE Connectivity’s standard portfolio includes 1×1 straight and R/A, 1×2, and 2×1 form factors, tab up and tab down, and jacks with and without light emitting diodes (LEDs). The latest RJ45 jacks to be added to the company’s portfolio support voltage mode as well as current mode PHY chips, providing jacks for almost every industrial Ethernet application, says the company, such as like programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motion controllers and high-end industrial computers.
TE Connectivity’s RJ45 jacks with integrated magnetics target the industrial market and have a product life cycle aligned with the industrial applications, lowering maintenance costs drastically, claims the company.
Users will see improved reliability from the jacks’ ability to endure continuous operating temperatures up to 85 degrees C, which is normally out of scope for RJ45 connectors (which usually have a maximum of 70 degree C). TE Connectivity has also increased the gold-plating thickness to limit contact corrosion over the connector’s lifetime. This is also claimed to increase the vibration resistance and improve the number of mating cycles. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance is superior, says TE Connectivity, due to a higher number of EMI springs (panel ground) compared to other available products. TE Connectivity’s jacks have 10 springs in the stacked configuration, compared with the conventional six, offered in competing products.
TE Connectivity’s RJ45 jacks with integrated magnetics support a cost-effective, infra red-reflow pin-in-paste (PiP) soldering process with high-temperature liquid crystal polymer (LCP) material, eliminating the need for an extra assembly step when compared to wave solderable RJ45s. Tray packaging and tape and reel packaging for automatic pick-and-place handling are available.
“As automation and the need for connectivity increases in factories worldwide, our engineers continue to develop reliable solutions for industrial Ethernet applications that help customers improve connectivity, reduce downtime and are more cost-effective,” said Ruud van den Brink, product manager, TE Connectivity.