Trends such as the shift from fieldbus to industrial Ethernet technology have created the need for more diverse and newer models of RJ45 sockets for PCB mounting to meet customer needs.
The ever-increasing volume of data transmitted in industrial Ethernet applications requires the use of RJ45 sockets located on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Weidmüller’s new RJ45 PCB sockets offer a reliable solution that guarantees efficient connection of devices using the industrial Ethernet interface. All Weidmüller RJ45 PCB connection components meet the highest requirements and work reliably even in harsh environments.
The Weidmüller RJ45 product range includes vertical and flat connector designs, versions with upper and lower locking fittings, minimizing differences in the sizes of connectors for SMD (surface mount) or THR (hole mount) versions. Each PCB socket provides data transfer at high speeds. RJ45 PCB sockets are available in versions with or without electronic components and can be customized according to individual customer requirements.
Harsh industrial conditions and increasing data flows, increased requirements for transmission speed – mean the importance of using high-quality components. Standard interface solutions are not always effective in this regard, since data loss can occur due to lack of shielding, or if it is not possible to reach the required speeds due to insufficient connection characteristics.
Weidmüller’s fully shielded RJ45 socket design ensures reliable data transmission under all conditions, providing the necessary electromagnetic compatibility. As a result, the new RJ45 sockets can be used in applications sensitive to electromagnetic radiation. RJ45 PCB – components of tomorrow, can be used for networks with categories CAT 5 or CAT 6 (gigabit applications).
Weidmüller RJ45 PCB sockets can have directions for connecting cables with angles of 90/180 ° degrees – the optimal design for different types of enclosures. Customers who plan to use SMD or THR technology will receive a functional and reliable product. Socket contacts are uniformly gold-plated with a standard gold thickness of 0.8 microns.
The integrated components in RJ45 PCB sockets offer a number of benefits, helping to save space and reduce connection costs. Sockets have increased reliability because the circuitry is located inside the connector and the connector is fully shielded. The board, integrated into the connector housing, contains electronic components such as coils, resistors, and capacitors. There are outlet versions for categories 10/100/1000 T-base, 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit, PoE and PoE + versions.
Weidmüller offers the service of receiving free RJ45 PCB demo samples within 72 hours of ordering. Additionally, customers can access 3D models online at any time on the Weidmüller homepage. A wide range of products provides a choice for all users, as well as the opportunity to individually develop a solution, if necessary. For automatic assembly machines, Weidmüller offers a variety of pieces per pack: from 1 pack (from 60 pcs) or packaging in tapes (from 100 pcs).