The compact Brad Micro-Change M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) connector from Molex combines Cat 5e data speed and power supply for high signal integrity and excellent performance. Available from Rutronik, this comprises two shielded twisted pairs cat 5e data lines and either two or four contacts capable of carrying up to 10A per contact.
It is overmoulded to ensure IP67 rated sealing and provide dependable strain relief.
The fully-shielded four-pin array for the Cat5e lines with wrap around metal tube (patent pending) allows for optimum signal integrity and performance – the two overlapping tubes channel the signal through the connector without affecting crosstalk and EMI.
The Micro-Change CHT 4+2 and 4+4 configuration is currently available in the M12 threaded form factor. For the future, it is planned to extend the design into Ultra-Lock, M16 and M23 connector formats.