As more factories go into automation, more networks and fieldbuses are used for communicating between machines and people.
RJ45 is one of the most commonly used connector.
What is this RJ45?
It is a type of standard connector for network cables, especially Ethernet.
Some of the common issues faced with RJ45 connector include intermittent data. Most RJ45 connectors in the market come with a plastic clip.
The plastic clip helps to form a secure connection between the connector and the socket. It also ensures that the connector stays seated on the socket.
You would need to exert some pressure on the plastic clip in order to unplug the connector. However, the plastic clip is usually fragile.
It breaks easily when bend backwards or when the connector is dropped on the floor. Without the plastic clip, the transmission of data is not guaranteed. The RJ45 would then be used with the nearest trash bin – if you know what I mean.
Often times, even when the plastic clip is intact, intermittent data could occur due to vibration from the surrounding machines.
Other issues surrounding the RJ45
Moreover, the process of crimping a RJ45 can be tedious. In order for the connector to function properly, the cable (with as many as 8 cores) has to be crimped into specific standards, namely T568S and T568B, with a special crimping tool.
Crimping is a manual process and depends very much on the workmanship of the person who is doing the job.
If it is not done properly, the crimp contact will not sit properly within the connector and the data transmission will be affected.
Crimping is an irreversible process. If the connector is crimped wrongly, it cannot be un-crimped (word of caution).
It has to be scrapped and the damaged cable has to be cut which causes wastage.
Problems, problems and more problems. So what’s the solution?
At Phoenix Contact we build innovations based on issues that every day people, like you and me, have.
Phoenix Contact Industrial RJ45 is equipped with 2 springs at the top of the connector to ensure that the connector is sitting snuggly within the socket, even during high vibration applications (yes, even the extreme ones).
Phoenix Contact plastic RJ45 connector is made of special plastic. It could not only bend 180 degree without breaking but it could also resist the impact of dropping on the ground.
Phoenix contact QUICKON RJ45 connector allows you to terminate cable without the need to strip the cable and the use of expensive crimping tool.
The connector is colour-coded so there is no need to memorise the standards.
In addition, the connector is able to reconnect up to 10 times. Meaning to say, there is no need to scrap the connector if it’s connected wrongly. Just follow the simple steps below to terminate the cable.
Or alternatively, if reading is a chore, you can watch this video right here:
See how easy that was? At this rate you’ll be producing thousands of RJ45 within seconds.
So if you’re looking for a reliable and problem-free RJ45 cable, look no further.
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