Brad® Micro-Change® M12 Cat6a connectors: high-speed Ethernet in industrial applications


Brad Micro-Change (M12) Cat6a connectors were designed to meet the high-speed data acquisition and transfer requirements needed in harsh industrial environments.  While able to protect from the elements, conventional form factors such as RJ-45 and M12 D-Code only support Cat5e Ethernet speeds, but sometimes that’s just not enough.  Cat6a M12 X-Coded connectors support Ethernet speeds up to 10 Gbps per second with frequencies up to 500 MHz.  Sealed Cat6A RJ-45 connectors that are twice the size of the M12 form factor can be replaced by the Brad Micro-Change (M12) Cat6a system, enabling the use in smaller enclosures.  It’s also a true 360°, shielded design that confirms to TIA and IEC Cat6a specifications.

The small, robust IP67-rated M12 Cat6A system is ideal applications in harsh environments; from GPS and video/vision systems, to railways, food and beverage production lines and avionics.  To see a complete list of suitable applications, click here.

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