Industrial PCB connectors with built-in transformersHarting has extended its RJ Industrial RJ45 connector family by introducing a range of PCB jacks with built-in transformers. The highly compact dimensions of these RJ45 connectors enable convenient and simple integration into all established IP 65/67 interface types, from PushPull to Han 3A.
The reduced height of the new devices is also an advantage in scenarios involving plug-in cards, allowing the realisation of very low-profile assemblies and modules. The first products to be introduced are versions for 10/100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s transmission speeds, while versions for PoE as well as individual adaptations to specific customer wishes are planned and can be rapidly executed.
For designs incorporating surface-mount LEDs on the printed circuit board, integrated light pipes enable signalling of the port status. These industry standard female connectors can be processed by all standard soldering methods such as wave soldering or SMT reflow.
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