MATEnet inserts enhance heavy-duty sealed connectors

23rd November 2023
Mick Elliott

The Heavy-Duty Sealed Connectors with MATEnet Inserts from TE Connectivity are n now being shipped by authorised distributor Mouser Electronics.

Taking advantage of the rugged reliability and scalability of the company's heavy-duty sealed connector series housings, TE Connectivity has leveraged this technology with high-performance MATEnet inserts to offer designers a versatile connector that incorporates power and Ethernet connectivity up to 1 Gbps for use in heavy-to-medium-duty trucks, buses, agricultural machinery, construction and other commercial vehicle applications.

The adaptable and modular Ethernet connector solutions are made to fit a variety of customer needs for data and power transmission applications in the industrial automotive market.

These hybrid signal-to-power connectors are designed to perform in very tough and harsh environments and provide designers the flexibility of wire-to-wire, wire-to-device and wire-to-board configurations.

Scalable for use with jacketed unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted pair (STP) cables, the highly conformable design of these connectors also supports tab housing options for in-line and panel-mount applications, along with standard 180° and 90° header selections.

Regarding Ethernet and communication capabilities, these Heavy-Duty Sealed Connectors help meet current and future data requirements by enabling speeds from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, being fully compliant with industry-standard protocols IEEE802.3bw, 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1.

Based on application requirements, these connectors also support hybrid design options for multiple Ethernet ports and power pin configurations with numerous wire sizes to expand usage opportunities.

TE Connectivity's Heavy-Duty Sealed Connectors with MATEnet Inserts are available in a rugged package that is IP67 and IP69K (with backshell) rated for dust and water protection, vibration and mechanical shock resistant and securely connected utilizing a built-in secondary locking feature for contact retention.

The connectors are specified at an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +125°C (cable dependent), and target industrial applications include network backbones, sensors, camera systems, sealed controllers, gateways/switches, radar/LiDAR, and in-cabin and automotive chassis.

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