Molex Introduces Brad® Micro-Change® M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) Connectors

5th August 2011
ES Admin

Molex Incorporated has introduced the innovative Brad® Micro-Change® M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) connector that combines Cat 5e data speed and power supply for high signal integrity and excellent performance.

Combining both the power and data lines in one M12 connector, the Micro-Change CHT connector features a reduced footprint and lower installation and cabling costs in process and automation control and industrial applications, HVAC systems, telecoms infrastructure, vision systems and surveillance cameras, commercial transportation, and military/aerospace applications.

Based on the robust Brad Micro-Change M12 threaded connector design, the Micro-Change CHT connector comprises two shielded twisted pairs cat5e data lines. Either two or four contacts are capable of carrying up to 10.0A per contact. Overmolding ensures complete IP67-rated sealing and provides dependable strain relief.

The fully-shielded 4-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 (Electromagnetic Interference). The Micro-Change CHT connector 4+2 and 4+4 configuration is currently available in the M12 threaded form factor. Future configurations will extend the design into Molex Ultra-Lock®, M16 and M23 connector formats.

“As the unique Molex shielding concept of the Micro-Change Circular Hybrid Technology connector is not limited to the M12 format, we are able to adapt the technology to meet specific customer needs and requirements.” explains Ted Szarkowski, Global Product Manager for Integrated Products, Molex.

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