Shielded Modular Plugs Are Optimized for CAT6a Patch Cables
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 6:29am
Stewart Connector announced the release of the RoHS-compliant SS-39200 Series of Category 6a 8P8C modular plugs. Engineered for use in a range of high-speed networking and computing applications, the SS-39200 Series' mechanical design is comprised of both a wire aligner and load bar to facilitate consistent twisted pair orientation during plug assembly. The wire aligner is designed with a patent pending "cross talk zone" which introduces a precise amount of cross talk to the plug to allow for centered NEXT (Near End Crosstalk) performance as per IEC 60603-7-51 component requirements and ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-10 transmission performance specifications for 4-pair 100 Ohm CAT6a cabling. Due to the design of the wire aligner, cable assemblers are provided with both a visual and mechanical means to rapidly build patch cables that exhibit more reliable performance characteristics than traditional CAT6 or CAT6a plug assemblies. Additionally, the connectors' strain relief provides desirable cable retention and a 360-degree shielding contact to enable a one-step termination process. The parts accommodate typical 24- to 27-gauge solid or stranded cable due to their patented contact design.