Han-Modular connector gains Gigabit Ethernet capability

Paul Boughton
Harting is adding a gigabit connector module to the range of inserts available for its Han-Modular industrial connector system. Offering Ethernet performance at up to 10Gbit/s, the new fully shielded module meets Cat 5, Cat 6 and Cat 7 requirements, and is optimised for use in industrial and rail applications.

The module is designed for use with stranded wire of 0.08-0.5mm2 cross-section and cable diameters in the 5-12mm range. It contains eight easily accessible crimp contacts (four data pairs) for 0.08-0.5mm² or AWG 28-20 wire, and every data pair has separate shielding. Larger diameter cable can be clamped using a Harting Inducom crimp or screw-type flange.

Mechanical characteristics are the same as for the proven Han Quintax connector, making it suitable for applications with demanding mechanical requirements, including connections between rail vehicles.

The Han-Modular series is a highly versatile, open connector system that allows users to configure connectors to match the needs of particular applications. The new Han Gigabit module supplements the 30 existing modules for handling electrical, optical and pneumatic signals.

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