Cat5e data and 250W power in a single cable

Paul Boughton

TE Connectivity’s CLOUDSPLITTER Connector System delivers Cat5e data performance and up to 250W of DC power in a single cable, integrating eight signal and two power positions to provide a neat and compact single solution that helps standardise inventory and lower costs.

The system is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including audio visual equipment, industrial equipment, lighting controls, network servers, security systems, set top boxes and telecommunications.

The CLOUDSPLITTER System includes surface mount jacks, cable assemblies, plug kits, tools and bulk cable, and is RoHS/REACH compliant.  Cable is available in shielded and unshielded configuration and as pre-terminated cable assemblies in standard lengths of 2, 5, 10 and 25 meters or on bulk reels.

Cable is UL444 compliant and CM rated for safety and components are certified to UL 1863.

Electrical characteristics for the CLOUDSPLITTER Connector System are 1.5A/150 VAC/DC for signal data and it provides DC power at 5A up to 50VDC over two integrated power contacts. The operating temperature range is -40˚C to 85˚C.

Featuring integrated LED indicators in green/orange or yellow for link activity and network speed verification, the CLOUDSPLITTER SMT RJ45 modular jack accepts either CLOUDSPLITTER or standard RJ45 shielded plugs. It is shielded to provide excellent signal performance and is EIA 568-C.2 Cat5e Ethernet compliant.   

Contacts are either copper alloy or gold over nickel finish. CLOUDSPLITTER jacks are lead-free reflow solder capable to withstand higher temperatures and are available with or without power pins, supplied on tape and reel for high volume manufacturing.
Available tools include a CLOUDSPLITTER crimp tool and a micro-MATE-N-LOK crimp tool for power contacts.

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