Ethernet Patch Cables Provide Several Connection Choices


AutomationDirect has released a new series of Ethernet cables for industrial communications applications.


Ethernet is a multi-purpose communication protocol that has become the data standard for the industrial market. AutomationDirect offers several PLCs, HMIs and drives that support the Ethernet protocols for data distribution, software programming and configuration.


The high flex, shielded M12 Ethernet CAT5E patch cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket ideal for typical industrial applications. This Ethernet cable is flame retardant, chemical resistant and resistant to welding sparks.


The data rate for these Ethernet cables is 100Mbps full duplex, making them ideal for the AutomationDirect products and other devices that support Ethernet communications.


Several connection choices are available including male straight to male straight, male straight to male 90-deg., male straight to RJ45, and male 90-deg. to RJ45. The cables are available in 0.6 m, 1 m and 3 m lengths and have a -40 to +80°C (-40° to +176°F) temperature rating.

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