How To Make Ethernet Connection Waterproof？Shine Industry
Since the invention of Ethernet, it has brought great convenience to people’s life and work. Many work and life are inseparable from Ethernet.
Ethernet can be divided into wired Ethernet and wireless Ethernet, because wireless Ethernet data transmission speed is unstable, easy to lose packets, security and other disadvantages, many applications still must use wired Ethernet .
What is waterproof ethernet RJ45 connector ?
Waterproof RJ45 connector also called outdoor Ethernet cable connector , make of threaded PA66 shell and O shape rubber ring , to make the RJ45 plug and female socket connnection waterproof , also can be used for RJ45 cables waterproof extension .
The waterproof etherenet cable connector had been widely used for outdoor or harsh working environment automatic mechnical equipments , indusrial computor and other devices that need waterproof network or signal connection .
When will we need the ethernet connection waterproof ?
1. While ethernet cable outdoor had been damaged , and need reconnection .
As the outdoor network cable is sometimes bitten by mice, and sometimes the network cable is damaged by some unknown external force, because rain and humidity in the outdoor may cause the disconnection of the connection, resulting in network failure. At this time, a waterproof connection must be used.
In addition, in some indoor industrial applications, a waterproof network cable connection method is also required because of the humid and corrosive environment.
Even in home applications, the use of waterproof connectors has many benefits, such as increasing the stability and life of the connection, and increasing the protection performance.
2. While the ethernet cable is not long enough
If the ethernet cable is not long enough we have extend the cable length with a waterproof ethernet cable extender make it much longer.
3. For outdoor and waterproof panel mount ethernet connection such as industrial equipments , outdoor LED display
Outdoor LED screen , junction box will need waterproof ethernet connection
How to make ethernet cable connection waterproof ?
Different waterproof ethernet cable connections will need different waterproof RJ45 connectors
1. Ethernet RJ45 cable extension , or damaged ethernet cable joint for industrial and outdoor environment – With waterproof ethernet RJ45 extender
This is a waterproof RJ45 cable extender for ethernet cable outdoor extension . Normally the damaged ethernet cable should be sheared , as the cable should have RJ45 connector bofore installed into waterproof RJ45 connector , so first sheared the ethernet cable , install the RJ45 connector with RJ45 crimping tool , then install the waterproof RJ45 connector .
Notice for install the RJ45 connector :
a. 8 wires of the ethernet cable have different colors , they must are in the right order , or the network won’t connect
b. Make all of the wires are cut at same length , and all go into the end of the RJ45 connector before crimping
c. Crimp the ethernet cable into RJ45 connector with the RJ45 crimping tool , test both ends of the cable if they are wired correctly and get through .
2. Panel mount waterproof ethernet RJ45 Connector – Wire to panel
Automation equipments and products used outdoor but need ethernet connector , would need wire to panel waterproof RJ45 connector .Such as LED display , have a panel mount IP67 ethernet connector , the ethernet cable could connect to the LED display with good waterproof protection .
The panel mount ethernet waterproof connector will have dust cover to make receptacle waterproof while cables not plug in .
The panel mount waterproof RJ45 connector have plastic material and metal material for different requirements.
To match the panel mount RJ45 socket , the input ethernet cable should come with same threadness to make the connection waterproof , the input ethernet cable could be overmolded or assembly type .
With the assembly type , customer can use the exist ethernet cales , and install the cales to the shells , then plug to the panel mount RJ45 receptacle .
With the overmolded type , the waterproof RJ45 connector will come with cables , the cable length and material , parematers should be confirmed with supplier before order .
What waterproof ethernet cable connector do we have ?
1. Waterproof ethernet RJ45 adapter – ethernet cable joint , extension
The waterproof ethernet adapter come without ethernet and RJ45 connector , users should install the RJ45 themselves ，
2. Plastic overmolded outdoor waterproof RJ45 plug
The plug can be straight or right angled
Come with ethernet cable and cable length could be customized
The cable parameters could be made accord to customer’s desire
The plug have thread 13/16-28UNS which is also called E10
3. Overmolded outdoor waterproof ethernet RJ45 socket – panel mount receptable
The panel mount socket also have thread E10 13/16-28UNS , which could match the overmolded plug
The female RJ45 socket have front panel mount or back panel mount for option
The waterproof ethernet RJ45 receptacle could have inside straight or angled female socket
The female panel mount waterproof RJ45 socket could come with RJ45 cables or PCB
4. Metal industrial waterproof RJ45 connector
The metal waterproof ethernet RJ45 connector is made of die-casting aluminium
The die-casting ethernet industrial connector have better temperature performance than plastic
It’s much stronger than plastic connector , could have good protection again vibration or strike
The metal waterproof RJ45 socket also have PCB type , pin type , female socket type for option
It’s more suitable for automatic machines and equipments
5. Circular waterproof connector with ethernet
cable for waterproof ethernet connection
For industrial applications such as machine vision , the cameras need to connect the industrial ethernet , but the cameras didn’t use the waterproof RJ45 connector , mostly the cameras will have waterproof circular connector which also support ethernet connection.
4 pin D coded M8 ethernet cable for waterproof ethernet connetion , as there is only 4 pin to transmit datas , the transmission speed is much lower than 8 pin ,but for some application , it’s enough , support 100 Mbit/s Cat. 5 fast ethernet IEEE 802.3 , IP67 waterproof .
4 pin D coded M12 ethernet cable for waterproof ethernet connection , similar as M8 waterproof ethernet cable , but bigger size , support 100 Mbit/s Cat. 5 fast ethernet IEEE 802.3 , IP67 waterproof .
8 pin X coded M12 ethernet cable for waterproof ethernet connection , support cat6a 10Gbps , suitable for profinet industrial ethernet
So we can see , for waterproof ethernet connection , RJ45 connector is not the only interface , connector that could support the same protocol and speed , suitable for application would be available.
Parameters of our waterproof ethernet RJ45 connectors
- Standards : The product has two standard specifications: CAT5E、CAT6A
- Coupling way : Threaded、Bayonet
- Types : Assembly Plug , Front Mount Socket , Back Mount Socket and PCB Mount Socket , Waterproof RJ45 Adapter
- Socket : Front Mount Solder Type , Back Mount Solder Type and PCB board type
- Protection class : IP67
- Shell material : Thermoplastic plastic PA66, flame retardant grade: V-0
- Contact impedance : ≤5mΩ
- Sealing material : Epoxy resin / Rubber
- Durability : ≥750 Cycles
- Contact material : Phosphorus copper gold-plated
- Applicable temperature : -30℃ ~ +105℃
- Wiring range : 5.5mm~7.0mm
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